It is natural for moods to fluctuate and everyone will feel down at points. When this continues for a prolonged period of time, it can become a problem and impact areas of your life. People often notice changes to the way that they think, feel and behave when they experience depression. This causes a vicious cycle which people often feel stuck in.
Research shows that a CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approach is the most effective way to help overcome problems with depression. This course will help you to learn new techniques to break the cycle.
During the course you will learn:
- About the CBT approach, what depression is and common triggers.
- The importance of routine regulation such as eating and sleeping patterns.
- Techniques to improve sleep.
- How to improve your mood by making changes to your activity levels and changing unhelpful behaviours.
- How to improve your mood by recognising and challenging unhelpful thinking.
- How to effectively solve practical problems you may be experiencing.
- How to plan for staying well in the future to maintain progress.
The course takes place over four weeks and sessions are held online. On the fifth week, your therapist will speak to you on a one-to-one basis. You will review how you have found the course and whether you need any further help.