LIVE – Workshop Online

How to lift depression new

– the practical skills you need

Depression is now so common that everyone needs to know how easy it can be to treat – especially as it can lead to suicide. This workshop saves lives.

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How to lift depression – the practical skills you need (Live online)

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  • Date: Tuesday 9th March 2021

  • Length 1 day (9.15am - 4.00pm)

  • Tutor: Denise Winn

  • CPD Certificate 6 hours


  • Suitable for: See below

  • Price: £145 per person

Price includes course notes


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Live Online via Zoom – Join Denise Winn on Tuesday 9th March for this one-off opportunity to attend this Diploma-linked workshop live online. The content covered will be the same as our attended version and you will have plenty of opportunities to ask Denise questions. Simply book your place as normal (you will need a PC/tablet and strong internet connection) and we will email you your booking confirmation. Details of how to join the Zoom workshop will be emailed to you nearer the time.
NB The training will be recorded and you will also have private access to the recording afterwards for a limited time.

Practical, inspiring and full of hope

Dr Gina Johnson, GP

Why take this course

Until recently depression was little understood but key new insights into its causes and symptoms have made treatment easier and more consistently effective. On this day you will learn how combining these insights with a wide range of different psychological techniques enables the majority of cases to be lifted surprisingly quickly … even severe ones.

Although antidepressants can play a role in reducing symptoms, they can also be dangerous and prove hard to withdraw from – research shows that appropriate counselling is more effective at lifting even the most severe depression, with a much lower rate of relapse.  The approach you will learn on this workshop is in this category and is proving very effective – 10,000s of people have already been successfully helped with the knowledge and skills you will learn on the day.

Everyone, not just the caring professions, should do this day.

General Practitioner

What will you learn

  • Clear, practical steps for lifting even severe depression
  • What to do if you suspect someone may be feeling suicidal
  • New insights into why depressed people wake up tired and unmotivated, and what to do about it
  • Information about the links between inflammation and depression
  • Demonstrations of the skills that quickly break the cycle of depression, move people on and prevent relapse
  • A profound understanding of why these work and are a big improvement on drug therapy
  • Practice sessions in using these proven skills and techniques yourself
  • How to establish what’s not working in a person’s life and why, using a case history
  • Techniques for tackling rigid thinking, negative expectancy and the pessimistic rumination that causes depression
  • How to work with your clients to find effective ways they can get their innate emotional needs met well and in balance
  • A range of additional useful tips and strategies that you can easily incorporate into your work
  • The opportunity to watch a film of master therapist Joe Griffin working quickly and successfully with a highly depressed patient
  • You will also have plenty of time to ask questions of the highly knowledgeable tutor, who is also a practising therapist herself…


Dates & Venues

Good to know

Good to know

This workshop complements our online course: How to break the cycle of depression.

Guided imagery and visualisation and Therapeutic Language are useful skills to have for implementing the strategies taught on this workshop.

Course Programme

The ‘How to lift depression – the practical skills you need’ course starts at 9.15am and runs until 4.00pm (GMT).

Who is this course suitable for?

  • This is essential training for all counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, occupational therapists, HR professionals and all other health and welfare professionals – since depression is now so common, it is crucial to understand it and know how to treat it quickly and effectively
  • Anyone whose life is affected by depression in any way – perhaps the staff or students you are responsible for at work present with depression, or a friend or family member is depressed
  • Anyone who wishes to prevent relapses
  • Anyone curious about how the treatment outcomes of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and solution focused brief therapy (SFBT) approaches can be improved by bringing them into line with the new findings from brain research
  • Anyone concerned about the side effects of drug treatments for depression, who would like to know about the easy-to-learn psychotherapeutic techniques that can lift depression quickly
  • Anyone who, for whatever reason (personal or professional), would like to better understand the causes of depression and be able to offer practical help to people who are depressed
Please note

Please note

This course is not a substitute for individual therapy

Reviews for this course

4.7/5 (11 Reviews)
  1. HTLA, Behaviour support

    The interpersonal, cognitive and behavioural techniques needed to lift depression were very useful and are brilliant tools to help me work more effectively with my clients. Also embedding further the use of guided imagery. A great practical day.

  2. Emma, Counsellor

    Why didn’t I learn about this on my counselling course?! At last I finally have a handle on depression and how to treat it – can’t thank you all enough.

  3. Sandy, Carer

    Immensely helpful. Such a neat understanding supported with rich examples and facts … all held together with a clear route to diagnosis and treatment plus the therapeutic skills needed to bring about the best outcome for the patient.

  4. Fine Artist

    I had very interesting insights today on issues that I have been dealing with for some time. I have read from books and I was familiar with the HG ideas, but the training day highlighted the points and made things clearer. We all need this knowledge very much, even if we are not therapists. Knowledge brings clarity.

  5. Counselling Psychologist

    This has been the clearest explanation of the causes and symptoms of depression I’ve heard – it makes perfect sense and I can immediately see how my clients will benefit.

  6. Lecturer / Trainer and Psychotherapist

    The new material on bipolar and postpartum depression was first class! The style and use of case studies did not disappoint and have triggered ways of helping my students and clients by giving me the ‘breathing space’ I needed, through listening to a valuable presentation.

  7. Children’s Service Officer

    Really inspiring – thank you.

  8. Occupational Therapist

    All the information about excessive REM sleep and how it links with depression is so interesting. I love the Human Givens approach – so useful for myself as well as how I interact with work colleagues, patients and family. Thanks for yet another great day’s training.

  9. Carer

    Immensely helpful. Such a neat understanding supported with rich examples and facts … all held together with a clear route to diagnosis and treatment plus the therapeutic skills needed to bring about the best outcome for the patient.

  10. Occupational Therapist

    I’ve been looking for an effective way to treat depression for years – and now finally here it is!

  11. Support Worker Home Treatment NHS

    I have worked in a community team for a good number of years, but I’ve learned far more today than on other training courses I have attended. Found the day really informative and it will definitely enhance my practice.

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