1-day workshop

How to lift depression

the practical skills you need

Depression is now so common that all health professionals need to know how to lift it – especially as it can lead to suicide. This workshop has saved lives.

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How to lift depression – the practical skills you need

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  • Length 1 day (9.30am - 4.00pm)

  • Tutor: Denise Winn

  • CPD Certificate 6 hours

  • Price: £192 per person

Price includes lunch, refreshments and course notes

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Practical, inspiring and full of hope

General Practitioner

Why take this course

Until recently, depression was little understood, but now you can absorb the easy-to-learn psychological techniques that lift it quickly … even in the severest cases. Antidepressants (though dangerous) can play a role in reducing symptoms, but research shows that appropriate counselling is the most effective way to lift even the most severe depression, and has a much lower rate of relapse.

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

General Practitioner

What will you learn

  • Greater confidence in lifting depression and preventing suicides
  • New insight into why depressed people wake up tired and unmotivated, and what to do about it
  • 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 (research shows that appropriate counselling is the most effective way to lift even the most severe depression, and has a much lower rate of relapse)
  • Practice sessions in using the skills and techniques yourself
  • A range of useful tips and strategies
  • Techniques for tackling rigid thinking and negative expectancy, and the pessimistic rumination that causes depression and more…

 

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Course Programme

The ‘How to lift depression – the practical skills you need’ course starts at 9.30am and runs until 4.00pm.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • All 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: This course is not a substitute for individual therapy

 

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Reviews for this course

4.7/5 (20 Reviews)
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  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. Psychotherapist

    The framework of the information is strong and evidence-based which appeals greatly.

  6. Priest

    A very helpful and informative day, delivered in an engaging and humourous way.

  7. Occupational Therapist

    This was my second course with HG and I am very taken by its commonsense approach. Can definitely see its huge potential for use in my profession and will continue attending other workshops/sessions.

  8. Student Mentor

    The power of guided imagery was impressive and something that would be useful for me to explore. The course was well set out and conducive to learning – totally absorbing and enjoyable.

  9. 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.

  10. Children’s Service Officer

    Really inspiring – thank you.

  11. 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.

  12. Youth Worker

    Today has been invaluable. My understanding of depression has soared and I can already see how helpful this is going to be in my work.

  13. Teaching Assistant and Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

    The information about how depression may present in adolescents was very useful to me as I work in a secondary school.

  14. GP/Young Person’s Charity Health Leader

    Very useful and practical day – brought a lot of strands from different days together. Very interesting information on sleep, insomnia and the biology of neurophysiology.

  15. 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.

  16. Consultant Psychiatrist

    Totally absorbing. Confirmed my disquiet about the medical model of depression.

  17. Occupational Therapist

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Mental Health Nurse

    Thank you – I know I’m going away from today with life-saving skills.

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