There is strong evidence to show that CBT is beneficial for coping with depression. Clinical research studies have found that people find symptoms of depression more manageable as they learn and practice new and effective ways to cope with these difficulties.
This course will look at: –
- how we can identify low mood in our daily lives
- how to identify unhelpful thinking patterns and change our relationship with them so they stop getting us down
- how to take action in changing behaviour and lifestyle habits to become more effective in managing depression.
- how to address and solve practical problems that can stop us from achieving our goals
To help you become your own therapist, the facilitators will recommend some useful exercises to enable you to develop your skills in managing symptoms of depression. They will also provide a range of resources to support the teaching on the course. This includes some user-friendly workbooks written by CBT experts and practitioners.