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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy | CBT Practitioner | An easy and affordable way to receive a comprehensive training in CBT
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Created by Kain Ramsay
Last updated 8/2017
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Includes:
  • 20.5 hours on-demand video
  • 25 Articles
  • 193 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • This Complete CBT Certification Programme (Beginner to Advanced) will help you to get in conscious control of your ability to create your life in the shape and form that you want.
  • Therapists who implement CBT into their practice have a solution focused approach that quickly helps their clients to create positive changes that last.
  • The purpose of this program is to train helping professionals and aspiring therapists to deliver effective cognitive behavior therapy.
  • At the end of this course, students will be able to understand and demonstrate the importance of resilience building in cognitive behavioural processes.
  • At the end of this course, students will also be able to action their ability to make appropriate evidence based decisions when working with clients experiencing depression, stress, PTSD and/or anxiety.
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Requirements
  • Whilst this course includes usual teaching methods, because the course is studying personal and emotional experience as understood in CBT theory and practice, the teaching is less about the dissemination of facts and more about developing an understanding of people, relationships, and the ineffable mysteries of the human mind.​
  • The idea's, techniques and processes that are presented throughout this course are immediately applicable in areas such as business, coaching, leadership, marketing and healthcare.
  • This Complete CBT Certification Programme contains elements from all of the principal 'schools' of psychology, and if you are less than fully satisfied with this course, you can claim a full refund within 30 days of purchase.
  • Once enrolled, students have lifetime access to this certification training. The course can be studied on your mobile, tablet, laptop or even via the audio version of the course which is included at no extra cost.
  • The emphasis for the learning within this course is on the countless applications of CBT and how powerful these insights (and techniques) can be used to help both yourself and other people.
  • There are no specific books or articles which must be read by all students. The reading list includes a range of books which tutors and students have found helpful in covering the topics on the course outline.
  • You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level. The course comes accompanied with a range of downloads and worksheets that students are encouraged to print off and work through.
Description

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is one of the most respected forms of psychotherapy in the world today that is primarily used to help people understand the thoughts and feelings that influence their consequent behaviours.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has strong clinical support from both clients and clinicians who like its collaborative process that uses practical strategies for solving everyday problems. CBT provides a framework of change-focussed techniques, communication skills and language patterns that can be used to introduce positive change into a broad range of social problems, including anger, depression, anxiety, stress and even various addictions.

The presuppositions of CBT suggest that our thoughts and feelings play a crucial role in our following actions. Therefore, a primary goal of CBT is to teach learners that while they cannot control all aspect of the world around them, they can take full control of how they interpret experience and manage their immediate environments.

You can take the thought-provoking idea's, CBT techniques and processes that you will learn throughout this course and action them immediately in areas such as business, coaching, leadership, marketing and even in public healthcare.

What can you expect from this CBT Practitioner Certification Course?

  • Discover the origins and structure of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • Learn how to build stronger personal and vocational relationships.
  • Understand the nature of fear, anxiety and other negative emotions.
  • Identify how to apply appropriate CBT interventions in specific situations.
  • Realise how unhealthy beliefs can impact a person's emotions and consequent behaviours.
  • Help others to modify negative emotional responses using the CBT 'ABC' process.
  • Understand how to apply CBT principles in a broad range of social and professional contexts.
  • Use CBT language patterns and communication styles to promote client engagement with confidence.
  • Have the structure and therapeutic framework required for progressing towards becoming a CBT practitioner.
  • And Much more ...

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is the traditional treatment of choice for medical practitioners who are referred clients/patients that struggle with certain destructive on unsociable habits. CBT is a universally recognised system of thought for training people how to identify and reconstruct the negative thought processes, which may be impacting their lives in a negative or unhelpful way.

Unlike some forms of CBT training, which require practitioners to have a broad knowledge of specialist protocols, this course looks at the person as a whole (rather than as a symptom) and teaches a model that can be successfully applied to a wide range of different emotional issues. This course offers you a therapeutic structure through which you can help your clients to achieve lasting emotional and behavioural change.

By the end of the course, you will understand today's most modern concepts, ideologies and techniques that top CBT Practitioners use to facilitate positive change, for both themselves and the clients whom they serve. Upon completion of the course (22 hrs), you will receive your CBT certificate of completion.

This CBT Practitioner Certification Course contains elements from all of the principal 'schools' of psychology, and if you are less than satisfied with the course, claim a full refund within 30 days.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is ideal for those that are either complete beginners to the field of CBT and are considering making a career change to become a CBT Therapist, with the aim of getting an insight and understanding of CBT.
  • Target students are those whose are existing CBT Therapists, teachers, coaches or parents looking to reinforce their knowledge or who want to develop their understanding of how to apply CBT.
  • This course is also ideal if you are interested in a career in CBT, though are unsure if you want to commit yourself financially and time wise to a full CBT qualification.
  • The professional affiliations of people who will benefit from this course include: mental health/psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers and those who work in: Adult Mental Health, Children and Adolescents, Older People, Substance Misuse, Forensic, Learning Disability and Brain Injury.
  • This CBT Practitioner certificate course will be relevant to those seeking a theoretical and practical introduction to working with core beliefs and people who wish to continue their professional development.
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Curriculum For This Course
132 Lectures
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Complete CBT Certification Programme | Introduction Section
12 Lectures 02:09:32

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, or CBT, is the therapy of choice for medical practitioners referring patients that are struggling with certain destructive behaviours. It is a well-recognized system of training a patient to identify and reconstruct certain negative thought processes, which may be affecting their lives.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a highly successful therapy that is continually increasing in effectiveness, and many cases are more effective than medication treatments. It is a highly valuable tool, which is very highly regarded not only by mental health consumers but also medical providers too.

Our feelings and emotions influence how we deal with every event. Negative emotions can adversely affect any part of our lives. For example, a woman who has suffered physical abuse feels she can no longer cope because her self-esteem has become so low. CBT helps her to picture certain situations she faces and to examine the thought processes that convince her she is not equipped with the necessary skills or confidence.

One of the main reasons is it is such a successful therapy, apart from its impressive results, is the fact treatment tends to be over a very short term and focused on a particular problem. This makes it very accessible, at a cost that people can afford. CBT is a ‘here and now’ therapy that concentrates on a negative feeling or behaviour led by a destructive thought pattern, and how to change this process to move the person’s life forward and beyond the behaviour.

A person’s distorted thinking pattern can bring an altered view of the world and this, in turn, can cause feelings of despair, depression, anxiety, frustration, and anger. CBT is a powerful therapy that can realign the poor thought patterns and therefore, improve the life of the sufferer in the long term.

Complete CBT Certification Programme (Beginner to Advanced)

Preview 05:38

In this video, Kain discusses some of the foundational assumptions that cognitive behavioural therapy is based upon:

1) No Such Thing As a Bad Intention

Although some people will do some crazy things in life that we will never understand, it's important for us to know as CBT therapists, that there's no such thing as an evil intention. An individual will always make the best choice they can, according to the information they have available to them at the time. 

All our actions have at least one goal – to accomplish something that we value and that will benefit us. An individual is not their behaviour. When a person becomes aware that there's a better choice of action that will also achieve their positive intention, they'll take it.

It's crucial that our number one goal is to protect the trust in the relationship with our clients and to do this, we must not jump to conclusions about what we think their intentions are. We must instead take the time to understand what their intentions are.

2) The Past Doesn't Equal The Future

People are scared of failure, and this is the primary reason why they don't go on to do the things they want in life. In life, we're basing every decision that we make on similar decisions we've made in the past and the consequent outcomes that we've experienced. 

If someone believes that their past equals their future, they're going to expect similar results in their future to what they've encountered in the past. If they've experienced a lot of hurt or rejection in their past, they are going to be less likely to go on and pursue their goals, take risks and do the things they want to do. 

As CBT therapists, our goal is to help someone manage their internal processes and assist them to get out of the rut they've found themselves in, by shifting their perspective away from the past and towards the future instead.

3) No One is Broken

No one is wrong or broken. No one is a victim. Many people believe that they are and this limiting belief is what holds them back and prevents them from doing the things they want to do in life. Our role as CBT therapists is to help people recognise and accept just how 'unbroken' they are which means that there's potentially nothing that they can't go on to achieve in life. 

4) Everything is Achievable

If one person can do something, it's possible to model it and teach it to others. Therefore, everyone can learn to get better results in their way. We all have the ability to do all things, all of the time. The only thing that's holding us back from doing the things we want to do in life is the appropriate strategy.

Our role as CBT therapists is to help people realise and accept that there's nothing they can't achieve in life. By eliciting the appropriate strategy, anything is achievable.

5) Empowerment Comes Via Responsibility 

Many people live completely disempowered lives because they haven't taken full responsibility for their lives. As mentioned previously, many individuals believe that they are 'victims' of the circumstances that life throws them. Now, although bad things do happen in life, we always have a choice as to how we act and respond to our circumstances. 

Helping people to realise and accept this empowers them to develop an inner resilience so that they no longer allow circumstances to 'crush' them but instead push through to achieve the things they want in life.

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The Foundational Assumptions of CBT
17:43

CBT is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion) and how we act (behavior) all interact together.  Specifically, our thoughts determine our feelings and our behavior.

Therefore, negative and unrealistic thoughts can cause us distress and result in problems. When a person suffers with psychological distress, the way in which they interpret situations becomes skewed, which in turn has a negative impact on the actions they take.

CBT aims to help people become aware of when they make negative interpretations, and of behavioral patterns which reinforce the distorted thinking.  Cognitive therapy helps people to develop alternative ways of thinking and behaving which aims to reduce their psychological distress.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is, in fact, an umbrella term for many different therapies that share some common elements. Two of the earliest forms of Cognitive behavioral Therapy were Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), developed by Albert Ellis in the 1950s, and Cognitive Therapy, developed by Aaron T. Beck in the 1960s.

In this video, Kain shares a few further insights with regards to the history of this fascinating life science.

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A Brief History of CBT
07:15

Two of the earliest forms of Cognitive behavioral Therapywere Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), developed by Albert Ellis in the 1950s, and Cognitive Therapy, developed by Aaron T. Beck in the 1960s.

This article shares more of the history of this fascinating life science.

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A History of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Article)
04:17

Gerard Egan’s Skilled Helper Model of eclectically based counselling provides a structured and solution focused basis for CBT Practitioners, counsellors, psychotherapists and other helping therapists.

There are many things that get in the way of active listening (and learning). It's important to be aware of these barriers, many of which are just bad habits, in order to become a more effective listener. Barriers and bad habits to effective listening can include:

  1. Trying to listen to more than one conversation at a time. This includes having the television or radio on while attempting to listen to somebody talk; being on the phone to one person and talking to another person in the same room and also being distracted by some dominant noise in the immediate environment.
  2. You find the communicator attractive/unattractive. You pay more attention to how you feel about the communicator and their physical appearance than to what they are saying. Perhaps you simply don't like the speaker (or what the speaker is saying) so you end up mentally arguing with the speaker and become fast to criticise and reject what they're saying.
  3. You are not interested in the topic/issue being discussed and therefore become bored too soon.
  4. Not focusing and being easily distracted by other external factors, fiddling with your hair, the weather, fingers, traffic, gazing out of the window or focusing on objects other than the speaker.
  5. You are prejudiced or biased by race, gender, age, religion, accent, and/or past experiences.
  6. You have preconceived ideas or bias. Effective listening includes being open-minded to the ideas and opinions of others, this does not mean you have to agree but should listen and attempt to understand.
  7. You make judgements, thinking, for example that  a person is not very bright or is under-qualified so there is no point listening to what they have to say.
  8. Previous experiences. We are all influenced by previous experiences in life.  We respond to people based on personal appearances, how initial introductions or welcomes were received and/or previous interpersonal encounters.  If we stereotype a person we become less objective and therefore less likely to listen effectively.
  9. Preoccupation. When we have a lot on our minds we can fail to listen to what is being said as we're too busy concentrating on what we're thinking about. This is particularly true when we feel stressed or worried about issues.
  10. Having a Closed Mind. We all have ideals and values that we believe to be correct and it can be difficult to listen to the views of others that contradict our own opinions. The key to effective listening (and interpersonal skills) is adapting the ability to maintain an open mind, in view of understand why others think about things differently to you and use this information to gain a better understanding of the speaker.


We can easily pick up bad habits when it comes to listening. Listening is a key interpersonal skill and a prerequisite to many other communication skills, therefore, by learning to listen more effectively you can improve the quality of both your professional and personal life - especially if you go on to practice Cognitive Behavioural therapy with clients on into the future.

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The Gerard Egan Learning Framework
17:15

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a general classification of psychotherapy, based on social learning theory, which emphasises how our thinking interacts with how we feel and what we do.

It’s based on the view that when a person experiences depression, anxiety, or anger that these stressors can be exacerbated (or maintained) by exaggerated or biased ways of thinking and that these patterns can be modified by reducing erroneous and maladaptive beliefs.

A counsellor (or other therapist) using CBT helps a client to recognise their style of thinking and to adjust it through the use of evidence and logic.

There are several different types and applications of CBT. They focus on cognitive restructuring, modifying behaviour, and developing alternative coping skills. Many of which will be discussed and explored throughout this course.

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A Broad Overview of CBT
19:59

When we begin to develop a deeper understanding of ourselves emotionally, CBT encourages us to break down our specific problems into an A-B-C format, through which:

'A' is an activating event. An activating event means a real external event that has occurred, a future event that we might anticipate occurring, or an internal event in our mind, such as an image, memory, or even a dream. The ‘A’ is often referred to as the ‘trigger’ of our emotional responses.    'B' is representative of our beliefs. Our beliefs include your thought patterns, the rules that we live by, the demands we make (on ourselves, the world and even other people), and the meanings that we attach to the external and internal events of our lives.

'C' stands for the consequences. Consequences include your emotions, behaviours, and physical sensations that accompany different emotions as a results of our experiences in life.

The diagram herein illustrates the (broken down) A-B-C parts of every problem that we will work with on, either within ourselves, or with our clients as CBT practitioners.

Writing down any problem in A-B-C format (which is a core CBT technique) helps us to differentiate between our (or our clients) thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and the trigger event that sets the whole sequence in motion.

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The Foundations of CBT (Diagram & Brief Explanation)
01:01

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that looks at:

How you think about yourself, the world and other people How what you do affects your feelings and thoughts How the way you think and feel affects the way you act

Thoughts feelings and behaviours are all linked, so if we think upsetting thoughts, then we will feel upset and then become more likely to act in a way that will increase the thoughts and strengthen the feelings. We can break this vicious cycle by changing the way in which we think and the consequentially behave.

By making links between what we do, think and feel, CBT can help us make changes in the way we think ("Cognitive") and the way we act ("Behaviour)". Making changes in what we think will affect what you do and feel, and changing what we do, has an impact on the way we think and feel. Making these changes then can help us feel better.

While it is helpful to discuss the past and understand how our pasts have influenced our lives and how the problems have come about, CBT mostly focuses on looking for ways to improve your mental wellbeing now and making positive steps for the future.

CBT says that it's not the event which causes our emotions, but how we interpret that event - what we think or what meaning we give that event or situation.

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Connecting Thoughts, Emotions & Behaviour
13:59

The ABC Model is one of the most famous cognitive behavioural therapy techniques for analysing your thoughts, behaviour and emotions.

Cognitive behavioural therapy or CBT works on the assumption that your beliefs influence your emotions and your behaviour and that by identifying and addressing problematic thoughts you can help to change your behaviour and experiences for the better.

The CBT 'ABC' Model asks you to record a sequence of events regarding:

A - Activating Event (also sometimes described as a 'Trigger')
B - Beliefs (for example, the thoughts that occur to you when the Activating Event happens)
C - Consequences - how you feel and behave when you have those Beliefs (these results can be categorised into two parts: your actions and your emotions)

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Preview 16:00

The human mind is a complex meaning-making machine that not many people fully understand. Without even trying, most people think that they 'know' what things mean ... at least most of the time! 

When someone treats us inconsiderately, our mind interprets this and does it's best to make some meaning out of it. This is an entirely automatic process that most people aren't ever aware of.

This lecture should help you to become more aware of how quickly we can jump to incorrect conclusions about other people.

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And That Means ... We're Meaning Making Machines!
11:46

The human mind is a complex meaning-making machine that not many people fully understand. Without even trying, most people think that they 'know' what things mean ... at least most of the time! 

When someone treats us inconsiderately, our mind interprets this and does it's best to make some meaning out of it. This is an entirely automatic process that most people aren't ever aware of.

This article should help you to become more aware of how quickly we can jump to incorrect conclusions about other people.

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Meaning Making Machine's (Article)
03:04

Perception can be defined as our recognition and interpretation of sensory information.

Perception also includes how we respond to the information. We can think of perception as a process where we take in sensory information from our environment and use that information in order to interact with our environment.

Perception allows us to take the information we are faced with each moment and make it into something meaningful - even if our interpretation is 1,000,000 miles away from the truth!

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Perceptual Variance & End of Section Wrap-Up
11:34

Can You Pass the Visual Perception Test?

The human eye can often be tricked by illusions into seeing things that aren't actually there. 

To communicate effectively, it is important that we have an understanding of other people’s models of the world. All people have different ways of experiencing the world (perception, different beliefs, values, filters, etc.). By understanding and respecting these differences instead of judging, better communication will occur.

Test your own perception with these 12 challenging questions.

The Perceptions Quiz (How we see things differently)
10 questions
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The Core Cognitive Processes
20 Lectures 03:13:39

Every person has a number of filters through which they let in parts of Information from the real-world. In Noam Chomsky's 1957 PhD thesis, Transformational Grammer, He said there are three processes by which people create the filters of their individual models of the world. Generalisations, deletions and distortions.

We all use generalizations, deletions and distortions. It just one way our mind makes sense of the world quickly. But generalizations, deletions and distortions can become limiting beliefs which stop your clients from moving forward with your life.

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Preview 18:05

There is a conversational standard that we can integrate into our CBT practice, our day-to-day interactions, and in fact, every area in our personal and professional lives.

It's this immediately actionable standard that Kain will disclose in this thought provoking video.

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The CBT Standard: Part 1
11:32

There is a conversational standard that we can integrate into our CBT practice, our day-to-day interactions, and in fact, every area in our personal and professional lives.

It's this immediately actionable standard that Kain will disclose in this thought provoking video.

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The CBT Standard: Part 2
15:21

Some years ago now, I was watching US TV show, The West Wing, when Leo (one of the main characters told this metaphor):

This guy's walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can't get out.

A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up, 'Hey you. Can you help me out?' The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on.

Then a priest comes along, and the guy shouts up, 'Father, I'm down in this hole can you help me out?' The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on.

Then a friend walks by, 'Hey, Joe, it's me can you help me out?'

And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, 'Are you stupid? Now we're both down here.' 

The friend says, 'Yeah, but I've been down here before, and I know the way out.'"

Before we open our 'CBT Practitioning doors' to the general public, or even begin to consider practicing our learnings with other people ... it's important to understand the extent of what we are, and also what we aren't able to relate to in relation to people's problems.

How able we are to relate to our clients makes a huge impact in the depth of the connection that is developed.

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The CBT Relatability Factor
09:33

Many people recognise that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. Learning styles group common ways that people learn. Everyone has a mix of learning styles.

Some people may find that they have a dominant style of learning, with far less use of the other styles. Others may find that they use different styles in different circumstances. There is no right mix. Nor are your styles fixed. You can develop ability in less dominant styles, as well as further develop styles that you already use well.

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Appreciating Different Learning Styles
14:18

There are a number of distortions which take place in our thinking that Kain will discuss in this video (and the next). These distortions are ordered below and there is also a downloadable workbook to accompany this lecture (in the additional materials section). 

1. Black-and-White - Thinking or either / or thinking.

2. Making Unfair Comparisons – usually in the negative

3. Filtering – honing in on the negative, forgetting the positive.

4. Personalising - The Self-Blame Game

5. Mind-Reading – thinking we know what others think (negatively)

6. Catastrophising – imagining the worst case scenario

7. Overgeneralising – “I always mess up…”

8. Confusing Fact with Feeling – “If I think or feel this way then my thoughts/feelings must be correct'.

9. Labelling – I’m a loser vs. I made a mistake.

10. 'Can't Standitis' – being unnecessarily intolerant

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Introducing Cognitive Distortion: Part 1
12:26

There are a number of distortions which take place in our thinking that Kain will discuss in this video (and the next). These distortions are ordered below and there is also a downloadable workbook to accompany this lecture (in the additional materials section). 

1. Black-and-White - Thinking or either / or thinking.

2. Making Unfair Comparisons – usually in the negative

3. Filtering – honing in on the negative, forgetting the positive.

4. Personalising - The Self-Blame Game

5. Mind-Reading – thinking we know what others think (negatively)

6. Catastrophising – imagining the worst case scenario

7. Overgeneralising – “I always mess up…”

8. Confusing Fact with Feeling – “If I think or feel this way then my thoughts/feelings must be correct'.

9. Labelling – I’m a loser vs. I made a mistake.

10. 'Can't Standitis' – being unnecessarily intolerant

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Introducing Cognitive Distortion: Part 2
12:44

There are ten recognised unhelpful thinking styles that you might typically indulge in. All styles are equal. However, some will, of course, be more problematic than others depending on how you use them and depending on what you are trying to accomplish.

As you go through each of these unhelpful thinking styles, you might recognise some similarities between them. Some of them are in fact very similar in nature. However, they will tend to manifest in your life in a slightly different way. The purpose is therefore to identify the patterns, and how these patterns of thinking tend to shape and hinder your view of reality.

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Patterns of Unhelpful Thinking (Cognitive Distortion)
03:58

People often believe that the feelings and emotions which they experience on a regular basis are determined by external events and circumstances of which they have no control over.

For example, we might hear ourselves say things like; 'My manager makes me so angry', or, 'My summer holiday made me feel so relaxed'. Or, 'I'm depressed because I lost my job a few months ago.'

The assumption that underpins these statements is that someone or something other than ourselves was in complete control of determining the feelings that we experience.

People will often come to these conclusions automatically without ever considering whether these assumptions are even accurate.

However, if we become able to recognise the process that links an external situation to our emotional responses, we will be able to acknowledge that there is always a step between what happens outside of us, and what consequentially happens on the inside of us.

This video is part 1 of three video's which will explore the Thought-Feeling Link.

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Making The Thought-Feeling Link: Part 1
13:03

Mention the word flexibility, and most people think about yoga poses or Pilates positions instead of our thought processes. But what if we could use a flexible mindset to promote good health in our mental and emotional wellbeing?

Our mind is like a muscle, the more diverse ways that we use it, the more flexible it becomes. With practice and awareness, we can all begin to develop a more agile mind which in turn can help us to live more resilient, creative and fulfilled lives.

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Cognitive Flexibility and Unflexibility
08:31

Mention the word flexibility, and most people think about yoga poses or Pilates positions instead of our thought processes. But what if we could use a flexible mindset to promote good health in our mental and emotional wellbeing?

Our mind is like a muscle, the more diverse ways that we use it, the more flexible it becomes. With practice and awareness, we can all begin to develop a more agile mind which in turn can help us to live more resilient, creative and fulfilled lives.

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A Guide to Fostering Flexible Thinking (Article)
04:12

People often believe that the feelings and emotions which they experience on a regular basis are determined by external events and circumstances of which they have no control over.

For example, we might hear ourselves say things like; 'My manager makes me so angry', or, 'My summer holiday made me feel so relaxed'. Or, 'I'm depressed because I lost my job a few months ago.'

The assumption that underpins these statements is that someone or something other than ourselves was in complete control of determining the feelings that we experience.

People will often come to these conclusions automatically without ever considering whether these assumptions are even accurate.

However, if we become able to recognise the process that links an external situation to our emotional responses, we will be able to acknowledge that there is always a step between what happens outside of us, and what consequentially happens on the inside of us.

This video is part 2 of three video's which will explore the Thought-Feeling Link.

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Making The Thought-Feeling Link: Part 2
09:04

People often believe that the feelings and emotions which they experience on a regular basis are determined by external events and circumstances of which they have no control over.

For example, we might hear ourselves say things like; 'My manager makes me so angry', or, 'My summer holiday made me feel so relaxed'. Or, 'I'm depressed because I lost my job a few months ago.'

The assumption that underpins these statements is that someone or something other than ourselves was in complete control of determining the feelings that we experience.

People will often come to these conclusions automatically without ever considering whether these assumptions are even accurate.

However, if we become able to recognise the process that links an external situation to our emotional responses, we will be able to acknowledge that there is always a step between what happens outside of us, and what consequentially happens on the inside of us.

This video is part 3 of three video's which will explore the Thought-Feeling Link.

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Making The Thought-Feeling Link: Part 3
12:07

Understanding the ABC's of useful thinking can massively empower people, by allowing them to press 'pause', and consider the consequences of the actions they are about to take prior to making a more well-informed choice.

It is a proven CBT process that was initially drawn from the early works of the late A. Ellis, which can quickly influence positive lasting change in people's lives - through the development of self-control.

Think about it ... how helpful would it be if we could occasionally just pause time like they do in the movies, even if only for a few moments to consider the potential consequences of the actions we are about to take?

This short article and illustration build upon the ideas that Kain discussed in the last video.

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The ABC's of Useful Thinking (Diagram)
02:23

"We are not human beings trying to master the spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings working towards mastering the human experience." -  Dr A.R. Bernard

One way to grasp an understanding of how we are made is to be able to recognise that there are three parts of us, which are all entirely interconnected.

Firstly, we have a material part, which prevents our blood, bones and organs from merely becoming a pile of 'mush' on the floor, we call this our Body.

However, we also have two immaterial parts, which we'd call our soul (where the thoughts come in) and our spirit (which gives us our conscience). The following is my best possible effort at explaining our design and how the Spirit, Soul and Body are all interconnected.

As I will discuss further in the video's that follow, our thinking will 100% determine our emotional wellbeing, and our emotional well-being has a significant impact on our actions and behaviours.

It is ultimately our actions and responses that determine our life's outcomes and results – whether good or bad! So in this regard, our thought patterns play a significant role in our emotional and physical health.

In this video (which is split into two parts), Kain does his very best to explain how all of this works,

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Officially Introducing You to ... You: Part 1
09:59

"We are not human beings trying to master the spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings working towards mastering the human experience." -  Dr A.R. Bernard

One way to grasp an understanding of how we are made is to be able to recognise that there are three parts of us, which are all entirely interconnected.

Firstly, we have a material part, which prevents our blood, bones and organs from merely becoming a pile of 'mush' on the floor, we call this our Body.

However, we also have two immaterial parts, which we'd call our soul (where the thoughts come in) and our spirit (which gives us our conscience). The following is my best possible effort at explaining our design and how the Spirit, Soul and Body are all interconnected.

As will be discussed further in later videos, our thinking will 100% determine our emotional wellbeing, and our emotional well-being has a significant impact on our actions and behaviours.

It is ultimately our actions and responses that determine our life's outcomes and results – whether good or bad! So in this regard, our thought patterns play a significant role in our emotional and physical health.

In this video (the second two parts), Kain does his very best to explain how all of this works,

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Officially Introducing You to ... You: Part 2
11:39

The Stop Card is a practical technique that empowers people, allowing them to press pause, freeze time and consider the consequences of the actions they are about to take before making a more informed choice. It is a proven unique interactive psychological technique that can effect change in people's lives 

How helpful would it be if we could occasionally just pause – freeze time like they do in the movies for a few moments and consider the consequences of the actions we are about to take? If we 'paused' for a second to think how things might turn out differently?

Would you snap at your husband or wife so sharply? Would you shout at your child when they’re winding you up? Would your child think twice about bullying in the playground? Would a young gang member think of the consequences of their actions if they pulled a knife? 

The Stop Card technique that allows you to do exactly this, empowering you to break out of the negative habits and unconscious responses. The Stop Card method is based on a very simple idea and can be used for a whole host of issues. It provides additional thinking time, allowing a person to consider the potential consequences of their action and adjust their behaviour accordingly.

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The Stop Card Strategy
07:30

The Stop Card is a technique that empowers people, allowing them to press pause, freeze time and consider the consequences of the actions they are about to take before making a more informed choice.

It is a proven unique interactive psychological technique that can effect change in people's lives.

This article provides an actual case study of a 32 year old man who began using a Stop Card.

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The Angry Mike 'Stop Card' Case Study
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Thought policing is defined as being “the process of trying to question, control, or influence our thoughts or feelings”.

By now, if we can recognise the connection between the quality of our thinking and the quality of our emotional states, we will be able to better appreciate the importance of developing our ability to manage ou thoughts.

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Thought Policing & End of Section 2 Wrap-Up
10:36

thought record is a way of putting your thoughts (or your clients thoughts) to the test. It's designed to help you change your moods by finding a more balanced way of thinking about things.

In short, you identify a dubious thought and "put it on trial." The end result of a thought record is a more balanced view.

You can download a copy of this useful tool in the additional materials section.

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Thought Record: A Useful Tool for Your CBT Toolbox
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Developing a Core Understanding of 'The Self'
22 Lectures 04:07:57

Facts, feelings and faith are three of the most critical factors that influence our character and the decisions that we make throughout each area in our life.

We all have to deal with them in one form or another, but it is above all things necessary that we should place them in the right order. Most people put Feelings first, with as much success as if they tried to build the top story of a house before laying its foundations. Their order is-

FEELING, FAITH then FACT ... in this lecture we'll explore exactly what is meant by this and also how it can affect our lives if we place these three F's in the wrong order.

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What's in the Drivers Seat?
19:49

Locus of Control as a principle was originated by Julian Rotter in 1954. It considers the tendency of people to believe that control resides internally within them, or externally, with others or the situation.

In this video lecture, Kain discusses this topic in a bit more detail.

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Locus of Control
17:18

Locus of Control as a principle was originated by Julian Rotter in 1954. It considers the tendency of people to believe that control resides internally within them, or externally, with others or the situation.

Inside of this article is a link to an online Locus of Control Test.

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The Locus of Control Test (Online)
00:37

The human mind mind has 3 states: The reasonable mind, the emotional mind, and the wise mind. We all possess each of these states, but most people gravitate toward a specific one most of the time.

  • A person uses their reasonable mind when they approach a situation intellectually. They plan and make decisions based off of fact.
  • The wise mind refers to a balance between the reasonable and emotional halves. They are able to recognize and respect their feelings, while responding to them in a rational manner. 
  • The emotional mind is used when feelings control a person’s thoughts and behavior. They might act impulsively with little regard for consequences.

In this video, Kain discusses each of these concepts in more detail.

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The Wise Mind Model
14:51

The Mind can be our greatest ally or our most troublesome foe if we don't fully understand it, nor how to manage it. Recognising how your mind works can be the first step we take towards mastering it.

The human mind has three states: The Reasonable Mind, the Emotional Mind, and the Wise Mind. We all possess each of these states, but the majority of people operate in a specific one most of the time.

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The Wise Mind Model (Model & Diagram)
02:57

A crucial step in CBT is to make the thought–feeling link or B-to-C connection; that is, recognising the connection between what goes through your mind and your resulting emotions.

When you see this connection, it can help you to make much more sense of why to challenge and change your thoughts.

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The A-B-C Step-through Framework
15:29

In this lecture, Kain give a practical demonstration of how to guide a client through the A-B-C Step-Through framework - the template which Kain uses to guide Karen through the process is available for download in the additional materials section of this lecture.

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The A-B-C Step-through Demonstration
17:31

In this lecture, Kain explains exactly what just happened in the previous demonstration (of how to guide a client through the A-B-C Step-Through framework).

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Demonstration Deconstruction
09:31

The A-B-C Step-Through Framework

Here, you have the opportunity to embark on one of the most famous CBT self-help techniques, the A-B-C Step-Through Framework. The process for working through the A-B-C Step-Through Framework is as follows in this article/ step-by-step guide.

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The A-B-C Step-Through Framework (Instructions and Guide)
03:55

The Socratic approach to questioning is based on the practice of disciplined, thoughtful dialogue. Socrates, the early Greek philosopher and teacher, believed that the disciplined practice of thoughtful questioning enables learners to examine ideas logically and to determine the validity of those very ideas.

The Socratic Questioning technique is an effective way to explore your clients (or students) ideas in depth. It can be used at all levels and is a helpful tool for everyone who works in a therapeutic or helping/teaching capacity. By using Socratic Questioning, CBT practitioners can promote independent thinking in their clients and give them ownership of what they are learning about themselves.

Higher-level thinking skills are required for successful completion of this technique, through which, your clients will come to think, discuss, debate, evaluate, and analyze new ideas through their own thinking and the thinking of those around them. These types of questions might take some practice!

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Socratic Questioning Demonstration
19:09

In this video lecture, Kain deconstructs the demonstration from the previous lecture and discusses how effective the Socratic questioning method can be for creating a greater degree of cognitive flexibility within a clients frame of thinking.

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Socratic Questioning Demonstration Deconstruction
05:50

The Lazarus Technique...

Apart form being an incredibly cool name, the Lazarus technique is also an exceptionally useful technique for gaining clarity and helping people make huge shifts in their thinking.

In this video, Kain will explain the technique and give you an example of it in use.

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The Lazarus Technique
08:14

The “Drop-Down Through” technique is for the purpose of assisting the CBT client in releasing negative emotions prior to engaging in a focussed (helping) discussion, or, prior to working through a technique such as Socratic questioning or limiting beliefs.

Kain will share more detail and instruction in this video lecture.

If you would like to use this technique to practice on either yourself or someone else, please use the following steps to guide you through the process:

Step 1. Elicit the negative emotion that you want to release and try to feel the effect of that emotion on your body. To do this, you could recall a recent time when you had this emotion and remember how it felt to have it. Identify the area of your body where you felt this emotion and place your hand there.

Examples of emotions could be anger, sadness, depressed, anxious, stressed.

Step 2. As quickly as you can drop down through the emotion and as quickly as you can name the emotion that is underneath.

Step 3. Now, as quickly as you can drop through that emotion. What's underneath that?

Step 4. Continue to repeat this process until you feel a 'void' or 'nothingness'. Take a few moments to experience that 'void' or 'nothingness'.

Step 5. Now imagine yourself dropping through this 'nothingness'. What are you feeling when you come out the other side of the nothingness? What do you see?

Step 6. End the chain whenever you reach the second positive emotion. There should be a noticeable physiological shift as the chain tends to be collapsed at this point.

Step 7. Verify that the negative emotions have disappeared.

* For more details on this model, please download the info-sheet in the additional materials section.

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The Drop-Down-Through Technique
08:14

I've long held a fascination with the concept of time travel. Movies with time travel themes, such as 'Back to the Future' (1985, 1987 and 1990) and were amongst my favourites.

Experiencing the world through the eyes of someone who has been shifted to an unknown time (and place) has always been fascinating.

But the reality is that we can't see into our future, and we can't go back to change the mistakes of the past, much as we might like to. Despite this, many of us do a lot of emotional time travelling every day. Some of us are stuck in an unresolved past, fretting and regretting about what we did and what we should have done instead.

And some of us are lost in some illusion of the future, agonising over what might (or might not) happen. We fall into habits of being elsewhere rather than here and now. And we waste precious time with others and ourselves when we do so.

It's great to escape while at the movies, but escaping from our present lives is such a shame. How many of us have missed opportunities of trying something new because of our fear of the unknown?

How many people do you know who have ruined their relationships because of the preoccupation that they had with past ones? How many of us are currently floating through life on automatic pilot, not noticing what is around us?

How do we change these habits so that we can be more fully present? There is no question that it is hard to shift our focus when we have had years of practice in living another way. But just as we learned to avoid our present, we can learn to engage in it again by understanding this idea of emotional time travel.

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Emotional Awareness: Emotional Time Travel
19:17

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three skills:

1. Emotional awareness, including the ability to identify your own emotions and those of others;

2. The ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problems solving;

3. The ability to manage emotions, including the ability to regulate your own emotions, and the ability to cheer up or calm down another person.

A Christian counsellor named Selwyn Hughes illustrated a very accurate model for better understanding our emotions back in the early 1990's - this has been referred to as the Selwyn Hughes Anthropology Model - which Kain will explain throughout this video lecture.

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The Selwyn Hughes Anthropology Model: Part 1
10:47

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three skills:

1. Emotional awareness, including the ability to identify your own emotions and those of others;

2. The ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problems solving;

3. The ability to manage emotions, including the ability to regulate your own emotions, and the ability to cheer up or calm down another person.

A Christian counsellor named Selwyn Hughes illustrated a very accurate model for better understanding our emotions back in the early 1990's - this has been referred to as the Selwyn Hughes Anthropology Model - which Kain will explain throughout this video lecture.

This video is Part 2 of 2

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The Selwyn Hughes Anthropology Model: Part 2
11:42

In this video lecture Kain shares a few other distinctions that are hugely relevant to better understanding he Welwyn Hughes Anthropology model.

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The Anthropology Model Further Distinctions
09:12

Doing a web search on the question "What is the opposite of fear" – yields some interesting results.

Some websites say, love; another said happiness. According to the Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus, some antonyms of fear are aplomb, assurance, boldness, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence, courage, dauntlessness, fearlessness, and fortitude.

This lesson will take a more practical approach to answering this question.

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The Opposite of Fear & Anxiety
19:16

This short lecture offers you a quick exercise for your own self-reflection.

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Self-Reflection Exercise
05:46

Albert Ellis, in his Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), identified a number of dysfunctional beliefs that people often hold.

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Albert Ellis' 12 Common Irrational Beliefs and Disputing Statements
03:31

The choices we make are representative of our maturity in life.

Everyday we are faced with a myriad of options that determine whether we progress towards fulfilling our primary goals or regress apart from them.

We all have the power to select, decide or determine what we will do because of the gift of free will that we each have. In this video, Kain shares some of the ways; we can evaluate whether we are making mature or immature choices in our personal lives, relationships or activities.

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The Choices of Maturity and Character: Part 1
12:41

The choices we make are representative of our maturity in life.

Everyday we are faced with a myriad of options that determine whether we progress towards fulfilling our primary goals or regress apart from them.

We all have the power to select, decide or determine what we will do because of the gift of free will that we each have. In this video, Kain shares some of the ways; we can evaluate whether we are making mature or immature choices in our personal lives, relationships or activities.

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The Choices of Maturity and Character: Part 2
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Belief Development and Modification
20 Lectures 03:03:16

To open up this section on beliefs and assumptions, Kain takes a few moments here to discuss Aaron Beck's Cognitive Conceptualisation model and how it can be used to help give our clients a better understanding of themselves.

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Aaron Beck's Cognitive Conceptualisation
14:44

As an CBT Therapist or practitioner, people who come to you will commonly be seeking out new ways to enhance their confidence in a number of contrasting ways. But what creates confidence?

Confidence always results from a belief—specifically, from one of three particular beliefs that occur in one of three different realms that Kain will explain to you in this lecture.

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The Three Realms of Confidence
14:25

Our beliefs and needs are the strongest factors that govern our behaviour. Ultimately, it all comes down to beliefs because a need is also a belief, a belief that we lack something (or need something).

When we were born, we were almost clean slate, ready to collect information from our environment and form beliefs based on that information.

If you've ever watched a child grow then you'll know that a child absorbs information from its environment so fast, and at such a high rate, that by age 6-7, thousands of beliefs are already formed in its mind that will help the child interact with the world and make it's way in it.

The beliefs we form in our childhood and early teens form our core foundational beliefs. They are the strongest factors that influence how we conduct ourselves publicly. But that does not mean that we are stuck with them. They are hard to change but not impossible!

The beliefs that we form later on in life are comparatively less rigid and can be changed without much effort.

It's these beliefs though, that will cause you most resistance from your clients when life coaching.

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Metaphor: The Development of Belief
08:32

What are mistaken beliefs?

Mistaken beliefs are where negative self-talk originates from. They are deeper-lying beliefs or assumptions about ourselves, others and life in general.

Most often, such beliefs are unhelpful or just incorrect. We usually learn such beliefs from our parents, teachers, peers and the larger society around us.

We tend to take them for granted, not even realising that they are beliefs at all, we just assume that they reflect reality. In this video, kain will introduce you to another handy CBT based resource that we've created for you.

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The Mistaken Beliefs Workbook
01:14

Belief can make people do the strangest things. At one level, it provides a moral framework, sets preferences and steers relationships. On another, it can be devastating. Belief can manifest itself as prejudice or persuade someone to blow up themselves and others in the name of a political cause.

As human beings, we live our lives based upon what it is that we believe. When we think about the truth of this statement, we might begin to recognise quite a startling reality:

Beyond anything else that we may actually do in our lives, the beliefs that precede our actions are the foundation of all that we value, dream, become, and accomplish in life. Our beliefs are life!

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The Stages of Belief Development
15:10

Classical conditioning is one of those introductory psychology terms that gets thrown around. Many people have a general idea that it is one of the most basic forms of associative learning, and people often know that Ivan Pavlov's 1927 experiment with dogs has something to do with it, but that is often where it ends

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An Overview of Classical Conditioning
12:37

In the early twentieth century, Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov did Nobel prize-winning work on digestion. While studying the role of saliva in dogs’ digestive processes, he stumbled upon a phenomenon he labeled “psychic reflexes.”

While an accidental discovery, he had the foresight to see the importance of it. Pavlov’s dogs, restrained in an experimental chamber, were presented with meat powder and they had their saliva collected via a surgically implanted tube in their saliva glands.

Over time, he noticed that his dogs who begin salivation before the meat powder was even presented, whether it was by the presence of the handler or merely by a clicking noise produced by the device that distributed the meat powder.

Fascinated by this finding, Pavlov paired the meat powder with various stimuli such as the ringing of a bell. After the meat powder and bell (auditory stimulus) were presented together several times, the bell was used alone. Pavlov’s dogs, as predicted, responded by salivating to the sound of the bell (without the food).

The bell began as a neutral stimulus (i.e. the bell itself did not produce the dogs’ salivation). However, by pairing the bell with the stimulus that did produce the salivation response, the bell was able to acquire the ability to trigger the salivation response. Pavlov therefore demonstrated how stimulus-response bonds (which some consider as the basic building blocks of learning) are formed. He dedicated much of the rest of his career further exploring this finding.

In technical terms, the meat powder is considered an unconditioned stimulus (UCS) and the dog’s salivation is the unconditioned response (UCR). The bell is a neutral stimulus until the dog learns to associate the bell with food. Then the bell becomes a conditioned stimulus (CS) which produces the conditioned response (CR) of salivation after repeated pairings between the bell and food.

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An Overview of Classical Conditioning (Article)
04:17

Operant conditioning is a form of learning. In it, an individual changes its behaviour because of the consequences (results) of the behaviour. The person or animal learns its behaviour has a consequence. That consequence may be. Reinforcement: a positive or rewarding event.

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An Overview of Operant Conditioning
11:28

Operant conditioning is a form of learning. In it, an individual changes its behaviour because of the consequences (results) of the behaviour. This article will shed a bit more light on the concept!

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Everyday Examples of Operant Conditioning (Article)
03:33

CBT is one of the most commonly therapeutic treatment approaches in mental health today. Because it is an action-oriented approach, homework is a key aspect of the change process. And CBT tools such as worksheets, activity assignments and guided imagery can all be useful homework assignments.

But finding those clinically-sound, cost-effective and easy-to-access resources can be the therapist’s challenge. There’s not always time to sift through books or surf the ‘net looking for those CBT worksheets or teaching tools that are “just right”. Aside from staying on schedule, you want to spend time with your clients, helping them achieve their goals.

So here’s a list of ten of the best CBT resource sites for you to use as a reference point for your practice:

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CBT Free Worksheets Websites
01:57

Limiting beliefs often limit us from being able to create the future being the way we say we want it.

Do you have any limiting beliefs? And if so, how would you know what they were or how they even came into existence? It's crucial that we understand these things things if we (or our clients) are to live stable and emotionally balanced lives.

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The Timeline of Belief Development: Part 1
11:05

Limiting beliefs often limit us from being able to create the future being the way we say we want it.

Do you have any limiting beliefs? And if so, how would you know what they were or how they even came into existence? It's crucial that we understand these things things if we (or our clients) are to live stable and emotionally balanced lives.

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The Timeline of Belief Development: Part 2
09:33

"Know thyself." These words were inscribed in the vestibule of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. For centuries, petitioners seeking advice from the oracle at Delphi would view the inscription.

Philosophers throughout the ages offered this same advice to their students. These words are as valuable today as they were almost three thousand years earlier.

Part of "knowing yourself" is understanding your beliefs. The difficulty is that most beliefs are subconscious. They have been accepted without ever having been critically examined.

The Law of Attraction states that you will attract to yourself those experiences that match your beliefs. These beliefs create your experience of reality. What if these beliefs are in opposition to what you're trying to accomplish? What if they no longer serve you?

Most people accept their beliefs as truth and don't want to consider anything that might contradict what they currently believe is true.

The late Jim Rohn once stated, "More often than not, people will accept social labels and common opinion over truth, and it is for this reason, that most people spend much of their time fumbling around in the dark."

Over the next few videos, we will explore a few options for eliciting and understanding limiting beliefs.

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Sourcing Limiting Beliefs: Demonstration Set-Up
03:54

In this video lecture (Part 1), Kain conducts a demonstration on Karen and shows how to question a client to help them course the root of a limiting belief (or limiting beliefs).

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Sourcing Limiting Beliefs: Demonstration Part 1
13:09

In this video lecture (Part 2), Kain conducts a demonstration on Karen and shows how to question a client to help them course the root of a limiting belief (or limiting beliefs).

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Sourcing Limiting Beliefs: Demonstration Part 2
12:42

In this video lecture, Kain discusses and unpacks what just happened in the last demonstration with Karen.

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Sourcing Limiting Beliefs: Demonstration Deconstruction
09:15

Our belief structure comprises of how (and what) we think, what we believe and why we believe what we do and about ourselves and the world in which we live. It is through our beliefs that we connect to the world and environment we live.

Our belief structure is the total of everything that we believe, consciously, subconsciously, unconsciously and how these beliefs all merge. Our beliefs and the structure of these beliefs, characterise the energy that we divert into thoughts, images, ideas, and our actions.

Belief structure is what gives rise to our opinions, judgments, understanding and most importantly, the interpretations we have about the nature of reality and our day-to-day experience.

Our belief structure is the lens through which we look at and interpret the world and the events in our lives. This lens can be very bright or very foggy and hard to see through. It can be transparent, coloured and often completely bias about what we see, don't see or what we want to see.

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The Structure of Belief and Fractionation
07:01

Parental Timeline Re-imprinting is a powerful questioning method that can be used to compliment the CBT transformation process.

In this video, Kain gives an overview of a demonstration that he'll be carrying out with Karen in the next lecture.

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Parental Time Line Questions: Demonstration Set-Up
03:49

Parental Timeline Re-imprinting is a powerful questioning method that can be used to compliment the CBT transformation process.

In this video, Kain gives a demonstration of how to use this set of questions to help a client develop a better and more accurate understanding of their past.

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Parental Time Line Questions: Demonstration
16:53

In this video, Kain deconstructs the demonstration with Karen in the last lecture, and shares some ideas about what he thought worked well.

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Demonstration Deconstruction & End of Section 4 Wrap-Up
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CBT Belief Change Models and Ideologies
12 Lectures 02:38:13

Personal identity is the sense of what sets a person apart from others. It may include the person's name, gender, ethnicity, family status, occupation, and roles.

In this lecture, Kain will discuss a few elements of 'the self' to help you to better understand both yourself, and those clients whom you eventually go on to serve.

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A Deeper Understanding of 'The Self'
19:40

The idea of self-worth (self-value) will often be followed by a more prominent focus on self-esteem (how we feel about ourselves).

If you've ever wanted to improve how you feel about yourself (or help someone else improve how they feel about themselves), you might have been advised to focus first on self-esteem. This is incapable of being beneficial in the long term.

Self-worth comes first; self esteem comes second. Although developing our self-esteem is important, self-esteem (how you feel) without self-worth (self-value) is like an eggshell without a dead chicken inside of it or a shiny new BMW with its engine missing.

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Self-Worth Comes Before Self-Esteem
02:21

Before we jump into how to develop authentic confidence, let’s take a step back and understand what type of confidence we would value the most in another person.

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Contrasting Foundations for Authentic Confidence
19:57

Self Awareness is having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions. Self Awareness allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and your responses to them in the moment.

We might quickly assume that we are self aware, but it is helpful to have a relative scale for awareness. If you have ever been in an auto accident you may have experienced everything happening in slow motion and noticed details of your thought process and the event.

This is a state of heightened awareness. With practice we can learn to engage these types of heightened states and see new opportunities for interpretations in our thoughts, emotions, and conversations. Having awareness creates the opportunity to make changes in behaviour and beliefs. 

Why Develop Self Awareness? As you develop self awareness you are able to make changes in the thoughts and interpretations you make in your mind. Changing the interpretations in your mind allows you to change your emotions. Self awareness is one of the attributes of Emotional Intelligence and an important factor in achieving success. 

Self awareness is the first step in creating what you want and mastering your life. Where you focus your attention, your emotions, reactions, personality and behavior determine where you go in life. Having self awareness allows you to see where your thoughts and emotions are taking you. It also allows you to take control of your emotions, behaviour, and personality so you can make changes you want.

Until you are aware in the moment of your thoughts, emotions, words, and behaviour, you will have difficulty making changes in the direction of your life. Having a clear understanding of your thought and, behaviour patterns helps you understand other people. This ability to empathise facilitates better personal and professional relationships.

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Looking Deeper Within ...
08:50

There is only one set of foundations that you can build your life upon which is strong enough to sustain you, and this is the truth of who you are.

In this video Kain will introduce the Core Identity coaching model which is an excellent exercise that can be used to help therapists guide their clients towards receiving a greater revelation about the truth about who they are.

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The Core Identity Model Demonstration Set-Up
05:02

There is only one set of foundations that you can build your life upon which is strong enough to sustain you, and this is the truth of who you are.

All of us have a public self that others see as well as our private thoughts and feelings, but we also have a deeper self which could be called the “core self.” Many people waste a lot of time and energy worrying about what others think or say about them. Some even try to control what others think or say about them, even though this is impossible to do and wastes a lot of energy!

Take, for example, Nelson Mandela, who spent 26 years in prison for trying to bring freedom to his people. He was beaten and mistreated by his jailers, but instead of reacting in anger or with resentment, Nelson Mandela treated his captors with respect and concern for their lives.

Why? Because he understood his core value, his core self, and was fundamentally secure in who he was.

If Mandela was able to do it, then all the rest of us can too!

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The Core Identity Model Demonstration: Part 1
16:43

There is only one set of foundations that you can build your life upon which is strong enough to sustain you, and this is the truth of who you are.

All of us have a public self that others see as well as our private thoughts and feelings, but we also have a deeper self which could be called the “core self.” Many people waste a lot of time and energy worrying about what others think or say about them. Some even try to control what others think or say about them, even though this is impossible to do and wastes a lot of energy!

Take, for example, Nelson Mandela, who spent 26 years in prison for trying to bring freedom to his people. He was beaten and mistreated by his jailers, but instead of reacting in anger or with resentment, Nelson Mandela treated his captors with respect and concern for their lives.

Why? Because he understood his core value, his core self, and was fundamentally secure in who he was.

If Mandela was able to do it, then all the rest of us can too!

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The Core Identity Model Demonstration: Part 2
18:07

The Belief Change Cycle is a simple tool that we can all utilise. It works in seduction as well as every form of self-development. We can use it to improve our life, as well as the lives of others.

There’s no telling how fast you’ll find yourself incorporating your new beliefs. It may take a while; it may happen overnight. It only depends on how radical the new belief is, and how you start to incorporate it.

Remember, if the belief is radically different than your current belief system, you may have to prime your belief system for it first.

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The Cycle of Belief Change
13:04

The Belief Change Cycle is a simple tool that we can all utilise. It works in seduction as well as every form of self-development. We can use it to improve our life, as well as the lives of others.

There’s no telling how fast you’ll find yourself incorporating your new beliefs. It may take a while; it may happen overnight. It only depends on how radical the new belief is, and how you start to incorporate it.

Remember, if the belief is radically different than your current belief system, you may have to prime your belief system for it first.

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The Cycle of Belief Change (Article)
04:25

This is perhaps one of the most simple, yet profound principles that I have grown to understand over the years ... I call it the 'good enough' principle.

"When people have low confidence or self-esteem, they often see their life experiences and the world around them as an extension of how they feel about themselves, and who they actually are!" - Kain Ramsay

Low self-esteem is often like a special language in our mental translation book, when we look up what certain things mean to us, we can often keep returning to the same (or a similar) meaning:

For example:

My parents didn’t stay together = There's something wrong with me = I’m not good enough

Someone's not interested in me = There's something wrong with me = I’m not good enough

I didn’t get the job I wanted = There's something wrong with me = I’m not good enough

And, this pattern of habitual thinking can follow us right through the extent of our life (if we let it).

In exercise/workbook that's available in the additional materials section of this video lecture, apply the exercise to your everyday life and consider what new answers you might start coming up with in relation to the above (or similar) questions you ask yourself.

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The Good Enough Principle
18:38

What is the Difference Between Self-Concept and Self-Esteem?

Two psychological terms that are very commonly used interchangeably are self-concept and self-esteem, but in fact, there is a difference between the meanings of the terms.

Your self-concept (or self-image) is the total of all the knowledge and information that you currently have about yourself - it's the person you know you can be, could be, ought to be and want to be.

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The Self-Esteem V's Self-Concept Cycle
14:28

Avoid getting trapped in unrighteous judgment!

We judge every day. This is automatic and unavoidable, even necessary. However, judgment can be toxic, causing deep pain, leading to out-of-control anger, and destroying relationships.

As CBT Therapists, it's our responsability to ensure that judgement stays outside of the therapeutic relationship.

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The Comparison Trap & End of Section 5 Wrap-Up
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CBT Core Values & Why They Are Important
10 Lectures 02:01:00

When we think of our values, we think of what is important to us in our lives (e.g., security, progress, wisdom, honesty, authenticity, fulfilment). 

Each of us holds numerous values with varying degrees of importance. A particular value may be paramount to one person, but then completely unimportant to another.

Much like company core values, your personal core values are there to guide behaviour and choice. Get them right and you'll be swift and focused in your decision-making, with clear direction.

Get them wrong or leave them ambiguous, and you'll constantly wonder how you got into this mess!

This video offers an introduction to the idea of core human values.

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An Introduction to CBT Core Values
04:47

Regardless of how many years experience you have of studying or practicing CBT, in the lecture you will be introduced to a BRAND NEW concept .... The CBT Cafetiere' Principle - and the reason why it's new is because Kain just made it up 3 minutes prior to jumping in front of the camera!

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The CBT Cafetiere' Principle
15:15

The late personal development expert Stephen Covey once suggested that:

‘Without a clear focus on our guiding values and priorities, each of us runs a real risk of successfully climbing a very long ladder only to find it leaning against the wrong wall.’

This is why our core priorities are worth regular consideration, repeatedly, habitually and anytime we’re about to devote time and energy to a new given pursuit.

Areas of Importance: There are certain areas in life that are important for all of us. These are mainly:

  • Social & Family Relationships
  • Career & Educational Aspirations
  • Money & Personal Finances
  • Physical Health, Recreation & Leisure
  • Life’s Routine Responsibilities
  • Giving Back to Society & Contribution
  • Mental, Emotional & Spiritual Health

The importance that various people place on these life areas will always differ. However, if we can become able to maintain an element of focus in all of our life areas, we will be more likely to achieve this healthy life balance.

When we define those areas of importance, we create awareness within us of what areas in our lives need to be improved upon while taking a huge step towards achieving greater life balance. 

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The Balanced Life is the Content Life!
16:44

Core values are the guiding principles that dictate behavior and action. Core values can help people to know what is right from wrong; they can help companies to determine if they are on the right path and fulfilling their business goals; and they create an unwavering and unchanging guide.

Throughout this section of the course we have exposed and discussed quite a few, so, to finish up this section of the course, Kain shares a few other distinctions and another few questions for you to ponder over.

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Talking Freely About Core Values (Article)
06:32

When we think of our values, we think of what is important to us in our lives (e.g., security, progress, wisdom, honesty, authenticity, fulfilment). 

Each of us holds numerous values with varying degrees of importance. A particular value may be paramount to one person, but then completely unimportant to another.

Much like company core values, your personal core values are there to guide behaviour and choice. Get them right and you'll be swift and focused in your decision-making, with clear direction.

Get them wrong or leave them ambiguous, and you'll constantly wonder how you got into this mess!

This video is PART 1 of a 90 minute presentation that Kain made on the spiderweb of core human values.

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The Spiderweb of Core Values: Part 1
15:15

When we think of our values, we think of what is important to us in our lives (e.g., security, progress, wisdom, honesty, authenticity, fulfilment). 

Each of us holds numerous values with varying degrees of importance. A particular value may be paramount to one person, but then completely unimportant to another.

Much like company core values, your personal core values are there to guide behaviour and choice. Get them right and you'll be swift and focused in your decision-making, with clear direction.

Get them wrong or leave them ambiguous, and you'll constantly wonder how you got into this mess!

This video is PART 2 of a 90 minute presentation that Kain made on the spiderweb of core human values.

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The Spiderweb of Core Values: Part 2
14:12

When we think of our values, we think of what is important to us in our lives (e.g., security, progress, wisdom, honesty, authenticity, fulfilment). 

Each of us holds numerous values with varying degrees of importance. A particular value may be paramount to one person, but then completely unimportant to another.

Much like company core values, your personal core values are there to guide behaviour and choice. Get them right and you'll be swift and focused in your decision-making, with clear direction.

Get them wrong or leave them ambiguous, and you'll constantly wonder how you got into this mess!

This video is PART 3 of a 90 minute presentation that Kain made on the spiderweb of core human values.

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The Spiderweb of Core Values: Part 3
15:51

When we think of our values, we think of what is important to us in our lives (e.g., security, progress, wisdom, honesty, authenticity, fulfilment). 

Each of us holds numerous values with varying degrees of importance. A particular value may be paramount to one person, but then completely unimportant to another.

Much like company core values, your personal core values are there to guide behaviour and choice. Get them right and you'll be swift and focused in your decision-making, with clear direction.

Get them wrong or leave them ambiguous, and you'll constantly wonder how you got into this mess!

This video is PART 4 of a 90 minute presentation that Kain made on the spiderweb of core human values.

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The Spiderweb of Core Values: Part 4
16:18

When we think of our values, we think of what is important to us in our lives (e.g., security, progress, wisdom, honesty, authenticity, fulfilment). 

Each of us holds numerous values with varying degrees of importance. A particular value may be paramount to one person, but then completely unimportant to another.

Much like company core values, your personal core values are there to guide behaviour and choice. Get them right and you'll be swift and focused in your decision-making, with clear direction.

Get them wrong or leave them ambiguous, and you'll constantly wonder how you got into this mess!

This video is PART 5 of a 90 minute presentation that Kain made on the spiderweb of core human values.

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The Spiderweb of Core Values: Part 5
14:58

By now, you will hopefully appreciate that values are a set of attitudes, unique to each individual, which govern our behaviour and guide the way we look at the world.

This article will give you access to the Psychology Today Core Values profile.

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Online Values Profile (from Psychology Today)
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Goal Setting in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
16 Lectures 02:27:20

Moving without clarity of a particular purpose in life can feel like meaningless existence.

Journeying your way through life without a definite plan or purpose of any real significance to others is just a meaningless existence.

Yes, it's much easier to follow the course of least resistance, to just go with the flow and to drift with the current with no particular destination in mind - but unfortunately, although there may be generous monetary rewards in this, you stand to feel completely unfulfilled.

Having a well-structured and definite plan for your life will hugely simplify the process by which you make decisions and result in you living more efficiently, passionately, creatively and meaningfully.

When you are crystal clear on where it is you want to go in life and exactly what it is that you want to achieve, you'll become more confident in making the right decisions which will ultimately determine whether you get closer towards you goal or further away from it.

Without specific, well-defined goals and a well-considered plan for their fulfilment, each decision you make will be either sporadic and inconsistent, or, procrastinated upon for a considerable amount of your time.

Having clarity of purpose will provide you with the context through which you will base your decisions upon to take the related specific actions to project you closer towards wherever it is that you want to be - or, alternatively, help other people to get to wherever it is that they want to be.

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An Introduction to CBT Goal Setting
10:06

In this video, I’d just like to make you aware of the pitfalls that many people face as they begin moving forward, and I’d like to call these the “seven deadly sins of life planning.”

Sin 1. Not Writing Goals Down — ‘Out of sight, out of mind.'

Sin 2. Unclear Motivations — Not being clear on the ‘WHY.'

Sin 3. Setting Unrealistic Goals — The difference between short, medium & long term goals

Sin 4. Not Having An Effective Plan — He who fails to plan plans to fail

Sin 5. Not Taking Appropriate Action — Good intentions are never enough!

Sin 6. Losing Focus — Daily problems always arise!

Sin 7. No Follow-through — Life Planning and goal setting is a lifelong process.

It is pointless having a well-structured and personalized set of goals (even with supporting action plans) if it sits in your drawer and never sees daylight again.

Your life plan is your road map, your life guide and needs to be referred to, to make sure you keep heading in the right direction.

So, now that were aware of all the potential pitfalls, and of how many days we’ve (roughly) got left, we’ll spend the next section looking at you: who you are, what your personality type is, what it is that drives you, motivates you and what it is that really makes you tick?

It’s important that we understand these things because if you’re not 100% of what’s important to you in life, how will you ever know once you’ve got whatever it is that you want?

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The Deadly Sins of Goal Setting
19:30

Until and unless you understand what I am going to tell you next, you will most likely live your life in a swirl. Lots of activity and movement but never really scoring.

The purpose of having a goal is to create FOCUS. You must understand this! Until you have focus, you are but a floating leaf playing a part in someone else’s dream and you don’t even know it!

The hierarchy of goal setting is simply the arrangement of our priorities based on their importance. This requires choice, which requires decision, which requires thought, evaluation and measurement, which requires honesty, which requires courage, which gets easier as it becomes your habit.

Until you have the top hierarchy goal, you cannot properly set other goals. You must define that top goal first and then bring everything into subordination to that goal. It makes life easier actually, because your life revolves around that ONE goal. If you choose that goal poorly there will be a price to pay, so choose wisely.

In 2 lectures from now, Kain will help you to define a greatest life vision goal (that ONE goal), but for now, lets just explore the different types of goal that we can set.

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The Hierarchy of Effective Goalsetting
12:48

Goal setting is a skill within itself, and accomplishing these goals is something else entirely!

It takes time, commitment and a lot of effort to achieve our goals, but meeting the Short-Term Mini Goals along the way is what keeps us inspired to continue on the journey. The Short-Term Mini Goals are like the stepping stones that lead us closer towards reaching our final destination.

As we consider 'moving forward' in life, it's important that we have a range of goals, but not too many. Too many Long-Term Goals can leave us feeling overwhelmed, and will often be difficult to measure progress against.

Too many Short-Term Mini Goals can make us lose sight of the Long-term Main Goals (and the big picture), but regardless, they will usually keep us heading in the right direction towards our Greatest Life Vision anyway (unless we've had a complete loss of perspective).

e.g. One of your Long-Term primary goals might be to become financially free and get liberated with your time. In this case, one of your Medium-Term milestone goals might be to become financially sustainable through self-employment, and then one of your Short-Term Mini Goals being to build a website or create a solid business plan. 

Although all of these goals are different, they'll all play a pivotal role in helping you progress towards your ultimate greatest Life Vision.

One benefit of achieving your Short-Term Mini Goals is that you’ll get tremendous satisfaction from knowing that you’ve made genuine progress towards your greatest Life Vision. It's this satisfaction that often gives people the motivation to set the next set of Short-Term goals and jump immediately back to action.

Throughout this section of the course, Kain will provide you with some actionable models and frameworks for guiding your clients through an effective goal setting process.

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The Hierarchy of Goals (CBT Goal Setting)
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How Are We Intelligent?
12:20

This article & diagram shows that being good at math or languages are not the only ways to be smart! 

That is what school beat into us by putting certain types of intelligence on a pedestal and ignoring other types. If you are not good at math or language, you might still be gifted at other things but it was not called “intelligence”. 

Why? In 1983 an American developmental psychologist Howard Gardener described 9 types of intelligence:

  1. Naturalist (nature smart)
  2. Musical (sound smart)
  3. Logical Mathematical (number/reasoning smart)
  4. Existential (life smart)
  5. Interpersonal (people smart)
  6. Bodily-Kinesthetic (body smart)
  7. Linguistic (word smart)
  8. Intra-Personal (self smart)
  9. Spacial (picture smart)

What other scientists thought were just soft-skills, such as interpersonal skills, Gardener realized were types of intelligence. It makes sense. Just as being a math whiz gives you the ability to understand the world, so does being “people smart” give you the same ability, just from a different perspective. Not knowing math you may not calculate the rate at which the universe is expanding, but you are likely to have the skills to find the right person who will.

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The 9 Main Types of Intelligence
06:04

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be recognised. Make big plans, aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.”

What is Your Greatest Life Vision? This is one of those 'BIG' questions that fall into the same category as other questions such as; What is the purpose of life? Why are we here? And why am I the way that I am?

If you are willing to define this for yourself, this definition can become the guiding principle that forms the basis for all your future decisions, your attitudes and the actions for the remainder of your life. If you were a company, your 'Greatest Vision' would be the vision or mission Statement. 

So, it is a statement outlining an ideal description of your final life's outcome. This statement will inspire you, motivate and drive you towards creating your future targets – and auctioning them! This statement might apply to the different areas of your life, such as your family, your career, your health and even your finances. It will become the greatest vision for your life that you want to achieve, and where your future goal planning needs to guide you. 

In order to get clear on exactly what your 'Greatest Life Vision' is, consider what is written on people's gravestones that have passed away. 

Although this might sound like a strange thing to consider, a gravestone is simply an accurate summary of a person's life (who they ultimately were and how the people who attended the funeral remember them). The Greatest Life Vision you could ever have for your life could only ever be defined by the verbalization of the inscription upon your tombstone. 

If your tombstone is the concise summary of your life, your obituary is the unabridged version of this and will essentially describe of who you were and how others have remembered you.

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Defining a Greatest Life Vision
08:48

In this video, Kain will introduce you to an excellent resource that we've created for you to download and print off - it's called the CBT Goal Setting Workbook.

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The CBT Goal Setting Workbook
07:31

Mind mapping is an effective way to structure and represent your ideas,best laid plans and concepts. It's a 'visual' thinking exercise that can help you to structure the information that's already in your head (or your heart).

Mind mapping will help you to better analyse your best ideas, comprehend new strategies with greater clarity, recall what you already know (or what you need to know) alongside generating new strategies, plans and ideas. Just as in every great idea, its power lies in its simplicity.

In a mind map, as opposed to traditional note taking or a linear text, information is structured in a way that resembles much more closely how your brain works.

Since mind mapping is an activity that can be both analytical and artistic, it engages your brain in a creative and much richer way, helping in all of its cognitive functions. And, best of all, you should also find mind mapping out your life to be quite an enjoyable process!

Mind mapping is an excellent way of drawing out and structuring all of the idea's that are in our head - a very useful exercise to complete if we want to get clarity about the things we genuinely want to achieve in our future.

So what does a mind map look like? 

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Online Mind Mapping Resources
10:19

Mind mapping is a free thinking exercise. A lot of people are unfamiliar with it and don’t quite know what it is. Put simply: it’s just brainstorming with branches!

We have two sides to our brains: the right brain which is the creative side, and the left brain which is the logical side. I describe it as the left brain being in charge of our head and the right brain being in charge of our heart. Most of us spend most of our time in the left brain – the part that organises us, assesses risks and makes ‘sensible’ decisions.

While the left brain is very important and can serve us well, it also holds the seed of self-doubt which can be very limiting when we bring up creative ideas from our right brain. The trick is to tap into our right brains and visualise ourselves living our goals. Once you’re visualising what you want out of life, map it out! The left brain can help with those goals later. Right now it’s the right brain’s turn.

Some questions that might help you to get you started are: What would you like to accomplish and learn? Where will you live? What about kids and others in your life, your work and your income?

The workbook that Kain introduces you to in this video in an excellent resource for either your own mind mapping, or to help your future clients through the same process. 

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The CBT Mind Mapping Workbook
03:34

There is one primary factor that determines the overall quality of the lifestyles that people lead, and this is the willingness to take hold of a vision (for one's life) and turn it into a reality.

Historically,thosewholivethemostinspiringlysuccessfullives are just those who have found an effective way to utilise their resources, manage their time, strengthen their relationships and embrace the main lessons that they’ve learned throughout life.

When it comes to living a fruitfully effective life, the only real problem that people will ever face is an emotional response to something that either has or hasn’t happened (yet). If you think about it; there are countless people all around the world, who live in a happy marriage, have money in the bank, a good job (or a sustainable business) but yet still exist in a constant state of anger, anxiety, fear or stress.

Most people spend their whole lives focusing on what they don’t have rather than on what they do.

If you're guilty of this (worrying about what you don’t have rather than appreciating the things that you do), you stand at risk of living a highly stressed life in a constant mode of striving, busyness and stress (like a pressure pot that's waiting to explode).

However ... if you’ve ever achieved anything significant in life, then you'll already understand how to be completely focused (and clear) about what it was that you specifically wanted. The greater degree of clarity you have about what it is you DO want from your life, the easier it will become for you to achieve and accomplish these goals.

Today, there are so many countless demands that are clambering for your time, attention and focus. If you don’t become clear on what you want in your own life, you might end up trapped, working for peanuts (or for a minimal salary) or helping somebody else to accomplish all of the goals, dreams and visions that they have for theirs.

The imperitive first step that we can take towards taking control of our lives, regaining our focus and achieving the visions that we have, is to ask ourselves the following three questions.

And just to note, that the sequence in which we answer these questions is essential to us actually getting what we want - so just go with the process here ............ 

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The Express Planning Model
08:56

As we're now reaching the end of the goal setting section within the course, this video will introduce you to a fascinating project that you can either conduct on your own, or introduce your CBT clients to when they're in need of some inspiration or a greater vision for their future.

Imagine that you're sitting with a friend 12 months from now. You’re looking back fondly on the last year that you've lived well and comprehensively.

There are no rules or guidelines for this exercise. Consider and complete the following four projects over the next 12 months:

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The 'Four Projects' Goal Setting Project
10:58

The Eisenhower Decision Matrix: How to Distinguish Between Urgent and Important Tasks and Make Real Progress in Life.

In a 1954 speech to the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches, former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was quoting Dr J. Roscoe Miller, president of Northwestern University, said: "I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent." This "Eisenhower Principle" is said to be how he organised his workload and priorities.

He recognised that excellent time management means being effective as well as efficient. In other words, we must spend our time on things that are important and not just the ones that are urgent. To do this, and to minimise the stress of having too many tight deadlines, we need to understand this distinction:

Important activities have an outcome that leads to us achieving our goals, whether these are professional or personal.

Urgent activities demand immediate attention and are usually associated with achieving someone else's goals. They are often the ones we concentrate on, and they require attention because the consequences of not dealing with them are immediate.

When we know which activities are important and which are urgent, we can overcome the natural tendency to focus on unimportant urgent activities, so that we can clear enough time to do what's essential for moving forward and making greater progress in life.

This is how as life coaches, we move our clients from 'firefighting' into a position where they can move forward more effectively in their businesses, their careers and their lives.

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The Eisenhower Productivity Matrix
11:22

Action planning is the process that guides the day-to-day activities that will enable you to accomplish your life plan and fulfil your greatest life vision. 

Your action plan will determine:

  • What needs to be done
  • When it needs to be done
  • By whom it needs to be done
  • What resources and inputs are needed to do it

Action planning is the process of operationalising each and every one of your goals.

The action plan you produce for any of your goals must consist of the following components:

  • A statement describing what must be achieved (the long, medium or short-term goal).
  • Details of the specific steps required to fulfil the goal.
  • A time schedule of when each step must be completed by and how long it will take.
  • Clarification of who will be responsible for ensuring each step is successfully fulfilled.
  • Clarification of all the inputs and resources that are needed to accomplish the goal.

As you go through the action planning process, you should end up with a practical plan that will help you to resource and complete the required steps in order to achieve your objective/s and accomplish your long-term goals. In this video, Kain will introduce you to a template that you can begin using to create your own action plans.

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The CBT Action Planning Framework (Workbook)
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Effective problem solving usually involves working through some steps or stages, such as those outlined below. For more detail continue to Stages of Problem Solving.

Problem Identification: This stage involves: detecting and recognising that there is a problem; identifying the nature of the problem; defining the problem.

The first phase of problem-solving may sound obvious but often requires more thought and analysis. Identifying a problem can be a difficult task in itself, is there a problem at all? What is the nature of the problem, are there, in fact, numerous problems? How can the problem be best defined? - by spending some time describing the problem, you will not only understand it more clearly yourself but be able to communicate its nature to others, this leads to the second phase.

Structuring the Problem: This stage involves a period of observation, careful inspection, fact-finding and developing a clear picture of the problem.

Following on from problem identification, structuring the problem is all about gaining more information about the problem and increasing understanding. This phase is all about fact finding and analysis, building a more comprehensive picture of both the goal(s) and the barrier(s). This stage may not be necessary for very simple problems but is essential for problems of a more complex nature.

Looking for Possible Solutions: During this stage, you will generate a range of possible courses of action, but with little attempt to evaluate them at this juncture.

From the information gathered in the first two phases of the problem-solving framework, it is now time to start thinking about possible solutions to the identified problem. In a group situation, this stage is often carried out as a brain-storming session, letting each person in the group express their views on possible solutions (or part solutions). In organisations, different people will have different expertise in different areas, and it is useful, therefore, to hear the views of each concerned party.

Making a Decision: This stage involves careful analysis of the different possible courses of action and then selecting the best solution for implementation. This is perhaps the most complicated part of the problem-solving process. Following on from the previous step it is now time to look at each potential solution and carefully analyse it.

Some solutions may not be possible, due to other problems, like time constraints or budgets. It is important at this stage to also consider what might happen if nothing was done to solve the problem - sometimes trying to solve a problem that leads to many more problems requires some very creative thinking and innovative ideas. Finally, make a decision on which course of action to take - decision making is an important skill in itself, and we recommend that you see our pages on decision making.

Implementation: This stage involves accepting and carrying out the chosen course of action.

Implementation means acting on the preferred solution. During implementation, more problems may arise especially if identification or structuring of the original problem was not carried out entirely.

Monitoring/Seeking Feedback: The last stage is about reviewing the outcomes of problem-solving over a period, including seeking feedback as to the success of the results of the chosen solution.

The final stage of problem-solving is concerned with checking that the process was successful. This can be achieved by monitoring and gaining feedback from people affected by any changes that occurred. It is good practice to keep a record of outcomes and any additional problems that occurred.

In this video, Kain will introduce you to an excellent resource that can be used to guide either yourself or your clients through this exact process.

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The CBT Problem Solving Workbook
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A great way to discover what you want in life (and also what’s holding you back) is by asking yourself a series of profound self-reflection questions.

To find your passion in life, you've got to be willing to become intimately familiar with yourself. You must know what drives you, what inspires you, what excites you, what engages you, what scares you, what you do naturally well, what you pretend to like but don’t, and what lies you're saying to yourself!

As you become more familiar with yourself, you’ll be able to determine what’s most important in the limited time you have in a day, a year, and even throughout your lifetime. On doing this, you can maximize your time doing more of what you love and less of what you don’t love.

Most of us are so busy reacting to events in our current lives that we don’t allow the time to examine what’s not working well and why. We certainly don’t take the time to ask ourselves those deeper, probing questions that unearth our authenticity and buried longings.

Any spare time that you're willing to make offers you the perfect opportunity to do this inner reflection and self-investigation.

Print off this workbook, and answer the following questions to begin getting absolute clarity about the steps that you can start taking today towards a life and career that you'll be fully passionate about living.

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The Life Purpose Workbook & End of Section Wrap-Up
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The CBT Communication Skills Section
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"It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" - Winnie-the-Pooh

Effective spoken communication requires being able to express your ideas and views clearly, confidently and concisely in speech, tailoring your content and style to the audience and promoting free-flowing communication.

Throughout this section, Kain will share a few ideas with you about how to do just this.

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Introduction to CBT Communication Skills
06:28

Have you ever found yourself perplexed at the way someone else has interpreted something you said or did, and put a meaning on it that you never intended?

Or perhaps you have found yourself enraged by someone’s comment or action, and concluded that they must be acting against you for some reason? You have been climbing the ‘Ladder of Inference’.

First proposed by Chris Argyris, way back in 1970, the ladder of inference is a way of describing how you move from a piece of information (a comment made to you, or something that you have observed to happen), through a series of mental processes to a conclusion.

The Ladder of Inference helps you draw better conclusions, or challenge other people's conclusions based on true facts and reality.

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The Ladder of Inference
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People often focus on what they should say, but effective communication is less about talking and more about listening. Listening well means not just understanding the words or the information being communicated, but also understanding the emotions the speaker is trying to communicate.

Kain will share a few other idea's about communicating in this short article.

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What is Communicating?
03:33

So how does making an analysis of Perceptual Positions relate to our everyday life?

If you think about any situation that you've been in, you can think about it from at least three different positions. In NLP, this idea is referred to as Perceptual Positions.

When we begin to explore perceptual positions, we start to develop the ability to experience relationships in a new way, becoming able to see, hear, and feel the connection through the eyes, ears and emotions of another person.

Beyond this, we also develop the ability to explore our relationships through the eyes (and ears) of a 3rd person neutral observer. When we add these new dimensions to our current perspective, we learn new ways of behaving that can enrich the quality of every relationship that we are in.

Conversationally, as we start to explore shifting between these three positions, most people find that initially, they have a preference for one of the three, and in this video, Kain will go into much more detail.

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An Introduction to Perceptual Positions
10:56

Why do powerless people create patterns of manipulation, mis-communication, and dysfunction in relationships? Generally, it comes down to the lack of trust that they have in others.

Our ability to trust people is shaped in infancy. From the moment we enter the world, our deepest need is to develop lasting relational bonds. This need is met as we consistently complete trust cycles in our interactions with other people, specifically with our primary caregivers (or parents) where we're young.

Trust is damaged if people fail to identify and express their needs, if the other person does not respond to the need or responds in a negative way, of if the need is ultimately not met. We all approach relationships with a basic question: “Can I trust you? 

When we are looking at people through a powerless lens of wounding and mistrust, we try to answer this question based on our best guess as to what the other person is going to do. When we make the change into powerful thinking, we recognize that trust is a choice we can make independent of what the other person does. 

If you want to help a client break a pattern of mistrust, powerlessness, and dysfunctional relationships in their life, Kain shares a few idea's about this throughout this lecture.

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The Circle of Disempowerment
10:06

When communicating with our clients (or others in our day-to-day interactions), 'chunking up' refers to moving to more general or abstract pieces of information. While 'chunking down' means moving to more specific or detailed information.

Chunking is a simple technique to use during questioning to vary the level of detail of information you get. Sometimes the person you are talking with is speaking at a very high level, covering general ideas and themes. Leaders often like to think this way, with grand plans and visions.

‘Chunking up’ refers to moving from specific, or small scale ideas or pieces of information to more general, larger ones.  ‘Chunking down’ simply means going the other way.

Whether we think in big chunks or little chunks is, like everything else, a matter of nature and nurture.  People who see ‘the big picture’ may often be regarded as superior, but this is a social judgment, not a psychological one. Individuals who can see the detail are essential in many areas of work.

There is no fundamental difference between people who tend to think in big chunks and individuals who tend to chunk down. It’s just a preference. But our preference determines whether we automatically chunk up or chunk down, as is revealed in the questions we ask:

  • “How does this fit into the plan we’ve been following?” is a chunking up question.
  • “How does this affect the way I report my work?” takes you down to a particular detail.
  • You can also chunk sideways, e.g., “What is similar to this?”

It’s very useful to develop an awareness of your and others’ preferences and to practise up, down and sideways chunking.  If someone’s preference is different from yours, then matching theirs for a while is one strategy for building rapport with them.

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Chunking-Up & Chunking Down Demonstration
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However good you think your listening skills are, the only person who can tell you if you have understood correctly or not is the speaker. Therefore, as an extension of good listening skills, you need to develop the ability to reflect words and feelings and to clarify that you have understood them correctly.  

It is often important that you and the speaker agree that what you understand is a true representation of what was meant to be said.

As well as understanding and reflecting the verbal messages of the speaker it is important to try to understand the emotions. In this video, Kain explains how to use reflection effectively to help you build greater understanding of not only what is being said but the content, feeling and meaning of other peoples messages.

Reflecting is the process of paraphrasing and restating both the feelings and words of the speaker.  The purposes of reflecting are:

  • To allow the speaker to 'hear' their own thoughts and to focus on what they say and feel.
  • To show the speaker that you are trying to perceive the world as they see it and that you are doing your best to understand their messages.
  • To encourage them to continue talking.

Reflecting does not involve you asking questions, introducing a new topic or leading the conversation in another direction. Speakers are helped through reflecting as it not only allows them to feel understood, but it also gives them the opportunity to focus their ideas.

This in turn helps them to direct their thoughts and further encourages them to continue speaking.

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The Power of Paraphrasing & Reflecting Back
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Winning hearts and minds is a concept occasionally expressed in the resolution of war, insurgency, and other conflicts, in which one side seeks to prevail not by the use of superior force, but by making emotional or intellectual appeals to sway supporters of the other side.

Both the British & American forces applied operation hearts and minds during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The belief behind this operation was that 'If you can win over people's hearts, they will freely give you their minds'.

If we consider this 'hearts and minds' approach when communicating in the context of a life coaching relationship, you might see that people do not always want to be engaged with on an intellectual level (their minds), but are often more receptive to being engaged with on an emotional level (hearts).

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Operation Hearts and Minds
09:35

The Main Differences Between Hearing and Listening

The following points are vital so far as the difference between hearing and listening is concerned

  1. An individual’s ability to perceive sounds, by receiving vibrations through ears, is called hearing. Listening is something done consciously that involve the analysis and understanding of the sounds you hear.
  2. Hearing is primary and continuous in nature, i.e. the first and foremost stage is hearing, followed by listening and it occurs continuously. On the other hand, listening is temporary, as we cannot consistently pay attention to something for long hours.
  3. Hearing is physiological, which is through one of our senses in the living organisms. On the contrary, hearing is a psychological (and very conscious) act.
  4. While hearing is a passive bodily process that does not the involve use of the brain. As opposed to listening, it is an active mental process, which includes the use of brain to draw meaning from words and sentences.
  5. Hearing involves receipt of the message through ears. Conversely, listening encompasses interpretation of the message received by ears.
  6. Hearing is an innate ability, but listening is a learned skill.
  7. When hearing, we are not aware of the sounds that we receive, however in the case of listening; we are completely aware of what the speaker is saying.
  8. Hearing involves the use of only one sense i.e. ears. In contrast, listening includes the use of more than one senses i.e. eyes, ears, touch, etc. to understand the message completely and accurately.
  9. In hearing, we are neither aware, nor do we have control over what we hear. On the other hand, in listening, we are aware of what the other person is saying, and so we listen to acquire knowledge and receive information that we are naturally interested in.
  10. Hearing does not require focus whereas listening does.


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The Difference Between Hearing and Listening
09:13

Active listening is a communication technique used in therapy, counselling, training and conflict resolution. It requires that the listener fully concentrate, understand, respond and then remember what is being said.

This is a crucially important communication skill for CBT practitioners and therapists, so we've created this active listening workbook for you which you can access in the lecture downloadable materials.

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The Active Listening Workbook
01:09

Hearing and Listening are two very different things!

Hearing refers to the sounds that we hear, as supposed to listening which requires more than that.

Listening requires that we pay attention to the meaning of what we're hearing; that we consider not just to the words that are being spoken, but also to how they are being spoken - the use of voice, language, and body language. In other words - being aware of verbal and non-verbal messages. 

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen Covey

Yes, these are wise words, which we can only action when we master the art of being OK with silence.

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The Art of Mastering Silence
06:40

The power of your Head, Heart & Gut...

Do you often listen to what your head says? Your heart? or your gut instinct?

We say: why just choose one of these different channels! When you can incorporate all of them into your experience.

This is a wonderful technique to use to gain deeper insight into any situation. By consulting the different information channels within your being, you can create a profound shift that can lead to powerful insights and learnings.

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The Head, Heart and Gut Technique
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The Head, Heart & Gut Demonstration

In this video, Kain will demonstrate this incredibly useful Cognitive Behavioural Therapy technique (which is also commonly used by hypnotherapists) with Karen to help her gain a deeper level of insight into a situation she is experiencing in her life.

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The Head, Heart and Gut Technique Demonstration
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This worksheet is to be completed by the patient (or client) prior to beginning a session (e.g., in the waiting room) to prepare for therapy and assist in collaboratively selecting agenda items.

Access this client worksheet/question sheet in the additional materials section.

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Bridging the gap Between Sessions
00:49

In this video, Kain will point you in the direction of the additional materials section once again, where you can access yet more communication skills based resources to further aid you in your practice.

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Additional Communication Skills Resources
01:46

The Conversation Hacking eBook...

In this section, you can find the 'Conversation Hacking eBook'. We hope you enjoy it and find it useful.

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Conversation Hacking & End of Section 8 Wrap-Up
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End of Course Wrap-Up & Recommended Reads
4 Lectures 15:03

This video brings us to the final section of the course, and herein Kain will suggest a few books that he recommends that assisted him in his thinking when he first began studying CBT.

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Course Recommended Reading List
07:58

And this brings us to the final video of the course .... over 120 lectures and over 25 hours later!

CONGRATULATIONS FOR MAKING IT THIS FAR IN YOUR CBT JOURNEY ... and in the lecture that follows you can download and print off your Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate of Completion.

Thank you once again for trusting me to instruct you in this fascinating life science, and this course has left you 'hungy' for some more 'Ramsay Magic' ... then be sure to check out my range of other courses.

God bless and best wishes for an excellent future!

Kain Ramsay

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End of Course Summary and Closing Thoughts
05:18

CONGRATULATIONS for completing this 22hr CBT Practitioner Certification course ... it's been a marathon and an absolute pleasure to have been your instructor on this life changing journey!

Well done, you deserve your certificate ... but remember, certification is no substitute for competence, so make sure to get yourself out there and practice everything you've learned on some willing test subjects as soon as physically possible.

YOU CAN'T BREAK ANYBODY!!

Best wishes for your future and you forthcoming CBT Practitioning endeavours ..

Kain Ramsay


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Your End of Course Certificate of Completion
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BONUS LECTURE: Further Study Options
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About the Instructor
Kain Ramsay
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Over the last decade, Kain has influenced over 47,000 people towards making huge life changes in their character, communications, leadership and general wellbeing.

Having worked his pragmatic brand of personal transformation with top business achievers, sports people, musicians, entrepreneurs and ex-military personnel, Kain directs his teaching towards living a lifestyle of greater clarity, intentionality, integrity and purpose.

Kain takes an unconventional approach towards demonstrating how making small modifications in a persons thinking, can yield massive results in their day-to-day lives. He is one of the UK’s most trusted self improvement Instructors with over 35,000 students enrolled in one or more his unique range of personal growth courses.

Beginning his career in the military, Kain spent 9 years in the British Army and served on Operational Tours in Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Kuwait and Gulf War II prior to ending his service in 2004. Post Military, he also developed successful careers in finance, strategic marketing and business to business communications.

Having over a decade studying and practicing Psychology, Mindfulness, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, CBT, Therapeutic Counselling and Theology, today, Kain serves as a leader of thought in the advancement of applied modern psychology.

A successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, Kain serves as Chairman of Solid Grounds, a Scottish veterans charity, whose purpose is to serve and mentor Ex-Military personnel through the (often problematic) transition from military to civilian life.

Kain's ongoing commitment to creating life-changing self improvement resources, is surpassed only by his passion for family as a dedicated husband to his wife, Karen.

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