Beat Depression - start living again

Self Help Guide
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

Beat Depression - start living again is a Self Help Guide written to help sufferers with depression, their Family and Friends.

It is written by an ex sufferer in simple easy to understand ways and does not use any complicated medical terms or jargon. His research over 3 years found little or nothing written that would really help anyone understand depression or what to do about it.

He wrote a book about his experience to explain the 10 feelings he identified and published the Second Edition in 2013. It is called "Depression: The already drowning Man" and has sold in over 20 Countries world-wide. The book was widely acclaimed and was endorsed by Doctors and Psychiatrists, sufferers and their Family or Friends. Hundreds of readers have awarded the book marks out of 10 and the average to date is 9.3.

However, the book only covers what the feelings are and makes no attempt to explain what to do to help overcome them. Instead of writing a Third Edition with some helpful suggestions the author thought it more helpful to create this Course which is more easily accessible on-line and does offer some help in addition to any medication or counselling the sufferer might already be receiving..

The Course contains 18 "bite sized" Lectures of between 3 and 9 minutes which each use a series of slides and an image meant to imply how a suffer might feel with a particular feeling. It doesn't use talking head videos of the author (or anyone else) as he felt that would be distracting. The Lectures also include ideas on what to do to overcome each of 10 feelings he has identified.

The Course also includes 3 downloadable PDF's with information and techniques designed to support the sufferers recovery and return to well being.

The Course is broken done into 19 Lectures in 4 Sections. The Main Section covers the 10 feelings in 10 Lectures and takes 66 minutes to complete. It is supported by 9 Lectures in 3 more Sections which offer additional explanatory material and handouts and they take 54 minutes to complete.

Depression is a horrible illness and anyone suffering with it is desperate to find a FAST solution to how they feel. Family and friends are also anxious to find out what depression is and how they can help and support the sufferer they know and love. Anyone taking this Course will learn how to understand Depression better, how to deal with it or support someone who has it and, potentially, even avoid getting depression themselves!


What are the requirements?

  • Students do not need any prior knoweldge or understanding of Depression.
  • They may find it useful to have a pad of paper and a pen handy so they can make notes as the Course progresses
  • Two of the Handout's are aimed primarily at the Sufferer although the Family and Friends will find all three of the Hand-outs useful.
  • Hand-outs 1 and 3 are designed to be used and completed by the sufferer to support their journey back to well being. But this is only after they have completed the Course.
  • Hand-out 2 is aimed at the Family and Friends and is information and doesn't require anything to be written on them.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • BEAT Depression - start living again.
  • At the end of the Course students will have a better understanding of Depression and why sufferers feel the way they do.
  • They will learn how to either Self Analyse how they feel in each of 10 feelings or support a sufferer who needs to do it for themselves.
  • Once they have completed the Course and had some time to put into practice the recommendations they will begin to put together their own personal strategy for their recovery.
  • Family and Friends, if they work with the sufferer will understand much better how they can be of help and support the sufferer.
  • Anyone who doesn't suffer with Depression will know some things NOT to do which might help them avoid getting Depression.

What is the target audience?

  • Every adult should take this Course because everyone is affected.
  • You either already suffer with Depression or could do in the future.
  • If you do suffer in the future you never know when it might hit you. It could be next week.
  • Or you may already need to know all about Depression to support a sufferer you know and love.
  • You probably already know several people with Depression. Most people don’t know how to deal with them or support them. You might suddenly need to know in order to support one of them but then won’t have the time to learn or may cause the sufferer harm until you do.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Promotional Video and Introduction
Promotional Video
Preview
02:20
10:20

This Lecture covers the following things:- 

        • Sets the objective of Beating Depression – start living again
        • Explains that the Course supports Understanding and Recovery
        • Aims to help Sufferers, their Family and Friends
        • Differentiates between help from Co-workers, Family and Friends
        • Explains the framework of the Course
        • Working with Family and Friends how sufferers need to apply their new knowledge
        • Help sufferers set out on their journey towards well-being  


After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:- 

        • Understand why Depression gives you the feelings that your suffer with
        • Follow the Course and achieve the objective of Beating Depression – start living again


Section 2: DEPRESSION - The 10 feelings and how to beat them.
06:07

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • The feeling of being unable to Cope
  • Dark thoughts
  • Why Depression is similar to the feeling of drowning 

After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • Overcome this feeling by focussing on one goal at a time
  • Improve by starting with easy goals
  • Build up to accomplish all of your goals

07:22

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • Why a sufferer feels like they are not fulfilling their duties and responsibilities
  • How this can lead to Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • What sufferers can’t “Snap out of it”
  • Why they lock themselves away 

After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • Understand why you mustn’t take on too much
  • Learn to say “NO”
  • Plan to do less - but better
  • Recognise your issues

09:19

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • Why this feeling is made up of 3 feelings
  • How quality of a sufferers support affects it
  • How the quantity of support affects a sufferer
  • Reason why sufferers feel the need to be alone
  • Why men and women react differently 

After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • Overcome Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Understand the need to talk
  • Feel more able to spend time with Family and Friends

05:05

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • The reason why sufferers feel Despair
  • Why they withdraw into themselves
  • That a sufferers Despair affects everyone
  • A sufferer has to come out of Despair themselves

 

After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • Overcome despair through sleep
  • Understand when you need to go back to bed and why
  • Work with Family and Friends to aid “Mental Survival”

08:06

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • Why this feeling affects sufferers in 3 ways
  • That the length of Depression can be years
  • Why sufferers hide their feelings
  • Sufferers go through many changes in their feelings
  • Self Analysis
  • Time spent with other people 

After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • Understand the need to identify the worst feeling(s)
  • Benefit from talking
  • Know how to benefit from support and help avoid Despair

04:23

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • Motivation is an internal need to achieve
  • Sufferers have issues with Motivation
  • They can have “Super-human capabilities”
  • Sufferers need to have a purpose

 After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • Find yourself a purpose
  • Get enjoyment out of doing it
  • Build on that to do even more things

07:13

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • Sufferers don’t like “change”
  • Why the lack of confidence creates fear
  • Why sufferers find simple things difficult

 After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • Stay calm and assess the change
  • Evaluate risks and choose safer options
  • Work with Family and Friends to get involved

07:24

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • Stress is caused by a sufferers lack of confidence
  • How stress limits your choices
  • Stress and Worry cause a downward spiral 

After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • Plan for and have some fun
  • Overcome the feeling of Worry
  • Go somewhere and do something
  • Choose and buy something therapeutic

06:18

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • How Memory Loss and Confusion affects sufferers
  • Why it affects so many other feelings
  • Understanding why this feeling is another downward spiral 

After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • Avoid details to rebuild confidence
  • Create and use your own lists
  • Focus on your own needs

05:17

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • Hopeless ness can have an upward spiral
  • The need to look for small things that will help
  • Hope is the foundation for recovery 

After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • Find comfort and support in the smallest things
  • Create some positive images to reflect on
  • Recognise progress and reward yourself

Section 3: Summary and Supporting Information
04:08

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • How to Apply what you have learned
  • That Sufferers, Family and Friends learn different things
  • Sufferers, Family and Friends need to work as a Team 

After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • Create a Team approach
  • Create strategies for recovery that work
  • Understand the step by step approach to well-being

08:26

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • The need to adopt a healthy lifestyle
  • The 10 things to do which will really help
  • How they each support recovery 

After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • Benefit from a healthier lifestyle
  • Create a solid basis to support recovery
  • Get rid of things that harm you

02:59

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • What the 10 things are that help a sufferer
  • Why Family and Friends need to do them
  • Understanding why everyone needs to work together 

After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • Talk openly about what does or doesn’t help
  • Focus everyone on the helpful things
  • Build an ongoing supportive environment

03:17

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • What 10 things make a sufferer feel worse
  • That Family and Friends usually cause the problems
  • Why avoiding the problems can have a huge effect 

After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • Make sure everyone knows what to avoid
  • Focus everyone on the helpful things
  • Ensure nothing adversely affects your recovery

12:22

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • Self Analysis
  • The 10 Feelings
  • The need to talk
  • Working together as a Team 

After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • Build on your understanding of YOUR Depression
  • Work with Family and Friends to support your recovery
  • After completing all Lectures …

                      Beat Depression – start living again!

Section 4: Handouts - and how to use them
04:05

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • The Self Analysis Forms
  • Why it can only be completed by a sufferer
  • The need to record the date, time and location 

After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • To use the completed forms as a basis for discussion.
  • To use the information to create your Recovery Strategy
  • Build step by step on your progress already made

04:49

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • The Family and Friends Guide to the results
  • To use the Guide to support discussion
  • The scale of results and what any result might mean 

After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • Assess and understand how sick a sufferer is
  • Be able to vary support as needed
  • Work with a sufferer to help and support them

03:44

This Lecture covers the following things:-

  • How to complete each of the 10 “What can help you?” forms
  • Why it is best to record first what doesn’t help
  • The need to keep the forms up to date as things change 

After completing this Lecture you will be able to do the following:-

  • Use each of the 10 forms as a “Mini Recovery Strategy”
  • Work with Family and Friends to support recovery
  • Build on progress to Beat Depression – start living again

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Instructor Biography

John Swallow, Management Consultant

A semi-retired Management Consultant with International experience in I.T. and Business Excellence. Gained a Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1973 and qualified as a Chartered (Professional) Engineer in 1976 as a result of pioneering work in the field of protein recovery from organic waste.

Spent many years in the IT industry both selling and project managing the installation of $ multi-million Office Automation systems for Government, Banking and Commerce just prior to and following the arrival of the P.C.

During the 1990's and the early 2000's specialized in Business Performance and Improvement for the Small to Medium Sized Business Sector in the UK. Developed and applied a variety of techniques used widely to support profitable growth.

During the last 10 years has written several books and published 6. Also been involved with others in the writing of on-line training material.

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