Depression Breakthrough: How To End The Cycle of Depression
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Depression Breakthrough: How To End The Cycle of Depression

An actionable guide to beating depression without becoming dependant on doctors, therapists or prescribed medication.
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Created by Kain Ramsay
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
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  • 52 Supplemental Resources
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What Will I Learn?
  • Actionable steps for quickly breaking patterns of depression.
  • Understand how your thinking influences your emotional wellbeing.
  • Understand what depression is and how to prevent it in the future.
  • Take the first steps towards transforming your overall quality of life.
  • Understand how to strengthen and maximise your inner resilience.
  • Demonstrate genuine confidence that is transparently recognised by others.
  • Harness ideas that are essential to your mental & emotional development.
  • Download a range of useful workbooks & MP3 version of the entire course.
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  • Students of this course will benefit the most if they have historically suffered from depression, or, if they currently struggle with feelings of depression.
  • At times it may be useful to take brief notes, although most of the video lectures are also accompanied with downloadable MP3's to further compliment student learning.
  • It is important that students have access to a computer, tablet (or smart phone) and a printer to print off appropriate worksheets and articles.

Despite having been on the increase for years, it is far easier to breakthrough and move beyond depression than what many people are led to believe. Once you know how!

Packed with actionable insight, this course shatters many of the cultural myths that surround depression and how it should best be treated. It also gives you the actionable information and principles that are revolutionising the treatment of depression for ex-servicemen & women throughout the UK.

If you’re ready to break free from depression or other debilitating emotions today, 'Depression Breakthrough: How To End The Cycle of Depression' offers crucial insights for understanding what depression is, where it comes from & how you can permanently overcome it, without becoming dependant on therapists, doctors or prescribed medication.

Throughout This Course, You Will Also Discover;

  • Practical guidance for quickly breaking patterns of depression.
  • Essential information about why people become (and stay) depressed.
  • How to identify and change negative habitual response patterns.
  • Crucial insights into what depression is & why it's on the increase.
  • Why some forms of psychotherapy can make people's depression worse.
  • The 1st steps & most effective strategies for best beating depression.
  • How to control negative thoughts & manage your destructive emotions.
  • And much, much more…

Whether you want to understand this information for yourself, or, if you want to help someone else who you know is depressed (for personal or professional reasons), this course is an excellent first step you can take. Unfortunately, managing negative emotions isn’t something that people commonly get taught about in school.

This course has been designed to give you practical, easy-to-understand information that you can action immediately, so that upon completion, you can re-assume complete control of your emotions, and start moving forward with the rest of your life.

‘Depression Breakthrough: How to break the cycle of depression’ comes with a Full Money Back Guarantee, and if you're less than fully satisfied, you can get a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

Who is the target audience?
  • EMPLOYERS or EMPLOYEE'S: This course has been designed for people of all levels and backgrounds, both professional & non-professional.
  • SELF-IMPROVEMENT ADDICTS: Those who are committed towards developing themselves emotionally.
  • STUDENTS: Graduates and young professionals who want to overcome depression or low mood before making a mark in the world.
  • PARENTS: Being a parent can be difficult enough without having the burden of depression and other debilitating emotions.
  • HELPING SPECIALISTS: This course can be used as a practical tool for helping professionals, such as therapists, counselors, psychologists, teachers, and social group leaders.
  • ANYONE: Who needs a fresh injection of motivation, inspiration, perspective and encouragement into their life.
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Curriculum For This Course
43 Lectures
Introduction To The Course
3 Lectures 12:18

Depression causes people to experience depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration.

Depression is different from feeling down or sad. Unhappiness is something which everyone feels at one time or another, usually due to a particular cause. A person experiencing depression will experience intense emotions of anxiety, hopelessness, negativity and helplessness, and the feelings stay with them instead of going away.

Depression can happen to anyone. Many successful and famous people who seem to have everything going for them battle with this problem. Depression also affects people of every age.

Half of the people who have depression will only experience it once but for the other half it will happen again. The length of time that it takes to recover ranges from around six months to a year or more.

Living with depression is difficult for those who suffer from it and for their family, friends, and colleagues. It can be difficult to know if you are depressed and what you can do about it.

Preview 02:33

Depression is like being stuck in a hole

The word “depression” comes from the Latin for “pressing down”, a phrase which shows how depression feels like an external force that weighs you down or makes you feel lower than you should be.

Imagine you're stuck in a hole: Perhaps you fell in this hole by accident; perhaps something or someone put you in there. But now you feel 'lower' in some way than the people around you. It's as though you're alone in your hole, and other people can't reach you.

You can't see beyond the hole you're in. You can't get to the things you want in life. You've tried to get out of the hole, but you keep slipping back. So you sit and ponder on what got you in and how to get out.

Frustrated by your predicament, you become irritable, with angry outbursts. You feel sad and tearful. Eventually, fatigued by trying to escape, and starved of what you need, you weaken. You lose the energy to act. You think and move slowly. You sleep more to try and restore yourself, but your sleep is restless and unrefreshing. You become hopeless and collapse into apathy. Your mind becomes increasingly disconnected from the world beyond your reach and starts to fill with unreal fantasies which seek to explain what happened or predict what will occur in the future.

That's how symptoms can make up the picture of depression.

Preview 06:04

Many people rely on their innate ability to recover from losses and avoid getting stuck in depression.

However, at each stage of life a person can encounter obstacles, which at times may seem beyond their ability to overcome, so as a result, many people get themselves stuck.

In this video I'll explain how I got myself 'stuck in this hole'.

Preview 03:41
Making Some Immediate Changes
6 Lectures 27:59

Whatever you focus on, you will feel and experience at a stronger level.

If you focus on why you have so many problems in your life, you will surely be able to come up with a long list of reasons. If you focus on all the activities that are keeping you busy, you'll find yourself continuously adding more and more to your list.

Focus on the results you are committed to, and you'll find yourself consistently moving toward the result you're after and very often accomplishing them with a much shorter to-do list than you expected.

Exercise 1: What You Focus On You'll Feel!

There is an ancient proverb which says, “Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained.”

They can’t focus, can’t reach their goal, can’t follow their dream. An older translation says, “Without vision, the people perish.” I’ve seen it with my own eyes - without vision, people lose the vitality that makes them feel alive.

'Without A Vision, The People Will Perish'

"But Mo-om, I want it!" How many times have you heard that in the grocery store, or the toy store, or anywhere else, for that matter?

And what do you think when you hear it? That poor parent? Or, thank God that's not me! Or, What is wrong with that child? Most of us go on our way, relieved as it's not our kid, it's not us, and we don't have to deal with it!

Or don't we? The truth is that, as adults, there are times when we keep ourselves from throwing these sorts of tantrums by buying something we don't need. We see an item, feel the same desperate need that child felt, and assuage our feelings by buying the item. We have the power to do that for ourselves as adults.

These are the obvious things that every person needs to stay alive. I include food, water, shelter, and not much else in this category. These are the things without which we would not be alive.

It's crucial that we understand the difference between our needs and our wants. Needs are things you have to have, whereas Want's are just things that you'd like to have.

Preview 05:28

Depression is a Hole That People Can Get Stuck In At Any Stage of Life

Just as people can suffer losses, or feel stuck in a hole at any age, so can people feel depressed at any age. But depression is often diagnosed from the mid-twenties, perhaps because younger people often have more hope or haven’t sought help.

Many people rely on their natural human ability to recover from losses and avoid getting stuck in depression. However, at each stage of life a person can encounter obstacles, which at times may seem beyond their ability to overcome, so as a result, many people get themselves stuck.

Worksheet: Understanding Depression
3 pages

The physical and psychological factors in depression feed each other in a vicious cycle: We see the physical effects of depression, which only make us feel more depressed.

As we feel more depressed, so we tend to act in ways, which weaken our bodies. This is the ‘hole’ that many depression sufferers can find themselves in.

Use the attached worksheet to make any notes about how it is that you experience depression:

What Depression 'IS' and 'ISN'T'

As humans, we possess a unique ability to engage in emotional time travel, mentally fast forwarding (or rewinding) through time to envision how we'll feel in future situations, or by remembering how we felt in past situations.

Emotional time travel is not without its pitfalls. At the most obvious level, people may make inaccurate predictions about how they will feel in a situation because the situation unfolds differently than they expect.

And if we spend too much time focussing on a negative aspect of our past, this will always come accompanied with a negative or destructive emotion.

The Art of Emotional Time Travel
Shift Your Perspective & Shift Your Depression
10 Lectures 01:32:14

From man-made catastrophes like 9-11; to the natural devastation seen in earthquakes, tsunamis and, of course, Hurricane Katrina; to disasters of fate like plane crashes and wildfires - chances appear alarmingly high that somewhere, sometime, somehow, your life may be touched by a crisis.

How would you react if it happened? Do you have what it takes to not only survive a disaster but perhaps even lead others out of danger? Or, would you seek to learn from a crisis in view of teaching others how best to respond when a crisis hits them?

Things We Can Learn From A Mustard Seed

Everyone moves either towards what they want or away from what they don't want.

For example, you might claim to value wealth – it may be that you do indeed value money and move towards it, or you might be running away from your fear of poverty. You might say that you value love – again you might move towards love and are motivated by it, or you may just be running away from a fear of loneliness or abandonment.

Whether you move towards or away depends on your values. Values are what are important to us (not necessarily the things that we like).

Our values drive the motivation behind our actions and then help us judge what we have done. Our values determine our behaviour and what we choose to do with our time. Our values are what we move away from, or towards in life.

In this lecture we'll explore the difference between focus and perspective.

The Difference Between Focus & Perspective

There are a series of steps that all people will take as they move into feelings of depression, and in this factsheet we'll look at the 'A to F' pathway towards depression.

Worksheet: The 'A to F' Pathway of Depression
3 pages

Did you know that there's a series of stages that people go through throughout life?

At each stage (which we'll often experience as Crisis) we tend to reassess and rebalance our life values priorities. It's helpful to know what some of these stages are so that when we pass through them we can be aware of what's happening and know that problems in life are standard.

Addressed with the right mindset these are stages of personal growth, the movement between stages is a progression. As we pass from one stage to the next, often with some difficult periods of transition, we learn and mature in the process. If we acknowledge and work through the issues of each successive stage, we become more balanced and mature human beings.

In this lecture, we'll explore the various levels and stages of life.

The 'Levels & Stages' Of Life

Life is like a Movie! You are your movie writer and at the same time, you are the principal actor. You are your director, your producer, and you are your agent, co-creating your role with different souls (co – actors) in your very own personal film.

So many of us can become so caught up in our 'right here right now' circumstances that we lose sight of the bigger picture - life is meant to be lived!

Picture your life as a story, it had a beginning and it will some day come to an end - you are the main character in this story, you always have been and you always will be ... so, if this is the case, you might as well make it dramatic!

When things get tough ... remember to press the pause button, and simply reflect upon the truth that although what you're currently facing may be tough - it's only one short scene in what will be one HELL of an epic movie!

The Art Of Writing Your Own Life's Script

Life presents us with a series of ongoing challenges, both large and small.

How do we habitually respond to daily life? Do we panic and become frantic, or do we stay positive and look for new things to learn? Do we make small problems big, or do we make big problems small then dissolve them into nothing?

How we face the regular events of each day is often how we will meet the more major challenges of life.

If we were to consider some of the qualities of people who become negative and panic versus people who respond positively and energetically. Panicky people find difficulty in controlling their emotions, with their minds unfocused and their confusion complicating even the simplest of things where even small challenges can appear to be huge!

Negatively motivated people will often assume that everything's a problem. They generate an incredible amount of mental and physical stress. When anything comes up that disturbs their comfort zone, they think and say things like, "It's too difficult. I can't do it. I never did it before. I don't know how. Why is this happening to me?"

Succumbing to negative emotional states creates nothing but more negative reactions, such as jealousy, hatred, blame, fear, and depression. That helps neither us, the situation nor the people around us. The moment negative emotions hit us, we have to see the urgency of generating some positive energies, instead, and start doing something good for the environment and others.

One of the most empowering lessons I've learned throughout life is to seek understanding of WHY our problems are even issues in the first place!

In this video, I will share a story about what I learned from one of the greatest emotional challenges I have experienced in my life to date. The death of a loved one.

A New Perspective For Life

None of us ever ask for a crisis. We don't go seeking out life-altering problems…they find us!

Crisis comes to everyone. No one is exempt. Sooner or later we will all go through that moment that turns our world upside down. But we all handle crisis just a little bit differently. We may think we are at a place in our lives where everything is under control and then suddenly crisis comes our way.

So the question is this…how are we able to develop ourselves when a crisis comes upon us?

Crisis exposes our limitations. But the same crisis also gives us an opportunity to grow. It has been said that a rubber band, once it is stretched, never returns to the same size. So it is with a crisis. Once we go through a crisis, it stretches us. It stretches our minds, our hearts, and our wills. And, it brings us to a point of decisive change.

Crisis has a way of clearing away the clutter in our lives that does not matter and focusing our lives on that which matters most. As a result, we grow…and we are never the same again.

Many people who suffer from depression spend a lot of time focussed on their pasts. So in this lecture, we'll explore how to learn from the past so that we can devote more time concentrating on the future.

How To Learn From The Past & Focus On The Future

Why do we do what we do as human beings? Why is it that one person would sacrifice his or her life for someone else while another person will murder a stranger in cold blood to merely prove a point?

What creates an Adolf Hitler, a Sadaam Hussein or a Mother Theresa? What is it that motivates and determines our emotions, our actions and quality of life we experience? While as human beings, we are all 100% unique, we also share a set of fundamental needs that everyone has in common.

Every decision we make in life is a valued based decision, where our actions and behaviours are determined by whether we believe that our values are going to be met or whether they aren't. All behaviour is simply an attempt at meeting our needs.

Although the following list isn't extensive, they are 6 of the most prominent values for most people:

1) Certainty: Knowing that you can gain more of what you want in life.

2) Variety: The need for the new, change, and excitement.

3) Significance: Feeling unique, valuable, special or needed.

4) Love: A strong feeling of closeness or union with someone or something.

5) Growth: An expansion of capacity, capability or understanding.

6) Contribution: A sense of service and focus on helping, giving to and supporting others.

The route of our primary problems in life stems from our inability to meet these needs consistently. When our attempts to reach fulfilment fail, we will settle for comfort and safety (the comfort zone).

When we begin to understand our needs as human beings, then, in turn, be able to relate these needs to who it is that we are. Upon doing this, we can start living with more intentionality, purpose and fulfilment and we develop our ability to make better, wiser and more accurate life decisions.

The Difference Between Our 'Needs' & Our 'Wants'

In ancient Near East civilisations, 'Your Name' defined the very essence of your character, your attitudes and your standards, however in Western society, a person's name doesn't often stand for too much more that a set of feelings, opinions and beliefs.

In this lecture, we will explore and unpack the unlimited potential of your name, and also what this might mean.

The Power in a Name (Your Name)

How to Bounce Back from Getting Let Down

Okay, tell me what happened. Did a partner reject you? Did a friend betray you? Didn’t get the job?

The disappointments of life can knock us down. It’s not fair, and sometimes it’s downright cruel. However, you can rise above anything that happens to you if you get the right perspective.

Here are seven ways to get up, get over it and move on!

Worksheet: Seven Ways To 'Get Over It'
3 pages
Understanding Yourself From The Inside-Out
15 Lectures 01:37:58

The following Steve Job's quote give's us a perfect summary of what I'll be discussing in this video:

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs

Self-judgement, can be one of our greatest downfalls in life, and in this lecture I'll explain what I mean by this.

Preview 08:42

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.

Here, though, I'll do my very best to explain how all of this works,

In this video we will explore the 3 primary elements that fundamentally make you ... you!

Let Me Introduce You To ... You!

Take This Great Online Quiz To Get A Free & Accurate Analysis of Who You Really Are!

Follow this link to go to the Visual DNA 'Who Am I' Quiz:

The 'WHO AM I?' Quiz

You will never be greater than the quality of the thoughts that dominate your mind!

If it's true that you become what you think about most, it follows that the quantity and quality of success you achieve in your life will be in direct proportion to the size of your thoughts.

If you allow your mind to be dominated by trivial matters, your achievements are likely to be unimportant. Discipline yourself to think about important things. Keep up with what's new in your field and with what's going on in the world. Make a list of good ideas that you can use anytime you are searching for a creative solution to a problem.

Remember, small minds think about things; great minds think about ideas.

How We Understand & Process Our Pasts

The power of thought is without a shadow of a doubt the most dangerous AND the most beneficially useful power available to mankind, fully dependent of course, upon how we choose to use it.

Through the power of thought human beings have visualised and gone on to build the greatest empires and kingdoms known to mankind ... on the other hand though, exactly the same power has torn these empires and kingdoms apart as if they were mere pieces of paper held together by Sellotape.

Accurate thinking is one of the most challenging principles to become competent in as it requires separating the emotions of the head from the beliefs of the heart.

In this lecture, we'll explore how if we can become able to manage our thoughts, at the same time we'll also become able to manage our emotions.

The Art Of Effective Thought Management

Emotional mastery is the key to living a life that you are 100% in control of.

The capacity to have absolute direct power over what you feel in every single moment (despite what's happening around you) is one of the most important skill sets you can have.

Whatever you feel, you're not feeling it because you have to feel it. You're feeling it because you've chosen to focus on something that you don't want (or don't value). To master your emotions and consciously choose the state you wish to live in, you need to understand the order of your feelings, how they work and also how to read them!

Emotion is created by your motion. Where your focus goes, your energy will flow. And where energy flows, whatever you're focusing on grows. In other words, your life is controlled by what you focus on. That's why you need to focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.

Shift your focus toward where you want to go and your actions will take you in that direction. By becoming competent at understanding and mastering your emotions, you can choose to spend more time in positive and resourceful emotional conditions.

From these circumstances, you'll become better at making more empowered decisions that will help you reach your greatest potential and in turn to BREAKTHROUGH depression, and any other undesired emotions that you face.

Become The Master Of Your Emotions

Did you know that there is way that people are able to step out of negative emotions in exactly the same way as what they stepped into them?

While many people would automatically assume that once an emotion is present, there's no getting away from it until it leaves us on it's own accord.

'Emotional Backtracking' is an interesting idea that we'll explore further in this lecture.

The Art Of Emotional Backtracking

Whether we are consciously aware of them or not, we all have reference points.

These points dictate what we do in our life and who we become. We have reference points for every area of our existence. They are what we look up to and what guides us.

Reference points are vital in every area of life. Before the coming of satellite navigation, sailors depended on stars and lighthouses as their reference points. Without such help to chart the direction and course of sailing, ships could go off course and get lost in the high seas.

In the same way, when we don't give a stationary reference point to build our lives upon, we can end up feeling like we're living our lives on an emotional rollercoaster.

A Unique Reference Point For Life

Most people want their identity to be compatible with those around them so that they don't stand out and are not ostracised.

They shape their identity concerning others, not themselves. How many genuine “individuals” are there i.e. people who define themselves by their own standards, rules and values?

In today's modern culture, unfortunately, the answer is; not many!

So ... if I was to ask you the question, 'Who are You?'

What would you say?

The 'Toughest' Question In The World

Facts, feelings and faith, are three of the most important factors that influence our character, and also the way in which we live out our lives.

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.

The Principle of the 'Three F's'

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!

For example, consider 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, we are also able to do it too!

(After watching this video lecture, make sure to download and work through the attached exercise)

Getting To The Core Of Who You Are

Let me introduce you to one of my favourite inspirational tales ...

"It was not long after the Gods had created humankind that they very soon realised that they had made a huge mistake. The creatures that they had created were so adept, so skilful, so full of curiosity and the spirit of enquiry that it was only a matter of time before they would start to challenge the Gods themselves for supremacy.

To ensure their pre-eminence, the Gods held a large conference to discuss the issue. Gods were summoned from all over the known and unknown worlds. The debates were long, detailed, and soul-searching, and lasted well into the night.

They were all unanimous about one thing. What differentiated the Gods from the mortals that they had created were the differences between the quality of the resources they had. While humans had their egos and were concerned with the external, material aspects of the world, the Gods had spirit, soul, and an understanding of the workings of the inner self.

The Gods realised that sooner or later the humans would want some of that too. And so the Gods decided to hide their precious resources. The question was: where? This was the reason for the length and passion of the debates at the Great Conference of the Gods.

Some suggested hiding these resources at the top of the highest mountain. But it was realised that sooner or later the humans would scale such a mountain.

And the deepest crater in the deepest ocean would be discovered. And mines would be sunk into the earth. And the most impenetrable jungles would give up their secrets.

And then, the Littlest God, who had been silent until now, spoke up. "Why don't we hide these resources inside each human? They will never think to look for them there." And so they did."

Many of us don't think to look within for our answers, but when we do, we'll often find our greatest potential!

In this video, I'll share with you a story about 'The Littlest God' ... and how all people 100% of the time already have the things that they genuinely believe that they don't have.

Unleashing The Power Within ...

There is a fact that children attempt to establish from a very young age, which if they don't, will often leave them feeling emotionally unstable for the rest of their lives.

"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 are!"

Low self-esteem is often like a particular 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).

The 'Good Enough' Principle

Did you know that the worst thing that anyone could ever say to you is ... I HATE YOU!

So, if you can get 'OK' with this, you can be OK with anything else that people throw at you too.

Pick a popular Twitter user and look at their @replies. Odds are they field their fair share of harsh comments. The higher you rise, the more attention you’ll receive, both positive and negative.

A willingness to be disliked will be more than enough to help you deal with any amount of scrutiny.

The 'I Hate You' Principle

Everyone experiences problems. Some of us have more to contend with than others, yet often it's not the size of the problem that gets us down, but the way we deal with it.

Structured Problem Solving is a learned skill that helps you to step back and evaluate your problems, big or small, in a clearer, more structured way. It's a “thinking skill” commonly used in personal coaching and has proven to be helpful in managing mild to moderate depression.

It's a great skill for anyone to learn and because it's a highly actionable 4-step process.

Use this easy-to-follow workbook to help get you started:

11 pages
Summary And Closing Thoughts
9 Lectures 50:18

Have you ever felt sad or depressed about something?

Of course, you have ... most likely, you'll often have too much on your plate, where deadlines are looming, and people are counting on you. You are under a lot of pressure—so much that at times, you suspect the quality of your whole life suffers for it.

The difference between those who make progress in life and those who don't isn't whether you suffer from anxiety or not, but how you deal with it when it comes!

In this lecture, you will discover a theory that applies to absolutely everything - this is a truth that (if you're willing to) you can build the rest of your life upon!

A Strategy For Absolutely EVERYTHING!

Depression often comes accompanied by feelings of helplessness and hopelessness as we are uncertain of how to move forward in our lives as effectively as what we would like.

in this lecture we will explore this idea and whether there is a solution for this problem.

How To Be 'Hopeful' ... or 'Hopeless'

So ... this is the 2nd main Exercise of the course where in this short video I will ask you a series of four questions which you can apply to one current area of your life that you wish to make BREAKTHROUGH in.

You can use the worksheet (attached below) to note down and record your answers.

Exercise 2: The Depression Physical Challenge

Life Balance ... so where do you start?

If balance is an area of your life that you're finding difficulty in, you're not alone – a significant percentage of the people “overload” as a result of the pressures and demands associated with their work and home life whilst attempting to maintain personal & professional relationships, physical health or service within their local communities.

Download your LIFE BALANCE WORKBOOK in the next lecture to help you identify the area's of your life which may be “out of balance” and which you'd like to make some positive changes in today.

In this lecture, I've also added in a secondary exercise, which I'd encourage you to consider fulfilling over the next 12 months ... this might sound daunting, but it will be hugely rewarding for you if you complete it!

Exercise 3: Life Balance Workbook & 12 Month Project

“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.” - Albert Einstein

If you will begin giving yourself to others, sharing what you have, sharing your time, your life experiences and your talents, you will find yourself learning to be content and with more peace in life.

Helping other people (possibly even overcoming their depression) will give you an appreciation for what you have, who you are, and of the value that you have within you. Until you take this selfless approach to life, you might find it difficult to ever be truly content.

The Art Of Sharing Your Value With Others

“Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you previously imagined yourself to be.” - Alan Watts

I’ve heard the statement “just be yourself” so much. It sounds like an amazing thing to do, and I always wondered, what does this even mean?

In my quest for answers I’ve found that it is very much possible to just be yourself. Our true self is who we really are when we let go of all of the stories, labels, and judgments that we have placed upon ourselves.

It is who we naturally are without the masks of falseness and pretentiousness.

The Art Of Just Being Yourself: Part 1

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why do so many people feel confused about who they really are and how did the issue of personal identity become so challenging? While it may seem like you should automatically know how to be yourself, in reality that is rarely the case.

All you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for it. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all. But either way, at leat you'll be being you!

The Art Of Just Being Yourself: Part 2

No good course would ever be complete without it's very own recommended reading list ... so, get your Amazon account at the ready, and here goes!

Recommended Book List

This video brings the course to a close (for now), and I can only thank you once again for enrolling in the first place, and also for putting your trust in me as your coach.

Moving forward, I will continue to develop the course by adding new resources and study materials (and please feel free to get in touch with me directly if there are topics that you'd like me to produce future videos on).

But other that this, God bless, all the best and I'll look forward to hopefully seeing you again in one of my other courses ;-)


Summary & Closing Thoughts
About the Instructor
Kain Ramsay
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Innovator of Thought in NLP, CBT & Modern Applied Psychology

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.