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Dealing with Depression Diploma Course

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A debilitating condition that can often be overlooked and massively misunderstood by those who have not experienced it, depression is very real for its sufferers. The Dealing with Depression Diploma Course has been created as a self-help guide that will help you onto the road of recovery or, if you do not have the condition yourself, will aid you in helping those who do, with accurate and up-to-date information, and practical techniques and lifestyle change suggestions that WILL make a difference.

Recent research has shown that some of the most effective treatment comes about by giving the sufferer the tools to overcome the condition themselves and this course will show you how. You will learn of the many options that there are to fight and deal with depression, no matter how intensely we feel it, or how often we have suffered. It will also educate you in the importance of absolute individuality when assessing and deciding on a treatment plan for depression.

We talk of food, lifestyle, stress and life experiences and how they affect the chemistry within us, which automatically changes how we feel. Then we discuss the alignment between holistic health and the most up-to-date medical views on the topic.

What You'll Learn from the Dealing with Depression Diploma Course

This course guides you through 8 comprehensive modules:

  • Introduction
  1. Understanding
  2. Treatment
  3. Associated Conditions
  4. Making Change
  5. Holistic Approach
  6. Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes
  7. Long Term Recovery
  8. Helping Others
  • References and Further Reading

Following an introduction to the course, Module 1 imparts the knowledge of what depression actually is, how it affects us (including a list of symptoms), common myths, why it can come about, and the common medications used to treat it.

Module 2 of the Dealing with Depression Diploma Course delves deeper into the subject of depression, giving detailed reasons for depression, with the aim of arming students with all the latest findings. Here students will also find some quick fire techniques that can counteract the beginnings of negative thoughts.

The third module discusses related conditions and starts to introduce students to the initial stages of self-help, along with talking of the lifestyle and thought processes that embed depression into a sufferer. The aim here is to prepare students for the positive changes they will make later in the course.

To make a change students need to understand the thinking patterns, the brain and how negative thinking patterns can affect the state of mind and well-being of the depression sufferer, and this is what is talked about it Module 4.

The Depression Diploma Course’s fifth module covers the holistic approach to combating depression. This includes how powerful techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, journaling, and exercise, can be when practiced regularly.

Nutrition and lifestyle are often-overlook factor in depression, but these areas have a massive impact on our mental well being. Module 6 informs students of how nutrition can aid or work against us, whilst escapism through alcohol and drugs can embed the condition of depression further into the sufferer.

With various techniques to combat depression already discussed earlier in the course, Module 7 concretizes this information and reinforces it with the most effective practices for long term recovery and resilience.

The final module focuses on how to use the information learned from the Dealing with Depression Diploma Course to help others to overcome depression and work towards long term recovery. This is followed by a list of references and further reading.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

This course is aimed at those who suffer with depression and want to understand the condition better and implement techniques and lifestyle changes to aid their recovery. The Dealing with Depression Diploma Course is also designed for those who work in caring and counselling roles with people who may be suffering from the effects of depression, and need a solid base of information and guidance on how to help them.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Dealing with Depression Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

This course also is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Course Syllabus


Module 1: Understanding

  • What is Depression
  • Areas of the Brain Affected by Depression
  • Symptoms of Depression
  • Why Me?
  • Nature or Nurture
  • Depression Myths
  • Antidepressant Drugs
  • Unit 1 Exercise

Module 2: Treatment

  • The Traditional Approach
  • A Clarifying Metaphor
  • Why We Become Depressed
  • Causes of Depression
  • Embedding Depression
  • The 3P's of Depressive Thinking
  • Resilience
  • Rewriting your Resilience Story
  • Medication-Free SSRIs
  • Your Instant Life Lift
  • Practically Positive
  • Unit 2 Exercise

Module 3: Associated Conditions

  • The Impact of Stress
  • Exploring Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Linking Stress and Depression
  • 5 Practical Tips for Depression Prevention
  • A Depression Vaccination
  • Unit 3 Exercise

Module 4: Making Change

  • Assess Your Lifestyle Attributers
  • The Human Givens
  • The Rutgers Study
  • Unit 4 Exercise

Module 5: Holistic Approach

  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • The Physical Effects of Meditation
  • Gratitude
  • Journaling
  • Exercise Happy
  • How Does Exercise Help?
  • Unit 5 Exercise

Module 6: Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes

  • Food
  • Balanced Glucose = Balanced Mood
  • Glycaemic Index
  • The Central Role of Inflammation in Depression
  • New Findings on Postnatal Depression
  • Overhaul Your Carbohydrates and Ditch Sugar
  • Water and Depression
  • Gluten
  • Unit 6 Exercise

Module 7: Long Term Recovery

  • Self-Awareness
  • Faulty Thinking
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • All or Nothing Thinking
  • Embrace Positive Recall
  • Positive Visualisation - Mice and Men
  • 6 Therapy Techniques for Improvement
  • Unit 7 Exercise

Module 8: Helping Others

  • Working with Depressed Clients
  • Rumination
  • Alcohol Use
  • Teaching Resilience and Coping Skills
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar Depression
  • Grief and Terminal Illness
  • The Difference Between Men and Women
  • Suicide Risk
  • Dealing with Suicidal People
  • Unit 8 Assessment

References and Further Reading

Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

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