Online E-Learning Courses
– Happiness is just a Choice Away
– The ABC’s of Positive Change
– CBT Training – Cognitive Behavior Therapy
(Manage the most common symptoms of mental stress)
(Worry, Anxiety, Depression, Social Phobia, Addictions, etc…)
– How to Control Your Stress before it Controls You
– The 5 Stages of Change
Finances / Money Literacy
Doing Business Online
– How to Sell Anything Online
– Creating an Internet Profit center
– Virtual Convention and Membership Sites
– Setting up a Private Pay Per View Internet TV Network
These E-courses are “Coming Soon” – Summer of 2017
After several years of researching some of the most powerful processes for managing emotional stress,
managing change and achieving peace of mind, our new E-Learning center is just about ready to launch.
We will be delivering the following online e-courses on the following subjects this summer:
– The purpose of this course and how it came to be developed.
– Why understanding these tools is important to improving our lives and relationships
– Describes the epidemic of stress in society and our lives and the need for correction
– The numerous benefits of positive change
– How this process works to change our beliefs, thoughts and behaviors
– Understanding How To Shift our Perception and Point of View
– (Cycle of Conflict – Shifting Perception Flowchart – Graphics)
Module 1 – The Assessment
– Where you are in your life, where you want to go and how to get there
– The Cost of Stress Calculator
– The Mindful Change Planner
Module 2 – Identifying the Blocks and Obstacles
– Understanding the social conditioning process and Auto-Pilot
– Explains where our irrational and unhelpful beliefs come from that cause the most
common symptoms of stress and how to recognize them when they arise.
– Understanding the difference between real and imagined, perceived threat.
– Cognitive Distortions – Irrational Thinking
– Recognizing the most common symptoms of thinking errors
Module 3 – Dealing with Resistance
– Explores the resistance we have to working with change strategies and how to overcome them.
– Denial, Shame, Fear, Ambivalence, Projection, Procrastination, Perfectionism
Module 4 – The Positive Change Toolkit
– The practice and process of challenging and replacing our assumptions
to improve our lives, increase happiness and reduce stress
– Mindfulness – Developing Focused Awareness and Attention
– Learning to turn off the fight / flight response to perceived threat
– Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
– Learning to interrupt, challenge and replace our irrational assumptions
– The ABC’s of Positive Change – The ABC process of CBT
– The CBA Tool – Cost / Benefit Analysis
– Unconditional Self Acceptance
– Frustration Tolerence
– Connected Communication
– The Peace of Mind Scale (Graphic)
Module 5 – Ongoing support and practice
– Tools and strategies to maintain your practice
– Daily reminders and resources
The ABC’s of CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
This course teaches you the basic skills of using the ABC process of CBT as developed by Albert Ellis and Aaron Beck, which are some of the most researched, proven, effective and safe processes for dealing with Mental Stress related symptoms. How to Identify, challenge and replace irrational thinking and Cognitive Distortions, using more helpful problem solving and coping skills, to deal with some of the most common symptoms of Stress: anxiety, worry, depression, etc… It essentially teaches us the skills of how to change our point of view at will thus changing our experience in a positive way. This course contains 6 modules explaining how to use and practice the ABC process.
1. – Overview
2. – A – Activating events or triggers
3. – B – Beliefs we have about what is happening (the meanings we ascribe to events)
4. – C – Consequences – Feelings and Behaviors we have about events
5. – D – Disputation – Skills and tools for challenging our Beliefs and Assumptions
6. – E – Effective New Beliefs – Replacing irrational patterns (thoughts, feelings, behaviours)
with more helpful, Rational New Coping Statements and practices.
– The Mindful Living Course / Mindfulness
This 8 module course teaches Mindful Meditation practices for developing our Awareness, Focus, Attention and being more calm and in the moment. To learn how to change our relationship to our thoughts and thus learning to change the experience with anything that happens in our lives. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, in paying attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them.
– “How to Control Your Stress before it Controls You”
– The Stages of Change
This 6 module course teaches the skills of the Trans-theoretical Model of Change. 5 distinct stages and 10 distinct processes that help move us through to the next stage in the change process. This process is one of the most studied and effective change processes ever developed. We not only teach you the process, but follow up with automated reminders and support through the process.
- Pre-contemplation (Not Ready) – “People are not intending to take action in the foreseeable future, and can be unaware that their behaviour is problematic”
- Contemplation (Getting Ready) – “People are beginning to recognize that their behaviour is problematic, and start to look at the pros and cons of their continued actions”
- Preparation (Ready) – “People are intending to take action in the immediate future, and may begin taking small steps toward behaviour change”
- Action – “People have made specific overt modifications in modifying their problem behaviour or in acquiring new healthy behaviours”
- Maintenance – “People have been able to sustain action for at least six months and are working to prevent relapse”
– Termination – “Individuals have zero temptation and they are sure they will not return to their old unhealthy habit as a way of coping”
Processes of change.
The 10 processes of change are “covert and overt activities that people use to progress through the stages.” To progress through the early stages, people apply cognitive, affective, and evaluative processes. As people move toward Action and Maintenance, they rely more on commitments, conditioning, contingencies, environmental controls, and support. The originators of the process and colleagues state that their research related to the trans-theoretical model shows that interventions to change behaviour are more effective if they are “stage-matched,” that is, “matched to each individual’s stage of change.”
In general, for people to progress they need:
- A growing awareness that the advantages (the “pros”) of changing outweigh the disadvantages (the “cons”)—the TTM calls this decisional balance
- Confidence / Resilience that they can make and maintain changes in situations that tempt them to return to their old, unhealthy behavior—the TTM calls this self-efficacy
- Strategies that can help them make and maintain change—the TTM calls these processes of change. The ten processes include:
- Consciousness-Raising—increasing awareness via information, education, and personal feedback about the healthy behavior.
- Dramatic Relief—feeling fear, anxiety, or worry because of the unhealthy behavior, or feeling inspiration and hope when they hear about how people are able to change to healthy behaviors
- Self-Reevaluation—realizing that the healthy behavior is an important part of who they are and want to be
- Environmental Reevaluation—realizing how their unhealthy behavior affects others and how they could have more positive effects by changing
- Social Liberation—realizing that society is more supportive of the healthy behavior
- Self-Liberation—believing in one’s ability to change and making commitments and re-commitments to act on that belief
- Helping Relationships—finding people who are supportive of their change
- Counter-Conditioning—substituting unhealthy ways of acting and thinking for healthy ways
- Reinforcement Management—increasing the rewards that come from positive behavior and reducing those that come from negative behavior
- Stimulus Control—using healthy interventions – reminders and cues that encourage healthy behavior as substitutes for those that encourage the unhealthy behavior.