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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practitioner Certificate

Learn Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and how you can positively influence peoples emotional and mental well-being.
Instructor:
Kain Ramsay
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You will learn practical CBT based tools and techniques that you can use with clients, in your personal life, career or relationships right away.
The course demonstrates the practical application of CBT in any professional helping relationship (counselling, pastoring, parenting, managing etc).
You will learn how to plan a session with your client and some tips on how you set take-away tasks for clients to complete outside of session time.
You will be shown exactly how to break through people's limiting self-philosophies to help them live more empowered and autonomous lives.
Learn to establish healthy professional boundaries with your clients and create an environment that's conducive to helping them realise their goals.
Understand how to facilitate the positive transformation of how people think, feel and behave when pursuing their goals or objectives in life.
You will learn to understand the primary motivations and reasonings behind most forms of behaviour (both productive and destructive behaviours).
You will be shown how to carry out CBT practice sessions and also understand a useful framework for structuring your sessions with others.
You will learn about how the mind processes day-to-day experiences and transforms your interpretation of them into emotions, fears, passions, actions and ultimately, outcomes.
This course will teach you how to become more self-aware of (and improve) the way that you communicate, alongside the psychology behind these communication styles.
This comprehensive training course is packed full of professionally produced CBT resources, which will enable you to start coaching people immediately after completion.
PLUS: Get access to our great online FB community and practice your newfound skills right away. On completion of the course, you can also apply to join Achology: The Academy for Modern Applied Psychology.

This unparalleled Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Practitioner Course (CBT) will certify you in a wide range of CBT teachings and practices that transform how people typically think, believe and behave.

CBT is a modern form of Applied Psychology that is broadly used by coaches, therapists, counsellors and mental health specialists. Due to the rational basis for its effectiveness, CBT is a popular helping system for many regular emotional difficulties, such as grief, anxiety and stress.

The course curriculum begins by acquainting you with the foundational constructs and history of the established fields from which CBT belongs; cognitive and behavioural psychology.

As a social science, psychology seeks to understand the reasons behind human behaviour, and on completing this course, you will comprehend the relationship between human thoughts, emotions and behaviour.

The course will equip you with an acute knowledge of cognitive behavioural theories, standards, processes, and how to practice CBT upon a high standard of comprehension. CBT provides an exceptional framework for individual and professional development.

If you aim to assist people with mental health-related matters, this course outlines the skills and insights you will need to do this while maximising your own mental and emotional wellbeing through the process.

This comprehensive CBT training course will lead you in the process of applying CBT within various professional contexts such as coaching, treatment, instruction, management, leadership and even in parenting.

 

Qu) What exactly will you learn in this CBT training course?

As you work through the eight-course modules, you will learn how to:

  • Help people to realise possibilities for personal growth.
  • Learn the framework required for improved mental health.
  • Assist clients in realising and increasing their emotional IQ.
  • Improve your relationships with crucial communication skills.
  • Support people in growing skills to elevate their personal growth.
  • Become non-judgemental and empathic rather than sympathetic.
  • Teach people how to set relevant, valuable and reasonable goals.
  • Build powerful discussion skills into your everyday relationships.
  • Support people in creating a plan by which to attain their goals.
  • Understand the link between cognition, beliefs and behaviour.
  • And much, much more.

 

This extensive CBT training is ideal for newcomers to applied psychology and also seasoned specialists who want to refresh their skills. This course will provide you with the knowledge required to transform peoples self-perception and drive a captivating new vocation in the process.

You will gain lifetime access to eight modules (over 32hrs) of video-based teaching and thought-provoking activities. There is no deadline for completing the course, and you can study it around your current obligations.

Enrolling in this course permits you to join the Achology online support community, in which, you can ask course-related questions, discuss what you’re learning with others and benefit from the wealth of wisdom of over 38,500 like-minded others from all corners of the world.

By the end of the course, you will understand how to support continual growth in peoples lives by empowering them to determine what their goals are, and then take the required action steps to get there. This process is the same as what all competent CBT practitioners use in the context of their daily practice.

This training course is certified by Achology, the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology. Achology takes competency and skilled development seriously. Upon completing the final lecture you will be awarded your certificate of completion, this certificate states that you have undergone over 32hrs of video-based learning on Udemy.

Full Money Back Guarantee: We are confident you will find value in this course. A full money-back guarantee with no questions asked protects your investment should the course not meet your expectations.

Complete CBT Certification Programme | Introduction Section

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Introduction to the Course

This Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Practitioner Programme is more than just an online course.

It is an interactive learning experience, through which you will find essential life principles for living your life in a more authentic way. You'll also be provided with a broad range of time-honored lessons that you can use if you go on to work with others in a helping context.

In this video lecture, Kain gives a broad overview of all the main topics and areas of study that will be presented throughout the course.

S1: Introductions & Course Navigation

S2: The Fundamental Ideas of CBT

S3: Understanding the Human Experience

S4: Important Cognitive Theories & Principles

S5: Communication Skills and Principles

S6: Social Skills and People Principles

S7: Goal Setting & Action Planning

S8: Basic Business Coaching Tools

S9: The Achology Coaching Framework

S10: The F.A.Q’s Section

S11: End of Course Summary & Close

Remember: Check the additional materials section of each video lecture as there are many downloadable CBT resources available for you to access throughout the course.

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Introducing the Wise Mind

In this video, Kain undertakes a practical approach in exploring the three parts of our mind: the Emotional Mind, the Rational Mind and the Wise Mind.

He unpacks this teaching to help you understand how you can get the most out of this course and on a bigger scale - how you can get the most out of life.

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Navigating Your Way Around the Course

In this video, Kain highlights various channels that you can direct your queries to should you have any questions as you work through the course material.

For any platform or technical related questions, such as issues with billing, video playback, downloading content etc, please visit udemy.support.com. The team are excellent and will respond to your queries asap.

For any learning or content related questions, please visit our 'Practice Makes Permanent' Facebook community, where you'll find over 27,000 students who are already enrolled on one or more Achology courses. The group is very welcoming of new members and would love to discuss some of the questions you have.

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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

What we focus on in life, we feel. The core idea underpinning Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is that our emotions stem from our thoughts.

In this video Kain unpacks this idea and outlines three levels of impact that we can go on to make following completion of this course: personal impact, impacting and influencing others, or cultural, national and global impact.

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Albert Ellis' Barriers to Effective Listening

When listening to others, we will either be listening to understand the other person or listening to respond.

It's essential as CBT Practitioners that we have a grounded understanding of the various barriers and bad habits that get in the way of us being effective listeners. In this video Kain outlines some of these barriers as identified by Albert Ellis'.

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An Overview of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Emotions do not stand alone in isolation; they are responses to the quality of our thinking. In this video Kain outlines some of the main components of CBT:

- CBT is solution focused, helping us to understand the root cause of our emotions so that we can identify solutions and bring about change.

- CBT is client orientated and promotes client wholeness and progress.

- CBT is about collaborative work. We cannot 'fix' people or change their their emotions, but people can change how they feel by learning to self-regulate.

As CBT practitioners, we can help people to think differently by challenging their perspective and helping them to better manage their emotions through self-regulation.

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The Core Assumptions of CBT

To grow and mature in life, we must grow up and out of the limiting beliefs we've developed about ourselves when we were young. We can only do this as we are presented with new alternative beliefs.

In the video Kain outlines some of the core assumptions that CBT is based on. As you listen to the video, take time to consider how each of these assumptions relate to your own world views.

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The Levels of Growth & Development in Life Part 1

In this video Kain outlines a framework that we can use to help gauge where our clients are at and how they are growing through their time spent with us.

The framework unpacks various levels of growth and development, creating for us an end goal - a meaningful vision of who it is that we can become.

This video is part 1 of 2.

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The Levels of Growth & Development Part 2

In this video Kain outlines a framework that we can use to help gauge where our clients are at and how they are growing through their time spent with us.

The framework unpacks various levels of growth and development, creating for us an end goal - a meaningful vision of who it is that we can become.

This video is part 2 of 2.

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A History of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

This article lecture depicts a brief history of CBT, looking at the contributions of many of the key thinkers who coined this field of Psychological study.

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The Foundations of CBT

Epictetus, the Greek philosopher observed that people are not disturbed by things that happen to them, but by the view they take of things that happen to them. Kain explores this idea and unpacks some of the main ideas that Dr A. Beck introduced in the 1960's.

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The Foundations of CBT (Diagram & Brief Explanation)

This article lecture outlines the foundations of CBT, offering a brief explanation of what CBT is and a visual diagram of the ABC model which was can use to break down any problem into a specific ABC format.

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The CBT Definitions Checklist

In this video Kain outlines definitions of various words that are commonly used in CBT.

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Connecting Thoughts, Emotions & Behaviour

As we go through life, we all develop inaccurate asusmptions about ourslves and the world. Growing up in life is about growing up and out of the beliefs we've developed about ourselves when we're young.

It's imperative that in life we learn to respond more to facts than our feelings. As we learn to manage our minds, we learn to manage our emotions.

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The ABCs of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Sometimes we focus more on the events that happen to us than taking responsibility for how it is we're responding to these events. In this video Kain outlines the ABC Process of CBT.

The 'B' in the ABC process we are often unaware of; we're not aware of the beliefs and assumptions that we're operating out of in life.

When we're not aware of ourselves we tend to blame other people, events or situations for the consequences we experience in life - people don't understand the part that their cognition is playing in the outcomes they get.

CBT is about helping our clents to bring their beliefs out of their unconscious into their conscious minds so that they can start making changes.

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Ellis' Fourteen Self-defeating Rules Part 1

If we want to make changes in life, it's impertive that we identify the unhealthy beliefs that we're operating out of.

We've got to get good at analysing and critiquing our beliefs and looking instead to establish what's true. In this video Kain unpacks Ellis' 14 self-defeating rules - 14 beliefs that Ellis' identified as the cause of all destructive behaviours.

Part 1 of 2

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Ellis' Fourteen Self-defeating Rules Part 2

If we want to make changes in life, it's impertive that we identify the unhealthy beliefs that we're operating out of.

We've got to get good at analysing and critiquing our beliefs and looking instead to establish what's true. In this video Kain unpacks Ellis' 14 self-defeating rules - 14 beliefs that Ellis' identified as the cause of all destructive behaviours.

Part 2 of 2

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Understanding Destructive Behaviours

In this video Kain explores the connection between beliefs and behaviours. As CBT Practitioners we can use a person's behaviours and actions to discern and gauge where a person is at. Our role is to understand the reason behind an individual's destructive behaviours.

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Join the Practice Makes Permanent Discussion Group!

Calling all CBT Practitioners ....

As we're almost at the end of section 1, by now, you will probably have decided whether this is a course that justifies you investing more time into or not.

If you're still with me and are intrigued to continue on, I'd like to invite you to come and join your other online course peers inside of our Practice Makes Permanent Facebook discussion group.The purpose of the group is to provide you with a platform to discuss the main course idea's, principles and practices in view of developing a deeper understanding of these main helping disciplines, ask relevant course related questions and partake in healthy discussion.

You'll feel at home in this community if you're a professional coach (or aspiring coach), consultant, therapist, trainer or practitioner and want to pick the brains of other likeminded peers. We have also created additional practice groups for those students who wish to find buddy partners to practice with.

In order to maintain the 'community feel' we've managed to create inside of the group, there's a few entry questions we'll ask you to answer prior to joining, which once answered, will allow you access to this new and excellent coaching support community.

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Meaning Making Machines (Article)

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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Looking Closer at Perceptual Variances

In this video Kain unpacks the concept of 'perception' and refers to various diagrams to illustrate how we all see things differently in life, according to our own frames of reference and experience in life.

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The Perception Quiz (How we see things differently)

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's essential that we develop a grounded understanding of other people’s models of the world. All people have different ways of experiencing the world (based on their perception, beliefs, values, filters, etc.). By taking time to understand and respect these differences instead of judging, we can engage in healthier and more mature communications.

Test your own perception with these 12 challenging questions.

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The Map is Not the Territory

The map is not the territory, it's just all that we can see. It's only when we're presented with new information that our map becomes enriched. In this video Kain shares a further story about perception to wrap up this section of the course.

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The Theory Underpinning Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

In this video Kain gives reference to one of the thinkers who influnced the founders of CBT - Jean Piaget (1896-1980). A theory is an interpretation of life, a well-informed idea - not a fact.

Piaget suggested that the main goal of education should be to develop mature individuals. Following the industrial revolution, education today is often geared more towards preparing people for employment than helping them to mature in life.

Kain unpacks Piaget's stages of cognitive developement which outlines the process through which children develop cognitively. Understanding these stages as CBT Practitioners gives us context as to why people often develop insecurities and why they are not secure in who they are.

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Erik Erickson's Stages of Development

In this video Kain explores Erik Erikson's stages of development which further explains why we develop limiting beliefs about ourselves when we are young.

If a person is not on the receiving end of positive healthy input at an earlier stage in life, they can end up spending the rest of their lives unlearning what they've learned in the early years.

Our role as CBT Practitioners is to help people become grounded in the facts of what's true, and break free from any labels they may have places on themselves. When a client comes to us having defined themselves with labels, we cannot abrubptly correct them, but instead we must compassionately help them to expand their maps - present them with new ideas and information to help them make better choices.

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Noam Chomsky's Cognitive Bias

In this video Kain discusses the various Cognitive Bias' identified by Noam Chomsky:

- Sensory Anchoring Bias

- Availability Heuristic

- The Bandwagon Effect

- Personal Blind-Spot Bias,

- Confirmation Bias.

As CBT Practitioners understanding cognitive bias allows us to better understand ourselves and how we might be misinterpreting life and other people, so that, in turn, we can help others do the same.

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Daniel Kahneman's Cognitive Bias

In this video Kain further explores cognitive bias, giving reference to the ideas introduced by Daniel Kahneman:

- Optical Illusions.

- Fact & Information bias

- The Placebo Effect

- Outcome Bias

- Pro-Innovation Bias

- Stereotyping & Generalizing.

Cognitive Bias is kind of like the lens through which we view life. As we begin recognising cognitive bias' in our own lives, this allows us to better understand ourselves and in turn, better relate to others.

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The Opposite Ends of Extreme Thinking

Many people operate out of an 'Inferiority Complex' - the belief that they cannot accomplish something, that they're not good enough. It's not that they 'cant', they just believe that they can't.

Others operate out of the opposite extreme - 'Superman Complex' - this is when a person believes that anything they turn their hand to they will be able to accomplish. At times they can get a little over confident, prideful and arrogant. People can end up crushed and depressed when the bubble bursts and they realise they're not 'superman'.

Instead of these two mindsets a more helpful attitude we can take towards life is simply one of growth, which is the 'sweet spot' in between these two extreme ways of thinking.

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A Discussion about Extreme Thinking

In this video Kain and Karen have a conversation about extreme thinking and discuss how the 'inferiority' and 'superman' complexes have come into play in their own relationship.

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The Most Common Cognitive Distortions Part 1

In this video Kain goes into detail about some of the common cognitive distortions highlighted by Aaron Beck:

- Deletions, distortions & mental filtering

- Polarized thinking

- Overgeneralisations & Categorisations

- Jumping to Conclusions & Making Assumptions

- Catastrophising & Worst Case Scenario-ising

- Personlisations (Self-con-sump-tion-it-is)

- Self-Victimisation (Learned Helplessness)

- The Fallacy of Fairness (Not-getting-what-I-want-it-is)

- Blaming & Irresponsibility for Self

- Heaven's Reward Fallacy

- Confusing Feelings with Facts

- Mistaking Beliefs for What's True

- Self-Labelling (& Labelling of Others)

- Mind Reading (Stop Thinking Ill of me)

- Mystical Guesswork (I can't, I won't like...)

The quality of our lives is determined by the quality of the relationships that we keep, and unless we're making a conscious effort to cut these cognitive distortions out of our lives, we're setting ourselves up for huge failure in our relationships.

CBT is about helping people to understand where they're going wrong cognitively and how this is impacting the various areas of their lives.

This video is part 1 of 2.

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The Most Common Cognitive Distortions Part 2

In this video Kain goes into detail about some of the common cognitive distortions highlighted by Aaron Beck:

- Deletions, distortions & mental filtering

- Polarized thinking

- Overgeneralisations & Categorisations

- Jumping to Conclusions & Making Assumptions

- Catastrophising & Worst Case Scenario-ising

- Personlisations (Self-con-sump-tion-it-is)

- Self-Victimisation (Learned Helplessness)

- The Fallacy of Fairness (Not-getting-what-I-want-it-is)

- Blaming & Irresponsibility for Self

- Heaven's Reward Fallacy

- Confusing Feelings with Facts

- Mistaking Beliefs for What's True

- Self-Labelling (& Labelling of Others)

- Mind Reading (Stop Thinking Ill of me)

- Mystical Guesswork (I can't, I won't like...)

The quality of our lives is determined by the quality of the relationships that we keep, and unless we're making a conscious effort to cut these cognitive distortions out of our lives, we're setting ourselves up for huge failure in our relationships.

CBT is about helping people to understand where they're going wrong cognitively and how this is impacting the various areas of their lives.

This video is part 2 of 2.

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Patterns of Unhelpful Thinking (Cognitive Distortion)

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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Self-Reflection Exercise 1

Now that we've looked at cognitive bias' and distortions, it's time for you to put some of these ideas into practice.

Kain revisits the ABC model and outlines a simple exercise which encorages you to work through this process for yourself and consider past events that you may benefit from re-interpreting.

Think about the last positive experience you can remember in your life and consider how you were feeling. Take time to explore what cognitive distortions might have come into play that day that were limiting by nature.

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Self-Reflection Exercise 2

Kain outlines a second exercise in this video - now think about the last negative experience you can remember in your life and consider how you were feeling. Take time to explore what cognitive distortion might have come into play that day that were limiting by nature.

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Demonstration: Identifying Cognitive Distortions

In this video Kain takes Karen through a CBT Breakthrough session where together they explore an area of Karen's life that she would like to make progress in.

He helps her to reflect and consider the various cognitive distortions that are coming in to play in this area of her life and that she's allowing to prevent her from making the degree of progress she desires.

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The Four Domains of Emotional IQ

In this video Kain explores how our self-awareness impacts our social effectiveness.

Self-awareness is about having a conscious knowledge of one's one character, habits and feelings. This is about understanding the 'B' part of the ABC process, our cognitive biases and distortions.

How aware you are of yourself is going to influence how well you manage yourself and self-regulate. This is about taking ownership of your behaviour and well-being.

Social Awareness is the ability to understand and respond well to the needs of others. We can only be aware of other people and where they're at if we're first managing ourselves well.

And lastly, social influence is the ability to influence positive social and/or cultural change. It's once we're aware of ourselves and other people that we can then start influencing them.

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The 'Victim' Drama Triangle

Stephen Karpman introduced the 'drama triangle of social dependency' into the world of Psychotherapy. This is a framework that can help us to identify the role that people play inside their minds.

Many clients will come to us with a 'victim' mindset, which is a disempowered mindset. When people subscribe to this way of thinking they 'need' someone to blame (a 'persecutor') for the circumstances they're currently experiencing in their lives. They will often make their coach or practitioner their 'hero' and look to them to fix them.

Many helpers set themselves up as 'gurus' or 'rescuers' - sometimes people need to be 'rescuers'. This gives them a false sense of security as their confidence stems from their ability to make people whole again or 'fix' people.

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A Holistic Overview of the Human Experience

In this video Kain outlines a model that illustrates how we experience life on 5 different levels: physically, emotionally, rationally, volitionally and spiritually.

There are many different schools of thought throughout the Social Sciences, for example, Psychodynamic, Person-centred, Cognitive and Behavioural, that each focus in on different parts of the human experience. This model allows us to look at life and people in a very holistic way.

Most people will go through life trying desperately to fill a void. People look to overcompensate for areas in their lives in which they feel they lack something. The truth is we’re all driven by something at the core.

What is growth? It’s one thing building up our physical bodies, and another expanding our minds with new intellectual ideas, but it’s something else entirely growing in spirit (in who we are at the core). Many people go through life being ‘unconsciously spiritual’ - they’re alive in their physical bodies but feel absolutely lifeless in spirit. It's the limiting beliefs that people develop about themselves at the core that act like poison; they are the noose around their necks that hold them back fro anything up to a lifetime. These are the beliefs that we want to elicit and extract as CBT Practitioners to help our clients break free from their destructive patterns of thinking.

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Demonstration: Checking the Congruence of a Client's Goals

In this demonstration Kain takes Karen through this model of human experience and together they explore the congruence of one of Karen's goals by exploring its physical, emotional, rational, volitional and spiritual dimensions.

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The Inside Out Revolution

In this video Kain explores the ideas of self-control and self-regulation: although we cannot control the thoughts that pop into our heads, we can control what thoughts we choose to validate or focus on.

The only area of our lives that we are actually 'free' is in how we choose to act in response to the thoughts that pop into our minds. This is where self-awareness comes into play - we must discern what is true from what is not in our thought life.

This allows us, not to emotionally react to the events and situations we face in life, but instead to respond maturely in our decision making process, making wise decisions in line with our core values.

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Introducing Cognitive Flexibility

In this video Kain unpacks the concept of Cognitive Flexibility, highlighting that this is about being willing to question our own perception and accept that the way in which we see things is most likely not the way that things are.

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Demonstration: Developing Cognitive Flexibility

In this video Kain takes Karen through a cognitive flexibility exercise where he encourages her to consider a void in a certain area of her life and then systematically look at alternative ways of viewing this void.

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Shifting A Client's Perspective

We each have different learning styles and it's essential as CBT Practitioners that we learn to discern what our client's natural learning styles are in order to connect with them in the most relevant way for them.

In this video Kain discusses a model that we can use to help shift a person out of their default learning style and into a different learning style. For example, if we're aware that our client's natural learning style is 'visual', then we can ask our clients questions relating more to their auditory senses in order to expand their capacity, increase their cognitive flexibility and help them gain new insights into situations.

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The 'Chris' Principle

Before we even consider working with other people in a CBT context ... it's important that we develop a standard for those who we are (and aren't) willing to work with.

In this video Kain shares a few ideas about how to determine what this is.

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A Standard for Effective CBT Practice

In this video Kain outlines a framework for effective CBT Practice - shedding more light on how you can gauge where another person is at, whether they are a wise investment of your time and looking at the difference between spending your time and investing your time.

This framework depicts what both the client and practitioner must be bringing to the table in order for effective CBT Practice to occur.

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Four Types of Learning Styles & End of Section Summary

Kain unpacks four different learning styles throughout this video: Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic and Reading/writing.

When we learn to communicate with people in the language that comes most naturally to them, they then experience us as being on the same page as them.

In order to get clear on a person's learning style, we've got to be applying all elements of the coaching standard. As CBT Practitioners, it's essential that we become grounded in the various learning styles and how to connect with each.

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Cognitive Psychology Models & Understanding The Self

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The Johari Window

In this video Kain unpacks the 'Johari Window', which is a model that helps people to better understand their relationship with themselves and others. It was conceptualised by Joseph Luft (1916–2014) and Harrington Ingham (1916–1995) in 1955.

The Model explores four main areas: Open, Hidden, Blind Spot & Unknown to all.

Many people operate out of a facade and cover up parts of themselves that they don't want other people to know about.  It's essential to be aware of this in the early stages of the helping relationship when trust has not yet been established. By demonstrating to our clients that we are genuinely interested and care about them, trust will develop over time and our clients will feel more able to drop their facade and be 'real' with us.

The 'Unknown' area encapsulates what is unknown about the person by themselves or by others. We can only lead our clients into a place of 'unknown', if we ourselves have gone their first and explored the areas of our own lives that are unknown to us. For example, our limiting beliefs.

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Current State Versus Ideal State

Our self-esteem is how we feel about ourselves; how we judge ourselves in our current state. Many people base their self-esteem on their history, who they used to be or who they think they are.

The lower a person's self-esteem is the more they will succumb to gratifying behaviour to fill the 'void'. This behaviour comes at the cost of them actually moving forward towards what they want in life. Gratifying behaviour just appeases short term need and it is almost like sticking a plaster over an infected wound.

To over come this vicious cycle, we must develop a vision for a future point in our lives where we are greater than who we are today (ideal state). This creates for us a life vision - a picture of who you can be, who you should be and who you want to be.

As CBT Practitioners, this gives us a basis for goal setting to help our client's establish a meaningful vision of who they can become.

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What Are You Building Your Life Upon?

Sometimes the foundations we build and base our life upon are not particularly strong. Many people determine the quality of their lives by how they feel on a daily basis. Emotional inconsistency is an indicator that a person is not self-regulating their thinking well.

We can be in faith for our future goals to come to fruition, but unless our faith is matched with action, we will end up feeling devastated when our future goals do not come to pass.

Life balances out emotionally for us when we stop living life from a place of cognitive bias and begin building our lives on the facts; the truth of who we are.

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Circle of Concern Versus Circle of Control

In this video Kain contrasts the 'Circle of Concern' with the 'Circle of Control'.

Those with a large 'Circle of Concern' will often say and do things because they want to be liked by others. They often operate out of a place of 'victim' mentality and tend to react emotionally to life events and circumstances. The greater a person's 'Circle of Concern', the more disempowered they tend to be.

Those with a large 'Circle of Control' take a more proactive approach to living. The greater a person's circle of control, the more they are in control of the different elements of their lives and the more empowered they tend to be.

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The Locus of Control Test (Online)

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 Achology CBT Thought Management Workbook

In this video Kain introduces the Achology CBT Thought Management Workbook. This is a resource with various different questioning frameworks, worksheets and self-reflection questions that will be referred to throughout this section of the course.

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Neisser's Five Levels of Self-Awareness

Ulric Gustav Neisser (1928-2012) was a German-born American Psychologist. In this video Kain discusses some of Neisser's contributions into the field as he looks at the five levels of self-awareness:

Level 1: The Ecological Self

Level 2: Interpersonal Self

Level 3: Extended Self

Level 4: Private Self

Level 5: Conceptual Self

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Six Steps to Facilitate Cognitive Change

In this video Kain unpacks the six steps to facilitate cognitive change. CBT focuses on changing a person's thoughts and actions. In turn, this changes their feelings and behaviours. There are generally six phases in CBT:

Step 1: Assessment

Step 2: Re-Conceptualization

Step 3: Skills Acquisition

Step 4: Skills Consolidation

Step 5: Maintenaince

Step 6: Follow Up

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The A, B, C, D, E's of CBT (and REBT)

Aaron Beck built upon the ABC Framework conceptualised by Albert Ellis' by introducing the idea of disputing the belief to determine the accuracy of the thought/belief.

He also suggested that there is a secondary effect - the cognitive shift that occurs when we analyse our experiences in a more helpful way. Kain unpacks these ideas in detail throughout this lecture.

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CBT for Challenging Emotionally Fuelled Thoughts (Stress/Anxiety/Panic)

In this video Kain takes Karen through a CBT Questioning Framework for challenging anxious thoughts. The worksheet with the questions used throughout this demonstration can be found in the additional materials section.

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Demonstration: Working through the A, B, C, D, E Model

In this video Kain takes Karen through the A, B, C, D, E Framework and together they dispute one of Karen's limiting beliefs that she feels has held her back in life.

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The Socratic Questioning Process

Socratic questioning is about practicing disciplined and 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 Framework is an effective way to explore your clients 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.

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Demonstration: Socratic Questioning

In this video Kain takes Karen through the Socratic Questioning Framework and together they examine a destructive recurring thought that Karen has recognised in her thinking.

The questions used throughout this demonstration can be downloaded from the additional materials section of the course.

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Cognitive Restructuring: Thoughts on Trial

In this video Kain introduces a light level exercise that we can use to hold ourselves accountable in the area of our thinking. The exercise encourages you to analyse destructive thoughts and provides you with a means through which to self-regulate.

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The STOPP Card Strategy

In this video Kain outlines the STOPP Card Strategy which is a helpful tool we can use to self-regulate.

STOP! Say it to yourself, in your head, as soon as you notice your mind and/or your body is reacting to a trigger.

TAKE A BREATH. Breathing a little deeper and slower will calm down and reduce the physical reaction of emotion/adrenaline.

OBSERVE YOURSELF. We can notice the thoughts going through our mind, we can notice what we feel in our body, and we can notice the urge to react in an impulsive way. We can notice a vicious cycle of behaviour.

PULL BACK & PUT IN PERSPECTIVE. The thought challenging aspect of CBT, don't believe everything you think! Thoughts are just thoughts – seldom facts!

PROCEED & PRACTICE WHAT WORKS INSTEAD. This is the behavioural change aspect of CBT. Responding to our life experiences in an alternative way.

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The 'Lazarus' Technique

In this video Kain discusses a technique that was conceptualised by Arnold Lazarus.

When clients begin working with us as practitioners, they are often in a highly emotional state and it can be challenging to find a starting point for sessions. By asking our clients to simply use one word to define what they want, we give them space to shift their mindset away from what they don't want, and to define what they actually do want.

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Understanding the Natural Order of our Emotions

In this video Kain unpacks a model that helps us to better understand the natural order of our emotions.

He differentiates between pre-neurotic and neurotic states and depicts the journey that people go on emotionally through frustration & anger; fear & angst; and guilt & shame.

This is a model we can use, not only to understand ourselves on a deeper level but also to discern where our clients are at emotionally.

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Attributes of an Effective CBT Practitioner

In this video Kain outlines the attributes of an effective CBT Practitioner by exploring the following key areas:

- Self-awareness

- Awareness of Others

- Authenticity

- Emotional Reasoning

- Self-Management

- Positive Influence

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The Choices of Maturity & Character

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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End of Section Three Summary & Wrap Up

Kain wraps this section up with a story and emphasises that if we want to make a genuine difference in the lives of others then we must first learn to put principles into practice in the context of our own lives.

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Belief Development & Modification

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Introducing the Belief Development & Modification Section

Beliefs are just re-enforced ideas.  There are three categories of unhelpful and limiting beliefs:

1) In who you are (your core identity)

2) In what you can do (your core abilities)

3) In your ability to learn and solve problems.

Throughout this section we'll be looking at how we can define ourselves on an identify level in an unrestricted way. Our beliefs are like the invisible blocks that we build and base our lives upon and are simply the best conclusions that we've been able to come up with to date. For this reason, it's essential as CBT Practitioners that we establish trust with our clients before challenging them on a beliefs level.

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An Overview of Classical Conditioning

Classical conditioning is a type of learning in which an existing involuntary reflex response is associated with a new stimulus.

It was conceptualised by Ivan Pavlov (1849-36) while studying salivation in dogs. In this video Kain unpacks some of Pavlov's findings and discusses John Watson's 'Little Albert' experiment; sharing insight into how behaviours are learned.

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An Overview of Classical Conditioning (Article)

This article lecture offers further insight into Classical Conditioning; in particular Pavlov's five major conditioning processes, with a few self-reflection questions to help you consider some of these main ideas in the context of your own life.

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An Overview of Operant Conditioning

'Operant conditioning' is a form of learning that occurs through rewards and punishments for behaviour.

With operant conditioning, an individual makes associations between a ‘particular’ behaviour and a resultant consequence (B. F. Skinner, 1938). Kain further unpacks some of Skinners ideas throughout this video.

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An Overview of Operant Conditioning

This article lecture offers further insight into Operant Conditioning; in particular the key concepts of negative/positive reinforcements and punishments, with a few self-reflection questions to help you consider some of these main ideas in the context of your own life.

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Growth Mindset Versus Fixed Mindset

Throughout this video Kain differentiates between a 'growth' mindset and a 'fixed' mindset.

Individuals operating out of a 'growth' mindset will thrive on challenges and be willing to try new things; they embrace failure as a 'mechanism' for learning. Contrastingly, those of a 'fixed' mindset will typically believe that their talents and intelligences were fixed at birth; they tend to be 'stuck' in the way things have always been done.

We may experience a level of happiness operating out of a 'fixed' mindset as we live life in the comfort zone, but we'll never experience the fulfilment that only comes through breaking barriers, growing, evolving and pushing ourselves to determine what we're capable of.

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The Achology Core Beliefs Workbook

Kain outlines a resource in this video with exercises to help you put some of the principles from this section into practice.

Included are various questioning frameworks and models to help you recognise and modify some of the unhelpful beliefs that you may have developed in your own life.

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The Timeline of Belief Development

In this lecture Kain outlines the Timeline of Belief Development, a model that gives us insight into how we learn and how we develop beliefs about ourselves.

If we don't come to understand the beliefs we've developed about ourselves, we'll forever be enslaved by our limiting interpretations of our past events. If we don't make peace with the past and the future, we will never fully appreciate today.

Kain talks through his timeline, illustrating the development of his own limiting beliefs to help us grasp this model.

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A Closer Look at Limiting Beliefs

Beliefs are just ideas that we've bought into and validated time and time again through the way we interpret our life events.

As CBT Practitioners we can best serve our clients by helping them to re-visit some of their early life memories and ask them what else their experiences could mean. Kain unpacks these ideas in more detail throughout this video and discusses how we can help our clients to interpret their life experiences in a healthier and more mature way.

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The Kuhn Cycle

Thomas Kuhn talked about how our thinking evolves and changes; we experience paradigm shifts.

In science, paradigms only exist until the theory has been disproved. We can take a similar approach when considering our own beliefs: When a belief in life no longer serves us, we need a new belief, a bigger and better idea.

Kain explores this idea throughout the video and discusses the 'Kuhn' Cycle.

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The Pgymalion Effect

Kain introduces the Pgymalion Effect in this video; a model that helps us to understand how some people fall victim to believing that their beliefs are universal truths. If we want to make changes in our lives, we must first make shifts on a beliefs level.

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How Self-Defeating Policies Are Born

Sometimes we end up operating out of a set of beliefs that we've learned from other people; often we don't know why we live in this way, it's just how we've always remembered being. In this video Kain shares a practical example of how self-defeating beliefs are born.

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Introducing The Limiting Beliefs Demonstrations

In this video Kain introduces a series of demonstrations that he takes Karen through over the videos that follow:

1) Questions to Source Limiting Identity Beliefs

2) Questions to Source Limiting Parental Beliefs

3) Time-Line Recognition Demonstration Set-Up

4) Time-Line Recognition Demonstration

5) Time-Line Recognition Demonstration Deconstruction

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Demonstration: Questions to Help Find Limiting Beliefs

In this video lecture, 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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Demonstration Deconstruction

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

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Demonstration: Parental Timeline Re-Imprinting Questions

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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Demonstration Deconstruction

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

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Introducing Timeline Interventions

Kain introduces Timeline Interventions in this video lecture; a robust method for re-evaluating our memories to make peace with our past. Timeline Interventions can be a life-transforming process for people who have limiting identity beliefs.

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Demonstration: Timeline Interventions

In this video, Kain carries out a Timeline Intervention demonstration with the aim of establishing the starting point of a limiting self belief that has negatively impacted Karen for over 25 years.

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Self-Reflection Exercise Three

In this video Kain unpacks the core belief that plagues many people -  'I'm not good enough'. He then goes on to outline an exercise which we can use to start making connections and learning lessons from our own past.

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The Core Identity Model

In this video Kain introduces the Core Identity Model; one of his own contributions into the field.

This is a model that helps  us to identify ourselves accurately and although it is typically applied in more of a life coaching context, it can be very helpful when used in conjunction with many of the CBT processes that we've covered throughout this training.

You can choose to define your core identity in a way that limits you or in a way that liberates you. You get to choose who you are and how you define yourself. By using labels and words that are uncapped - you can define yourself without boundaries or limits.

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Eysenck's Model of Personality

In this video Kain introduces Eysenck's Model of personality; a model that gives us a spectrum of personality and behaviour.

Many psychological theories do a great job of limiting people by putting them in 'boxes'. The truth is that we act out of accordance with how we come to identify ourselves.

We can use models like this, not to define people or box them in, but instead to broaden people's 'maps' and offer them alternative perspectives.

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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).

Kain unpacks these ideas in more detail throughout the video lecture. You'll find an exercise available in the additional materials section of the next video lecture which will help you to consider some of these ideas in the context of your own life.

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End of Section Four Summary & Wrap Up

Kain wraps up this section of the course by sharing the story of Gillian Lynn, taken from Ken Robinson's book - 'The Element'.

As CBT Practitioners we must strive to not put people in boxes, but instead, to see them for who they are. In doing so we can then help people to make significant shifts on an identity and a beliefs level.

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CBT Core Values & Why They Are Important

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Introducing the Core Values Section

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!

Kain opens up this section of the course with Sigmund Freud's Iceberg Model of Human Behaviour which helps us to better understand the role that our core values play in our lives.

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Fear: The Sabotager of Our Best Intentions

We all have goals in life and we're all guilty of, at times, sabotaging our best intentions in working towards our goals. Fear is what prevents people from moving towards and meeting their goals in life.

What we focus on in life, we naturally gravitate towards. Throughout this video lecture Kain unpacks these ideas as he discusses fear: the sabotager of our best intentions.

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Schwart's Theory of Basic Human Values

There's a big difference between our 'needs' and our 'wants' in life. When we're not having our values (needs) met, it can feel like there's a huge void that needs filled.

In this video, Kain unpacks the Schwart's Theory of Basic Human Values which highlights that our values can be categorised into ten different areas with four overriding categories:

Willingness & Openness to Change (growing ourselves)

- Self-Direction

- Stimulation

- Hedonism

Self Enhancement

- Achievement

- Power

Safety & Self Conservation

- Security

- Conformity

- Tradition

Transcendence of The Self

- Benevolence

- Universalism

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Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

In this video Kain unpacks Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs, a model that Maslow constructed in the 1940s-1950s.

Maslow suggested that our values fall into five different categories:

- Biological & Physiological Needs

- Safety Needs

- Belongingness & Love Needs

- Esteem Needs

- Self-Actualisation

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The Adapted Version of Maslow's Hierarchy

In this video Kain unpacks the adapted version of Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs which offers a few further distinctions.

If we want to make an impact in the lives of others, we've got to look beyond ourselves (Self-Transcendence). We can only do this as we come to better understand ourselves on a cognitive level (i.e. develop self-awareness of how we've learned to interpret life).

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