Depression

We all feel sad and blue on occasion, however depression is experienced for many weeks or longer and has a vast impact on our social, physical, and mental health. This video series arms you with knowledge about what depression is and gives you ways to fight back.

Disorder

Dr. Michelle Olaithe

We all feel sad and blue on occasion, however depression is experienced for many weeks or longer and has a vast impact on our social, physical, and mental health. This video series arms you with knowledge about what depression is and gives you ways to fight back.

What is depression?

Session 01

Setting goals is about giving yourself a clear road map of where you want to be at the end of therapy. This session will ensure you have some very clear, targeted, and measurable end points.

Goal setting

Session 02

Behavioural activation, in a nut shell, is making time for meaningful activities you may have stopped due to low mood or a busy schedule. This activity will try to make clear, and bring back to your life, activities that lift your mood.

Behavioural activation

Session 03

Our moods colour our thinking but did you know that your thinking can maintain or amplify a certain mood? This program and activity will help you isolate patterns to your thinking during certain moods and figure out if your thoughts are helpful or need to be shifted.

Thought-mood connection

Session 04

Core beliefs are things we hold to be true. We hold them about ourselves, other people, and the world, and use them to guide our thinking and behaviour. This session uncovers the core beliefs sitting beneath your automatic thoughts.

Core beliefs

Session 05

Automatic thoughts are often negative and don’t have a lot of evidence to support them, however sometimes this evidence is not apparent at first glance. This session asks you to evaluate the evidence for and against your automatic thoughts and to develop a more balanced thought.

Disputation and evidence

Session 06

Self-development doesn’t have to end here. Now is the time to practice the skills you’ve learned along the way or add to your learning. This session encourages you to evaluate what you have achieved by reflecting on the goals you set at the beginning of these sessions.

Continued development and self management

Session 07