What is it?

This program is designed to optimize the online therapy of depression by adhering to the established and systematic method of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This aims to improve well-being and daily function in order to encourage completion and positive long-term results.

In addition to the introduction, there are eight sessions in total. All center on a practical exercise with an explanation of the relevant principles and goals that it is based on. It is entirely self-paced, and can take as much, or as little time and repetition as required to extract the most benefit. In the first session, problems that you believe interfere with achieving your long-term goals will be identified. These will be explored and analyzed further in following sessions to devise an improvement action plan.

Who should attend this self help module?

This self help module helps adults with depression to acquire the knowledge and skills to deal better with their symptoms.

The module has also shown to be very helpful for partners and parents to support those diagnosed with depression.

How to get started?

In addition to the introduction, there are eight sessions in total. All center on a practical exercise with an explanation of the relevant principles and goals that it is based on. It is entirely self-paced, and can take as much, or as little time and repetition as required to extract the most benefit.

Each session includes an exercise, and will take approximately one hour to complete. The sessions are as follows:

  • Session 1 – Formulating Long-Term Goals
  • Session 2 – Identifying and Exploring Unhealthy or Problematic Behaviours
  • Session 3 – Identifying and Exploring Unhealthy or Problematic Thoughts,
  • Feelings and Emotions
  • Session 4 – Identifying and Exploring Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs)
  • Session 5 – Challenge automatic negative thoughts (ANTS)
  • Session 6 – Activity Plan
  • Session 7 – Reinforcement of Better Attitudes
  • Session 8 – Evaluating Goals and Wrap Up
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How can I enroll?

Access to our self paced modules is subscription based. Most people work through the program in three months. This gives you some time to space out the modules – something we really encourage, as the more time you take to practice in “real life” the skills you acquire in these modules, the better!

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Course Materials

The Open Forest Coaching Programs consist of a series of eight self paced online modules, unlimited email support by your personal mental health professional, and optional (highly recommended) one on one video coaching sessions.