Focus Toolkit

Tools to support your well being in day to day life by bringing together mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Beginner 4.2(923 Ratings) 8,740 Students enrolled
Created by Sam O'Sullivan Last updated 04/2018 English ["English [Auto-generated]"]
What will i learn?
  • Develop the ability to notice emotions in daily life and process them as they occur.
  • Enhance the skill of active listening
  • Gain the ability to be calm when under stress
  • Learn how to observe thoughts as you go about your life
  • Refine the skill of observing the world through senses
  • Improve concentration by learning how to consciously move attention between focusing on sensations from the surrounding world and in the body, and thoughts in the mind

Curriculum for this course
28 Lectures 00:49:49
Introduction
5 Lectures 00:15:11
  • Meet Sam & Course Overview 00:01:16
  • Course Guidance 00:00:10
  • Mindfulness Basics 00:02:34
  • Mindfulness Practise 00:05:18
  • Worksheet 1: Course Goals 00:00:08
  • CBT Basics 00:02:20
  • CBT Real World Example 00:03:43
  • Worksheet 2: Tracking 00:00:01
  • Focusing on the surrounding world 00:00:38
  • Surrounding World Practice 00:02:52
  • Worksheet 3: Surrounding World 00:00:01
  • Focusing on Physical Sensations 00:01:24
  • Physical Sensations Practise 00:04:22
  • Worksheet 4: Physical Sensations 00:00:01
  • Focusing on Mind 00:00:50
  • Mind Practise 00:07:15
  • Worksheet 5: Mind 00:00:01
  • Learning to be Calm 00:01:05
  • Calm Practise 00:06:38
  • Calm Technique 00:02:16
  • Worksheet 6: Calm 00:00:01
  • Learning to Apply the Technique 00:00:38
  • Activity - Rock climbing 00:03:17
  • Situation - Listening 00:02:56
  • Worksheet 7: Focus Technique 00:00:01
  • Congratulations 00:00:27
  • Support 00:00:02
  • Slide Resources 00:00:03
Requirements
  • A computer or mobile device with an Internet connection is all that's necessary to take this course.
  • You don't need any prior knowledge of psychology or mindfulness
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Description

This video course taught by Sam O’Sullivan, Clinical Psychologist, brings together the scientifically proven methods of mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to equip you with tools to improve your wellbeing in day to day life. Lectures are designed to make the unnecessarily complicated ideas behind these methods easy to understand, so you quickly experience benefit in applying them.

This course is about learning how to apply the methods in action, such as during a conversation or rock climbing, which differs to more traditional meditation approaches that generally involve sitting practices. The mindfulness aspect guides you to develop the necessary skills to focus on tasks at hand with a calm state of mind, while the CBT aspect teaches you to effectively use your mind when you choose to do so.

You will go on a journey with Sam through your awareness as you explore the wild outdoors of New Zealand in beautifully shot instructional videos, from Waiheke Island to Fox Glacier.

 Contents and overview

  • Introduction to Sam and an overview of the course.
  • The main ideas behind mindfulness and cognitive behaviour therapy.
  • Learn the skill of maintaining your attention on one aspect of your experience at a time:
    • Sensing your surrounding world.
    • The different physical sensations in your body  
    • Thoughts in your mind
  • Applying a feeling of calm when you are focusing your attention.
  • Applying the method of calmly focusing your attention on the different points of focus while going about activities and situations.

 Target Audience

  • The focus toolkit is for someone looking for a practical course, which can immediately improve their wellbeing.  
  • The course is designed for those who are interested in mindfulness and want a technique that they can apply in their day to day lives.
  • The course is ideal for beginners or for those wanting to help others by teaching basic mindfulness and CBT skills.
  • Students should have an interest in self-development and personal growth.
  • The course is ideal for new managers/leaders who are struggling to communicate effectively with people in their organisations.
  • The course is useful to therapists who want a practical course for their clients.
  • The focus toolkit is not designed to be therapeutic for significant health problems so if you have any concerns in this regard the it is recommended that you speak to a suitably qualified health practitioner.

 

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About the instructor
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  • 00:49:49 On demand videos
  • 28 Lessons
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and tv