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Weekly topic sheets

The sessions listed below aim to cover the major factors involved in maintaining and developing emotional wellbeing - 'mental capital'. Founded on cognitive behavioural therapy, the information is presented in a clear and easily understood way.

Copyright notice: these forms are copyright, but you may access them for your own professional use if you have a current MoodMaster licence (but not if you haven't). If you have, then you can print as many as you like for your own professional use. You may not however print them for the use of others, modify them, pass them off as your own, or sell them on. Breach of copyright is against the law, and may result in the suspension or removal of your professional registration.

Activating good schemas

Schemas or, as some people say, schemata, are important theoretical notions.
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All or nothing thinking and how to correct it

Epictetus famously said that "it is not events themselves that distress us; it is the view we take of those events". All or nothing thinking causes us to view things in a way that causes us more distress than needs be, and can be put right very easily.
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Breathing and relaxation

Breathing is easy, everybody does it. And yet if you don’t do it well it causes all sorts of problems, from panic to fatigue.
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Confronting phobias

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Cooling down hot thoughts

From time to time we get a ‘hot’ thought – one which causes us a lot of bother and distress. We need to identify these thoughts and cool them down.
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Conquering anger and irritability

Everyone gets angry from time-to-time - it's natural. But some have a real problem with it and it ruins things for them - and for those around them. Fallacies abound.
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Consider mindfulness

Being mindful of what is in you and around you, whilst not necessarily striving to do anything about it.
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Cutting down on unhelpful drugs

There are lots of unhelpful drugs: heroin, cocaine, coffee (if it interferes with your sleep can be very unhelpful). The one we use as an example is alcohol, simply because it causes easily the most devastation, but you can adapt it to whatever you want.
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Dealing with situations that stress you out

How to cope with situation ranging from putting the kids to bed to meeting strangers: any situations that always stresses you out.
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Develop good relationships

The human species is fundamentally a social one, so relationships, or the lack of them, can be overwhelmingly important. There are rules.
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Develop your principles and live by them

Although it sounds very theoretical, the benefits of deciding what principles you want to live by and then actively living by them are very real indeed.
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Developing our friendships

The human species is fundamentally a social one, so relationships, or the lack of them, can be overwhelmingly important. There are rules.
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Diary Keeping

Lots of people keep a diary, and it can be a really good thing to do if you do it right – and do it at the right time.
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Diet. Eating well

Even people who eat too much can be having insufficient of the necessary nutrients to keep them emotionally and physically healthy.
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Distraction

'Distraction' is one of the key techniques for you to use in dealing with all forms of unwanted emotions. It is very simple, but it is also very fundamental - it determines what you are thinking about.
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Exercise

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) says that exercise is one of the important factors for us, but what sort – and how can we keep it up?
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Getting your thinking straight

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Have some fun

There are lots of things that go towards building a rewarding life, and having some fun is one of them.
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How to stop worry

Worry famously drives people to distraction when it gets out of hand, so it’s important to know the rules for dealing with it.
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Identify your talents and nurture them

The paradox about talents is that they are almost invisible to their owners; but it works well for you if you can become aware of them and use them.
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Life-sculpting

Carving yourself out the kind of life you want can be an interesting, easy and fun thing to do.
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Looking forward to things

Looking forward to things is a ‘psychological tonic’, and especially if you learn to look forward to small, everyday things.
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Mindfulness

Being mindful of what is in you and around you, whilst not necessarily striving to do anything about it.
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Music: a powerful natural drug

How to capitalise on the fact that music has massive effects on us, either good or bad depending on what the music is.
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Nurture your most intimate relationship

It turns out that nurturing our single most intimate relationship is about the best thing we can do for our mental health - and physical health too.
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Overcoming depression

Depression is referred to as ‘the common cold of mental health’ – lots of people have it. Yet, now, there are great things to overcome it.
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Panic Attacks

Many people describe themselves as “their own worst enemy”; understanding what goes on in the brain explains why.
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Perfecting your life commentary

Some people give themselves a depressing or worrying ‘commentary’ on their life, others train themselves to give and upbeat energising one.
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Plan yourself a great life

John Lennon said that life is what happens while you’re busy making better plans. This module looks at how to have a good life right now.
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Problem Solving

Often enough, people have real problems to solve, and it is important to know how to work out good solutions.
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Resolving conflict and gaining suport

Conflict between people seems to be part of human nature, so it is important to be able to address it effectively. Failure to do so can be disastrous.
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Setting goals for yourself

If you don’t know what you want, it’s difficult to know when you’ve got it. Equally, to set and achieve good goals is one of life’s great satisfactions.
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Sex

Sigmund Freud famously believed that sex and sexuality lay at the heart of many mental problems. Modern thinking places less emphasis on it as a cause of mental illness, but it is certainly a subject that preoccupies many people, and which can cause a great deal of distress as well as happiness.
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Showing Appreciation, giving thanks and expressing gratitude

This is a wonderfully simple cognitive-behavioural technique that combines action with mental focus to produce big emotional benefits for yourself and those around you.
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Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most helpful things you can do, and yet a surprising number of people find it very difficult to do.
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Taking control of yourself

It is curious just how many people have trouble 'controlling themselves'. And the rewards are great for those who can decide the way they want to be and then to be that way.
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Talking about your emotions

The ability to talk about our emotions opens up the possibility of getting some help with them – and also having a lot of fun.
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The action jar: Energising us to do things

One common problem is simply not knowing what to do, so some people spend a lot of time doing nothing. The action jar is a method for curing this.
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Things to do

Doing the right thing at the right time is one of the big secrets of happiness. Some people are good at knowing what they want to do, but most of us benefit a lot from having a 'menu'.
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Understanding your emotions

Many people describe themselves as “their own worst enemy”; understanding what goes on in the brain explains why.
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What's the best thing to do when...?

In a range of situations, from sever to trivial, this is a terrific question to ask - and to act on.
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Below are the other resources that you need

Weekly Observation Sheet

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Core Values

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Mood Record

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Registration Form

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Feedback Form

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Attendance Certificate

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Folder Cover: Option 1 (Original)

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Folder Cover: Option 2 (Beach)

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Folder Cover: Option 3 (Desert)

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Folder Cover: Option 4 (Stones)

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Folder Spines

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Delegate Certificate

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Referral Form

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Monitoring Request Form

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Advertising Poster Example

Download an example poster, where you can see what information can be updated for your sessions. Once you know the information that you would like to be included, simply email office@moodmaster.co.uk and we will amend the poster for you.
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