Positive Mental Training
Evidence Based Treatment for Stress, Depression and Burnout for GPs, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Nurses and Patients
Royal College of General Practitioners accredited course
Workshop facilitators: Alastair Dobbin, GP, Honorary Lecturer in Community Medicine Edinburgh University and Sheila Ross, Health Psychologist and Psychotherapist
Venues and dates: Royal Society of Medicine, London 12th November and Edinburgh 19th November 10.00 am – 5.00pm
Including lunch, CD copy of programme & ongoing mp3/app access for patients.
Visit www.foundationforpositivementalhealth.com/dates for more information and booking
Positive Mental Training is a self-managed programme for depression, anxiety & stress supervised by primary care staff (principally GPs but also liaison psychiatrists, Community Psychiatric Nurses and Practice Nurses).
It involves a progression through 12 audio tracks, covering mindful relaxation, mindful breathing, visualisation and positive reappraisal (seeing things from a different perspective). This training results in increased positive emotions which increase resilience and drive positive expectation an increasingly recognised important factor in recovery from emotional distress, including chronic pain, and psychosomatic symptoms (Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Fibromyalgia for example).