ABOUT COURSE :
Introduction to the course :
Understanding clearly how many of our psychological problems can be traced back to our childhood experiences puts us in a much stronger position to deal with them. Trying to overcome such problems without this understanding is rather like trying to fight a powerful enemy with one hand tied behind our back.
This course has been designed by David Hosier BSc Hons; MSc; PGDE(FAHE). He was educated at the University of London (Goldsmith’s College) in the UK and holds two degrees (both in psychology) and a post-graduate diploma in education (specializing in psychology and qualifying him to teach at university level in the UK. He has had several years of experience as a researcher, teacher, and lecturer. He is also a survivor of severe childhood trauma.
Childhood trauma can have a seriously negative effect on how we think, feel, and behave as adults. This course helps in the understanding of how this happens and what we can do to recover. It comprises thirty lessons.
At the end of each unit, there are exercises to complete which are designed to aid the recovery process.
Lessons will take an average of an hour each, although this may vary.
Below is a list of all thirty lessons:
Lesson one -What is childhood trauma?
Lesson two – What kinds of problems does childhood trauma cause? Part 1.
Lesson three – What kinds of problems does childhood trauma cause? Part 2.
Lesson four – Signs of a dysfunctional family
Lesson five – How the child’s view of their own ‘badness’ is perpetuated.
Lesson six – Factors influencing the severity of the effects of childhood trauma
Lesson seven – Childhood trauma, depression, and learned helplessness
Lesson eight – The vicious cycle of adult problems stemming from childhood trauma
Lesson nine – Childhood trauma, stress and their negative effects upon the vulnerable, physically developing brain
Lesson ten – Reactions to trauma according to age
Lesson eleven – Anger resulting from childhood trauma. Part one.
Lesson twelve – Anger resulting from childhood trauma. Part two
Lesson thirteen – Childhood trauma and the development of hypersexuality in later life
Lesson fourteen – Childhood trauma leading to self-hatred and intense self-criticism
Lesson fifteen – How to cope with painful memories
Lesson sixteen – How to overcome feelings of guilt linked to childhood trauma
Lesson seventeen – Identity problems stemming from childhood trauma and how to tackle them
Lesson eighteen – How to overcome relationship problems linked to the experience of childhood trauma
Lesson nineteen – Cognitive-behavioural therapy: challenging our negative thoughts
Lesson twenty – Cognitive-behavioural therapy for anxiety
Lesson twenty-one – How to build resilience
Lesson twenty-two – Childhood trauma: steps to recovery
Lesson twenty-three – How the brain can ‘rewire’ itself (neuroplasticity)
Lesson twenty-four – Aiding recovery through diet and lifestyle
Lesson twenty-five – Can the negative effects of childhood trauma ever be fully resolved?
Lesson twenty-six – The main elements of posttraumatic growth
Lesson twenty-seven – How posttraumatic growth relates to coping strategies
Lesson twenty-eight – Posttraumatic growth: how trauma can positively transform our lives
Lesson twenty-nine – Posttraumatic growth: Reconstructing the story we tell ourselves about our lives
Lesson thirty – Posttraumatic growth: Keeping remaining symptoms of trauma under control
The lessons are concise and accessible. No academic knowledge of psychology is necessary.