Depression Recovery School's courses take you on a journey from chronic low mood to a life of joy, a life that is rewarding, a life that is worth living.

To design your life free of depression, take Depression Recovery School's courses in three stages.

Stage 1:

Your journey begins with Depression Recovery School's Foundation Course: Make Your Mind UP: Decide to be Depression-Free!

I know how hard it is to make changes when you're struggling with chronic low mood. It's so difficult to know what to do, where to begin, who to believe.

That's why it's really important to get clear about what kind of life you'd rather be living.

Having some kind of picture of my future without depression really, really helped me create that future.

That’s what Make Your Mind UP: Decide to be Depression-Free! is all about.

Getting clear on what kind of life you'd like instead of what you've got now is what might be missing for you if you find you’re still struggling with depression.

Do you have a clear enough ‘why’ for feeling better?

If you have ever pushed away the idea of a certain lifestyle, job, hobby, adventure, relationship because you can’t imagine living like that because you feel so bad right now, Make Your Mind UP: Decide to be Depression-Free! was designed exactly for you, where you are at right now.

I understand only too well the pain of living a life half-lived. It’s hardly living. It’s more like merely existing, getting through each day without that sense of reward, meaning or that simple joy that makes life worth living.

Do you dream of putting in a vegie garden and sharing the produce with your friends over the dinner table?

Would you like to try a certain career because you feel it suits your abilities and talents?

Do you adore animals and would like to open a dog-minding or grooming business?

Do you have a musician, photography, artist or writer trapped inside you?

Would you like to be better at managing personal relationships and bringing joy to others that way?

Don’t let depression rob the world of what you, unique and wonderful you, have to share with us all.

Make Your Mind UP: Decide to be Depression-Free! will help you beat those negative thoughts that creep in when we try to make changes to develop better quality of life. how to live without depression

Can you see your future without chronic low mood?

“What should I be aware of in taking this course?”

  • You will be asked to take action. These actions will be both physical (eg. walking) and cognitive (thinking).
  • This is a kick starter course. It is designed to get you moving into a depression-free life.
  • Make Your Mind UP: Decide to be Depression-Free! is a foundation course and the skills you will learn and the actions you will take will mean everything you do after the program will have a much greater chance of being effective.

You'll find relief and a wonderful sense of optimism and hope through Make Your Mind UP: Decide to be Depression-Free!

But what then? How to put into action what you've learned? How to change your less-helpful habits and negative thinking patterns for good?

Stage 2:

Depression Recovery School offers a range of courses which are based on giving you relief from the unpleasant feelings and behaviours around chronic low mood. These courses can be taken individually or bundled together. Because everyone's experience of depression is unique, you'll find a course to address what is most distressing to you about having chronic low mood.

I also offer coaching to get you moving and the coaching is with me in conjunction with the courses.

So, you may want to get more exercise in your life. Choose my course Get Moving and invest in coaching with me to really going!

Or maybe not getting enough sleep is what is bothering you most. Choose my course Get a Good Night's Sleep and together with two or three coaching sessions with me, we'll have you off to the land of nod in no time!

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Get Moving: Get More Physical Activity In Your Life! exercise

Over and over studies have shown regular exercise to be as effective as antidepressant medication in the short-term and more effective in the long term! Doing some physical activity can also be social, fun, free and you don't get all that in a pill!

Get A Good Night's Sleep! sleep

There's nothing worse than not sleeping well and poor, disrupted sleep plays havoc with our mood. Learn how to sleep well by switching off the chatter in your mind, regulating your diurnal rhythms and implementing good sleep hygiene processes!

Eat, Drink and Be Merry! The Delicious Mediterranean Diet

The food-mood connection has been crucial in my own depression recovery. The Mediterranean Diet is the healthiest and most delicious you'll find anywhere. Eat, Drink and Be Merry! will have you feeling better from the inside out!.

Get Connected and Involved with Community, Friends and Family community

We're hardwired to connect to others and lack of social connection with others contributes to depression and loneliness. Rediscover the joy of spending time with friends and contributing to your local community. This course will help if you've been keeping yourself isolated for a while...

Stage 3:

This is where we consolidate your ideal life and ensure your outlook stays bright and positive.

Two courses are offered: Purpose and Passion, which helps you identify what makes your life meaningful.

The other is Resilience, which builds on the skills you have already started to develop, such as dealing with stress, incorporating gratitude, mindfulness and self-care practices into your day.

Reconnect with Your Purpose and Passion!

This is a post-depression recovery course to help you design the life you were always meant to live. Rediscover old interests or hobbies or uncover new ones. It was such a joy for me to relive my experience of archaeology, heading to the field after 15 years! Find what truly lights you up!

Build Resilience: Self-Compassion, Gratitude and Mindfulness

By the time you get to this course you won't know yourself; you'll be so confident, strong and determined! Resilience means facing life's challenges without flinching, because you know you have the skills and knowledge to stay strong whatever comes your way.