Welcome! (1.5 Minutes)
Welcome to Thought Engineering!
This course combines cognitive science with techniques from Cognitive Hypnotherapy (which involves neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), positive psychology and processes from other analytical therapy styles) to provide you with the tools to overcome psychological stumbling blocks like emotional issues and self-sabotaging behaviours.
However, even if those particular terms don't ring true for you, then stick around because you can use this course to address pretty much any psychological issue that you might be struggling with (aside from very serious and debilitating conditions, for which I'd suggest you consult a private therapist or your GP).
The reason this course can be so versatile is that most mental processing and emotional problems tend to follow a similar unconscious pattern.
The initial chapters of this course set you up with an understanding of this mental process. And as the course progresses you'll work with techniques to break through problematic thinking and create personalised mental tools to begin designing healthier thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
One of the great things about this format is that you can work on personal and emotional issues without needing to talk to another person about those problems if you find that uncomfortable.
That said, I am available to give personalised suggestions and prompts to anyone who needs help with the tasks. If you choose to enrol on the full course, you will be given access to a private Facebook group in which course members can discuss the material and their results with each other and myself.
What you can use Thought Engineering for:
People commonly use Thought Engineering to overcome the following issues:
- Panic attacks;
- Fear of public speaking;
- Performance anxiety;
- Social confidence issues;
- Negative behavioural patterns like procrastination or chronic, repetitive underperformance in work or sport;
- Other self-sabotaging habitual behaviours like nail biting, comfort/binge eating, impulse spending etc.
How the course works:
The course consists of five modules. Each one is divided into bitesized chunks of information, short tasks and audio recordings. It may look like a lot of material, but most of the sections (the "lectures") are very short so please don't feel overwhelmed!
Most people complete the tasks and reading from each module over the course of two or three days, but it would be possible to do this more quickly if you have the time available.
At the end of each module, you are given access to a Cognitive Hypnotherapy audio recording, which I'd like you to listen to once a day for a week before starting on the next module of the course. This gives your mind ample time to process the information and for the suggestions to settle in.
However, this timescale is merely a guideline. Everyone works at their own pace, so feel free to take as long on each of the sections as you like.
What you need to get started:
All you really need to get going is a diary to keep a record of your notes, and for some nightly journalling once you begin with the main modules.
All the tasks in this course are available as PDF worksheets. You will need to have your answers to the questions and notes from the processes saved, so I recommend you print these off as you go and keep them in a safe place.