Course Info

Correspondence Course

Positive Thinking Correspondence Course

If you feel you lack confidence, get stressed too easily or don’t feel as happy as you could, this course is for you.

This solution focused course will help you understand yourself  better and realise what makes you tick and what blocks you. By learning to use Positive Thinking techniques, you can help yourself overcome inner barriers and become more confident, and if you get stuck on a task, your  tutor can help you to tackle the task in a way that will allow you to complete it so that you can make a positive move  forward in your personal development.

The course:

This solution focused course consists of ten units that you can work through in your own time. Each unit contains tasks and exercises for you to carry out. These will not only deepen your theoretical understanding of each unit, but they will also allow you to make faster progress with the issues you want to resolve in your life.

Each unit carries an assignment which you complete and send to your tutor before the next unit is dispatched to you. In this way you will have feedback on how you are doing all along the way, and questions can be answered while the unit is still fresh in your mind.

You can use the course for personal development only or you can do a written exam and practical training to qualify as a Practical Thinking counsellor.

Unit 1:

  • Mind over matter: the pendulum experiment
  • The function of the conscious and subconscous mind
  • What is positive thinking?

Unit 2:

  • Find out how you speak to yourself in your mind
  • Converting negative thoughts into positive self-talk
  • The golden rules of Positive Thinking

Unit 3:

  • Getting in touch with your subconscious mind
  • Correct Breathing
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Unit 4:

  • Establishing your personal success programme
  • Setting realistic goals and achieving them
  • Taking responsibility

Unit 5:

  • Visualisation – Seeing the Successful Outcome technique
  • The Screen Technique – overcoming phobias

Unit 6:

  • How to stay optimistc when things go wrong
  • How to deal with pessimistic people
  • Letting off steam: The Anger Room technique

Unit 7:

  • How fear comes about
  • Different degrees of fear
  • Overcoming fear: Gradual Desensitisation technique
  • Overcoming trauma: The Advanced Screen technique

Unit 9:

  • Self sabotage and how to prevent it
  • Negotiating with the Subconscious Mind technique

Unit 10:

  • Positive Thinking scripts and how to write them
  • Scripts for
    • Progressive muscle relaxation script
    • Garden script
    • Still centre of your mind script
    • Rocking chair script
    • Confidence script
    • Losing weight script
    • Passing exams
    • Stop smoking script

There are three levels of qualification you can achieve from following the course. See Course Qualifications for more details


“I have really enjoyed learning about this fascinating subject. Vera was encouraging, helpful and always approachable. The course itself was very well run with the course content being well presented and very informative. The support is 100% and I would recommend this course to anyone. A truly positive experience!” – Mrs Amanda G.