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The Foundation Course

5 Chapters 46 Lessons Easy

About this course

The Foundation Course has been designed to give you a firm foundation to build on, making you ready for changes you need to make in your life.

Firstly we'll give you a recap of the methods and explain the technology we use in our courses, we'll introduce you to how the Cognitive Biases that could be holding you back and show you some of the Success Heuristics that people use to correct their thinking and succeed in life.

We aim to make you more aware of yourself particularly of how you, the people around you, and how society itself may be influencing you in negative ways.

We will help you to think with more clarity about your current situation and introduce you to some basic coaching methods you can use to get you from where you are now, to where you want to get to.

Then last part of the foundation course introduces you to some of the mental 'hang-ups' that make a person reluctant to change, and we'll work you through the commonest problems that stop people in their tracks even before they get to the first hurdle.

Although the lessons are short there's many of them, all in easily absorbable chunks, all highlighting common problems seen in real people and the improvements that can be made with some real-life examples gathered from my many years talking to people with similar issues.

We hope you enjoy the course and take the time that you need to take to get the most from it, it's not a crash course, its a course structured to take you in small considered steps towards a new you. If I ask you some questions, go away and spend some time answering them, finding the answers will get you to think outside of what's holding you back and gain more clarity in your thinking and in your life.

So join with us and take that first step.

Course Structure

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Introduction 7 Lessons

Reality Check

The first step to know where you need to get to is to know where you are now.

Help from the Frontline

This lesson is about the importance of the information within this course being straight from the frontline.

The Techniques and Technology we Use

If you have read this lesson in the Introductory Course then use it to give you a quick recap,  otherwise use this lesson to understand some of the technology and methods that we use in our courses.

Helping You to Think Better

Also included in the introductory course this lesson gives you a guide to how our courses can help you think better by introducing you to Cognitive Debiasing and Success Heuristics.

The Knowing and Doing Paradox

There's a relationship between both knowing and doing called the knowing and doing paradox, understanding this relationship is often a key to success.

The Zero Risk Bias

This article is an explanation of the zero-risk bias, how it can prevent you from succeeding, and why you need to understand that safety is not what you think.

A Map and a Guide

Our courses are just a map or a guide to some of the common problems people face, here we'll also discuss the difference between the map and the journey.

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You 12 Lessons

The Onion Analogy

This lesson helps you to understand that it's not all about what's on the surface.

Denial and the Ostrich Effect

In this lesson we're going to talk about Denial and also get you thinking of the Ostrich effect.

The Elephant in the Room

So let's talk about the elephant in the room.

Primary Gain

So what's in it for you if you keep that problem.

Getting Stuck

This lesson looks at why getting stuck in your problems is not a good thing.

Reactance Bias

Reactance bias can make you hang onto the things that you really should be letting go of, but used in the right way it can also be used to drive you to better things too.

The Mountain and the Mole Hills

Are you over thinking your worries and your problems.

Affect Heuristic

The affect heuristic gives us a glimpse of the roles our emotions play in our lives.

Pessimism Bias

Is pessimistic thinking ruining your life.

Sunk Cost Fallacy

Are you spending your energy, time and effort into things that will never give you what you want?

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The People Around You 8 Lessons

Conformity Tendency

Is the tendency to conform and be part of the group holding you back.

The Bandwagon Effect

Are we jumping on the wrong band wagon in life?

Secondary Gain

Are we gaining something externally from having our problems.

The Envy and Jealousy Bias

Is the Envy and Jealousy Bias blinding you to what's really important?

Authority Misinfluence

Are you being held back by authority misinfluence?

The Reverse Halo Effect

How do you respond to other people and how do they respond to you. This lesson discussed the Halo and the Reverse Halo Effect.

The Self Serving Bias

Do you suffer from the self serving bias and is your ballon ready to burst.

They Syndrome

This lesson discusses a really common condition which is easy to diagnose called They Syndrome.

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Society 6 Lessons

Introduction to Society

A quick introduction to how problems in socierty may be holding you back too.

Population Breakdown

This is rather a long lesson about society, it'll show you where you fit, where other fit, and what problems we all face.

The Sofarisation mindset

Are you suffering from the scurge of sofarisation and the sofarisation mindset.

The Trap of Entitlement

This lesson discusses the entitlement bias and the problems that arise if you get stuck in the trap of entitlement.

Abundance

We live in society where we have an abundance of easy options, can you make the hard choices in life when you already have more of what you need.

The GROW Model of Coaching

This lesson introduces you to the GROW model of coaching, which can be used as a great tool to help you to fix a few of those practical problems you might be facing now.

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Getting Ready for Change 13 Lessons

Getting to the Bus Stop

We often fall before the first hurdle, in fact let's go back a few step because most people fail before they even start.

Confirmation Bias

What do you see when you look at the World around you, here's why  confirmation bias can have a huge affect on your life.

The Wheelbarrow Test

Here's a really simple question, can you put your problems in a wheelbarrow?

The Glass Half Empty

In this lesson we play around with your perception and the meaning you get from the glass half empty or the glass half full paradox.

The Framing Effect

What you see in the world around you can effect what you do in life, you reality really is just your perception of reality.

Looking for Paradox

Sometimes we don't need to know the answer sometimes sometimes it's the meaning that counts.

Omission Bias

Omission bias is the cognitive bias that allows us to accept inaction as being more acceptable than taking action.

Comfort Zone and Safety

This lesson talks about why being in your comfort zone for too long may not be the safest place to be.

The Nocebo Effect

Are you a victim of the Nocebo effect.

Drug Mis-Influence Tendency

Is anything else distorting your perception of the World around you.

Congruence Bias

This lesson is all about a really stubborn bias called the congruence bias.

Information Bias

Ever thought that wanting to know to much first could be stopping you before you even get started.

Probabilistic Thinking

Waiting for your luck to change? Then you’d better read this article because you may be suffering from probabilistic thinking.

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