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“I Want To Stop Procrastinating Now” – Two Day Programme

NB! - Course runs for 2 (TWO) consecutive days from the date advertised.

Procrastination is one of the biggest problems experienced today in the UK. Experienced by between one in five and one in six of the population it is particularly marked amongst those engaging in academic study – rising to 75% in some surveys. Often seen as a “time management issue” procrastination is typically initiated and maintained through a number of well researched and established psychological processes. These same processes are equally amenable to a range of effective psychological techniques and strategies that reduce the degree of procrastination that sufferers experience and in some instances totally eliminate it.

The IWantToStopProcrastinatingNow TM Programme is specifically designed for delegates to apply to themselves rather than their clients with a strong outcome focus to help participants change their lives in this important area.

See below for details.

Programme Outline

  • What is Procrastination?
  • The psychological, emotional and health effects of procrastination
  • How bad a procrastinator are YOU – a comprehensive self-assessment tool
  • Why procrastination is NOT solved by “better time management” alone
  • The myths we tell ourselves about procrastination – from “I work better under pressure” to “I’ve got loads of time left”
  • What procrastination is REALLY about
  • The role of negative thinking, poor distress tolerance and cognitive fusion
  • A comprehensive programme for the self-treatment of procrastination
  • How to start your own treatment programme TODAY rather than put it off for the future
“Hi Paul, thank you for your email follow up.
Just to let you know I have been true to my word (to myself) and took action today which resulted in me getting at least 2/3 of the task I've been putting off done :-) It's a big task but I feel better to have made such a lot of progress today and have made my 'IF... THEN...' statements for tomorrow to get me straight back on it & get it finished. My Line Manager is overjoyed. LOL.”
S.M., Senior Wellbeing Adviser
“Hi Paul, I am doing so well that my husband is thinking of taking the course!!!”
“Hi Paul, thank you for the "Hand Holding" - I have found it very helpful. The course was excellent. I continue to use the things you covered and have shared much of the thinking you taught us with friends - and clients.
Thank you. One of the most useful - if not THE most useful - training day I have ever attended.”
Linda Widdows, Shropshire

Early Bird Price: £250 + VAT (£300) per delegate to include refreshments and course materials. This discount is available on bookings made more than 1 month prior the course date event.
Regular Price: £280 + VAT (£336).

Certificate of Attendance:
You receive a Certificate of Attendance for 12 CPD training hours on the day.

Course Outline:

Please make sure that you arrive in time for 9.30 AM start (sharp!).
Make sure that your travel arrangements enable you to be present until 5 PM every day of the course. We very much appreciate your co-operation on this matter.

Every day consists of the morning session commencing at 9.30AM sharp, and the afternoon session, finishing between 4.30-5.00 PM.

Refreshments provided during your morning (11.15) and afternoon (14.45) break.
Lunch break (1 hour) – lunch by own arrangements (12.30 – 13.30).
Due to the INTENSIVE NATURE of this training we advise you to have extra drinks of water with you and layers of clothing to adjust effectively to the temperature in the room.

Course Leader:

Paul Grantham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Paul Grantham is a clinical psychologist with vast clinical and training experience. With degrees from Oxford University and the University of Sussex, Paul trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Liverpool University. He has worked extensively within the NHS for many years as a clinical psychologist within a wide variety of services and headed one of the first UK research projects designed to help clients withdraw from benzodiapine addiction. He has subsequently worked in primary care, mental health, forensic, substance misuse and physical health as both a clinician and manager. He has trained staff in health care, social services, local government and education around the UK and abroad. Over 90,000 professionals have worked directly with him. Paul has also designed and facilitated clinical supervision systems across a number of UK services. He has a wide range of current interests including: client resistance, resource based therapies and personality disorders. He has also presented and written on a range of psychological issues - from psychological interventions post-stroke to the application of solution focused work with complex clients.

Paul is the founder and Director of SDS Ltd and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training. Paul is the author or editor of over 34 training films within the psychotherapy training field over the last decade and both commissions and provides training in a range of contemporary psychotherapy fields. Paul commissioned SDS Seminars’ BPS Approved Introduction to CBT – a course which has recently (June 2015) seen its 1000th student successfully complete. The BPS Approved Essential Clinical Supervision Skills devised and delivered by Paul is one of the very few non-university based Supervision courses which confers eligibility to the BPS’ Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors.

Paul is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine and is an Accredited CBT Therapist. An extremely informed, clinically experienced and humorous speaker he is known for his emphasis on the practicalities rather than just the theory of client-based work.

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