Online: Positive thinking

Get rid of negative thoughts

Are you someone who automatically thinks the worst? Always takes the pessimistic view? Or do you avoid situations as a result of fear, because in your mind those situations have escalated into life-threatening dangers? Catastrophizing can cause a great deal of stress. A catastrophizer thinks that something horrific or catastrophic is going to happen as a result of something he or she has done or has neglected to do. Catastrophizing could also stem from anxious concerns about the world or your loved ones. Would you like to exchange your catastrophizing for a more realistic view and positive thinking? If so, this learning journey is ideal for you.

  • Theme: Personal effectiveness
  • Stop assuming that the worst will happen
  • Reading time: 2 hours, exclusive of practice and assignments
  • Study time: 12 hours (estimated)
  • Total duration: 2-6 weeks

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  • Teambuilding & Leadership skills
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Vitality & Resilience

Do you often think something terrible is going to happen? Do you sometimes blow things out of proportion, make them out to be much worse, far more serious? Then you're likely to be a catastrophizer. Everyone suffers from these kinds of thoughts from time to time. What about you? Is positive thinking not natural for you? Do you sometimes lose yourself both in private and work situations as a result? If so, this positive attitude course is exactly what you need.

You want to embark on this learning journey because you have to cope with stressful situations just like everyone else. Everyone suffers from stress sometimes, whatever part of the world they call home. Situations when your feelings get the upper hand. Situations when you do not behave as you'd like, in which you become angry, irritated, or just miserable. If you can't let go of the emotion, your worry, or you constantly blame yourself, you can really struggle. It demands a great deal of (negative) energy too. If this is the case, it's time to do something about it. And you can. You can take control of your emotions, regardless of whether you're used to showing them or not. Do you want to feel less insecure and appear more self-confident? RET (Rational Effectiveness Training) is a very effective method for helping you do so.


You now have an impression of the learning journey. Would you like to continue learning? Do you want to give yourself a boost? Then let's get started.

Meet the master

Our online courses are written by our "masters." Each one of them is an expert in their field, and they all have many years of experience. Among them you'll find trainers, psychologists, coaches, authors, etc.

Marcel van Bronswijk is the master behind this learning journey. After training as a RET Supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York he is a proven expert in the field of Rational Effectiveness Training.

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