This course is a six-week self-help program for mental health in IT.
For the best experience, its chapters should be read in order, at a
rate of one per week, so you can fully digest and implement what you
learn over that week.
The first (free!) chapter on
stress discusses the neurobiology of our
stress reflex and what that teaches us about the optimal tools
for stress management.
The next chapter talks about the influence of
anxiety and fear in our day to day lives,
and the road to unlearning and erasing fear from our minds and
The third chapter completes the discussion of our so-called our
negative emotional systems, by looking at anger and the way it
can help us anger overcome fear and anxiety.
The fourth chapter is about
fatigue and other physical ailments
(illness, chronic pain, indigestion, ...) that tend to go hand
in hand with mental health issues.
The penultimate chapter deals with
conflict and interpersonal relations in
general, offering insights for both those who avoid conflict and
those who usually find themselves in the midst of it.
The last chapter is about
burnout — an umbrella term that
offers the opportunity to talk about motivation, statisfaction
All chapters follow the same approach:
After a definition of the topic and a discussion of its
neurobiological and emotional background (What?), the course
talks about the therapeutic importance of dealing with this specific
The next section offers practical tools and techniques to accomplish
this (How?), followed by an assignment that will help you
change your thought patterns and break bad habits (Exercise).
Each chapter is concluded by a list of podcasts, YouTube videos,
books or websites for further learning and awareness
This course is designed as a tool for self-help.
I am a firm believer in the power of change, but I also believe that
only you are capable of making that change and sustaining it.
In this way, a self-help program stimulates a sense of
accountability. Fundamentally, we are responsible for
guarding our mental health at the workplace, not our employers.
This website contains a self-help course for mental health and
should be used accordingly.
If you have urgent mental health care needs, you should turn to a
psychiatrist or psychotherapist instead. If you have medical
questions, you should discuss these with a licensed health care
If you have any questions regarding this, you can contact the
psychiatric group practice
This course is written by me,
— a full-stack
with a strong interest in neuroscience and emotional therapy,
married (with two kids) to a fantastic wife, who just so happens to
be a psychotherapist...
I developed this interest after a long history of lack of
self-esteem, impostor syndrome and anxiety. All of which, I can
honestly say, are now well and truly in the past. I've done
sessions, and so on — so I know my way around.
If you want to know more about my story, you can read about it in
this blog post:
The important thing for you to know is that I've been there. I know
what you are going through and I know the business you're working
in. And even though mental health issues can seem insurmountable,
I'm here to tell you that
things can change for you too!
Apart from my personal, trial-and-error, experience, this course is
firmly based in science and discusses evidence-based tools and
It is especially rooted in
as developed by
, and put into therapeutic practice by
Another point of reference is the work of neuroscientist
Andrew Huberman, Ph.D.
The first chapter about Stress
In order to get full access to the course, please contact me via the
Upon payment of course fee, you will get a personal access token for
full access to the course site and a PDF version of the material
— so you are guaranteed life-long access.
As a bonus, you will also be invited to the QA sessions which I will
host three times a year for the course community.
You can also opt for
which not only gives you full access, but adds a one-on-one intake
session, in the form of a 45 minute online call, where we can
discuss your specific issues and needs, and any questions you might
have at the start of this course.
As long as the course is still in development, you can
for early bird discount
(25%) for full access — without obligation to purchase when
the course comes out!
If you are unsure if this course is right for you, or you have
another issue you want to discuss with me, you can also book an
appointment for a