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Sign Up to our Online Course Club on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Hey CandleXers! We are launching an online learning club where a group of us will get together to take an online course. Here are the details:

  • Fee: Free to sign up for the online course, and 100rmb to join the club (50rmb for students and people with income less than 8000rmb/month)

  • Time: 15 July-31 Aug 2020

  • Time commitment of 3 hours/week for 5 weeks.

  • To register, scan the QR code below. We will put you in the Wechat group.


A quick note from our Director, Xiaojie:

Can learning about psychology improve my mental wellbeing? With that question, I started on my journey of self-learning. It was in 2014 that my obsession with psychology and mental wellbeing started. Over the years, I have acquired a great amount of knowledge that have changed my thoughts and perspectives on this world, which have made me more at peace. On top of that, I have collected tools that have helped me through my own stormy days.

To register, scan the QR code below. We will put you in the WeChat group.lped me to see more clearly how my thoughts influence my behaviors, and how that influences my feelings when I feel helpless about changing how I feel, I know I have more direct access to my behaviors and thoughts that influence how I feel.

Recently, as I refresh my learning on CBT, it seems like a great idea to promote the learning of this tool so people can build up resilience, gaining more knowledge on supporting people around them. If you are a teenager or young adult exploring psychology, are deciding which major to go into as you progress in school, or you are just interested in how to use CBT in your own life, then this course might be for you.


Director of CandleX

CandleX is launching an online CBT course learning club, and mentor everyone’s online learning in a more interactive and tailored way to complete learner’s online course experience. In order to make that happen, we have chosen a free CBT online course on the FutureLearn platform, “Anxiety, Depression, and CBT,” that we all start at the same time.

We’ve reviewed this course and recommend it due to the following considerations:

1. It’s free to enroll

2. There are fun exercises and games that you can do

3. The course is practical and easy with lots of talking and thinking points.

Here’s the link to sign up: When you enroll, we will add you into the Wechat group, where we will confirm when to start.

Here’s how it will work:

1. Scan the QR code to sign up on the course, pay the fee, and get added into our group:

2. Progress will be shared each day in our Wechat group, facilitated by a registered therapist.

3. Once a week, we’ll all get together in an hour-long webinar with our counsellor for a chat about how the course is going.

3. At the end of the program we will have a summary webinar with a clinical therapist who uses CBT in his sessions to further our understanding of CBT, and reflect on wat we have learnt.

4. When the course is over, we will all meet up for a Beijing-based dinner!

**IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER**This course is not intended to be a self-help treatment for anyone experiencing anxiety or depression, nor can it be used to formally diagnose yourself or anyone else.

What topics will be covered?

  • Week 1 provides an introduction to how we perceive the world around us and how this relates to the Cognitive Behavioral approach to anxiety and depression. It explores how CBT can be delivered and the types of difficulties if can help.

  • Week 2 looks at depression within a CBT framework, exploring what depression is (and is not) as well as highlighting commonly held myths and stereotypes around depression.

  • Week 3 explores anxiety within a CBT framework. It covers the function and positive role of ‘normal’ anxiety exploring the difference between ‘normal’ anxiety and anxiety disorders.

  • Week 4 focuses on how behaviour changes in anxiety and depression and how these changes can maintain difficulties and how CBT techniques are used in therapy to address them.

  • Week 5 focuses on ‘cognitions’ or thoughts; specifically the types of thoughts which commonly occur in anxiety and depression, how they maintain difficulties and what CBT techniques are used in therapy to address them.


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