Rational Emotive Therapy

Level: Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Rational Emotive Therapy to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Emotions either drive us forward, motivate us to be successful, to achieve and to feel fulfilled, or they hold us back with fears of the unknown or resentments at perceived injustices. This course gives guidance in the changes necessary to overcome and reject the negative emotions that hold us back and to replace them with the positive emotions that give true quality of life.


  • Lesson One
    • A Theoretical Background
      • Emotion
      • Emotional Pathways
  • Lesson Two
    • Psychological Organisation
      • Rational Mind and Emotional Mind
      • The Evolution of the Brain
  • Lesson Three
    • Change the Thought – Change the Emotion
      • The Anatomy of Rage
      • Coping Strategies
      • Depression
  • Lesson Four
    • Motivation and Emotion
      • Anxiety and Performance
      • Hope and Optimism
      • Flow
  • Lesson Five
    • Emotional Reality
      • Self-Awareness
      • Alexithymia
      • Gut Feelings
  • Lesson Six
    • Balance and Normality
      • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
      • Fear Conditioning
      • Therapy

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.