About This Course

This course takes you through the basic psychological need of having options (control) open to us. Matthew Dahlitz uses the power of story to then take this undersanding and applies it in the work setting.

  • Short video sections and text by Matthew + self-paced activities

  • Certificate of completion at the end

  • Understand our fundamental need for control (or to have options open to us).

  • Apply the theory about options to your real-world situation through the power of story.

  • Understand the importance of a sense of control/options for both staff and customers in your business.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome to Options

  • 2

    Options Theory

    • Understanding the Need for Control

    • Options, Mindfulness and Your OS

    • Being Aware - Supplementary

  • 3

    Your Options

    • Control and Your Perception of the World

    • Increasing Your Options

    • Filtering Your Options - Being An Essentialist

    • Your "Hero's Journey" About Options Assignment (1 hr)

    • The Hero's Journey Resources (Supplementary)

  • 4

    Options at Work

    • Options at Work

    • Providing A Sense Of Control For Staff And Yourself

    • Turn Key

    • Your Businesses Hero's Journey About Options (30 min)

  • 5

    Options for Customers and Clients

    • Options For Customers and Clients

    • Selling With Options

    • Your Customer Hero’s Story About Options Assignment (30 min)

  • 6


    • Options Principles

  • 7

    OS Extras

    • Essentialism: The disciplined pursuit of less - Supplementary

  • 8

    Before You Go...

    • Thank You


CEO The Science of Psychotherapy

Matthew Dahlitz

Matthew Dahlitz is both university trained and an autodidact whose knowledge spans across the arts, technology, psychology, neuroscience, emergency medicine, and business. He has studied psychology at the University of Queensland with a Master of Counselling degree specializing in neuropsychotherapy. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Neuropsychotherapist, has taught post-graduate courses in neuropsychotherapy, and is author of the book The Psychotherapists’s Essential Guide to the Brain. Matthew has also studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in both music technology and master of composition. He has scored for film and produced a number of albums of original music and played producer in a film production company. Matthew has also been an Advanced Care Paramedic for a decade, managed commercial property and property development projects in the tens of millions of dollars, founded the Age of Robots site that reports on the technology and the social and psychological impacts of this second machine age, and runs a media and publishing company with an emphasis on great story telling.