About This Course

This course will take you through the basics of your mental operating system. With an emphasis on the theory of motivational schemas and the consistency theory, it will give you a solid basis from which to understand your own behaviour and that of people around you.

  • Series of videos by Matthew + self-paced activities

  • Certificate of completion at the end

  • Understand you key psychological needs.

  • Understand the key concepts of approach and avoid motivational schemas that drive our behaviour.

  • Understand from a neuropsychotherapy perspective the importance of safety and the best way to elicit change in yourself and others.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome to the course...

  • 2

    OS YOU Basics

    • OS You Course Introduction

    • Your operating system

    • Key Needs

    • Binary Operating System

  • 3

    OS YOU Theory

    • Meeting Needs Through Approach and Avoid

    • Consistency Theory

    • When you fail to approach

    • When you fail to avoid

    • When you are trying to approach or avoid at the same time

    • The best way to change

    • Effectively overcoming challenges

    • The importance of safety

  • 4

    OS YOU Summary

    • Summary of Key Principles

    • Reflection Assignment (30 min)

  • 5

    OS Extras

    • Digging into the code - Supplementary

  • 6

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    • Before you go


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.