Course Description

Overcoming Your Past 

Course Begins: Registration is currently closed. 

“The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence.” -Anonymous

Do you spend time overthinking the past?
Do the challenges of your past dictate your future?
Do you find yourself stuck in life, because of what “should not have happened?”
Do you want to stop allowing the past to continue to plague and sabotage you in the present?
Do you find yourself stuck living in the past, mentally tormented and emotionally exhausted about events that transpired days, weeks, months or even years earlier?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this course is for you!

Course Background:
Essential to what we think, feel, say and do is our life-guiding philosophy, the attitudes, beliefs and rules for living, we bring to each moment. This philosophy of life is influenced by past experiences, particularly our beliefs about what occurred are carried with us in the present.  The focus of this mini-course are the beliefs that have proven to be self-sabotaging. Although we cannot change the past, this course provides insights and skills that can help us change how the past will inform our present and our aspirations for the future—actualizing the conviction: “the past is a place of reference, not a place of residence.”

“I use memories, but I will not allow memories to use me …”  -Deepak Chopra

Course Description: 
This three-week mini course is part of the “Taking Back Your Life Series,” and delivers a cognitive behavioral approach to understanding the influence of the past, particularly identifying and modifying the self-destructive beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that sabotage the present. Participants will learn effective strategies and techniques in order to control how the past informs the present and their aspirations for the future.

Course Goals:    

  • Provide insights and strategies that help you to regain control over the present.
  • Learn a framework for understanding and controlling emotions such as depression, regret and anxiety.
  • Understand how to utilize techniques for identifying and modifying the baggage of the past in order to maximize your future.

Topics Covered:    

  • Acceptance, Validation and Rejection 
  • Relationships: Parental, Work and Intimate
  • Betrayal, Divorce, Self-Worth and Emotional Sobriety

Course Modules:  
Module 1 - Identifying the Issue
Module 2 - Building Motivation 
Module 3 - Foundations - The Essential Principles
Module 4 - Alignment (Essential Strategies & Techniques)

Your instructor will answer your questions and support you as you learn, with weekly Office Hours, which will complement the weekly pre-recorded lessons.

“By honestly acknowledging your past errors, but never damning yourself for them, you can learn to use your past for your own future.”  -Albert Ellis 

Investment Packages: Invest in your healing, your present and future!  

Course Begins: Registration is Open! Begin Today! |    

Basic Package
Price: $99
Additional Support:
-Weekly Online Office Hours
-Free: Post Course Private Session (30 min.) {$32 value}

*Monthly Installment Plans are available upon request. 

Premium Package
Price: $125
Additional Support:
-Weekly Online Office Hours

-Free: Post Course Private Sessions (60 min.) {$65 value} or
-Free: Pre and Post Course Private Sessions (30 min. each) {$65 value} 
*Monthly Installment Plans are available upon request. 

*Elite Package
Divorced women with children and widows are eligible for a 25% discount on the Basic Package. However, this is for a select number of spaces. If you fit this criteria and need this discount then submit your information using the contact me page on my site:

Nasir Al-Amin, M.S.W


I received my undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Psychology, and obtained my graduate degree, a Masters of Social Work (MSW), from Columbia University. Over the course of my academic and professional career, spanning over 15 years, I have gained a rich experience working at the United Nations, a Domestic Violence Shelter, a Mentorship program for inner-city youth, a Transitional Living Center and Drop-In Shelter for the homeless, as well as counseling within the education system.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • Welcoming Message!

    • Course Synopsis

  • 2

    I. Identifying the Issue

    • Alignment Journal

    • Handout - Alignment Journal

    • Handout - Alignment Journal - Assignment

  • 3

    II. Building Motivation

    • Lesson 1 - Self Helping or Self Harming

    • Lesson 2 - Self Helping or Self Harming

    • Lesson 3 - Self Helping or Self Harming

    • Handout - Lessons 1, 2 & 3 - Self Helping or Self Harming

    • Lesson 4 - The Actual Cost

    • Handout - Lesson 4 - The Actual Cost

    • Lesson 5 - The Actual Cost

    • Handout - Lesson 5 - The Actual Cost

  • 4

    III. Foundations - The Essential Principles (EsP)

    • Esp - Introduction

    • EsP - Lesson 1

    • Handout - EsP Lesson 1

    • EsP - Lesson 2

    • Handout -EsP Lesson 2

    • EsP - Lesson 3

    • Handout -EsP Lesson 3

    • EsP - Lesson 4

    • Handout -EsP Lesson 4

    • EsP - Lesson 5

    • Handout - EsP Lesson 5

    • EsP - Lesson 6

    • Handout -EsP Lesson 6

  • 5

    IV. Alignment

    • ALIGN - Lesson 1

    • ALIGN - Lesson 2

    • ALIGN - Lesson 3

    • ALIGN - Lesson 4

    • ALIGN - Lesson 5

    • Handout - ALIGN - Lessons 1 - 5

    • ALIGN - Lesson 6

    • Handout - ALIGN - Lesson 6

    • ALIGN - Lesson 6 - Assignment

    • Handout - ALIGN - Lesson 6 - Assignment

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