The 4 Blocks to Happiness Mastery Course

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Learning how you create unhappiness is more than half the battle to having a mind of peace and joy. In this course, Dr. Vincent E. Parr, a clinical psychologist and recognized leader in Rational Theory, will teach you to master the negative emotions that blocking your happiness. To this end, he provides groundbreaking, easy-to-follow explanations, formulas, tools, and examples to apply to your everyday life.

The 4 Blocks course is based on decades of research and application of logical, rational thinking. Building on the work of Dr. Albert Ellis, Dr. Parr’s program uses Rational Emotive Behavior Theory to address how we create and maintain our emotions. He then explains how we tell ourselves stories about our environment that can damage our emotional and mental health. Finally, he’ll show you how to replace negative beliefs with rational thoughts and radical acceptance. As a result, you’ll learn how to create happiness with two simple, memorable formulas.

This course is for anyone experiencing emotional pain. Dr. Parr has used these techniques with patients for over 50 years with astounding results. The solution to the pain caused by anger, anxiety, depression and guilt is quite literally in your hands. You’ll discover how reading, practicing, and applying these techniques will help you master your emotions and create a mind of peace, happiness and joy.


  • Why we hold the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs we do
  • Three insights into how we create our emotions
  • How to challenge unhealthy, irrational inner dialogue
  • The formulas for how we create and can manage anger, anxiety, depression, and guilt
  • Two simple formulas for mastering happiness
  • Practical methods for meditation


  • Over an hour of video lessons from Dr. Parr with word-for-word transcription
  • Audio of all video lessons as well as podcasts for on-the-go reference
  • Readings from Dr. Parr’s book You Only Have Four Problems: What your therapist doesn’t tell you.
  • Printable worksheets, exercises, and charts
  • Helpful visuals and animations

Course Features

  • Lectures 74
  • Quizzes 0
  • Skill level Beginner
  • Language English
  • Students 64
  • Certificate No
  • Assessments Yes
  • Lesson 1: The Three Insights to a Mind of Peace 0/2

    There are three basic insights into the human condition that help us become more aware of how we upset ourselves. These insights are the fundamental building blocks to a rational mind. Without these insights, it's practically impossible for you to be happy or content in your lifetime.

    • Lecture1.1
      [Video] The Three Insights to Happiness
      05 min
    • Lecture1.2
      [Reading] The Three Insights to a Mind of Peace
      05 min
  • Lesson 2: The ABCs of How We Create Emotions 0/7

    Just like you learned your ABCs in kindergarten as the building blocks for reading and writing, these are the building blocks for understanding your emotions. Once you are comfortable with your ABCs, you will be able to attack and conquer the most complex emotional problems. Knowing your ABCs, actively red-flagging, and consistently disputing are the keys to mental health and a successful life.

    • Lecture2.1
      [Video] The ABCs of How We Create Emotion
      10 min
    • Lecture2.2
      [Reading] The ABCs of How We Create Emotion
      03 min
    • Lecture2.3
      [Reading] A to C is Irrational Thinking
      04 min
    • Lecture2.4
      [Animation] The ABCs of We Create Emotion
      05 min
    • Lecture2.5
      [Video] How Do You Get Upset?
      05 min
    • Lecture2.6
      [Exercise] The ABCs of Emotion worksheet
      10 min
    • Lecture2.7
      [Download] The ABCs of Emotion poster
  • Lesson 3: The Seven Irrational Beliefs 0/10

    The second insight implores us to understand how we create our emotions. In this section we'll explore seven basic ways we create irrational thoughts, feelings, and beliefs.

    • Lecture3.1
      [Video] The 7 Irrational Beliefs
      09 min
    • Lecture3.2
      [Reading] Introduction to the 7 Irrational Beliefs
      04 min
    • Lecture3.3
      [Reading] Irrational Belief #1: ‘It’ Statements
      03 min
    • Lecture3.4
      [Reading] Irrational Belief #2: Awfulizing
      04 min
    • Lecture3.5
      [Reading] Irrational Belief #3: I Can’t Stand It!
      02 min
    • Lecture3.6
      [Reading] Irrational Belief #4: The SMDs
      03 min
    • Lecture3.7
      [Reading] Irrational Belief #5: Rating
      02 min
    • Lecture3.8
      [Reading] Irrational Belief #6: Thinking in Absolutes
      03 min
    • Lecture3.9
      [Reading] Irrational Belief #7: Entitlement
      03 min
    • Lecture3.10
      [Exercise] Rational or Irrational?
      10 min
  • Lesson 4: Mental Contamination 0/3

    In this section Dr. Parr describes the factors that lead to the way you think, feel, and react: genetic predisposition, environmental conditioning, and self-conditioning.

    • Lecture4.1
      [Video] Mental Contamination
      10 min
    • Lecture4.2
      [Reading] Mental Contamination & Negative Feedback
      05 min
    • Lecture4.3
      [Animation & Reading] The Narrator and the Observer
      10 min
  • Lesson 5: Red-Flagging & Disputing Irrational Beliefs 0/10

    In this section you'll learn how to analyze emotional situations for irrational beliefs and replace them with disputing language.

    • Lecture5.1
      [Reading] Red-Flagging Irrational Beliefs
      20 min
    • Lecture5.2
      [Reading] Disputing Irrational Beliefs
      05 min
    • Lecture5.3
      [Reading] How to Dispute an ‘It’ Statement
      05 min
    • Lecture5.4
      [Reading] How to Dispute Awfulizing
      03 min
    • Lecture5.5
      [Reading] How to Dispute “I Can’t Stand It!”
      03 min
    • Lecture5.6
      [Reading] How to Dispute SMDs
      07 min
    • Lecture5.7
      [Reading] How to Dispute Rating
      06 min
    • Lecture5.8
      [Reading] How to Dispute Thinking in Absolutes
      03 min
    • Lecture5.9
      [Reading] How to Dispute Entitlement
      03 min
    • Lecture5.10
      [Exercise] The 4 Steps to Disputing
      20 min
  • Lesson 6: The Formula for Anger 0/4

    Regardless of who we are or where we come from, we all create anger in the same way. Dr. Parr decodes the formula for anger and explains how to manage it.

    • Lecture6.1
      [Video] Unlearning the Formula for Anger
      10 min
    • Lecture6.2
      [Reading] The Formula for Anger
      10 min
    • Lecture6.3
      [Reading] How to Manage Anger
      05 min
    • Lecture6.4
      [Animation] How To Manage Anger
      06 min
  • Lesson 7: The Formula for Anxiety 0/7

    Dr. Parr covers the basic, universal truths about how all human beings create anxiety, and how to manage it for a more peaceful life.

    • Lecture7.1
      [Video] Unlearning the Formula for Anxiety
      12 min
    • Lecture7.2
      [Reading] The Formula for Anxiety
      05 min
    • Lecture7.3
      [Reading] Confronting Anxious Thinking
      06 min
    • Lecture7.4
      [Reading] Fear of Making Mistakes
      05 min
    • Lecture7.5
      [Reading] When Panic Attacks
      03 min
    • Lecture7.6
      [Animation] How To Manage Anxiety
      06 min
    • Lecture7.7
      [Exercise] Retraining a Worried Brain
      15 min
  • Lesson 8: The Formula for Depression 0/6

    The concept of depression as a choice is a radical idea but a valuable one. If you can choose depressed thinking, you can choose non-depressed thinking. Contentment is within reach—drug-free!

    • Lecture8.1
      [Video] Unlearning the Formula for Depression
      15 min
    • Lecture8.2
      [Animation] How To Manage Depression
      10 min
    • Lecture8.3
      [Reading] The Formula for Depression
      05 min
    • Lecture8.4
      [Reading] What Causes Depression?
      05 min
    • Lecture8.5
      [Reading] The Four Needs & The Four Fears
      02 min
    • Lecture8.6
      [Reading] Practical Change for Depression
      05 min
  • Lesson 9: The Formula for Guilt 0/6

    Dr. Parr refutes the idea of self-worth and discusses how the concept can lead to a lifetime of guilt and shame.

    • Lecture9.1
      [Video] Unlearning The Formula for Guilt
      10 min
    • Lecture9.2
      [Animation] How We Create Guilt
      07 min
    • Lecture9.3
      [Reading] The Formula for Guilt
      05 min
    • Lecture9.4
      [Reading] The Behavior = Self Fallacy
      05 min
    • Lecture9.5
      [Reading] Guilty by Procrastination
      04 min
    • Lecture9.6
      [Exercise] Stop Procrastinating Now!
      20 min
  • Lesson 10: The Equations for Happiness 0/2

    With two simple, effective formulas, Dr. Parr reveals that the path to happiness and contentment is within our grasp.

    • Lecture10.1
      [Video] Learning the Formulas for Happiness
      05 min
    • Lecture10.2
      [Reading] The Two Formulas for Happiness
      10 min
  • Lesson 11: The Importance of Meditation 0/3

    Dr. Parr demonstrates how to meditate in order to retrain your brain and let go of irrational beliefs.

    • Lecture11.1
      [Video] The Importance of Meditation
      10 min
    • Lecture11.2
      [Reading] The Importance of Meditation
      05 min
    • Lecture11.3
      [Exercise] The Centering Breath
      05 min
  • Audio Archive: Podcasts & Course Audio 0/14

    Listen as Dr. Parr and his team discuss how rational theory and The 4 Blocks can impact science, medicine, and current events.

    • Lecture12.1
      The 4 Blocks to Happiness Master Course audio track
      01 hour 30 min
    • Lecture12.2
      Podcast Episode 1 – What are the four blocks?
      50 min
    • Lecture12.3
      Podcast Episode 2 – The Black Hole
      10 min
    • Lecture12.4
      Podcast Episode 3 – Totality
      13 min
    • Lecture12.5
      Podcast Episode 4 – Perfect
      09 min
    • Lecture12.6
      Podcast Episode 5 – Love and Rating
      20 min
    • Lecture12.7
      Podcast Episode 6 – Addiction
      01 hour 02 min
    • Lecture12.8
      Podcast Episode 7 – Medication, diagnosis and treatment
      30 min
    • Lecture12.9
      Podcast Episode 8 – Mental Health in Schools
      20 min
    • Lecture12.10
      Podcast Episode 9 – PTSD
      27 min
    • Lecture12.11
      Podcast Episode 10 – The Alternative to Therapy
      30 min
    • Lecture12.12
      Podcast Episode 11 – School Shootings and Mental Health
      58 min
    • Lecture12.13
      Podcast Episode 12 – Q & A with Dr. Parr
      01 hour 02 min
    • Lecture12.14
      Podcast Episode 13 – The NBA Mental Health Initiative
      43 min


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    Best Mental Course Ever

    This course was an eye-opener. It explained to me why I always felt so angry and sad. I recommend this course to anyone who is suffering from negative emotions.


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