Becoming a Resilient Person - The Science of Stress Management - University of WashingtonedX
Cosa impari in questo corso?
The goal for this course is to give you permission to take care of yourself and empower you to be a resilient person. A resilient person is someone who:
- purposely strives to be as mentally and psychically healthy as possible,
- possesses the confidence to effectively cope with and manage stressful situations,
- is compassionate towards self and others,
- demonstrates grit or perseverance even in the face of adversity, and
- focuses on the positive and fulfilling aspects of life.
Course supporting objectives: When you complete this course, you will be able to:
- Describe why ‘functioning from the inside out’ is critical to becoming a resilient, effective person
- Explain the benefits of resilience and how the specific skills translate into optimizing social-emotional wellbeing and doing what matters most in life
- Directly practice a variety of resilience skills in different aspects of your life, including but not limited to:
- Mindfulness practices
- Strategies to manage intense emotions
- Activities that induce positive emotions
- Clarifying important personal values (that is, what matters most) and committing to behaving consistent with them
- Making health lifestyle choices that are cheap and readily available, yet promote well-being
- Describe why ‘practicing’ and integrating resilience skills into one’s life is critical to making them a habit and becoming a resilient person
- Develop a resilience plan that serves as a roadmap for your future
Clayton Cook Dr. Clay Cook is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of Washington. He is a former educator and a licensed psychologist. He has published numerous articles and books on promoting the social, emotional, and behavioral wellbeing of young people, with recent research focusing on resilience and optimizing overall life satisfaction. Beyond the university, he serves across the country as an educational consultant on models of school-based mental health, with a focus of promoting mental health in both youth and the adults who serve them.