Course Code: EI12021
Knowing our emotional world is key to living life well. However, emotions are not always easy to know, or to connect with. 'Understanding Emotions' is designed to teach and evaluate neurodivergent individuals in emotional awareness and help develop basic emotional intelligence skills.
This is a course that will take you about 30-40 hours to complete, should you engage with all the materials fully.
No particular background or training is needed prior to taking this course.
We do recommend students keep a journal to make reflections, whilst undertaking this course.
Define and recognize emotional states
List the six core emotions and understand their purpose
Identify triggers and distortions of the mind
Apply mindfulness practice for depression and anxiety
Become more confident managing personal experiences of emotion
3 engaging chapters to enable a deeper understanding of the emotional self and ways to cope.
What you'll be learning...
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Appendix A: Icons for Learning
Appendix B1: Accessibility Support
Appendix B2: Accessibility for Wellness
Appendix C: Feeling Words
For Your Information
How Emotions Motivate Our Behaviour (Poster)
Core Emotions, Core Questions (Poster)
Self Care Strategies (Poster)
Zones of Emotional Regulation (Poster)
Tips for Emotional Regulation (Posters)
References for Entire Course
Honouring 'What Is'
What, then, are Feelings?
The Shape of My Emotion (Activity)
Emotions are Personal
Feeling Good, Feeling Bad (Text and Activity)
Lived Experiences / How it Feels
Why have Emotions?
The Purpose of Emotions (Activity)
Takehome Message for Chapter 1
When Energy Loses Motion
Types of Depression
Video: Our Heart and Our Emotional Lives (Activity)
* TRIGGER WARNING *
Lived Experience/ How it Feels
Optional Reading: "The Depressed Person" by David Foster Wallace
Recognizing Symptoms (Text and Activity)
Why Learn About Depression?
Let That Sh*t Go (Video Activity)
Getting some Headspace (Activity)
Triggers and Shifts (Text and Activity)
Takehome Message for Chapter 2
What If Worries
How to Draw Your Feelings (Demo and Video Activity)
The Natural Process -Interrupted-
My Day Ahead (Activity)
Threats and Reality
Managing Your Anxiety
Threat, Meta and Me (Activity)
Views of Reality
Distorted Cognition 1-5
Distorted Cognition 6-10
Described Scenes (Activity)
My Biases (Assignment Activity)
Takehome Message for Chapter 3
Final Quiz: Check Your Knowledge
Final Takehome Message
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“My personal experience doing this course was an extremely helpful, validating and engaging one. The course really sets the scene with the content clearly laid out- well researched and articulated. Having the description of emotions depicted as met...”→Read More
“My personal experience doing this course was an extremely helpful, validating and engaging one. The course really sets the scene with the content clearly laid out- well researched and articulated. Having the description of emotions depicted as metaphors allows there to be elements of visualisation which makes talking about emotions that much easier (since I struggle with identifying emotions in general, but I am a very visual person). The course has a different take and perspective on emotional intelligence- a wider perspective- that encourages me to see my emotional difficulties as a difference rather than a defect. I loved being able to be ‘a detective in my own case’- gives me a sense of autonomy, individuality and validation. Overall, this course taught me a lot and helped me obtain strategies to sail smoothly through the emotional turmoil I have been grappling with- and continue to make more progress to reach my mental health goals.”→Read Less
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