[Course Code: EI32022]
This course is designed to teach and evaluate individuals in a foundational understanding of positive psychology.
We unpack core theories of happiness, thriving and how to create a life that is authentic and worth living.
No particular background or training is needed prior to taking this course, though we highly recommend you have completed/ co-complete the course, 'Understanding Emotions' to get the best out of this course.
Define positive practices and identify toxicity
HERO and PERMA for personal and professional growth
Understand applied positive psychology
Apply mindfulness practice for grounding and calm
Become more confident in wellness coaching
4 engaging chapters helping you develop core skills in positive psychology techniques, to use in personal or professional arenas.
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
References for Course
Why Positive Psychology?
Realizing my Best Self (Activity)
Purpose of Best Self
Positive Psychology and Flourishing
5 Dimensions to Thrive
How Permalicious Am I? (Quiz Activity)
How to Grow Positive Emotions
Reflections on PERMA (Activity)
Working on your "HERO" within
Why Bother with Positivity? (Text and Video Activity)
HEROic Realism - Part 1 (Activity)
Achievement and Determination
Heroic Realism PART 2
Optimistic, Realistic, Pessimistic (Activity)
Is Everything Awesome?
Takeaway Message for Chapter 1
The Scientific Power of Gratitude
Rose Rose Game (Video Activity)
Misinterpretations of Positive Psychology
Listing Thanks (Activity)
Seligman's Gratitude Visit
A Neurodivergent-Friendly Visit (Activity)
Neurodiversity and Gratitude Podcast (Activity) [External Link]
Takehome Message for Chapter 2
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness, a Brief History
Body Scan (Text and Activity)
Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence
Heartbeat: A Mindfulness Exercise to Calm Your Emotions (Video Activity)
What it feels like/ Lived Experiences
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Hexaflex Spinner Game (Activity)
Assignment: Opening to Flexibility
Takehome Message for Chapter 3
Self-Reliance and Support
"Asking For Help" Comic Strip (Activity)
Handling Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria
How to Deal with Rejection Sensitivity (Video Activity)
Asking for Help (Activity)
Seeing the Barriers, Remedying them
How Asking For Help Can Help Depression | Janesha Bull (Video Activity)
Who will Listen?
Takehome Message for Chapter 4
Final Quiz: Check Your Knowledge
Final Takehome Message
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Good Wishes to You!
Feedback from students!
“This course really acknowledges that positive psychology isn’t about just being positive all the time (ie toxic positivity that can sometimes be invalidating), but about being realistic. This gave me insight I did not previously have. I really lik...”→Read More
“This course really acknowledges that positive psychology isn’t about just being positive all the time (ie toxic positivity that can sometimes be invalidating), but about being realistic. This gave me insight I did not previously have. I really likes engaging in the PERMA quiz because it helped me feel like I have something to work to analyse my progress. I enjoyed the gratitude section too because it was incredibly practical. I have yet to send the letter but the process of writing it really brought out some intense feelings. This activity wasn’t like the classic gratitude journal where you just come up with materialistic things you feel grateful for. This was more thought out, in depth and a down-to earth approach to gratitude journaling that goes one step further than just being grateful with what you have. It made me feel accepted for the people that have helped me through tough times- it makes me feel more than grateful. It makes me feel accepted and less alone. I am grateful for the support I have. Overall this module 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
“This was probably the most engaging and challenging module so far. There were some great activities here, like the PERMA quiz, the colouring, mindfulness app, and the quizzes were all great. I enjoyed the gratitude visit, and I’m glad it was remad...”→Read More
“This was probably the most engaging and challenging module so far. There were some great activities here, like the PERMA quiz, the colouring, mindfulness app, and the quizzes were all great. I enjoyed the gratitude visit, and I’m glad it was remade as ‘neurodivergent’. I also really liked the pictures in this module. The rainbow flower with the smiling person is worthy of being a tattoo. The mindful colouring was a good idea, but turns out that mindful colouring isn’t as effective for me as that app, but I ended with a cool picture of psychedelic seahorses. Maybe the module could advise those sceptical about colouring that there’s nothing wrong with colouring in these images with bizarre colours, like making the ocean magma-red. I have more fun colouring in like that. My other thought was that it would be worthwhile linking to a free mindful colouring app, but I can’t find any that I like. There’s plenty of ad-supported apps that let you colour in blank spaces with one touch, which isn’t as satisfying as colouring in with a stylus. I think readers would benefit more from this module if they go through it slowly and focus on each activity, instead of rushing through it like I did on first reading. That’s probably true for all of them, but it’s especially true for this one I think. ”→Read Less
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