with Maria Sirois
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Designed for those of us new to the study of resilience as well as those who have practiced for years, this course will draw on the latest research in positive psychology and explore novel applications of familiar tools. We’ll look at how to shift our experience of each moment and each day, while also crafting the future—through goal-setting, visioning, and planning for inevitable obstacles as we move toward a healthier, happier, and more generative life.
And, as we build resilient capacity within ourselves, we will uncover how this might positively influence the larger systems within which we participate. We can no longer afford to think of these studies as personal and individual; to contribute to a better world, we must begin to shape our understanding and action around the circles of impact we already have in our daily life, and those we wish to create.
✦ What are the foundational skills, and how might we use them in new ways?
✦ How do we transform setbacks, losses, and failures into opportunities for bolstering capacity?
✦ As we build resilience capacity within ourselves, how might this constructively influence the larger systems within which we participate?
✓ Resilience is about far more than getting through a single difficult moment. Rather, it is a practice—a daily application of tools that supports us to experience a better present and craft a better future.
✓ We determine much of our experience of living.
✓ We are responsible for our own well-being and for our impact on others. We must learn to understand the circles we influence now, and those we seek to influence moving forward.
✓ Our practice of whole-person well-being affects not just our own life, but also the lives of those we love, work with, care for, and seek to inspire.
✦ This course is for those who are in difficult straits at this time, and for those who are in a time of flow.
✦ It is for those of us who seek to influence others in positive directions—our coaches, consultants, therapists, educators, and leaders.
✦ It is for those who wish to increase their self-care while showing up for the obligations most meaningful to them.
✦ It is for those who seek to build resilience and those who seek to teach resilience.
✦ It is for those new to the field, and also those who have been studying and practicing for years.
If you took The Resilient Quest or Crafting a Resilient Life with Maria, you will find that this course offers a deeper exploration of that material, a larger context for exploring those skills and strategies, and a re-visioning of what resilience can be, given what we know now to be true. This course brings a much clearer systemic focus—a personal and global focus—as well as pointed attention to mapping out resilience strategies over the next two years.
Essentially, this course is for anyone who wants to magnify their capacity under stress, create a vision for living better, bring expanded wisdom to moments of opportunity, and experience life with greater calm and positivity.
✦ Participants will be invited to complete pre-work, which may consist of readings, videos, and journal questions. Homework prompts will be given at the end of each session; homework is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Lessons will be 90 minutes each; pre-work, homework, and recommended readings may take another one to two hours, at most, per week.
✦ Online engagement is also fostered within the discussion forum, where students and faculty connect for questions and conversations about the course material.
✦ Live sessions are on Tuesdays from 12:00–1:30 pm ET. The course includes four live webinars, with recordings available for anyone unable to join live.
This course runs from Oct 23 to Nov 17, 2023
Tuition for this course: $595
Registration is closed.