with Maria Sirois
Live webinars: Tuesdays, 12:00—1:30 pm ET
Designed for those new to the concept of resilience, as well as those who have studied it 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.
✦ It is for those who must 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.
✦ 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.
✦ 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.