Summer Term: 1 July - 23 August
Award: Continuing Professional Development Certificate
An exciting course which will help you to teach your students the skills of hope and optimism and to apply the wisdom of positive psychology to your own life
This exciting course gives you the opportunity to boost your own hope and optimism and learn how to enhance psychological fitness for yourself and others.
Hope and optimism are essential components of emotional wellbeing and resilience and also powerful antidotes to depression, anxiety and helplessness. The good news from researchers in the field of positive psychology is that an optimistic explanatory style is not just a personality trait; it is a skill which can taught and learned. Hope can also be learned; it is one of the pathways to wellbeing; it is related to our beliefs and goals for the future, it flows from one person to another and has a positive ripple effect on how we see the world and pursue our goals. Both hope and optimism are correlated with learning, achievement, positive relationships, health and satisfaction with life and wellbeing.
The world we live in today demands initiative, resourcefulness, determination and the ability to adapt to constant change. Learn about the role of optimism in building resilience, fuelling persistence and courage and giving us the ability to bounce back from adversity and bounce forward from failure. Grounded in the science of positive psychology, this course draws on a wealth of research findings and evidence-based techniques to teach you the practical skills essential to building resilience and boosting hope and optimism in yourself, your students and others.
Who is this course aimed at?
This course is designed for teachers, parents, youth workers and those working with learners in many different contexts. It may also be of interest to social care workers, psychologists and those involved in therapeutic or educational work who want to learn more about the practical applications of positive psychology.
Designed for teachers, parents, and other professionals, this course explores the practical application of positive psychology for building hope, optimism, and resilience, and preventing anxiety, depression, and emotional and behavioral difficulties. Drawing on the science of emotions and the latest research on optimism and hope, the course will give you an in-depth understanding of the core components and key skills necessary for promoting emotional fitness, combating stress, and facilitating growth and psychological wellbeing.
This course will teach you the key competencies for resilience including self-awareness, self-regulation, problem solving, and optimistic thinking. You will learn how to identify strengths in yourself and others and how these strengths can be used to overcome challenges and bring about success. We will also be examining how to strengthen relationships, providing you with the practical tools to build relationships and improve positive communication. The course also introduces key practices and proven techniques for coping with loss, adversity and failure and combating stress and anxiety.
Current research from the field of positive psychology has identified the active ingredients required for promoting overall emotional wellbeing and psychological fitness. These include teaching the skills of optimistic thinking, social problem solving, decision making, perspective taking and developing emotional literacy and self regulation skills.
Through fascinating content, practical exercises, and interactive discussions you will learn how to enhance your own psychological fitness and pass on these skills to others. This thought provoking and inspiring course expands our understanding of flourishing, fulfillment, and resilience, and provides tools for success as well as emotional wellbeing.
Key Course Information
The course comprises 5 interactive learning modules, each taking approximately four hours online study time to complete, or 20 hours in total
Completion of a Reflective Assignment gives you the opportunity to analyse the key learning points from the course and how they can be applied
On completion of the course you will receive a Certificate of Continuing Professional Development which can be included in your CPD portfolio
Learning is self-paced, allowing you to design your own study schedule around existing commitments, and giving you total freedom and flexibility
Participants are encouraged to interact with each other via the online discussion forum, allowing learners to enter active discussions with their colleagues and receive feedback from the expert course tutors.
Tuition and Support
Specialised tutors working in the area of learning disabilities will provide you with individual support and guidance as you complete your studies online
Technical support is provided by our dedicated team of qualified learning technologists, who can be contacted by telephone or email.
Assessment & Award:
Each student is required to complete the following items
Interactive Learning Assignment per module
On successful completion of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Professional Development.
Full Course Fee: £89
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