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How do we nurture well-being in ourselves, and those we serve? How do we nurture the meaning that brought us to this work, and the positive emotions that give us energy to show up every day?
This eCourse examines possibilities, based on scientific findings, for tilting life paths toward meaning and connection, and upward spirals of hope and well-being. It is based on the book, Positivity, by Barbara L. Fredrickson and introduces the science of wellbeing and applications that lead to greater satisfaction and meaning in life. Fredrickson’s research focuses on how positive emotions broaden minds and build resources in a manner that leads toward flourishing.
Upon completion of this interactive and experiential, 8-week eCourse, participants will be able to:
- Explain the broaden and build theory of positive emotions.
- Explain the positivity ratio and its relation to well-being.
- Identify two methods, and use one, to assess one’s positivity ratio.
- Identify research-based activities to decrease negativity and increase positivity with oneself and others.
Positivity is available in paperback and as a Kindle ebook. Please note: You do not need to own a Kindle to purchase the ebook; you can download Kindle software to your computer at no cost.
Instructor: Joy L. Salmon, PhD has worked in public, nonprofit and private sectors in a variety of roles, from direct services to administration; she has also created and taught online courses at universities. She has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology & Human Systems and is a licensed psychologist.
CE Credit: This eCourse qualifies for 16 CEUs. For example, upon successful completion, Social Workers will receive 16 Category “A” credits under the ACSW competence requirements. This eCourse is applicable to all social work categories. Other professionals: Contact your regulatory board to determine course approval. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded upon successful completion of the discussion questions, post-test and course evaluation.
How it Works: This 16-hour, 8-week eCourse is presented in eight parts, one each week. It includes videos, self-assessments, readings, facilitated e-discussions, a post-test and evaluation. You can expect to put in an average of two hours per week.
Regular Fee: $399. Early bird: $299. No charge for post test and continuing education certificate.
Registration: Fill in the registration form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 780.459.8867. Close to the start date, you will be sent an invitation with instructions on how to sign in and get started.
Cancellation: Refunds (minus a $50 processing fee) are available. Please note: refunds are not available once access to the course has been given.
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