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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19 by University of Toronto

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About the Course

Never in the history of humanity have so many people been feeling intense anxiety related to COVID-19 and the world it will leave in its wake. The intent of this course is to give you a deeper understanding of the anxiety reaction as it relates to various aspects of our current life, ranging from our consumption of news to the way we talk to our children about this. I will also give you clear strategies for managing and, in fact, turning off the anxiety response at least for short periods. My sincere hope is that you will leave this course with a better understanding of how your brain reacts to crises, along with some powerful tools for managing it before it manages you. In this course we will cover: 1.1 Introduction and Overview 1.2 Understanding the Anxiety Response 1.3 The Necessity of Strategies to Manage Anxiety 1.4 Achieving Relaxation: A Skill We All Need to Learn Now 2.1 Why Watching the News is Addicting and How to Manage Your Consumption 2.2 The Critical Art of Mental Distraction to Crowd Out Stressors 2.3 How We Think About Physical Distancing and Explaining it to Our Children 3.1 The Effects of Isolation 3.2 Some Strategies to Make Isolation More Tolerable 3.3 The Importance of Social Connection in a Physical Distancing World 4.1 The Need to Guard Against Depression: The Importance of Control 4.2 Bring it Together: Practice Makes Proficient 4.3 Invitation to Suggest Additional Videos...

Top reviews


Jul 17, 2020

So grateful that a course like this exists. I found the information that was presented easy to understand and in such a way that small changes to my daily routine seem manageable. Thank you very much!


Jul 19, 2020

The course is very insightful. The topics were carefully and simply taught by Prof. Joordens. It's easy to understand and has helped a lot in understanding how our minds work esp during this pandemic.

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By Leo U

Jul 28, 2020

Great course. just need to fix the completion glitch. Kudos!!

By Rayhan M

Jun 23, 2020

very interesting subject where can know the controlling mind

By Cesar E M D

Jul 27, 2020

Super, interesante, claro, preciso y sin duda alguna real.


Jul 30, 2020


By Glorimar T

Aug 7, 2020

Course content is good, but unable to get a certtificate

By Rume A

Jul 26, 2020

Its really helpful for everyone passing lots of at home.

By Naveen K T

Jun 16, 2020

Had a good exprience in mind control @COVID-19 situation

By Mubashir K

Aug 8, 2020

It is a good course to learn and improve mental health

By Jim A

Apr 5, 2022

this course has taught me a lot.. Thank you COURSERA

By Dineth P

Dec 17, 2020

This course really helps to make my mind like a monk

By Asmath K A

Sep 21, 2020

At this time of covid..we have to learn about better

By Mariel R

Aug 2, 2020

This course was really helpful. Thank you professor!

By Osman F

Jul 27, 2020


By Ronald L

Mar 26, 2021

Helpful during this pandemic. Thank you for sharing


Feb 26, 2021

overall was a nice course really worked out for me.

By fabiana c

Aug 26, 2020

Very clear! Thank you so much it was really helpful

By Barbara D

Aug 25, 2020

Great tools to manage uncertain times and emotions.

By Leonardo S S

Dec 30, 2020

Nice professor, want to do more courses with him.

By Pooja S

Dec 16, 2022

all the pointers mentioned are really important.


Jul 24, 2020

It's great opportunity to aware about this topic

By Fouad S M

Jan 22, 2022

don't recommend for pro mental health personal


Mar 15, 2022

i love physical distance not social distance.

By Nayanne S C C d S

Dec 29, 2020

Very interesting and good! Thank you for all!

By Anne K

Dec 18, 2020

Easy to follow & put ideas into practical use