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Approx. 13 hours to complete
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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Resilience and Optimism

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 66 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
1.2 Definition of Resilience and Foundational Research4m
1.3 Variables that Contribute to Resilience13m
1.6 Introduction to Optimism and Optimism Definitions7m
1.7 Benefits of Optimism13m
1.8 What Optimists Do Differently12m
1.12 Personal Highlight: Lucy Hone7m
1.13 Summary of Week 1 and Preview of Week 22m
7 readings
Welcome to Resilience Skills in a Time of Uncertainty10m
Biography of Karen Reivich, Ph.D.1m
Assignments, Grading and your Resilience Journal1m
Optional Reading: The Resilience Factor30m
Module 1 Lesson 1 - Optional Readings20m
Optimism Questionnaire5m
Module 1 Lesson 2 - Optional Readings40m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Cognitive Approaches to Resilience: Strategies to Increase Optimism and Resilient Thinking

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 59 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
2.2 Definition and Demonstration of Thinking Traps20m
2.3 Detecting Patterns in Yourself, Activity: Trying Thinking Traps on for Size2m
2.4 Personal Examples of Thinking Traps: Why We Need a Skill to Address Them3m
2.5 Changing non-resilient thinking: Real-time Resilience14m
2.6 Real-time resilience Activity7m
2.8 Summary of Module 2 and Introduction to Module 31m
2 readings
Module 2 Lesson 1 - Optional Reading15m
Module 2 Lesson 2 - Optional Reading30m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz15m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Managing Anxiety and Increasing Positive Emotions Like Gratitude

4 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 103 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
3.2 Dr. Baime: Effects of Anxiety on Our Bodies4m
3.3 Demonstrations of Several Styles of Catastrophizing9m
3.4 Triggers of Catastrophizing7m
3.5 Introduction to three Different Ways to Manage Anxiety12m
3.6 Dr. Park: Deliberate Breathing to Manage Anxiety5m
3.7 Dr. Baime: A Mindfulness Approach to Anxiety7m
3.8 Positive Emotions Broaden8m
3.9 Positive Emotions Build Resources7m
3.10 Gratitude Research14m
3.11 Gratitude Skill: HTGS6m
3.12 Designing a Gratitude Practice: Team Collage9m
3.14 Summary of Module 3 and Preview of Module 42m
4 readings
Module 3 Lesson 1 - Optional Reading10m
Activity: Challenging Catastrophic Thinking Part 115m
Activity: Challenging Catastrophic Thinking Part 215m
Module 3 Lesson 2 - Optional Readings30m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Leveraging Character Strengths and Strengthening Relationships

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 88 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
4.2 Activities: Developing Character Strengths and VIA Conversation4m
4.3 Using Character Strengths to Navigate an Upcoming Challenge16m
4.4 Shadow Side of Character Strengths10m
4.5 Introduction to ACR7m
4.6 ACR Role Plays16m
4.7 Activity: ACR Patterns14m
4.9 Course Summary2m
4 readings
Values in Action (VIA) Survey10m
Activity: Response Style Patterns10m
Module 4 Lesson 2 - Optional Readings40m
Thank you and additional resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz30m

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