In what ways do our positive, constructive emotions/perceptions enhance our ability to see reality? Are there effective methods for training the mind to cultivate positive thought/emotions? How can we develop and maintain a mental well being in individual life or as a collective society?
Students will analyze the nature of positive mental states, constructive emotions or thoughts, and their influence on our mental stability and brain physiology. They will also analyze methodologies for influencing and improving mental development and function. We will explore the correlation between mental training of the mind and physiological changes in the brain. Students will design effective methods by applying East-West psychological approaches to develop a mental well-being program that will function as a foundation either for their personal growth or with a helping profession.
To successfully participate in this program, students will need to attend remote classes, complete all required assignments, effective communication, need access to zoom meeting, designated class space at home or living space, follow Zoom meeting rules or guidelines, basic internet and use Canvas as main source of course information. Students can expect our remote teaching to be around 7.5 hours of synchronous (scheduled) coursework per week, using Canvas and Zoom. (With an optional hour meeting at another time.) Students will have access to alternatives to synchronous (in person or remote) participation if conditions require.