Course Overview (Syllabus)

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Read through the lessons at your own pace. Every 2-4 lessons, we will pause to give you some tasks to practice. Each set of lessons with practice is meant to take about a week or so.

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Section 1: Changing Habits Efficiently

  • Habits can be useful! Which habits do you want?
  • Habit check: What’s the function of your current habits? Do they match your values & purpose?
  • Training your healthy habits (what does healthy mean?)
  • Thoughts are behavior too

Section 2: Feelings, Needs, Strategies, and Boundaries

  • Essentialism – where to put your time and energy
  • Resolving conflict and building empathy with Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Setting and enforcing healthy boundaries
  • Respecting others’ boundaries

Section 3: The Border Collie in Your Head

  • What’s ‘normal’ for a brain?
  • Negativity bias and feedback loops
  • Fundamental attribution error
  • Labels aren’t useful for people, either
  • Gratitude
  • Habits revisited

Section 4: Being Present

  • Taking in the Good
  • Mindfulness exercises
  • Feeling emotion in your body
  • Shame – everyone has it, few people talk about it
  • Wholehearted living and badassery

Section 5: Stillness and Unconditional Love

  • Power of Compassion
  • Lovingkindness meditation
  • Walking meditation and other integrations
  • Relationship audits

Section 6: Impermanence, Groundlessness, and Letting Be

  • Transitions and loss
  • Acceptance and joy
  • Emotional approach to retirement planning
  • Resources for further learning

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