Edinburgh

Science of Wellbeing in COVID Times

This is a Proposed Group that is not yet active.

Proposed Leader: Judith Walker - see Group Leaders Contact Details.
Proposed timing: Day, time, and frequency to be arranged.
Proposed Venue: On-line via "Zoom".
Proposed Activity: see below.

In recent weeks there has been a worldwide surge of interest in Yale's free online course The Science of Well-Being and it has been mentioned frequently in the news and social media. It is the most popular course ever at Yale, and many recommend it as a way to reconnect with essential lessons of life as people worldwide enter an anxiety-ridden time of seclusion.

As well as looking for evidence-based ways of staying physically healthy during this COVID-19 crisis, people are also looking for evidence-based ways of improving their mental health. The course highlights research that reveals misconceptions about what makes us happy -- and the concrete steps we can take to live a more fulfilling life.

The course consists of a series of short videos with suggestions for discussion and practice. There is no homework.

This format seems to work quite well -- I have been running a similar online course, Positive Psychology, with an Edinburgh U3A group for some time now.

If you would like to join a group online to watch and discuss this course please contact Judith Walker.

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