Science of Wellbeing in COVID Times
|Leader: Judith Walker - see Group Leaders Contact Details.|
|timing: Weekly on Mondays at 2:30pm.|
|Format: On-line via "Zoom".|
|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.