April 20, 2020
For Immediate Release
Brantford –Wilfrid Laurier University is offering a free, online course to help individuals develop self-care skills and support positive mental well-being during challenging times.
The Essential Self-Care and Resilience course is an uninstructed, self-paced course available to everyone online through Laurier’s Centre for Public Safety and Well-Being. The course is designed to provide knowledge and skills to help people cope, not only with the current COVID-19 pandemic, but with difficult situations in everyday life.
“During times like these, it is more important than ever to be kind to ourselves,” said Holly Cox, manager of the Centre for Public Safety and Well-Being. “We wanted to provide the opportunity for more people to experience some of our self-care and resilience material.”
The Essential Self-Care and Resilience course consists of five lessons, including topics such as the value of self-care, psychological self-care, physical self-care and spiritual and social self-care. The course also includes a resilience component specifically focused on stress. The Essential Self-Care and Resilience course requires one to two hours per lesson and is self-paced. There are no assignments or assessments.
Learn more and register for the free Essential Self-Care and Resilience course by visiting wlu.ca/cpsw.
Material for the Essential Self-Care and Resilience course is adapted from Laurier’s Positive Psychology certificate. The certificate, which launched in 2016 through the Centre for Public Safety and Well-Being, is an online program that provides learners the knowledge and skills required to enhance overall well-being.
“Our Positive Psychology certificate participants have always expressed how much of an impact this program has on their lives,” said Cox.
The Positive Psychology certificate program is open to everyone and particularly helpful for frontline workers, first responders and those in the education, healthcare and social service sectors. The program seeks to help students learn how positive psychology principles can be used to build resilience, manage emotions, deal with stress and promote well-being.
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