Course No. ED470o, ED570o
Humans have an incredible capacity for happiness but many hold tight to negative thinking. This limits growth, an ability to find passion or motivation, and quite simply, an inability to see the opportunity in tomorrow. It’s important to understand the science behind your evolutionary bias for hanging on to negative experiences. Did you know, there is a specific part of your brain, the amygdala, that is responsible for how you respond to situations and experiences?? Neuroscience has shown our ability to concentrate on happy thoughts depends the amygdala response. The goal of this course is to teach you how to train your mind to cultivate happiness and recognize when the brain is lying to you. Hardwiring Happiness introduces a powerful four step process, H E A L, that uses the hidden power of everyday choices to teach you how to create new neural structures that eventually lead to new habits. HEAL is also appropriate for all classroom and brings an exciting new element to social learning. It’s exciting to know that your brain never stops growing and having the opportunity to retrain your brain with accessible and easy steps to bring about increased contentment and peace is a beautiful outcome. Hardwiring Happiness is a course that could change the course of how you live your life and deepen your understanding of what it means to live in happiness. Please join me today.
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- Understand biological wiring and predisposition to having a negative brain
- Learn how happy and sad thoughts are dictated by your brain and how you should respond
- Delve into the science behind why it is so difficult for us to really bask in the good things that happen, and why we immediately hold tight to the negatives
- Discover training for your brain that will teach you how to embrace the positive
- Develop a user-friendly tool kit to expand feelings of happiness while identifying and responding to positive input
- Learn to erase years of negative and traumatic experiences and overcoming fear
- Learn about the power of journaling, gratitude meditation, morning activities to set your brain
- Research about how to HEAL children and bring your own experiences to the classroom
Brenda's course, Hardwiring Happiness: Overcoming Negative Thinking, was life-changing for me. The content was very applicable to my life situation and the classroom. I have thoroughly enjoyed applying the information I've learned from this course to my life and look forward to implementing it into my classroom. This is a beautifully organized and applicable course, and I have significantly benefited both personally and professionally. Her responses to assignments were exceedingly thought-provoking and helpful. I look forward to taking more courses from her.
I cannot sing the praises of Brenda enough for this course. I couldn’t have imagined a more present, mindful, and thoughtful professor to teach this Hardwiring Happiness course. For every assignment that I turned in, Brenda would respond in such an incredible way. Brenda is the type of teacher who absolutely INSPIRES and helps make us want to dive even deeper into a course or idea more than we thought we would. I couldn’t be happier this course led me to Brenda. She understands me on so many levels, which is spectacular from the student standpoint. I have been so used to being a teacher the past 4 years that I have forgotten what it feels like to have a teacher that you adore. A teacher who can engrain learning that lasts a lifetime, and Brenda is this type of teacher. A quote comes to mind when I think of Brenda, and it’s as follows: “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” By Carl W. Buechner Brenda has inspired me to keep the learning from this course deep in my heart and to allow it to keep me headed in the right direction at all times. I couldn’t be more thankful, and I cannot wait to take another course from her.
This course was outstanding! It was helpful in my life and my journey, and I know it will be wonderful to apply in my classroom with my kiddos. The professor was so helpful and responsive. I learned and enjoyed the class more than my entire Master's program. I walked away feeling like it was worth the money and time taking this course. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.