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Teaching Hope & Optimism: Positive Psychology in Action


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Program Description

The good news from researchers in the field of positive psychology is that an optimistic explanatory style is not just a personality trait; it is a skill which can taught and learned. Hope can also be learned. It is one of the pathways to well-being. It is related to our beliefs and goals for the future, it flows from one person to another and has a positive ripple effect on how we see the world and pursue our goals. Both hope and optimism are correlated with learning, achievement, positive relationships, health and satisfaction with life and well-being. Hope and optimism are essential components of emotional well-being and resilience and also powerful antidotes to depression, anxiety and helplessness.

This programme will teach you the key competencies for resilience including self-awareness, self-regulation, problem solving, and optimistic thinking. You will learn how to identify strengths in yourself and others and how these strengths can be used to overcome challenges and bring about success. We will also examine how to strengthen relationships, and provide you with the practical tools to build relationships and improve positive communication. The programme also introduces key practices and proven techniques for coping with loss, adversity and failure and combating stress and anxiety.

Our online programmes take the distance out of distance learning. You study when it suits you. You join an online community. You fit the program into your work and home commitments. We offer lots of support, advice and expert help.

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This course is registered and accredited by NSW Education Standards Authority and addresses the following standards and is Institute registered for 20 hours.

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher

1.1.2 and 4.1.2

NSW Professional Teaching Standards at the level of Professional Competence

1.1.2, 4.1.2

Available Term Dates

  • 9th October – 3rd December 2017. Enrolment open until 3rd of November
  • 19th February – 15th April 2018.¬†Enrolment open until 7th April
  • 2nd July – 26th August 2018.¬†Enrolment open until 1st August
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