Self-Help & Self-Improvement Courses

Science of Happiness
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This course teaches the ground-breaking science of positive psychology, which explores the roots of a happy and meaningful life. Students will engage with some of the most provocative and practical lessons from this science, discovering how cutting-edge research can be applied to their own lives. Created by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, the course will zero in on a fundamental finding from positive psychology: that happiness is inextricably linked to having strong social connections and contributing to something bigger than yourself—the greater good.

Genius. Talent. Golden Mediocrity
ADD FREE starts 4 May 2015
Genius, talent and golden mediocrity are different dimensions of human existence. Our course shows how these three dimensions manifest themselves in life and how you can fulfill your genius, abilities, talents more fully and completely. The course is of an applied nature and is oriented to studies in the field of creative life intensification psychology, help with the experience of crises, human potential realization and care. It may be useful for professional psychologists, for specialists whose activity involves empathy, inspiration, understanding and creating of daily life, and for all who are interested in the topic.

Framing: Learn How to Debate and Create Powerful Messages
ADD FREE starts 21 April 2015
In today's world, you often need to reduce a complex reality to a concise and convincing message. Framing is an approach that deals with how we convey our message: our words, images and metaphors. When you participate in a debate, you might be faced with frames of your opponents, and you’ll have to reframe the debate. This game of framing and reframing makes the debate look like a chess board made out of words. This course explores the inner workings of the game, how you can play the game, and how you can win.

Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
ADD FREE starts 6 Apr 2015
Critical thinking – the application of logical reasoning to problems and decisions – is the foundation of effective problem solving and decision making. In this course, you’ll gain confidence in assessing problems, evaluating alternative solutions, and anticipating possible risks. Participants will learn how to use analysis, synthesis and positive inquiry to address individual and organizational problems and develop the critical thinking skills needed in today's complex world. The course will draw upon case studies and real-life situations encountered by class members, and it will go on to explore successful models and proven methods that can be applied in on-the-job situations.

Personal & Family Financial Planning
ADD FREE starts 6 Apr 2015
This course will explore a wide variety of critical personal financial management topics to help you learn prudent habits both while in school and throughout your lifetime. The course is activity-based, focusing on your life as the basis for your work. You’ll also learn how to apply the principles taught in the course to a family environment. We’ll learn about cash, credit, wealth, and risk management, and environmental effects on personal and family financial management.

Finance for Non-Financial People
ADD FREE starts 6 Apr 2015
This course will give you a basic understanding of finance and accounting concepts to help drive drive your organization’s growth. Content topics will cover selected aspects of finance from a non-financial specialist’s point of view. These topics will include financial analysis; planning, forecasting, and budgeting; cash flow, and strategic financing.

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Time Management for Personal & Professional Productivity
ADD FREE starts 6 Apr 2015
This course will help you gain and apply your knowledge and understanding of personal and professional awareness, organization and commitment, and use the tools, methods and techniques taught in the class for goal setting, prioritization, scheduling, and delegation to overcome time management challenges and enhance your productivity. You will learn how to plan effectively to achieve personal and professional goals; recognize and overcome barriers to successful time management; identify time management tools and use them effectively; and keep your sense of perspective to prevent and manage crises. You will also learn to delegate effectively, and learn to manage expectations and say “No” when appropriate

Emotions: A Philosophical Introduction
ADD FREE starts 18 May 2015
The overarching goal of the course is to learn evidence-based practices to support the social and emotional development of infants and young children. We will examine current research on the developmental trajectory of children with early-onset aggressive behaviors; positive behavior support program models; and intervention efforts that promote positive early childhood mental health. Evidence-based classroom management skills will also be explored. When you complete the course, you will have a solid understanding of how to design supportive environments.

Positive Behavior Support for Young Children
ADD FREE starts 31 Mar 2015
The course cover a wide range of interests about the nature of emotional events. The biological impact of emotional states, the relationship between emotions and consciousness, and the interactions between cognitive and emotional processes are some of the main topics covered in this course. The curriculum is drawn from several research fields including philosophy, neurology, psychology, anthropology and robotics, among others. Ideas will be explained in a way that is easily assimilated by participants.

Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare
ADD FREE starts 13 Apr 2015
This free course is designed to high school students, recent graduates, and those considering career transitions explore health care career options and learn strategies for entry into the health care workforce and health-related fields. The course is also a resource and tool through which educators, parents, career counselors and others can support students' career readiness and professional advancement.

How to Succeed at: Interviews
ADD FREE starts 9 Mar 2015
Get the tools you need to succeed at interviews and land your dream job in this free, three-week course, offered by University of Sheffeld. Being interviewed can be quite daunting, and the course instructors will provide you with materials to help you prepare and be successful at your interview. Learn how to research the company or organization so that you can answer that frequently asked question "Why do you want to work for us?" Understand what you should wear (and not wear), and walk through some common interview questions. Tips from employers will be provided on what they look for in candidates and the types of questions you should be asking them. You’ll be provided with articles to read, videos to watch and interactive material to help you better prepare for your interview. You’ll be encouraged to collect a portfolio of your work which will help you with future interviews.

Learn to Meditate
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This meditation course for beginners features a variety of techniques including mantra, meditating with the breath and music, concentration, and meditation on a object. Each lesson includes a discussion topic and a guided meditation exercise. The course producer, Meditation Society of Australia, has no religious, political or financial affiliations and is a community organization designed to help people learn to meditate.

Learn Sahaja Yoga Meditation
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This free online course will take you on a journey in which you will learn the first steps toward Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Meditation is a scientifically proven way to improve one’s health and balance in life. All lessons are supported by videos and audio guided meditations. All the images, music and sounds of nature are selected to help guide you and induce a feeling of inner peace. Simple techniques that you can experiment with at home will be given as you explore the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of meditation.

Learning How to Learn
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This course offered by the University of California (San Diego) gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, math, science, sports and many other disciplines. You will learn how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates or "chunks" information. The course will also explore illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination and best practices shown to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects.

How to Succeed in College
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In this free multimedia course developed by the University of Kentucky, students will interact and plan their transition to higher education and beyond. The course incorporates presentations, videos and social media while focusing on strategies for student success. Various perspectives are introduced through interviews with faculty, alumni and current students to provide a holistic view of the college experience. Topics include instructor expectations, social interaction, acclimating to new environments, strategies for studying, student resources and basic issues in psychology

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