Building Personal Resilience: Managing Anxiety and Mental Health

Become your most resilient self

Join Harvard Medical School faculty Dr. Luana Marques to use applied psychology to build personal resilience with five science-driven skills.

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What You'll Learn

Have you ever wondered how you might be able to lead a more fulfilling and resilient life? Perhaps you want to feel at ease more often than you feel stressed, but you don’t know how? Maybe you find yourself in a place where it’s difficult to consider another perspective or find a solution to a problem you’re having?

If you’ve ever felt stressed, burned out, anxious or sad, you’re not alone. These moments are challenging and make it difficult to find a way forward. However, you can use science-backed tools to help manage these experiences and the emotions that come along with them. Regardless of any personal or professional obstacles you are facing, Building Personal Resilience: Managing Anxiety and Mental Health will help you use applied psychology and five proven skills to transform your feelings of stress, anxiety, and burn out into mental strength.

With a focus on proven psychology philosophies and science-driven skills to overcome challenges, Building Personal Resilience: Managing Anxiety and Mental Health breaks down five core components to creating better stress management habits. A practical overview of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) will give you a foundation for building your resilient skillset. By recognizing your own cycle of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors (TEB), you will be able to shift your perspective. To infuse energy back into a lackluster day, a “Charge Up Plan” will be the resource you can call on. When life feels scary, there are too many choices, and you’re tempted by avoidance, you will know the exact steps to face your fears and a dependable method for problem solving.

We all face challenging decisions and experience stressful situations at some point in our lives. Building mental strength and personal resilience is possible when you focus on implementing simple but powerful tools in your everyday life.

Become your most resilient self with Building Personal Resilience: Managing Anxiety and Mental Health.

The course will be delivered via edX and connect learners around the world. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Gain perspective on how scientifically-proven skills can improve your resilience and mental health
  • Build a toolkit of five core skills to help you manage emotional stress and apply them to different situations
  • Improve your ability to face fears and anxieties by preparing your own plan for handling stressful scenarios

Your Instructor

Dr. Luana Marques is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Founder and Director of Community Psychiatry PRIDE at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and former President of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Almost Anxious: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Worry or Distress a Problem? , which has been lauded for its clear and practical approach to effectively dealing with anxiety. Frequently cited as one of the leading experts in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBTs), D r. Luana has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, CNN, Harvard Business Review, and more. She also has been a frequent guest on television broadcasts such as Good Morning America, Face the Nation, and CNBC and podcasts including Ten Percent Happier and How to Be Awesome at Your Job. Connect with her @DrLuanaMarques

Ways to take this course

When you enroll in this course, you will have the option of pursuing a Verified Certificate or Auditing the Course.

A Verified Certificate costs $219 and provides unlimited access to full course materials, activities, tests, and forums. At the end of the course, learners who earn a passing grade can receive a certificate. 

Alternatively, learners can Audit the course for free and have access to select course material, activities, tests, and forums. Please note that this track does not offer a certificate for learners who earn a passing grade.

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