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Greg Hamel profile image
Greg Hamel profile image
10/10 starsCompleted
  • 116 reviews
  • 107 completed
5 years, 2 months ago
This is another course that had dozens of reviews before the course started because people were freaking out that materials weren't available at the stroke of midnight the day the course started. The course ... This is another course that had dozens of reviews before the course started because people were freaking out that materials weren't available at the stroke of midnight the day the course started. The course is just wrapping up today, so don't put too much stock into reviews made more than a few weeks before now. I'll start by saying I don't normally take courses that aren't focused on technical topics like computing, math or science because I don't find many of them to be of practical use. When I saw a course entitled "Becoming a resilient person" I was quite skeptical because it sounded like the sort of fluff course you'd take to pad your schedule in college to raise your GPA. I decided to sign up for it anyway because the time commitment was minimal and I wanted to check out the first week's material to confirm my suspicions. Eight weeks later, I must say I'm glad I took this course. It discusses many important life topics that affect happiness and wellbeing such as values, goals, mindfulness, gratitude, managing emotions, making therapeutic lifestyle choices and making meaningful social connections and takes time to give actionable advice for making positive changes in your life. On the technical side, the lecture videos are well organized, the instructor is always on screen and he delivers information clearly. The materiel is very accessible, so almost anyone could take this course. There are short, easy quizzes each week and homework that usually involves using what you've learned in your life or explaining concepts discussed in lecture to willing ear like a close friend or family member. Given the low time commitment required, this MOOC provides great value.  The forums were littered with posts about how the course helped people make positive changes in their lives. There's no guarantee you'll see any positive changes, but for an investment of 8-15 hours, you have a lot to gain and not much to lose.
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Dmytro Sawochkin profile image
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8/10 starsCompleted
  • 64 reviews
  • 58 completed
2 years, 7 months ago
Pretty nice course, which is almost fully meet my expectations, but still is missing some important point (I can't really recognize, what, but just feel it). The course looks at stress on different angles, a... Pretty nice course, which is almost fully meet my expectations, but still is missing some important point (I can't really recognize, what, but just feel it). The course looks at stress on different angles, and give a lot of practical information, but still a little bit more academic, that you would need, and a little less practical for changing your life. Still, I would clearly advice everybody interested in the topic to pass the course.
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