Unlocking the Immunity to Change: A New Approach to Personal Improvement

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Unlocking the Immunity to Change: A New Approach to Personal Improvement

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Do you have a personal improvement goal that has proven resistant to your sincerest intentions, smartest plans, and best efforts? If so, then this course is for you. Last spring, we kicked off a world-wide experiment to see if Kegan and Lahey’s ground-breaking, award-winning approach (the Immunity to Change process) could be deployed online to help tens of thousands of people make lasting changes at work or in their private lives. The experiment was largely a success! Many participants succeeded at making important changes in their lives. Here’s what our students have to say: “When I first started, I was a bit skeptical on how I would actually change. Looking back at myself 14 weeks ago and comparing it with how I am now is incredible! I couldn't be happier that I decided to take this course and learn a new approach to change. My life is so much better because of it.” “Someone asked me recently if I felt like I'd just wasted 14 whole... Do you have a personal improvement goal that has proven resistant to your sincerest intentions, smartest plans, and best efforts? If so, then this course is for you. Last spring, we kicked off a world-wide experiment to see if Kegan and Lahey’s ground-breaking, award-winning approach (the Immunity to Change process) could be deployed online to help tens of thousands of people make lasting changes at work or in their private lives. The experiment was largely a success! Many participants succeeded at making important changes in their lives. Here’s what our students have to say: “When I first started, I was a bit skeptical on how I would actually change. Looking back at myself 14 weeks ago and comparing it with how I am now is incredible! I couldn't be happier that I decided to take this course and learn a new approach to change. My life is so much better because of it.” “Someone asked me recently if I felt like I'd just wasted 14 whole weeks on self-inquiry. I can honestly say no - I feel like I wasted 30 years sleepwalking!  An incredible experience. Bob and Lisa have created a truly wondrous process, and the staff and fellow students have built a rich and supportive learning environment.”  “I appreciated the opportunity to feel like I was a part of a bigger community striving to grow and improve. This made me want to constantly push myself because I believed in the power behind the material and in the power of being part of a community working toward similar goals.” “This has been an amazing course and I have made long lasting changes that I didn't even dream about when I began this course. There is no way to express my deepest thank you for that . . . my life is changed.” This fall, we invite you to join us in a continuation of this experimental personal development course. Via demonstrations, exercises, readings, personal experiments, and novel interactive tools, this course will teach you new psychological theory about personal change, but—more than this—it will engage you in applying that theory to yourself from the first class to the last. In 2011 Oprah Winfrey listed the Top Ten Things You Should Do to Start the New Year Right. Number One on the list was, “Try the Immunity- to-Change approach.” Come, join us! This course runs from Tuesday, September 16 to Monday, December 15, 2014. It begins on September 16 with a one-week orientation. The orientation is designed to introduce you to the culture of the community we will form together and the technology we will use. Some of you may not need the full week to complete the orientation. The substance of the course begins a week later, on September 23. HarvardX pursues the science of learning. By registering as an online learner in an HX course, you will also participate in research about learning. Read our research statement to learn more.
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10/10 starsDropped
5 years, 2 months ago
A wonderful course i will say,But the problem was that people don't know which category it comes in.The decision category should be obvious in the name itself .In the beginning i confused it as a biology course.Thanks
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5 years, 3 months ago
content is excellent, instructor is capable,provider is great
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 5 months ago
It is a great life changing method and experience. I recomend it to everyone in the world (wherever you are), but specially for those that feel that are "stuck" in life and really need to "get back on track". It is really worth it.
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5 years, 8 months ago
I am really very grateful for this gift. The course is a touching powerful path in a self exploration accompanied by a sensitive and empathetic and funny guide. It's a tool you can carry everywhere, I think every adult should take this course, no one excluded
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 9 months ago
Excellent course and instruction from Kegan, Lahey, and their support team. The course helped me see the reason I was "stuck" and by following their process I was able to get unstuck. Yeah! I highly recommend this course for anyone who has struggled achieving an important improvement goal.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 9 months ago
Unlocking the Immunity to Change is absolutely something that every single adult should learn in their lifetime. Learning to better know ourselves, as well as what enables us to make lasting change in our lives, are essential skills that enable us to become who we want to be. Rather than relinquishing control to subconscious patterns that may not even be our own, ITC allows people to blossom into who they are meant to be!!
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4/10 starsDropped
5 years, 10 months ago
The subject of Change falls into the realm of self-help. With an ordinary exposure to hundreds of self-help books that make it to the Best Seller lists, this course was clearly not an academic course in psychology. It is a weekend workshop dragged out to about 15 weeks. A review of the related book, Immunity to Change, can be read on Amazon for insight into the content of the course. As a course, it had some value as does any placebo, but it was not an academic course. It is a rather manipulative attempt to hype a threadbare compilation of theories into the spotlight by apparently attempting to use emotional contagion, and expectancy effects. It also skewed the data by presenting false binary questions on quiz questions. For example, if you did not agree that an activity was Very Important, rather than Slightly Important, you could not complete the question and move to the next. To a sophisticated reader, it was as skewed as demandin... The subject of Change falls into the realm of self-help. With an ordinary exposure to hundreds of self-help books that make it to the Best Seller lists, this course was clearly not an academic course in psychology. It is a weekend workshop dragged out to about 15 weeks. A review of the related book, Immunity to Change, can be read on Amazon for insight into the content of the course. As a course, it had some value as does any placebo, but it was not an academic course. It is a rather manipulative attempt to hype a threadbare compilation of theories into the spotlight by apparently attempting to use emotional contagion, and expectancy effects. It also skewed the data by presenting false binary questions on quiz questions. For example, if you did not agree that an activity was Very Important, rather than Slightly Important, you could not complete the question and move to the next. To a sophisticated reader, it was as skewed as demanding that one "Tell me I'm wonderful or I'll break your legs." Although I do not have access to the registration data,, but based on the declining discussion posts, I would guess that half the class dropped out. The useful aspects of the program were those found in most self-improvement programs. You focus on your desires and priorities once a week, take action in good faith, and stick with the program or drift away depending on the statistical chance that you are at a point in your life when this program will be helpful. The course is free, so it is certainly worth exploring. Some of the feedback from the first class may eliminate the problems I experienced. However, it did not compare favorably to the high quality of other Harvard or edX courses.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
I recently finished this course, and I am still noticing positive changes in my life. I recommend this course to family, friends, everyone I get the chance to! This method to attain life objectives, created by Dr.s Kegan and Lahey, is brilliant! It is a key to unlocking our immunity to change, and seeps into all areas of life.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
absolutely wonderful course and what a privilege to be able to take it on line! I have professionally studied and worked with psychology, philosophy and the wisdom traditions for decades and am pleased to say that this course and its methods are among the most elegant and powerful agents of positive change I have ever encountered. I deeply appreciate the combination of intelligence, compassion and wisdom. thank you!!
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
I have been working with this material with my coaching clients since 2003 and wanted to refresh and upgrade my skills. I was delighted to experience the course in this format--it is brilliant. Not only did I learn a lot, but am so excited that I will be able to recommend it to clients for intensive support in making the changes they desire. The unexpected benefit was that I made significant progress on one of my toughest issues --effectively selling/marketing my own practice. Thanks, Bob and Lisa. You have given the world an amazing gift and now have expanded your reach exponentially. With gratitude, Rebecca Bradley
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5 years, 11 months ago
Immunity to Change was an amazing life-changing class for me. I worked on eating healthier, and I am amazed at how much progress I made towards my goal. I like their approach to change- looking at underlying assumptions that keep us stuck and testing the accuracy of those assumptions, instead of trying to force a change. There were lots of TAs that responded to people on the forum. The books were also very useful. For weeks 2-4, there was a lot of work (maybe 4 or 5 hours per week). But there's much less work after week 4 or 5. (closer to 2 or 3 hours per week). I doubt you'd have to spend as much time as I did in order to benefit.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
This course helped me break apart my fears of engaging other people in social situations. It's something I struggled with for many, many years. As a result of the course, I have been able to crack this open, and am now being proactive in reaching out and getting what I want for me -- more human contact, social contact and relationships in the world. The course was an extraordinary experience, and I recommend it to anyone who has been stuck and wants to break through.
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5 years, 8 months ago
I expected to learn exercises that would allow me to ascertain my own shortcomings and an avenue to find ways to improve myself. Unfortunately, I did not finish the final weeks of the course due to severe illness, but even without taking the final exam, I was impressed with everything I learned.
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8/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 8 months ago
Introspective but I will need more time for the techniques to sink in but definitely has given me tools to handle situations..
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8/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 8 months ago
You have nothing to lose by trying this course, so I'd suggest being open- minded and trying it out. For those of you who might reject it on the basis that it looks a bit 'fluffy-bunny', I can see why you might think that. However, I found it quite rigorous (not so much academically, but more in the way it asked you to consider searching questions about yourself) and after a couple of weeks of being a little cynical about it, I gradually accepted that I could learn a lot from the instructors. If you ever wondered why you are the way you are, I'd recommend this course. I think you'll be surprised by what you find.
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5 years, 4 months ago
This is an excellent MOOC. It cannot compete with an experiential, physical workshop like Gerald Weinberg's Congruent Leadership Change Workshop, but as this free MOOC costs 3000$ less than that and the teachers of that workshop retired a decade ago, it's the next best option. ;-) As I had to begin the course quite late, I look forward to taking it again this fall when it is offered again. I do wish they had left the materials open to view after the course ended.
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1/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 10 months ago
Blocking access to course materials by "archiving" them is ridiculous. I HATE classes that do this. All of the investment is in creating the course materials. It costs little or nothing to offer ongoing access. Online courses are not classroom course; there is no reason they should have to be done on YOUR schedule.
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9/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 10 months ago
I find this course really interesting and helpful. Thanks to the Change diary I realized many remarkable and suprising things about my journey to Change. And I'm sure I wouldn't even notice them or think of them without the help of this course. So, yes, if you want to actually explore the gist of your desired change and be more likely to accomplish it, take this course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
I am ready to take this course again. I was a student that fell behind and was unable to complete the course. The "not completing the course mantra" is something I actually survived! I continue to work on my course Diary/Map and will use the ITC approach in other aspects of my life. Please bring the course again in the Fall 2014. Thank you! Happy Day, Every Day.
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8/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
It is an amazing journey of introspection and self discovery that leaves me wonder struck at the many layers of the mind and how it impacts my behavior. Though I completed just half the course and fell behind midway,the mapping of my thought processes which I recorded has made me look at things in a new light. Eagerly looking forward to the second offering of this course on EDX.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
This has been a valuable course explaining why people so often fail to reach the goals they say they want and what to do about it. An excellent step on the road to change.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
Such a privilege to have been involved in the first online mass experiment of this material! 15 weeks may seem like a big commitment, but the results can be life changing. If you want to learn more about yourself, and break through your limitations, I'd definitely recommend this course. Possibly the best self-development course out there, and for free!
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
This course was a challenging workout for me. I was attracted to the concepts and processes it offers. I started with a very basic goal and as I progressed through the work I had so much more of myself coming into the process than I had anticipated. I had thought to learn about the process and then use it as a tool for further change.. I will be returning to take the course to completion when it is offered again.
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8/10 starsCompleted
6 years ago
A breath-taking journey so far. The gradual unfolding of what lies beneath my own reactions to day-to-day life has been nothing less than enlightening. At Week 11, I am stumped by yet another discovery on what makes the wheels of the mind turn. Recommended!
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5 years, 11 months ago
I am a therapist and I have worked continually on my own Personal development at many different levels. I learn best in an experiential set up and could not imagine how this type of personal improvement could be effective when being done on-line. Well be amazed, this is a VERY effective course and it exceeded any expectation I could possibly have had, it was life changing. The tutors, staff and students were all helpful, all working together and supporting each other. The enthusiasm of the students, the expertise of the tutors and staff made it work in a way that felt like you were working 'with others' at all times (It was as if we were all in the same room working together). I have done many courses in my past, but this one is special, it comes from a completely different angle and is able to get passed our defences and get us in touch with the realities of what goes on in our sub-conscious. It is very cleverly designed is honestly... I am a therapist and I have worked continually on my own Personal development at many different levels. I learn best in an experiential set up and could not imagine how this type of personal improvement could be effective when being done on-line. Well be amazed, this is a VERY effective course and it exceeded any expectation I could possibly have had, it was life changing. The tutors, staff and students were all helpful, all working together and supporting each other. The enthusiasm of the students, the expertise of the tutors and staff made it work in a way that felt like you were working 'with others' at all times (It was as if we were all in the same room working together). I have done many courses in my past, but this one is special, it comes from a completely different angle and is able to get passed our defences and get us in touch with the realities of what goes on in our sub-conscious. It is very cleverly designed is honestly one of the best courses I have ever been on. I would recommend this course to anyone who is willing to look inwards and make real changes in their lives.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
I thoroughly recommend this course.  It is very informative and well constructed, where over the 15 weeks of the programme, you are led through a process that step by step, helps to build a prospective map to assist you to create the change your want to make in your life.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
If you are going to take any MOOC, take this one. It is an incredibly thought out course. There is so much that you will learn about yourself, you will move forward positively. What you learn here you will take forward with you for the rest of your life!
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
Stunning, absolutely stunning. ITC has changed my life. Beginning from what exactly personal changes are and aren't, this course takes you each week a step further outside your comfort zone. ITC has eventually liberated me from some old believes holding me back. In summery, it was an epic journey worth each step. For me, ITC is now an invaluable tool for deploying changes in my life, in other peoples life and I would even use it in business once time is right.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
A great experience. The 15-week adventure has been a wonderful forum for exploring goals, hidden assumptions, hidden commitments and things that generally get you stuck in the mud along the road of life. The interface was virtually flawless and the lectures and quizzes were succinct and very helpful. Readings were always accessible and to the point. Discussion forum was excellent and there were optional wiki to expand on important points. Respect and humor kept the changes forward. a definite Five stars for this one ***** Skills for life, relationships and work.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
El experimento de llevar esta aproximación sobre el cambio personal al formato digital lo califico de exitoso. Las herramientas para llevarlo a cabo sencillas y poderosas. Altamente recomendado. Cambiará tu vida si así lo quieres. Gracias Equipazo
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