4.80 (5 reviews)
☑ The science behind kindness leading to happiness
☑ Art Therapy exercises to share and work with as a family
☑ How to be kind to yourself - and others
☑ How kindness reduces YOUR stress
☑ Ways of being kind
Notice: Please do NOT enrol on this course on impulse, thinking you might watch it later. Maybe show an interest on impulse, yes, but before you enrol, watch the Preview videos, read the Course Description and then make a decision. If you then enrol then please start the course as soon as possible. Watch the lectures, look at the workbooks and join in the discussions. Joining my courses is a serious business and I want you to get the most out of your study – but I also want you to enjoy the course.
That is why I am asking that you only enrol because you really want to and that you start the course intending to make full use of all the resources.
You will be very welcome.
This course is exactly as it says in the title:
1. Be kind (how? when? to whom?)
2. Be happy (why? how does kindness do this?)
3. Reduce stress (through being kind?)
Each lecture follows the same format:
a. Discussion about the title eg H.E.L.P.S.O. or S.H.E.B.A.D
b. A focus on what to do as an example of being kind
c. A focused 2-3 minute meditation
A fourth section has been added:
Using Art Therapy to explore and share kind actions. This is current as at 28th November 2020.
Random Acts of Kindness
Kindness reduces stress
Kindness through Connections
Kindness to yourself
The Kindness Experiment pt 1
The Kindness Experiment pt 2
Kindness - the Science: pt 1
Kindness - the Science pt 2
H.E.L.P.S.O. - pt 1
H.E.L.P.S.O.- pt 2
Kindness is like a tree
Kindness is like a tree - pt 2
David Hamilton...and homework: pt 1
David Hamilton ...and homework... pt 2
I will like to talk about the course one by one - firstly , the course really. motivated me to be kind to others and provided way too many scientific explanations for that . secondly , the meditation at the end of every lecture was my favourite part . it was very calming and peaceful and I am going to continue that even I have finished the course . thirdly , the techniques that the professor tell to reduce stress and being kind and happy are nice and effective . last but not the least , this is a practical course and if you are willing to put this course in practice you will enjoy more . I did practical and will continue to do so and really enjoyed the course . much recommended . thank you professor
The instructor identifies this course as a practical exploration of kindness, being happy and reducing stress. In fact, it does delve into both theory and practice. Studies are cited to explain the bio-chemical effects of expressing kindness (Helper's High) and reducing stress,as well as how performing acts of kindness can reduce stress and influence one's health (4A's). The science of kindness covers both feel-good hormones and benefits to heart health. Resources for further exploration are also included. Examples are offered for ways to express random acts of kindness in everyday life. What I found surprising was how much attention was given to helping the elderly. Since I'm on the borderline of this group myself, I appreciate the attention - the number of lectures that addressed the subject was just more than expected. Besides helping others, attention is offered for ways to be kind to oneself as well ie., identifying stressors, dealing effectively with depression, being non-judgemental, and always appreciating oneself. One area that I would like to see included in the course for the future is the topic of expressing kindness to both animals and the Earth itself. Human sensitivity to animal welfare and rights has been greatly expanded over the course of the past 50 years. Those involved in caring for animals know the many benefits ceasing to treat animals as comodities, and learning to understand them as sentient beings instead. Treating animals with kindness and compassion can have the same affect as doing so with another person. I consider all of the above to be true for planet earth as well. The course isn't all lecture. Each lesson provides a practical application, as well as a selected meditation to effectively underscore the spiritual heart at the core of the subject. In conclusion, aside from the one point cited above, this course is well worth the time and effort for anyone feeling drawn to the subject of kindness, not just as an idea, but as something one needs to put into practice.
Because I know Chris from other courses, this course is not amazing and above expectations. ln my opinion all of his courses are very special and a source to help people in their way of living. Thank you Chris. ?