Course Code: wyh
This lesson is an introduction into the concept that you can take control of your life and reinvent a lifestyle that's more enjoyable, balanced, and productive. You'll get a taste of the powerful tools, strategies, systems, and solutions that will help guide you toward discovering, creating, and implementing your heartfelt desires. This will be your inspiration to begin creating a life you'll love!
This lesson will address the first key toward happiness, which is letting go of the past. It will discuss how to accept change and turn it into an opportunity by learning how to take control of your life. You'll learn strategies for how to cope with the stress and anxiety that change brings and then go over some tips you can use to guide you in establishing new boundaries and how to honor them.
In this lesson, you'll examine what choices you've made in the past, particularly in regard to lifestyle, relationships, and career. You'll evaluate these choices and see what worked, what didn't work, and what you would like to have happened.
This lesson could be a turning point for you because it's all about getting to know yourself really well. Once you can get clear about who you are (your skills, aptitudes, gifts, talents, passions, desires, needs, and values), you'll be able to strengthen your personal foundation and thus design a high-quality life.
In this lesson, you'll begin finding your way to a place where your head is in harmony with your heart. This place is built upon the solid foundation of your values, special skills, and unique gifts. You'll tap into your imagination faculties to start creating whatever your heart desires and discover how to separate yourself from the "mind-stuff" that keeps you blocked from achieving your dreams.
This lesson is about goal setting. Many people have goals but aren't able to manifest them. There's a good reason for that, and this lesson will teach you what you need to do achieve your goals and turn them into realities. You deserve to be happy in all areas of your life, and this lesson is the next step in getting there!
In this lesson, you'll explore some tools and strategies you can use to help overcome your fears. Although being fearful is natural, it can also be debilitating; fear causes many people to live unfulfilling lives. By the time, you finish this lesson, you'll understand how to keep fear from preventing you from designing your life to be everything you want it to be.
Everyone longs for a heartfelt kind of connection that gives them a sense of belonging—a desire to be seen and heard by others, to know that they matter, to know that someone is on their side, and to feel a connection that touches the heart and makes them feel grateful for someone's presence. This lesson will focus on the idea that the people you spend time with need to support your well-being.
"Lighten up!" That's what this lesson is all about. You don't always have to be serious. When was the last time you had a really good laugh? When was the last time you laughed at yourself? This lesson will discuss the importance of humor. You'll go over the steps to reducing the frustrations that develop from too much stress. The lesson will talk about the value of meditation, time management, and how to create your own health team.
This lesson will talk about the key to working happily. It's also the key to becoming a more valued employee. An important concept to accept is that everyone is really self-employed—they're all responsible for their own personal development. This lesson will guide you toward achieving new skills that will help you rise above the pack.
Sometimes, you need to find a new job in order to be happy. If this is your situation, there are some things you can do to make the process more effective and increase the possibility you'll find the work you want. Once you've completed the exercises in this class and you've spent some time reflecting about what you really want from your work, you'll be ready to take a proactive approach to finding the ideal job. This lesson will assist you with that process.
By taking this course, you'll be setting in motion a new way of living. You'll start to notice that the quality of your life improves dramatically as you spend your time and energy on what really matters to you. Your confidence will increase, peace of mind will take over, and you'll feel empowered to live life on your own terms. This lesson will inspire you to get started now and live the life you were meant to be living!
Cynthia Granger, M.A., coaches and teaches personal development courses individually and also at the college level. She has over 25 years of experience designing and teaching courses related to self-improvement. Her articles have been published in magazines and on popular websites.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.
Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.
Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Self-Paced: You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.
Instructor-Led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you're encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.
Instructor-Led: The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.
I absolutely loved this course, I really needed this and would recommend it to everyone I know. It was very self enriching, and I feel I could never find another class such as this that will affect my life for years to come in such a positive way. The instructor most definitely gives you the impression that she truly lives by her words. I loved it."
I have really learned a lot and I have been been able to do some beneficial self reflecting. Your course is informative, thought provoking and inspirational! I am seeing a very positive change in how I think about things because of the seeds you have planted. Thank you so much for developing and offering the course. I particularly appreciate that you left all the discussion areas open so we could move through the course at our own pace and still have the opportunity to post our thoughts/results and get your feedback."
I hold a Master's Degree, but I must honestly say that this course has been of greater value to me than all the courses I took in both my undergraduate and graduate programs! This course deals with life and how to live it to the fullest. We only go around once. Let's make the experience as satisfying as possible!"
I think this is some of the best money I've ever spent...I feel so much more in charge of my life. I feel that I know the things I want for myself and I know what I need to do to accomplish those things...I am so glad that your class emphasized taking care of ourselves. I think that's something a lot of people need to hear. It's something I thought I was doing, but wasn't. Thank you for this class and all your comments."
This course has brought light back into my life! My life over the last year has taken a toll on my emotionally and financially. I felt that I was a the lowest point I could be and was praying for someone to make it all change. I knew I was the person that needed to change but I lost the will to do it. This class has put the spring back in my life. I feel more confident and in control...My heart knows what it needs and I am happiest when I listen to it. My relationship with my husband has improved. Work is getting better and I have actually got a raise since starting this course. I am happier and I laugh more."
It was obvious to me the instructor was actually 'listening' to what was being stated in the assignments. I could tell from the feedback there was a real understanding that could only be had by someone who was taking a genuine interest in helping those of us with the course."
If you feel like you are at a crossroads in your life, this is the class to take. The instructor responds to every student's comment with patience. I am now clear about who I am and what I need to be happy. I feel empowered to design a life where I can reach my full potential. You will not regret making this investment to yourself."
This class was a life-changer for me! I got to know myself better and was given tools to make the changes I sorely needed. The instructor was compassionate and encouraging, but still asked questions that made me think! I would recommend this class to anyone!"
Listen to Your Heart and Success Will Follow has been the best course I have taken. I have a clear understanding of what I am made of and what it is I will allow myself to do to live with a joyful heart. This is a process that takes time. Making small, incremental improvements in my everyday life to improve my self-care and healthy living. I am very thankful for the class instructor, Cynthia Christianson, for sharing her expertise in the area of heartfelt concepts, and for providing the tools, strategies, systems, and solutions to help discover myself. I achieved the results that I deserve. Implementing the secrets I learned for creating new habits to find my own heartfelt desires is what I now do on a daily basis. I'm on a new start and honor myself for knowing that it's not about the destination, it's the journey. Thank you, Cynthia Christianson, for your insightful feedback to my personal journey posted on the discussion board."
I thoroughly enjoyed this class. I found this course format and structure so much more beneficial than simply reading self-help books. The sequence of the lessons were well thought out as well and I found myself thinking about a topic, only for it to be covered in the subsequent lesson! The self-assessment pdf assignments were very enjoyable! I felt so disarmed after completing them as if my current/past struggles in the workplace were justified. I feel empowered by being able to list my values and needs now. But what I enjoyed the most was your comments and suggestions based on our assignments, and that you were so encouraging and supportive. I hope you know that the suggestions you made to me will certainly help as I try to refine my life to allow more happiness."