Emotional Intelligence & Resilience: Learn to be Motivated
What you'll learn
- Self Awareness and Self Management Strategies
- Personal development of students through positive psychology
- Drills/ Exercises on Temperament and Emotions Regulations
- Activate your confidence and self esteem via personality traits
- Interpersonal Aspects of Happiness and well being
- To accept inner positive influences in life
- No requirements
The course aims to provide students with an introduction to the core ideas of inculcating happiness and well-being to manage stress, anxiety and depression. Further acquainting them with the significance of positive thinking, courage and determination, meaning of life, gratitude and compassion in life.
The structure of the course is as follows:
· How Thoughts and Ideas are executed in Humans?
· Cognitive and emotional processes in positive psychology.
· Role of Brain Chemicals in our Cognitive Thinking Process.
· How Negative Thoughts form a loop/ recursive pattern?
· Ways to break the repetitive thoughts loop/ overcome our biases.
· Un-tapping the potential of positive Thinking.
· FEAR- Face Everything and Rise (You vs You)
· Personal and Interpersonal construal of happiness/ Personality Traits.
· Misconception about Happiness.
· Unveiling the role of persistence and determination.
· Interpersonal aspects of positive psychology includes themes on positive relations, forgiveness, transforming conflicts and positive communication.
· Role of resilience, post-traumatic growth, meaning of life and gratitude.
· Achievements and accomplishments: self-concordance and goal-setting, grit, self-regulation.
· Putting Strategies into practice.
This course has the power enough to transform the course of your life. It will be a journey from misery to your well being. Researchers continue to explore the effects of positive thinking and optimism on health. Health benefits that positive thinking may provide include:
Increased life span
Lower rates of depression
Lower levels of distress
Better psychological and physical well-being
Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress
You can learn to turn negative thinking into positive thinking. The process is simple, but it does take time and practice — you're creating a new habit, after all. Here are some ways to think and behave in a more positive and optimistic way:
Identify areas to change. If you want to become more optimistic and engage in more positive thinking, first identify areas of your life that you usually think negatively about, whether it's work, your daily commute or a relationship. You can start small by focusing on one area to approach in a more positive way.
Check yourself. Periodically during the day, stop and evaluate what you're thinking. If you find that your thoughts are mainly negative, try to find a way to put a positive spin on them.
Be open to humor. Give yourself permission to smile or laugh, especially during difficult times. Seek humor in everyday happenings. When you can laugh at life, you feel less stressed.
Follow a healthy lifestyle. Aim to exercise for about 30 minutes on most days of the week. You can also break it up into 10-minute chunks of time during the day. Exercise can positively affect mood and reduce stress. Follow a healthy diet to fuel your mind and body. And learn techniques to manage stress.
Surround yourself with positive people. Make sure those in your life are positive, supportive people you can depend on to give helpful advice and feedback. Negative people may increase your stress level and make you doubt your ability to manage stress in healthy ways.
Practice positive self-talk. Start by following one simple rule: Don't say anything to yourself that you wouldn't say to anyone else. Be gentle and encouraging with yourself. If a negative thought enters your mind, evaluate it rationally and respond with affirmations of what is good about you. Think about things you're thankful for in your life.
Who this course is for:
- For Everyone seeking inner peace and real happiness through positive thinking
Prof. Dr. Engr. Junaid Zafar is currently working as Chairperson in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Government College University, Lahore. He is also Director, Office of Research, innovation and Commercialization. He has completed his PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, The University of Manchester University, UK, and BSc in Electrical Engineering from U.E.T Lahore. He is Academic visitor to the University of Cambridge, UK, MMU, UK and National University of Ireland. He remained Dual Degree programme coordinator at the Lancaster University, UK. Dr. Engr. Junaid Zafar received Roll of Honors for National Education Commission and Outstanding Teacher/ Researcher Awards from the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. He is leading the macine learning and Artificial Intelligence centre with GC University, Lahore. He is member of Universal Association of Electronics & Computer Engineers, International Association of Computer Science & Information, and member of International Association of Engineers, IAENG Society of Artificial Intelligence, IAENG Society of Electrical Engineering, Science & Engineering Institute, IAENG Society of Imaging Engineering, Institute of Research Engineers & Doctors, and IAENG Society of Wireless Networks. He is member of editorial board in Journal of Future Technologies & Communications, Technical Programme committee, Frontiers of Information & Technologies, and Technical Programme Committee, Multi- Conference on Sciences & Technology. He is also serving as reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory & Techniques, IEEE Transactions on Antennas, IEEE Antenna & Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, International Journal of Electronics, and IET Antennas & Radio- wave Propagation. He has so far taught over twenty diffrent online courses based on outcome based student oriented models. He has also supervised more than 100 Masters/ MPhil thesis. He has published over 50 high impact factor publications and presented his work at several national and international renowned platforms.