Overcoming Stress, Building Personal Power & Finding Joy
What you'll learn
- Understanding the nature of stress and anxiety
- Learning supportive tools for overcoming stress
- Discovering ways to experience greater joy and happiness on a daily basis
- Building confidence through healthy mindfulness habits
- Reframing negative thought patterns for a healthier mindset
- This course is suitable for beginners and all levels of learners. We just ask that you find a quiet space to complete mindfulness activities.
- Participants can access all videos and resources from a PC, Mac or Tablet and a reliable Internet connection.
This course is for you. We aim to help you be the best version of yourself, to be that person who can be resilient in the face of stress, who can find joy in life. Using both individual presentations and professional dialogue, this course will help you understand the nature and sources of stress in your life. We will present specific content about how to develop your personal identity and resilience, as well as specific skills and activities that you can use to meet the everyday challenges of life. Educational materials are balanced with skills development; we include both written exercises to help you think creatively about the concepts covered and experiential activities, such as meditation, relaxation, and guided imagery.
Some basic concepts of Positive Psychology are woven into this course. This school of thought emphasizes what is going right with people, and as professionals, we want to help you build on that. We want to help you go beyond just coping, or getting by—we want you to THRIVE! In a world that seems filled with bad news, frightening changes, and people drawn into negative, opposing camps, we offer an alternative. It’s not an antidote; we can’t make the bad stuff disappear. But we offer a different viewpoint, a set of skills that can help you to realistically access the positives within yourself and find glimpses of good in the world. We welcome you to a journey toward your best self.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone seeking more peace, joy and purpose in life
Danielle Palli is a fiction writer, multimedia specialist, Board-Certified Positive Psychology Health & Wellbeing Coach, and podcast producer and co-host. She lives in Southwest Florida with her husband and an abundance of pets. Palli earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Media, Culture, and Communication with a minor in Theater and Music from New York University, her Masters of Professional Writing degree from Chatham University, and a Masters of Metaphysical Sciences degree from the University of Metaphysical Sciences. She finds joy in nature, travel, theater and the arts, and is known for singing and dancing around the living room at any hour of the day or night. A free-spirited outlier enamored with life; she believes that life is sweeter when you color outside the lines.
With a background in physical therapy and public health, Dr. Leveridge earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1998. She has been a licensed psychologist since 1999, and in that career she has specialized in helping people with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship problems, and a variety of other issues. In 2020, she completed training through the Institute for Life Coach Training, which led (through an application and testing process) to her distinction as a Board Certified Coach. She continues to provide both therapy and coaching services in an online format.