Balance your mood, manage your stress and flourish
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Balance your mood, manage your stress and flourish

Manage your stress, develop a more desirable lifestyle, strengthen your emotional resilience and flourish.
4.5 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3,049 students enrolled
Created by John Harper
Last updated 1/2015
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 38 mins on-demand audio
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Over 40 lectures and 4 hours of course material - lectures, instructional videos, interviews with specialists
  • Evidence-based, easy exercises at the end of each lecture for you to try, and to integrate into your daily life
  • The most effective ways to start managing your stress and setting goals to help yourself feel better and improve your quality of life
  • Audio led practises of mindfulness which you can use at any time in your day to quickly relax and soften your thoughts for ten minutes
  • Tools and resources to help you to track and implement changes in your life
View Curriculum
  • You need no previous knowledge or resources. Just a desire to improve your quality of life. I will lead you through the basics with resources I provide
  • iPhone, Android, iPad, Tablet (optional) - I will provide you with free access to my premium app for well-being, supported by Cambridge University



LATEST: Course updated 16th October 2015

- Free six months access to subscription-based mental well-being app - Rize - enrolled students only. Limited time offer.

Do you sometimes find stress getting the better of you? - can't shut your thoughts off when you want to relax, feeling held back from living a healthy lifestyle where you're reaching the goals you really want from life? Maybe you're interested in developing an emotional resilience - able to bounce back much more easily from the challenges life can throw at all of us sometimes, or you're looking for a way to enhance the quality of your life.

This course has been specifically designed to explain simply yet effectively the subject of mental well-being. The curriculum has been tailored to make sure that your learning experience will be relevant, accessible, simple, engaging and effective.

With over 3+ hours of videos, audio lectures, interactive quizzes and a handful of text-based lectures I will lead you through a range of therapeutic concepts - accessible to you through your computer or on your smartphone via the Udemy app.

Through this course I will help you to find the right tools for you that can help you to support your mental well-being. Therefore within the lectures I provide simple, interactive exercises that will enable you to try out and integrate the concepts within the course into your life.

My course includes:

- The basics of the exercises we will be using, and your supplemental worksheet 'diary' - Evidence based therapeutic concepts and exercises that you can practise here with me and then integrate into your daily life - Simple and lifestyle changes to aim for and accomplish - Exercises that will help you to 'flourish' - Supplementary materials - Milestone quizzes to make sure you're absorbing all the information we're throwing your way

- Free access to my subscription-based app - Rize Mental well-being is important to your health. It helps you to manage your mental health, your focus, lifestyle, and reaching your goals in life. By integrating therapeutic and evidence-based concepts such as mood tracking, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, physical exercise and diet, activity plans, flourishing, and more you can make a big difference to your life..

The course will take on average thirty days to complete, with no more than twenty minutes each day.

If you're unsure don't worry: I offer a full 30 day money back guarantee if you're not completely happy with the course.

I have provided some of my lecture material as available for a free preview. So scroll down and take a look to get a feel for my course and see if it might be right for you.

Here are a few of the reviews for my course, so you can see what my current students are saying about it:

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"The instructor obviously took his time to structure this course. What I like is that it flows well, and when I messaged him with a few parts I was unsure about it took less than an hour to hear back from him! 100% recommended." - Liam Jacob

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"This is an amazing course to go through. It explains magnificently how our mental health connected to our physical and social health. I like the easy flow of the lectures.I am looking forward to read the reference books as well. This course gave me an entire new perspective on my life and world around me and how can I improve my thought process. I was surprised when I found some of the examples actually are like my own ways of thinking and I am happy to learn how I can remove those negative thinking and move forward. I am going to follow all the mental, physical and lifestyle improvement activities suggested. I would thank the instructor for sharing important sites for urgent support. I think lots of people will benefit from it." - Jia Sen

When you're ready to, click the "Take this course" button on the top right of your screen, become a part of our learning community and start improving your mental well-being.

I look forward to seeing you on the course and to helping you to Rize, one thought at a time.

Who is the target audience?
  • Those looking to understand and improve their mental well-being
  • Any level of knowledge and experience
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
4 Lectures 21:53
Mental well-being

Introduction to me and my approach to mental well-being

Course structure and what you can expect

Resources to help you

Course foundations
4 questions
Our thoughts
8 Lectures 01:15:21
UPDATE: Interview - How do our thoughts affect our mental well-being

Mastering our 'angry creatures'

More on mood tracking - the quantified self

Bonus - interview: how can mindfulness benefit our well-being

Basic and simple breathing exercises

Rize, one thought at a time
11 questions
Our bodies
4 Lectures 37:59
Exercise and fitness

Getting active, one thought at a time

Activity plans: making them and getting back up when you fall

Update: Interview - Can diet affect our mood and our mental health?

How does our physical health affect our mental health?
8 questions
Lifestyles and positive changes
7 Lectures 39:40
What is a 'positive lifestyle change' and how do I change?

Reporter technique - a kind and objective look at your life situations

Being creative

A little help from our friends

Identifying our less helpful lifestyle choices


Taking small steps

Lifestyles and positive changes
7 questions
5 Lectures 21:28
What motivates you? What makes you happy?

Setting goals

Celebrating your goals

6 questions
New: Mental health introduction
0 Lectures 00:00
2 Lectures 06:55
Take away messages and future support

Good luck!

Final quiz - basic concepts of mental well-being
31 questions
About the Instructor
John Harper
4.3 Average rating
15 Reviews
3,176 Students
2 Courses
Founder of Rize - Accelerate Cambridge Program supported

Hi! I'm John. I work with Cambridge University to provide innovative digital tools that help people around the world to understand, track and improve their mental well-being.

Two years ago I suffered from moderate depression. As a serial social entrepreneur I quickly noticed gaps in the current tools that are available to help people with their mental well-being.

I am creating this course to provide a more detailed content to help people understand their mental well-being, and to provide more in-depth to the app I have been creating. My mission is to provide content that is simple, accessible, engaging, and effective.