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Spirituality in Dementia Care Part 1
Part of the Series: Spirituality in Dementia Care
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Facing the Day with Energy
What is energy and where does it come from? Start your course by thinking about the emotional and physical inputs--from good self-care to living a purpose-driven life--that contribute to vitality. Then try your first exercise to become more aware of your body and the signals it is sending you.
Autism is a World
She is her own worst nightmare. When you meet Sue, she does not make eye contact. She does not offer to shake your hand. She may fixate on the buttons of your shirt, but cannot say your name. Sue Rubin has autism, a complicated disorder that causes her to act…
Alcohol - Social Lubricant or Drug of Abuse?
Part of the Series: The Addictive Brain
Alcohol is often discussed separately from other drugs, but as you'll discover in this lecture, alcohol affects the human body in many of the same ways. Take a close look at your brain on alcohol to explore dependence, withdrawal, and genetic susceptibility. Then review several treatment options for alcohol abuse.
Cognitive Behavioral Foundations
Begin by meeting Dr. Satterfield's patients--Carol, Michael, and Maria--each with something in their lives that could be helped with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). You will follow these patients throughout the course as you learn the basics of CBT, including how you can train your brain to improve motivation, management of…
The Hidden Face of Suicide
An award winning documentary that enters the world of survivors, those who have lost loved ones to suicide, and reveals their remarkable stories. Looking for the story behind the silence in her own family, Silverman sets out on a journey of understanding and transformation. Using masks, the survivors find a…
Peege
"Your laugh would always make me happy," the young man whispers to his aged grandmother, Peege, who, now blind and helpless, seems almost to be awaiting death. This touching, poignant film portrays a family's Christmas visit to their grandmother, a patient in a nursing home, and their sense of despair…
Body: Attending to Our Physical Natures
Building on your work with mindfulness practice, learn another technique that augments and supports meditation. The body scan directs focused attention to different areas of the body, promoting deeper sensory awareness, relaxation, and concentration. With Professor Muesse's guidance, experience a 20-minute body scan meditation, a fundamental practice of self-compassion.
Treating Depression
Identify the nine hallmark symptoms of depression, then use the CBT triangle to describe the three downward spirals that contribute to a depressive episode. Observe as Dr. Satterfield walks Maria through tools to help her alleviate her depression, and learn how you can apply these same techniques to lift your…
Developing Emotional Flexibility
Peer into the lives of people who have thrived in the face of adversity--why do some people flower while others wilt? The keys to flourishing are flexibility and resilience. Complete your CBT toolkit with a list of ten ways that you can develop and sustain personal resilience.
Myth of the Perfect Body
The art of self acceptance... Most females and an inceasing number of males dislike their bodies. Most have one or more body parts from thighs to eyes, or ears to rears they would like to change. Mass media teach that looking good and being happy go together. This video counters…
The Addictive Brain
Addiction touches us all. What happens when your brain is on drugs? Discover the neural mechanisms that underlie the behaviors of addiction, and see how drugs and activities like gambling can hijack the brain and lead to behavioral problems. Understanding addiction can motivate an addict to seek treatment, and can…