Becoming a Resilient Person – The Science of Stress Management
School: University of Washington
Start Date: May 6, 2014 (9 Weeks Long)
Workload: 2-3 Hours Per Week
Instructor: Dr. Clay Cook
Credentials: Dr. Cook joined the University of Washington in 2010 and serves as an assistant professor in the College of Education. A prolific writer, Cook’s work has been published in outlets like The Journal of Behavioral Education, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, and School Psychology Review. A licensed psychologist, Cook possesses extensive experience treating young people, including a stint at Father Flanagan’s Boy’s Town. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California-Riverside and his research focuses on developing school-based mental health models and promoting emotional health in young people and adults.
Graded: Certificates of completion will not be issued for this course.
Description: Too often, people withdraw, freeze up, or explode in stressful situations. It stymies their career, undermines their health, and damages their relationships. In this course, Dr. Cook teaches participants how to minimize stress and bounce back from adversity. Students will apply thinking models, lifestyle choices, and routines that promote perseverance, relaxation, and compassion. By learning how to manage their emotions and responses, students will develop a framework for leading a more “happy, fulfilling, and meaningful life.”