Full Curriculum

(currently in development)

Research-based

Grace (Jesus) focused

Includes practical activities to improve well-being in all three domains: physical, mental, and spiritual


1. Intro to Well-being & Grace

Theories of well-being

What is grace, and what does it do?

Your personal definition of well-being

What is happiness, and does pursuing it work?

The positive role of faith

Risk factors tied to religion

Your well-being launch

 

2. Identity

Who is God and what is He like?

Who am I?

The value of self-insight

The development of a self-concept

Self-esteem in light of grace

Self- and God-compassion

 

3. Personality

My personality type (assessment)

Strengths and weaknesses

Goodness of fit with my environment

Sensory needs

Blending with others

Major disorders

 

4. Emotions & Mood

Enhancing positive emotions, such as hope, joy, gratitude, forgiveness.

Coping with strong negative emotions, such as anger, despair, grief, and shame.

Expression, suppression, and repression of emotions.

Recognizing the purpose in negative emotions.

Enhancing emotional intelligence.

Physical underpinnings for a strong emotional experience (such as hyper-empathy) and moods

Depression, anxiety, and more

 

5. Cognition

Positive thinking/ cognitive restructuring

Optimism and hope

Core beliefs and thought patterns

Realistic expectations.

Automatic negative thoughts

Irrational beliefs

The influence of brain and body on thought quality

How our beliefs translate into action

 

6. Stress

The purpose of stress.

Hypostress, hyperstress, distress, and eustress.

Stress management and coping.

Physical effects of stress

The value of rest and leisure time.

Body relaxation techniques

Self-Care

 

7. Suffering

The inherent value of darkness

Resiliency

Grief and Loss

Trauma

Spiritual defenses and support

 

8. Relationships

Attachment/ Family patterns

Marriage, Dating, Divorce

Sexuality

Codependency and Abuse

Friendships

Parenting

Villains and Enemies

Loneliness

Self-disclosure/vulnerability

Boundaries

Purposeful life-giving relationships

The joy of oneness

 

9. Communication & Conflict

Clear is kind

Listening

Body language

Social media (personal branding, brain effects)

Conflict management styles

Assertive

Aggressive

Passive

Win/win

Role playing

 

10. Locus of Control

How much is my responsibility, and how much is God's?

External locus of control

Internal locus of control

Drivers of change

Forming habits

Spiritual gifts

The power of your influence

 

11. Connecting to God

Purpose- reminders that we are loved and free

Oneness- the ultimate in happiness

Prayer, mindfulness

Friendships

Learning and Curiosity

Nature

Music

Rest

Gratitude

Honesty and Doubts

Creativity

 

12. Values & Goals

Values assessment

Meaning and Purpose- A mission-fueled Life

Risk taking

Time wasting

Life Themes (narrative therapy)

Flexibility

Persistence

A customized life plan