Redefining Mental Health
Thanks to the discovery of Three Principles that explain and describe the true nature of how the mind actually works, a new paradigm in mental health has emerged since the mid 1970’s. The introduction of mind-body medicine and a flood of neuroscience research has raised new questions that are moving the mental health field towards a psycho-bio-spiritual understanding of mental well-being. All of this has contributed to the emergence of the study of Resiliency, and a clearer understanding of how all people change and respond to life.
This course addresses the evolution of mental health understanding through the 20th century, and describes the current reversal of our understanding of whether circumstances cause our problems, or whether our own thinking creates both problems and solutions. It describes why a redefinition of mental health is necessary. The course also explains how Mental Illness has been defined, and the problems associated with the escalating complexity of our approaches to identifying and treating the mentally ill. It presents the hope of the new paradigm to generate dramatic changes in how we define and treat the “mentally ill” and how mental health education operates as a prevention strategy that could preclude mental distress over a lifetime.
$550/certificate program (all 4 courses)
This course is worth 3.5 ILUs.