Online Class: Emotional Healing 101

This course details the process of how to heal from loss, disappointment, and other emotional trauma. It explores the physiological implications of certain chronic emotions such as anger or sadness, and discusses common emotional challenges.

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Course Description

Embracing Resilience: Your Guide to Emotional Healing and Wholeness

In a world characterized by change, loss, and unforeseen challenges, emotional traumas can often lurk in the shadows, leaving lasting imprints on our psyche. This holistic course, "Emotional Healing 101", delves deep into the intricate journey of healing from emotional wounds, offering a transformative blueprint for self-renewal and rediscovery.

Course Pillars:

  1. The Anatomy of Emotions: Dive deep into the interplay between chronic emotions and physiological responses. Understand the profound impact of emotions like grief, anger, and sadness on your well-being.

  2. Navigating Life's Storms: Gain insights into coping with intense emotional upheavals, from the harrowing pain of losing a loved one or undergoing a divorce to grappling with spiritual quandaries or financial challenges.

  3. Therapeutic Techniques Unveiled: Explore a repertoire of evidence-based strategies tailored for emotional healing. Whether it's through reflective journaling, therapeutic art sessions, introspective meditation, or engaging in uplifting community service, find what resonates with you.

  4. Crafting a New Chapter: Delve into actionable steps and considerations to carve a path forward once healing commences. Learn how to cultivate resilience, maintain emotional equilibrium, and harness experiences as growth catalysts.

Why This Course Stands Out:

  • Universality & Depth: Our content is meticulously crafted to cater to individuals from varied backgrounds and professional domains. Whether you're navigating personal traumas or assisting others on their journey, our course provides a comprehensive toolkit.

  • A Multifaceted Approach: Beyond traditional therapeutic interventions, discover the power of expressive therapies, mindfulness practices, and community engagement in fostering emotional wellness.

  • Expert Insights: This course is punctuated with insights from leading mental health professionals, holistic healers, and wellness coaches, ensuring a well-rounded perspective.

  • Interactive & Empathetic: Engage in self-assessment quizzes, real-life case studies, and interactive scenarios that foster empathy, understanding, and introspection.

  • Empowering Communities: Perfect for educators, spiritual leaders, social workers, and counselors who often find themselves in guiding roles. Elevate your counseling prowess, equipped with deeper insights and innovative methodologies.

  • Personal Healing Companion: If you're charting a course through personal challenges, this guide is tailored to be your compassionate companion, providing clarity, support, and actionable steps towards healing.

Who This Course is For:

From individuals seeking personal growth and understanding, to professionals dedicated to nurturing and guiding others, this course is a beacon for anyone committed to the transformative power of emotional healing. In an era where mental well-being is paramount, equip yourself with knowledge, strategies, and an empathetic approach to face life's adversities with grace and resilience. Join us in this enlightening journey and turn emotional scars into badges of strength and wisdom.

Course Motivation

Emotional healing is a complex concept that is best described as an emotional, psychological, and spiritual transformation.  Although emotions are entities within themselves as part of the human experience, the reality is that our emotions have the power to shape, and sometimes even control, all of the other facets of our lives. When our emotions are unhealthy, such as persistent sadness, anger, or aggression -- or simply when our emotions grow stronger than our thoughts -- our entire lives can be affected.  Healing our unhealthy emotions can bring about a whole-body and whole-life transformation.

Chances are excellent that if you want to pursue emotional healing, you have made the connection that your current emotional state is unhealthy or otherwise unsatisfactory for where you are, and what you want in your life. However, because the process of emotional healing can sometimes make things worse before they are better, it is also beneficial to understand the negative impact of our unhealthy emotions on our body in other aspects of our lives. 

Happiness, peace, and contentment are all positive feelings; they're also the feelings that have the least physical impact on our bodies. While these feelings may be excellent in helping our psychological state, spiritual life, and actual day-to-day living, the physical effect of these feelings themselves on the body is minimal. However, if you are interested in pursuing emotional healing, we will work on the assumption that happiness and contentment are not the feelings you are trying to heal. Other emotions, such as anger or sadness, that are persistent or even constant, can create havoc on our bodies.

Anger, for example, can have a devastating impact on the body. When we become angry, our bodies start producing hormones such as adrenaline; our bodies may unfortunately cease producing certain hormones, such as acetylcholine, which helps our bodies deal with the increased production of adrenaline and other potentially unhealthy hormones. Without protective hormones like acetylcholine, the nervous system is constantly working and stimulated during bouts of anger. It can also become overexerted, especially in those with chronic anger.  As a result, stiffer arteries in a weakened heart may develop; high cholesterol, kidney damage, and liver damage are also potential threats. Naturally, anger also comes with some other threats to your mental health, such as depression or anxiety.  It is important to recognize that some scientists have conducted research demonstrating that chronic anger may possibly be more of a risk to your body than smoking or obesity, often as a major factor contributing to an early death. Unfortunately, there's more.  When someone is in a constant state of anger, sadness, or other (naturally occurring but) difficult emotions, there are some other effects it may have on your body. Some of the hormones, such as adrenaline, that are generated by a chronic negative feeling can alter your body's chemistry over time. If this occurs, your body can actually become physiologically addicted to these feelings. Obviously, they can become addictive emotionally, as well. In fact, the very concept of undergoing an emotional healing process is subject to the notion that you have, to some degree, become psychologically addicted to unhealthy emotions.  Recognizing that you may have become physiologically addicted, as well, can be helpful in learning how to break patterns and better control the choices you make regarding your emotions. Anger can also lead to mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and stress.

Sadness is another emotion that, left unchecked, can cause lasting effects. While some of the same hormones that are stimulated by anger may also be generated by sadness, the psychological effects of sadness are much more serious than the physiological. Of course, that is up to a point; sadness can cause extreme physical consequences (they simply usually result from choices made during sadness, as opposed to physiological consequences stemming from the sadness itself).  For example, an individual suffering from chronic sadness may become socially withdrawn and begin neglecting aspects of their physical health, such as maintaining a healthy diet and exercise program. In extreme cases, those suffering from pervasive sadness and despair may cause harm to themselves or others. 

While individuals with anger problems may have some predisposition to be angry, the effect of anger on the body is stronger than the effect of the body on feelings of anger. Obviously, this does create a vicious cycle where you have trained your body to be angry, so when you tried to not have that emotion, your body may attempt to force you into that feeling, thus creating a vicious cycle.  With sadness, however, the body usually bears some responsibility of causing the emotion. Serotonin, a naturally occurring chemical in the body, is vitally important to several aspects of health, including helping an individual maintain a positive mood. An absence of serotonin, or a decrease in the serotonin levels, can often lead to sadness and/or depression. 

It is very important when undergoing emotional healing to recognize the patterns and conditions that your body is in as well as your emotions. Tackling pervasive sadness, which usually indicates a level of depression, may require antidepressants that can assist you in maintaining your ideal serotonin levels. And anxiety that may be caused by sadness, anger, or other emotions, may possibly benefit from anti-anxiety medications. Beginning any kind of medication will obviously require a prescription from your doctor -- and possibly a consultation with a psychiatrist or psychologist.  This course focuses on healing yourself emotionally without any medication.  However, if you find yourself still struggling or think that there may be a physiological component that you may be unable to change or break by yourself, consider talking with your doctor about medication.

As you proceed through this course, you will also find that there are many elements of emotional healing that will affect your body. Likewise, there will be things you should be doing with your body that will help guide you through your emotional healing. Although it would be tremendously efficient if we could all separate our feelings from the rest of who we are (including our bodies), it simply isn't possible. We cannot treat our unhealthy emotions without responding to our body's needs and drawing on the resources our body can provide.


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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1: Understanding the Impact of Emotion

Emotional healing is a complex concept that is best described as an emotional, psychological, and spiritual transformation. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: A Call for Change

The level of your unhealthy emotions is the call for change; the change itself is emotional healing. Additional lesson topics: Lifestyle and Stress 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Healing From Divorce

Understanding that the loss of a spouse through divorce is a tremendously complex issue is key to being able to emotionally heal. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Emotional Healing and Death

Part of the challenge of healing from the death of a loved one is how their death may have created a vast array of different emotions within you. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Healing From Other Disappointments

Although death and divorce are widespread and emotionally traumatic, there are other disappointments that can cause emotional scarring, as well. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Emotional Healing and Spirituality

The role of spirituality in emotional healing is not focused on any particular religion; rather, we look to what benefits our spiritual life can bring in our emotional healing. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exams

Lesson 7: Emotional Healing Techniques -- Medication and Counseling

Simply the act of having someone whose job it is to listen to your thoughts and feelings is, in and of itself, awfully powerful. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Emotional Healing Techniques -- Journaling and Letters

One of the most common techniques used to promote emotional healing is journaling. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Emotional Healing Techniques -- Art, Environment, and Meditation

Other excellent techniques to promote emotional healing are to incorporate art, create a healthy emotional environment, and engage in meditation. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Emotional Healing Techniques - Socializing and Volunteering

By volunteering or returning to our own social life, interacting with other people in positive ways is a vital step toward achieving emotional health. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Gentleness and Forgiveness

To a certain degree, part of the healing process is to take responsibility for the things we have done that have caused emotional damage to others. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Moving Forward and Embracing the New You

As you find yourself growing more and more emotionally healthy and healed, it is time to start looking toward the future. 42 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Let us know what you think of this course; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the impact of emotion on our well-being and health.
  • Summarize methods on dealing with emotional healing from divorce.
  • Determine methods that may be used for emotional healing and dealing with death.
  • Identify methods of healing when dealing with life's disappointments.
  • Identify the relationship links of emotional healing and spirituality.
  • Summarize emotional healing techniques and the use of mediation, medications, journaling, and letters.
  • Summarize emotional healing techniques relating socializing and volunteering.
  • Identify ways to use emotional healing to convey gentleness and forgiveness.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Emotional Healing 101
Course Number: 8900177
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (3,433 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: September 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: UniversalClass Instructional Team
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "This course brought a lot of self growth and grace for my own healing journey. It gave me an insight in different situations that bring pain or grief which it amazes me that it doesn't have to be always death related. I learned a lot, I will recommend this course to my peers. Nice presentation and concise learning topics." -- Antonella C.
  • "It was very helpful. Especially all of the journaling info. I'm really focused on that right now and it's been a tremendous help. Also, I'm currently working on writing letters to those that I don't intend to send. I absolutely am shocked on how therapeutic it's been. Thank you." -- Cheree R.
  • "This course was awesome and it allowed me to learn more about myself and now begin the journey of making better choices with in myself." -- Theron P.
  • "This was one of the best courses - it offered a simple introduction to emotional healing, yet reached an inner depth to trigger self-reflection and learning's. I also loved the breadth of topics within this course - THANK YOU." -- Mary M.
  • "Excellent instruction and design of course. I enjoyed very much - one of the best classes have participated in on UniversalClass." -- Meghan C.
  • "I cannot wait to to take more classes with this Professor. I have enjoyed each class outline and seeing my own understanding grow." -- Charri H.
  • "I am grateful for the opportunity to take this class. The instructor gives encouraging feedback." -- Eileen C.
  • "The course and instructor were great." -- Erika L.
  • "Wonderful and knowledgeable." -- Erin G.
  • "Great Course, Thank you!" -- Zorina K.