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Course Description


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, common emotional challenges and understanding them in the greater context, techniques to promote emotional healing, and how to move forward after the process has been completed. Through understanding the impact of emotion and recognizing when a change must be made, the challenging and lengthy process of emotional healing can begin. This course discusses dealing with the emotional fallout from divorce, death of a loved one, challenges to spiritual life, and disappointment from unfortunate circumstances relating to finances, health and well-being, and other relationships.   Techniques that promote emotional healing are also covered; medication and counseling, journaling and letter writing, art therapy, meditation, socializing, acts of service, and more are explored. Finally, addressing methods and considerations when moving forward after emotional healing and ways to maintain emotional health are outlined.

This course is suitable for personal or professional purposes. Although much of it is written as though it is based on direct communication with a person trying to pursue emotional healing for themselves, it is an excellent resource for those who may need to understand or guide another person through their emotional healing. Mental health professionals will find that it reflects psychology within a deeply human context; social workers, teachers, religious leaders, and others who sometimes become stand-ins for counselors will discover new perspectives and ways to help those that come to them. If you are considering this course to support and encourage your own emotional healing, you'll find that it is easy to understand and to adapt into your life so as to guide you through difficult times.

Course Requirements

There are no requirements but you'll need a high school reading level.

Course Topics


Lesson 1: Understanding the Impact of Emotion

Lesson 2: A Call for Change

Lesson 3: Healing from Divorce

Lesson 4: Emotional Healing and Death

Lesson 5: Healing from Other Disappointments

Lesson 6: Emotional Healing and Spirituality

Lesson 7: Emotional Healing Techniques Medication and Counseling

Lesson 8: Emotional Healing Techniques Journaling and Letters

Lesson 9: Emotional Healing Techniques Art, Environment and Meditation

Lesson 10: Emotional Healing Techniques Socializing and Volunteering

Lesson 11: Gentleness and Forgiveness

Lesson 12: Moving Forward and Embracing the New You

Course Materials

All learning materials are provided online in this class.

Grading Policy

A brief quiz and exercise that review lesson facts will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course with 70% average or higher.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the impact of emotion on our well-being and health.
  • Know 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.
  • Know emotional healing techniques and the use of mediation, medications, journaling, and letters.
  • Know emotional healing techniques relating socializing and volunteering.
  • Identify ways to use emotional healing to convey gentleness and forgiveness, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Exam10
Lesson 2 Exam10
Lesson 3 Exam10
Lesson 4 Exam9
Lesson 5 Exam10
Lesson 6 Exams10
Lesson 7 Exam10
Lesson 8 Exam10
Lesson 9 Exam10
Lesson 10 Exam10
Lesson 11 Exam10
Lesson 12 Assignment2
Lesson 12 Exam10
The Final Exam30
Total Points:151

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