$175.00USD
  • On-Demand Get started immediately with videos and handouts added to your VIA account
  • 5 Sessions Includes research-based lectures, stories, examples and activities
  • 1 Hour Sessions Learn at your convenience
  • Self-Paced Course access for 180 days to fit your schedule
  • No Prerequisites Available for anyone to join
  • Language English offered
  • Earn ICF Credits 5 Resource Development CCEUs offered for International Coaching Federation

About This Course

We are social creatures. Science is confirming what many people have known for decades, that is, relationships are important for our well-being and our health. In fact, studies are showing that our relationships might be the most important factor that contributes to our happiness.

This course is designed to help you enliven, refresh and/or improve any of your close relationships. We will walk you through a 5-module framework that allows you to take a step back and view your partner, friends and family members from different perspectives. We provide research-based guidance to help you become a better listener, supporter and companion and, in turn, positively impact the way others engage with you.

Course Details

  • On-Demand Get started immediately with videos and handouts added to your VIA account
  • 5 Sessions Includes research-based lectures, stories, examples and activities
  • 1 Hour Sessions Learn at your convenience
  • Self-Paced Course access for 180 days to fit your schedule
  • No Prerequisites Available for anyone to join
  • Language English offered
  • Earn ICF Credits 5 Resource Development CCEUs offered for International Coaching Federation

Course Preview: What's Inside

1

Knowing and Being Known: Review how strengths play a role in the relationship through strengths-spotting and the neural basis of felt understanding.

2

Appreciating and Accepting: Learn the conceptual and scientific links of strengths appreciation, taking a particularly close look at gratitude.

3

Nurturing: Understand the importance of deliberately nurturing relationships using strategies such as upward positive spirals, active-constructive responding, and savoring the good.

4

Resolving and Repairing: Discover how character strengths can be viewed in the context of problems and conflicts, such asot button areas, overuse/underuse, retrospective problem management, compassion-focused reappraisal, letting go of grudges, and character strengths synergies/collisions.

5

Growing Together: Explore challenges and strategies for maintaining relationship bonds through arranging positive rituals, shared meanings, mindfulness, and acceptance.

Course Faculty

Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Ryan M. Niemiec, PsyD, is author or co-author of nine books, an award-winning psychologist and a widely traveled international speaker. Ryan is the creator of MBSP and has led hundreds of mindfulness groups over the last two decades. As education director of the global nonprofit, VIA Institute on Character, he's a leading voice in the education, research, and practice of character strengths. He lives with his family, which includes three young and zestful children, near Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Donna Mayerson
Dr. Donna Mayerson is a licensed psychologist and earned her master's degree in special education. Formerly a coaching director of Hummingbird Coaching Services, she is a certified coach who has used her deep knowledge of the VIA strengths as a framework for individual and organizational change with hundreds of education administrators and teachers, leaders of youth-serving organizations, in training coaches/practitioners and with individuals and families.