Learn New Concepts and Tools for Sustained Mental Health and Wellbeing
This four-part workshop will provide new concepts and tools for sustained mental resilience and wellbeing, with focus on current challenges and uncertain times. Based on a prevention-oriented paradigm of integral health, the workshop will include educational, experiential and behavioural components to increase ability to deal with uncertainty and improve adaptability to change. The workshop will serve to promote critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration skills to help University of San Diego students establish themselves as leaders during this challenging time, both in their personal and professional lives. The workshop meets for four one-hour sessions covering the following topics.
- Session 1: Uncertainty and the Integral View
- Session 2: Anxiety, Depression and the Natural State
- Session 3: The Relational Nature of the Mind
- Session 4: Review and Future Challenges
- Understanding the nature of uncertainty and the integral view.
- Understanding the consequences of black and white thinking and seeing oneself as separate from others.
- Learning that everything is mutually inter-dependent and going through a continuous, natural process of change and development.
- Understanding anxiety & depression.
- Understanding and experiencing the natural, relaxed state of being.
- Learning how to access the natural state daily, even in stressful situations.
- Understanding the importance of improving the relaxation response.
- Learning how to listen to others more deeply.
- Learning how to effectively still the mind and access the flow state.
- Understanding that the mind can develop throughout life.
- Learning that the health of the mind depends on the quality of one’s relationship with others and nature.
- Understanding the adaptive quality of both conscious and unconscious levels of mind.
- Realizing the significant role of perception in one’s experience.
- Understanding the various levels of ego development, from egocentric to world-centric and unitive/ integral.
- Understanding paradox, acceptance, and trust in the process of change.
- Learning about future challenges such as the future of work, economic and environmental sustainability, rapid development of technology, and the future of health.
- Developing a daily practice for continuous reflection and ongoing development of the mind.
Workshop Format: The workshop sessions will be hosted utilizing the Zoom platform. Once registered, the information sent to students will include the Zoom link to the sessions along with the password.
Instructor: Milena Braticevic, PhD Integral Health
Postdoctoral Research Associate
California Institute for Human Science
Milena holds a PhD in Integral Health from the California Institute for Human Science. Milena's work explores prevention-oriented methodologies for mental health, sustainability, and wellbeing. Her mental health literacy programs serve to help reduce the prevalence of common mental disorders and stigma. For more information visit www.nondualperspectives.com.