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The art of Photo by Seth Anderson [link] self-coaching Ed Batista Class 7: May 15, 2015

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Class 7 Photo by Leo Reynolds [link]

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Unhappiness Photo by Leo Reynolds [link]

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Photo by Alex Eflon [link] Where are we Dealing with adversity Oliver Burkeman & Stoicism Pema Chodron & Buddhism Viktor Frankl & Logotherapy going?

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How will we Short exercises Small group discussion Photo by Chloe Fan [link] get there?

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Photo by Theresa Thompson [link] 3 exercises 60 mins Small groups 15 mins For next time… 5 mins Agenda

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What’s in the room? Photo by Jes [link]

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Discuss with your partner Photo by Jes [link]

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Unhappiness Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. ~ Wendy Mass

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Not a deep dive Photo by Anna [link]

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Positive Photo by Susanne Nilsson [link] psychology Connections with today Importance of meaning Emotion management Mental models

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Downsides Photo by Susanne Nilsson [link] Banish unhappiness? Peterson: Blame the victim Agency ? “I’m responsible”

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Exercises Pen & paper No one will see what you write Be explicit, detailed & personal Emotional experiences, not just cognitive

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Exercise #1 Photo by Keoni Cabral [link]

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Discuss with your Photo by Keoni Cabral [link] partner

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Stoicism Photo by Martin Fisch [link]

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Stoicism Photo by Martin Fisch [link] Not “stoicism” Equanimity ? Weary resignation

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Stoicism Photo by Martin Fisch [link] What is happiness? Equanimity & tranquility (Eudaimonia, not mere pleasure)

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Stoicism Photo by Martin Fisch [link] Cultivate equanimity & tranquility Turn toward negative emotions (Growth mindset) (Meta-emotion)

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Stoicism Photo by Martin Fisch [link] Things do not touch the soul. Our perturbations come only from the opinion which is within. ~Marcus Aurelius

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Stoicism Photo by Martin Fisch [link] Distress stems from our beliefs & judgments Turn infinite fears into finite ones (Emotion management) (Mental models)

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Exercise #2 Photo by Harsha K R [link]

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Discuss with your Photo by Harsha K R [link] partner

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Buddhism Photo by Sarah J [link]

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Buddhism Photo by Sarah J [link] Resisting our addiction to avoiding pain Being inquisitive & open to experience (Comfort with discomfort) (Mindfulness)

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Buddhism Photo by Sarah J [link] What we call obstacles are really the way the world teaches us where we’re stuck. ~Pema Chodron (Mental models)

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Buddhism Photo by Sarah J [link] Seeking pleasure is an opportunity to observe what we do in the face of pain. ~Pema Chodron

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Buddhism Photo by Sarah J [link] A strong feeling will arise, and instead of simply letting it be there, we panic. ~Pema Chodron (Meta-emotion)

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Buddhism Photo by Sarah J [link] Death is wanting to have every experience confirm you and congratulate you and make you feel completely together. ~Pema Chodron (Growth mindset)

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Exercise #3 Photo by Mike Dish [link]

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Discuss with your Photo by Mike Dish [link] partner

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Logotherapy Photo courtesy of Rafael Delsin [link]

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Logotherapy Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. ~Viktor Frankl (At odds with positive psychology?)

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Logotherapy Man’s search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life. ~ Viktor Frankl

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Logotherapy Consistent with positive psychology? Eudaimonia > Mere pleasure Agency & responsibility

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Logotherapy It is possible to practice the art of living even in a concentration camp, although suffering is omnipresent. ~ Viktor Frankl

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Logotherapy Everywhere man is confronted with fate, with the chance of achieving something through his own suffering. ~ Viktor Frankl

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Change gears Photo by Eric [link] Thank your partner

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3 approaches Which one is most relevant to you right now? Reflect for a minute

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Photo by Horia Varlan [link] Form small groups Stoics, Buddhists, Logotherapists No more than 6 in a group

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Photo by Horia Varlan [link] Discuss with your group How are these ideas relevant to you? Where might you go with them?

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Photo by Horia Varlan [link] Debrief What did you learn?

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To sum up Photo by Pranav Yaddanapudi [link] Multiple approaches to self-coaching Conceptual & experiential aspects Learning how you learn

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For next time… Photo by funca88 [link]

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Class 8 Success Photo by funca88 [link]

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Class 8 Success David Foster Wallace on life Sonja Lyubomirsky on myths OPTIONAL: Peter Drucker on self-management …and an assignment