A crisis is defined as a time of extreme difficulty, uncertainty or danger. It is a time when very critical, important and usually difficult decisions must be made. An example is the current COVID-19 pandemic.
This course covers how to work with indecision when you're in a crisis.
This online course includes two parts:
- Part 1 – “How To React In A Crisis” (Lessons 1-5)
- Part 2 – “How To Thrive In A Crisis” (Lessons 6-18)
Lesson 1: When a crisis requires immediate response
4 clear go-to steps that guide you how to best react in a crisis when you need to respond immediately.
Lesson 2: Respond instead of react
Your ability to thrive in a crisis is about being able to lower your stress response in the situation you are in so that you can begin functioning from the rational, objective mind and intuition. This lesson features a list of tools for how to do that.
Lesson 3: Simplify, simplify, simplify
This lesson explains why when dealing with a crisis, you need to simplify and features an exercise that will help you gain clarity on how you can do that in your specific situation.
Lesson 4: Make healthy choices that “buoy you”
A buoy is an anchored float. It is at the same time grounded and buoyant. This is the state of being you want to aim for during a crisis. Here Teal explains why and how to do that.
Lesson 5: Uncertainty and instability
This lesson features a practical list of things you can do if you feel like you are drowning in uncertainty and instability.
Lesson 6: Emotions, the cornerstone of healing from a crisis
This lesson features tools how to feel your emotions if you're numb and how to deal with different emotions when they come up.
Lesson 7: Expect waves
One of the best things you can do if you’re facing a crisis is to understand that just like contractions are part of labor, waves are part of the process of healing from trauma.
Lesson 8: Caretake your fear
Teal outlines how thoughts become fears, talks about how to take care of your fear and worry, and how to stop expecting the worst.
Lesson 9: Root in reality
This lesson is all about coping mechanisms, denial and objective VS subjective reality. Teal outlines concrete steps how to come out of denial.
Lesson 10: The struggle for meaning
It is critical to recognize that there is a difference between what actually happens and the meaning of what happens. Teal explains why and how to see the different meanings you may have adopted.
Lesson 11: Change!
Change is something that we naturally resist. In this lesson Teal outlines WHY and gives you an exercise how to deal with your resistance to any change in your life.
Lesson 12: Loss of identity and dis-identification
Teal shares a key insight to help in the process of letting go and stopping negative spirals.
Lesson 13: Depression
This lesson features a deep dive into what causes depression and what keeps us depressed. Also, 5 key things to do if you are experiencing depression in conjunction with a crisis.
Lesson 14: Choice!
The decisions we must make in a crisis are difficult and they are important. Teal answers questions like “What should you do about indecision?” “What to do in a lose-lose situation?”
Lesson 15: The here and now
This lesson features a practice to return to the present moment that you can do on a daily basis, or whenever you feel yourself becoming lost in the surface existence of things.
Lesson 16: Positivity and negativity
Positivity, negativity and the importance of “AND Consciousness”. Teal outlines how it can be developed.
Lesson 17: Let crisis lead you to personal power
Power is energy. It is the inherent capacity to create, direct, influence or do something so as to bring about what we want. This lesson includes 11 ways on how to realize you have power and how to own it.
Lesson 18: Using crisis as a compass
Something that most people don’t know is that a crisis is a re-direct. Teal outlines how you can figure out what a crisis is telling you in terms of your personal direction in life.
About Teal Swan
An international speaker and best-selling author, Teal Swan is a survivor of severe childhood abuse. Today, having integrated her own harrowing life experience, she inspires millions of people around the world towards truth, authenticity, freedom, and joy. Her worldwide following has given her the moniker “The Mirror”. She has earned this moniker because “when you step in front of her, you see the truth of yourself and the truth of the universe”.
A big fan of MOOC, I am intrigued by how technology has transformed education and makes learning fun again.