The Science of Well-Being

Jaime VanNostrand   -  

Beginning on Sunday, February 6, Pastor Phil will lead a discussion series on the lectures and readings that make up the Yale University class, “The Science of Well Being”, taught by Professor Laurie Santos.  This free online class has been taken by millions of people.  Join Pastor Phil as we progress through the class each week and discuss what we are learning.  Our discussions will happen live or on Zoom, beginning Sunday February 6th at 9am

Pastor Phil’s Directions for Participation in CLC Discussions

PLEASE NOTE: This is a free class. No books or other materials need to be purchased.

You will feel like you are registering for a college credit course.

There are general directions for listening to weekly lectures and reading assigned texts.  You do not need to complete all weekly assignments.  Like anything, the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it.  

At minimum, we suggest that you listen to the lecture and read the assigned readings in order to fully participate in our weekly discussion.  You can go much deeper by tackling the additional readings and class assignments.  REALIZE THAT THIS CLASS NEVER EXPIRES AND YOU CAN JUMP AROUND FROM WEEK TO WEEK, AND SKIP STEPS AND RETURN TO THEM IF NEEDED.  

IT APPEARS AT FIRST THAT YOU ARE TAKING THIS CLASS AT THE SAME TIME WITH OTHER STUDENTS. IT’S TRUE THAT THERE IS OVERLAP BUT NOT ALL STUDENTS ARE ENGAGING THE SAME MATERIAL AT THE SAME TIME.  PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TAKING THIS CLASS FOR YEARS.  SOME WILL START TODAY, SOME NEXT WEEK, AND SO ON.  YOU CAN NEVER FALL BEHIND OR GET OFF TRACK.  YOU CAN MOVE AT YOUR OWN PACE.

To complete all assignment each week in their entirety is not required to engage in Sunday Morning discussions.

  1. Google, “Science of Well Being Santos”   This is a free class offered by Yale University.  Coursera offers the class by Professor Laurie Santos.
  2. Click on white block, “Enrollment starts”…by a variety of dates”
  3. Sign up.  After putting your info in, Click bottom button, “Sign up for free”
  4. On the LEFT part of your screen you should see an OVERVIEW.  

SPEND SOME TIME GETTING FAMILIAR WITH THE OVERVIEW.  

This lets you see the suggested videos and readings as well as homework called “Rewirements”, as in rewiring your life for Well Being.  Rewirements are practical applications of what you have learned.  You can engage Rewirements as fully as you would like.  As you complete each task, either videos, readings, or rewirements, you can check off the box as completed.  GET FAMILIAR WITH OVERVIEW.  IT ALLOWS YOU TO STOP AND RESUME EASILY.

Intro and Class One will be discussed on the morning of Sunday, February 6, at 9AM.