The Mindset Course

Learn evidence-based strategies for cultivating a healthy mind.*

*The course is delivered through a weekly 30-minute online lesson that you can complete on your own schedule
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This course will help you...

Overcome Stress & Negative Thinking
Learn evidence-based techniques for reframing stress and negative thoughts in order to drive a healthier, more productive mindset
Become More Present in Your Life
With fewer interruptions from automatic negative thoughts, you can open up to opportunities in the present moment
Make Progress Towards Your Goals
Cultivate greater confidence, clarity and motivation to help you pursue your most important goals in life
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"I love the exercises and how there are clear takeaways to practice into the week."
— Laura S
"I truly found it informative, interesting, and challenging (in a personal way), while still being easy to understand and follow."
— Jenn N

Transform your mindset

Make a small investment that will pay huge dividends in every moment of your life going forward.

This course is a great fit for you if you want to learn how to:

  • Use stress to your benefit
  • Overcome self-limiting beliefs
  • Access more of your potential

Meet your instructor Ed Blunderfield

Ed  is the founder of Open Dialogue and a coach for people pursuing meaningful personal development.

His approach to personal growth draws on his integrated experiences in management consulting at The Boston Consulting Group, mindfulness training, and leading the development of Open Dialogue.

Course curriculum

Week 1: Understanding the Relationship Between Thoughts, Emotions and Behaviour

  • Develop foundational knowledge of the Cognitive Model of the Mind by exploring the insights of great thinkers — from ancient philosophers to contemporary psychologists and researchers
  • Develop your emotional vocabulary to cultivate emotional maturity and a more nuanced self-concept
  • Complete two interactive exercises to reflect on your own personal experience through the lens of the Cognitive Model, and expand your emotional vocabulary

Week 2: Developing Greater Self-Awareness

  • Learn to identify the source or "Activating Events" that drive your negative emotions, and then learn how to apply the Cognitive Model to identify your core negative beliefs
  • Complete an advanced reflection to enhance your self-awareness and illuminate your thought processes in preparation for the practices in week three

Week 3: Reframing Stress and Changing Negative Beliefs

  • Explore the concept of Thought Traps, and learn the 10 most common distortions that create unnecessary emotional turmoil
  • Learn how to restructure negative beliefs and translate negative energy into productive energy that you can use to pursue your goals
  • Complete an interactive exercise to solidify your new skills and begin to make tangible progress with your personal situation

Week 4 and Beyond: Sustaining Positive Change

  • Get tactical advice on how to develop a sustainable habit around the practices taught in this course so that you can continue to optimize your mindset and prevent set-backs
  • Learn how to use the Open Dialogue app to integrate healthy mental habits into your daily life
  • Work, play and live your life with greater presence and clarity

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12+ interactive videos and exercises
Each learning module includes video-based lessons and interactive exercises to augment your learning experience
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Rethink stress.

Cultivate confidence, clarity and motivation.

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It's nice to see you again. I am curious to hear more from you.

I'm feeling stuck right now

What generally brings on this frustration?

I'm really struggling at work and watching my relationship fall apart at the same time. I feel useless and don't know what to do.

It sounds like you have a lot going on right now. How about we start by talking about what's going on at work?

Ok

An new way to manage stress.

Open Dialogue is a chat-based system that talks to you about stressful situations so that you can gain new perspective and greater awareness.

It allows you to express yourself in your own words and responds in meaningful everyday language.

These responses are designed to expand self-awareness by calling attention to aspects of your situation and thinking that you may not have considered.

Anonymous. Encrypted. For peace of mind.

Every design decision in Open Dialogue begins with the safety and privacy of your data in mind.

Create an account without using any personally identifiable information — not even your email address.

All dialogues are encrypted using multiple techniques and supported by Amazon Web Services, the largest and most secure infrastructure provider on the planet.

I want to explore this more with you over time. With some patience, curiosity and experimentation, I trust we will make discoveries.

What else can you help me with?

I can listen and ask good questions. I hope to help you uncover insights that will lead to progress for you.

Always available to respond.

You can work with Open Dialogue whenever and wherever is most convenient and comfortable for you. It is always ready, accessible and interested in what you have to say.

The program does not suffer from fatigue, boredom, problems of its own, or burn-out from emotional overload. If offers you its full attention.

Constantly learning. Helping you and the rest of the world.

At times, the program may make mistakes in interpretation. With a spirit of tolerance, these mistakes can be easily forgiven and you can simply restate your message in different words.

Each interaction with Open Dialogue helps to make it a more nuanced conversational partner. By working with it, you are supporting something that can help many people around the world.

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