Through Thick & Thin: Foundational Course

Description: This class teaches the science and skills needed to understand and relate to others who struggle with their emotions. Learn about recent research on the brain, biology, and the science of emotional functioning. Learn behavioral strategies supported by science to effectively relate to people who struggle with their emotions.

  • Week 1: Introduction to the course and overview of emotions
  • Week 2: Emotional experience, emotional expression, and environmental response
  • Week 3: Mindfulness and relational mindfulness
  • Week 4: Reducing invalidation and increasing validation
  • Week 5: Using validation in difficult moments
  • Week 6: Observing and setting limits
  • Week 7: Contingency management, reinforcement, and behavioral principles
  • Week 8: Practicing acceptance
  • Week 9: Synthesizing and moving forward