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Practicing Gratitude Teach-Out

Discover the benefits of daily gratitude practice and learn how to incorporate gratefulness and gratitude into your daily routine.

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  • Duration

    1 week
  • Weekly study

    2 hours
  • Digital upgrade


Unlock the power of gratitude with this positive psychology training Teach-Out

This 1-week course will teach you how to express gratitude and integrate positive psychology methods into your life, even during times of crisis.

Learn how to establish a gratitude practice

As we go through challenging times, it’s helpful to use positive, habitual wellbeing practices to improve and manage our mental health. However, many of us might find it difficult to integrate positivity and gratitude into our lives without it feeling hollow.

This Teach-Out from the University of Michigan offers expert insights into the science of gratitude: what practices work, the results they can have in our lives, and how to bring gratitude into your life, despite the challenges you may be facing.

Discover positive psychology interventions and techniques to improve wellbeing

You’ll be introduced to the science of positive psychology and explore why gratitude and positive wellbeing practices are important not only despite the realities we live in but because of them.

You’ll build daily habits that incorporate gratefulness and learn about effective interventions for bringing gratitude into your life.

Get positive psychology training with the University of Michigan

This course is delivered by leading academics and practitioners from the University of Michigan and other peer institutions.

You’ll be learning with world-class research and insights from some of the foremost pre-eminent experts in the fields of positive psychology, organizational psychology, and wellbeing.

What topics will you cover?

  • Gratitude
  • Positive Psychology
  • Well-being
  • Building habits

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop skills for Daily Gratitude Practices
  • Apply the Power of Gratitude in Daily Life to Build Resilience
  • Identify Skills to Thrive in the Face of Difficulties

Who is the course for?

This Teach-Out is designed for anyone.

It’s for you even if you don’t think positivity is possible right now and you’re new to the idea of gratitude practices.

The course also offers new insights which will develop the gratitude practices of those who already routinely use positive psychology in their lives.

Who will you learn with?

University of Michigan Teach-Out Experts

Who developed the course?

University of Michigan

As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).

  • Established

  • Location

    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • World ranking

    Top 30Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

What's included?

University of Michigan are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible
  • Learning on FutureLearn

    Your learning, your rules

    • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
    • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
    • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

    Join a global classroom

    • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
    • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
    • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

    Map your progress

    • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
    • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
    • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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