HeartBridge Learning Lab Curriculum

Personal Competencies Program Outline

UNIT 1: SELF-AWARENESS


Area of Focus 1.01: Understanding Your Brain

● Lesson 1: Your Unique Brain
● Lesson 2: Learning Styles
● Lesson 3: Personality Types
● Lesson 4: Mental Health
Area of Focus 1.02: Mindfulness

● Lesson 1: Mindlessness
● Lesson 2: Mindfulness: An Introduction
● Lesson 3: Understanding Context
● Lesson 4: Living in the Present
● Lesson 5: Process Before Outcome
● Lesson 6: Mindfulness in Relationships
● Lesson 7: Mindfulness and Health

Area of Focus 1.03: Consciousness
● Lesson 1: Waking Up to the World Around You
● Lesson 2: Conscious Decision-Making
● Lesson 3: Self-Awareness

Area of Focus 1.04: Victimization vs. Empowerment
● Lesson 1: We Always Have a Choice
● Lesson 2: Self-Pity and Responsibility
● Lesson 3: Blame Game
● Lesson 4: Choosing Empowerment

Area of Focus 1.05: Fear
● Lesson 1: Understanding Fear
● Lesson 2: Irrational Fears
● Lesson 3: Facing and Overcoming Our Fears

Area of Focus 1.06: Core Values
● Lesson 1: What Are Your Core Values?
● Lesson 2: From Where Do Our Values Come?
● Lesson 3: Let Your Values Shape Your Behavior

Area of Focus 1.07: Passion and Purpose
● Lesson 1: Not Being Afraid to Dream
● Lesson 2: Carpe Diem
● Lesson 3: From Passion to Purpose
● Lesson 4: Is It Worth It?

Area of Focus 1.08: Self Worth
● Lesson 1: Self-Image
● Lesson 2: Labels
● Lesson 3: Stop Trying to Be Perfect
● Lesson 4: Conformity
● Lesson 5: A Worthy Self

Area of Focus 1.09: Anxiety and Depression
● Lesson 1: How Anxiety Affects Your Life
● Lesson 2: Anxiety Disorders
● Lesson 3: Depression: Not Just the “Blues”
● Lesson 4: Seeking Help

Area of Focus 1.10: Suicide Prevention
● Lesson 1: Signs and Risk Factors
● Lesson 2: How to Find Help
● Lesson 3: How to Be a Go-To or Support System

UNIT 2: SELF-MANAGEMENT


Area of Focus 2.01: Stress Management
● Lesson 1: Stressors
● Lesson 2: The Effects Stress Has On Us
● Lesson 3: Stress Management

Area of Focus 2.02: Goal Setting
● Lesson 1: Turning Dreams Into Realities
● Lesson 2: Putting the Plan Into Action
● Lesson 3: Evaluation: What Comes Next?

Area of Focus 2.03: Assertiveness
● Lesson 1: Being Assertive
● Lesson 2: “I” Messages
● Lesson 3: Assertive, Not Aggressive
● Lesson 4: Assertive, Not Passive

Area of Focus 2.04: Optimism
● Lesson 1: Silver Linings: What Is Optimism?
● Lesson 2: Mindset Change
● Lesson 3: Positive Self-Talk
● Lesson 4: The Power of Positive Thinking

Area of Focus 2.05: Self-Control
● Lesson 1: Impulse Control
● Lesson 2: Learning to Self-Regulate Your Emotions
● Lesson 3: Learning to Control the Self

Area of Focus 2.06: Anger Management
● Lesson 1: Root Cause: Why Are You Angry?
● Lesson 2: Positive Anger
● Lesson 3: Learning to Control Your Anger

Area of Focus 2.07: Perseverance
● Lesson 1: A Mindset of Perseverance
● Lesson 2: In the Face of Adversity
● Lesson 3: True Grit

Area of Focus 2.08: Integrity
● Lesson 1: Integrity vs Success
● Lesson 2: Integrity and Consistency
● Lesson 3: Integrity in Relationships

Area of Focus 2.09: Self-Motivation
● Lesson 1: Self-Reliance
● Lesson 2: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
● Lesson 3: How To Motivate Yourself

UNIT 3: SOCIAL AWARENESS


Area of Focus 3.01: Compassion
● Lesson 1: What Does Compassion Look Like?
● Lesson 2: Why Do We Struggle with Compassion?
● Lesson 3: How to Be Compassionate
● Lesson 4: Empathy vs Sympathy

Area of Focus 3.02: Prejudice
● Lesson 1: Racism
● Lesson 2: Sexism
● Lesson 3: Ageism
● Lesson 4: Classism
● Lesson 5: Privilege

Area of Focus 3.03: Open-Mindedness
● Lesson 1: What is Truth?
● Lesson 2: Personal Truth
● Lesson 3: Keeping An Open Mind
● Lesson 4: Tolerance

Area of Focus 3.04: Bullying
● Lesson 1: Why I Bully You
● Lesson 2: When You Are Bullied
● Lesson 3: Cyberbullying
● Lesson 4: Don’t Be A Bystander…Speak Out
● Lesson 5: Be A Friend Instead

Area of Focus 3.05: Social Intelligence
● Lesson 1: Wired to Connect
● Lesson 2: Our Relationships Shape Us
● Lesson 3: Social Identity
● Lesson 4: Social Bias

Area of Focus 3.06: Cultural Awareness
● Lesson 1: A Diverse World
● Lesson 2: Who Am I In the World?
● Lesson 3: What Can I Learn From Other Cultures?

UNIT 4: RELATIONSHIP SKILLS


Area of Focus 4.01: Trustworthiness
● Lesson 1: Fostering an Environment of Trust
● Lesson 2: Trust Is the Glue That Holds Together Relationships
● Lesson 3: A Broken Trust Is Hard To Repair

Area of Focus 4.02: Collaboration
● Lesson 1: Why You Need the Group
● Lesson 2: How to Find Your Role In the Group
● Lesson 3: How to Work As a Team
● Lesson 4: What Positive Collaboration Can Lead To

Area of Focus 4.03: Communication
● Lesson 1: Communication Skills
● Lesson 2: Nonverbal Communication/Body Language
● Lesson 3: Learning When to Listen

Area of Focus 4.04: Leadership
● Lesson 1: Follow The Leader
● Lesson 2: A Humble Leader
● Lesson 3: Own Up to Your Mistakes
● Lesson 4: Fostering An Environment for Teamwork

Area of Focus 4.05: Forgiveness
● Lesson 1: Choosing Forgiveness: Big Pain
● Lesson 2: Choosing Forgiveness: Daily Ritual
● Lesson 3: Choosing Forgiveness: Yourself
● Lesson 4: Choosing Forgiveness: Forgive, But Don’t Forget

Area of Focus 4.06: Respect
● Lesson 1: Respect for Others
● Lesson 2: Respect for Yourself
● Lesson 3: Respect is Earned, Not Taken

Area of Focus 4.07: Gratitude
● Lesson 1: The Art of Thankfulness
● Lesson 2: Attitude of Gratitude
● Lesson 3: Gratitude and the Power of Positive Thinking

UNIT 5: RESPONSIBLE DECISION-MAKING


Area of Focus 5.01: Responsible Decision-Making
● Lesson 1: Time Management
● Lesson 2: Researching
● Lesson 3: Planning
● Lesson 4: Prioritizing
● Lesson 5: Evaluating

Area of Focus 5.02: Critical Thinking
● Lesson 1: Thinking Critically
● Lesson 2: Asking Questions to Reach the Truth

Area of Focus 5.03: Problem Solving
● Lesson 1: Problem-Solving Process
● Lesson 2: Think Outside of the Box
● Lesson 3: Choosing the Best Solution