Mind & Body Stewardship

Why This Class

As a parent, you realize that mental and emotional wellbeing are just as essential for happiness as physical health—if not more so. You also want your student to develop the personal and relationship skills to create lasting joy and satisfaction in their lives. This course helps by guiding your student through the principles of psychological, emotional and interpersonal health.

Students in this self-paced course complete readings and engage in online discussions with peers and mentors about crucial health-and-wellness issues for young adults. They explore self-image, emotional intelligence, stress reduction, suicide prevention, body-image, shame and vulnerability, and dating relationships. They also gain skills for avoiding negative peer pressure, dangerous substances, and communicable diseases. With parental approval, students learn about and discuss reproductive health.

Students emerge from this course with a holistic view of their wellbeing and a renewed commitment to self-care in every area of their lives. They are well-prepared to sustain happiness throughout their teens years and beyond, and more aware of great resources for when they need them.

Overarching Questions

What is the difference between wellness and health?

What are the characteristics of a healthy self-image?

How can I create and maintain healthy relationships?

How can understanding vulnerability and shame help me build healthy relationships?

In what ways can a person’s mental health affect them, their family and society as a whole?

Reading List

Peak Performance by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 10th, 11th, or 12th

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 4

Format: Self-paced

Credits: 0.5 Health

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Please note that program and course descriptions, as well as reading and materials lists, are subject to change as we continuously improve our curriculum throughout the year. Book and materials lists for the upcoming school year are published in SIS mid to late June. Some courses require subscriptions e.g., Adobe software or online magazines that may not be covered by partner schools.