The course is very insightful. The topics were carefully and simply taught by Prof. Joordens. It's easy to understand and has helped a lot in understanding how our minds work esp during this pandemic.
So grateful that a course like this exists. I found the information that was presented easy to understand and in such a way that small changes to my daily routine seem manageable. Thank you very much!
by Deleted A•
The course is well organized and organic. The videos are not too long and they are clear. Some things are intuitive, some are more academic. The language is easy to understand and Prof. Joordens is very effective in the way he talks about the topics. He provides you with some easy tricks that you can regularly use. Some things are intuitive, but notice them again can be helpfull. Amazing course!
by Marzuq N 1•
This was a brilliant course. The way you teach things are a perfect example of a perfect balance between humor, knowledge and education. Due to such a balance, the information you provide is more insightful, relatable and makes this course all the more enjoyable! Would highly recommend this course to anyone who suffers from anxiety or to anyone interested in getting an insight on such a topic!
This course really did give me new insights and knowledges related to psychology and how to deal with life when were in a middle of a pandemic. Prof. Joordens did an excellent job explaining a psychological related topic that are not necessarily easy to understand by people that are not familiar with psychological terms. Im impressed with how he managed to explain things in a simplest way.
by Modesto M B I•
Thank you for the information Professor. All along what I did during the rising case of COVID news in my country by limiting views of COVID reports in TV and picking links in Facebook, did helped me not to stress myself during these pandemic times. Thank you for teaching us to ease up with the exercises and hopefully one day train my mind and body to relax when mentioned that chosen word.
Very practical course and the relaxation technique is awesome(I do it daily which helps after a stressful day). Focusing on oneself and becoming centered is really important during this pandemic especially when a family is depends on you. I am so grateful for the pace and the soothing voice of Prof Steve Joordens. I have highly recommended this course to other healthcare professionals.
by Nancy G•
I really enjoyed this and his delivery of very practical and useful material was so warm and sincere. I have an MSW and thought this was very very well done and helpful. The slightest healthy change in framing a situation makes a huge difference in coping and outcomes and he was great about explaining that. Thank you for creating something and helping others. Mission accomplished!!!
by Suzanne G S•
Just wanted to take a moment to personally THANK Professor Joordens for putting together an informative course. Professor I appreciate your time and effort and am excited to put to use the information you provided. I enjoyed your teaching technique, you came across very compassionate and engaging. I'm new to the online learning and look forward to checking out more courses! Many Thanks!!
by florence H•
This course has taught me to be mindful of the things around me, to show gratitude always and to make connect with others that really need to connect. Accomplish something during this isolation time or a number of things, and at all times the optimal thing to do is...
* Maximize physical distance but strengthen social connectivity.
*Find ways to be socially together but physically apart.
by Hala M A•
This is a very interesting, important course which helps people understand the situation and themselves based on scientific knowledge presented in a very clear and simple way. Many aspects can be reflected on maintaining mental health and controlling life stresses in general not only during a pandemic. Thanks to Dr.Steve's amazingly easy-going way and interestingly engaging discussions!
by Shanjid S S•
This course is really helpful and immensely needed for the mental well being in the crucial Pandemic situation.I am very much thankful to the instructor for being concern for our well being which is pretty much needed for getting rid of depression as well as anxiety.I do appreciate more and more courses like this and best wishes for you and your family.
Regards, Shajib from Bangladesh
by Jemaine M L•
Very informative and help a lot especially during this time of pandemic. If we think we already know how others feel about the situation we are in right now, think again, and try to extend our reach with others socially because we may not aware that they needed us --- our ears, our presence though not physical, our sympathy, our empathy..Kudos to the men and women behind this course.
by Lim S Y H•
The Professor weaved psychology and scientific concepts into easy-to-understand useful and effective tips that have helped me to understand and manage my anxieties better. Most importantly, the tips are very easy to carry out and applicable to a lot of people across all ages and occupation. Thank you so much for this and I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family!
It was an amazing course by Steve joordens , university of Toronto, Canada it made me to change my lifestyle identified the mistakes we are committing unknowingly and corrected it from the guidance in this course it's a necessary course for each and everyone during this pandemic I bow and salute to professor Steve joordens for explaining about ourselves the science inside us 🙏🙏
by Rajendra V P•
Such a thoughtfully designed course with an insightful tips for facilitating thorough understanding is something I liked most about this course. Professor Steve is such a great communicator that you simply can't miss anything that he says. He compels and brings you to the point that he is making. I will cherish these memories of online course completion for a long time to come.
by Qiao Q J•
Proffesor Joordens provided a really straightfoward and informational course. I very much enjoyed learning about mental health and how to maintain a good mental health even during hard times, especially now, during COVID. I've learned a lot about how to manage my environment and will be using many of the things that I've been taught throughout this course. Thank you proffesor.
by Surayah B M•
This course is very good. It teaches us the meaning of relaxation and to be positive despite the test that we are facing now. He share with us few strategies to manage isolation by advising us to take a walk, doing some aerobic, spent accomplish what we like to do, example learn new skill, playing instrumental instrument, like guitar, or take up online courses that we like.
by Clare L•
I have found this course really useful. My anxiety levels are at an all time high - not necessarily relating to covid - but certainly not helped by it. This course has helped me to understand why this is the case, what some of my triggers are and how to avoid or reduce these things. Lots of really useful and helpful information on how to deal with and reduce anxiety.
by Rey L A B•
I love this course! This is my first online course under the Coursera platform, which was recommended by our office (GSIS). I’m glad to have completed it under Prof Steve Joordens of the University of Toronto, who presented his lectures with vivid clarity. Prof Steve is one of the best lecturers I’ve heard so far in online classes. Thank you for this opportunity, sir.
by Lesley D•
I really enjoyed the way Steve tied in what we're all experiencing in our world at the moment with how our bodies are responding both physiologically and psychologically. It really helps to put it all in context and see that we are built to respond in this way and once we know that we can work to push things back in our favour. We can learn to thrive through Covid-19!
by María A C G•
Dear Steve Joordens,
Thank you very much for the great course. You have helped me understand many things about us and about our reactions to this difficult period of time. I am definitely going to use your tools to help myself and help as much as I can people around me.
I loved the way you explained things, I loved how accessible you showed yourself too.
Thanks so much!
by Diayan M C G•
Me encantó es breve pero lo necesario para trasmitir algunas herramientas de control mental que nos darán soporte en estos tiempos de aislamiento físico, mas no social; es decir todo lo contrario incrementar la conexión social y emocional es lo que necesitamos para fortalecer a las familias y acortar los efectos que la brecha del aislamiento físico nos está dejando.
by Earl S•
I have a different view about psychology since I've seen Dr. Joordens and others talking about the science, studies and data. Feels like a kinder profession than I recollect. I think I viewed psychologists as con artists but not today. I imagine a session might be expensive but this is a great opportunity. Thank you for the consciousness you awaken about Covid 19.
by Adar J•
This is great! thank you for this! I was wondering of different ways I can relax and avoid social distancing. I want to interact with my family and friends but do it safely. I love how the professor talked about it being physical distancing and not so much social distancing. Thank you for this course! Definitely changes your mindset on some things during COVID-19.
by Dionamaria D T•
This course specially on mind control during COVID 19 was worth the take. The session was both informative and thought provoking. The topics about sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems were intresting. I had now learned the trick to reduce stress and not to be anxious. To conclude the entire course was helpful. Looking forward for more of these sessions.
by YIXIN R•
Useful internal skills for ourselves and probably we can use them to help the people who are alone and need the social connection to overcome their anxieties within the community. The ideas and knowledge in the lectures are demonstrated in a straight way allows the audience from different backgrounds to be able to understand and catch the point. Highly recommend.