New Self-Acceptance eLearning program for young people launched
How to Help Young People to Feel Worthwhile No Matter What
Professor Lindsay Oades, Director for Wellbeing Science at The University of Melbourne, officially launched the new eLearning program for young people Accepting Myself. The launch held on Thursday 11th March included a webinar on self-acceptance with the program’s creator, Professor Michael E. Bernard, and Tammy-Anne Caldwell, Educational Neuroscience specialist.
Not a game, Accepting Myself is a new social-emotional eLearning program for young people. This new eLearning program uses the latest online, interactive instructional technology developments to engage young people in learning and personalising self-acceptance, helping them to feel worthwhile no matter what!
For schools with a very crowded timetable, the online Accepting Myself program is easy for students to complete at home or in the classroom.
Self-acceptance is a psychological superpower that protects young people from stress and adversity. It is fundamental to mental health and wellbeing. Michael Bernard’s research with young people shows that self-acceptance is associated with
↑ high levels of positive emotions, life satisfaction, and,
↓ low levels of negative emotions.
The contrasting attitude of self-criticism contributes to emotional problems (anxiety, feeling down). Self-acceptance is different from self-esteem and is a much healthier psychological attribute.
Michael E. Bernard, PhD, Professor, Centre for Wellbeing Science, University of Melbourne, Founder, You Can Do It! Education
Tammy-Anne Caldwell, BA, Grad DipEd, Educational Neuroscience specialist, teacher, social-emotional learning consultan
LAUNCHED BY PROFESSOR LINDSAY OADES
DIRECTOR FOR WELLBEING SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE