This module will help us learn to involve our minds in changing our brains for the benefit of our health and wellbeing. We will explore the concept of neuroplasticity and learn how to undo our negativity bias in order to rewire our brains for the good. We will experiment with a range of practices that help us create new neural pathways by seeding positivity and cultivating mindful presence.
• Our Negativity Bias
• The Power of Thoughts
• Seeding Positivity
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.
Textbooks and Materials
- The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everday Problems (2009)
Not available at the CSU Bookstore
Sue Schneider, Ph.D., is an Extension Professor and Sate Health Specialist with Colorado State University’s Office of Engagement and Extension where she provides leadership for CSU Extension's health initiatives across Colorado. As a medical anthropologist, Sue has been teaching, conducting research, and evaluating health programs in academic and community settings for over 20 years. Her personal mindfulness practice and study has led her to develop a series of programs for CSU Extension that support individuals in cultivating greater presence, stress-resilience and compassion, including Living Mindfully. She recently developed a companion book for Living Mindfully titled Meeting the Moment with Kindness: How Mindfulness Can Help Us Find Calm, Stability, and an Open Heart , which will be published in Oct. 2023. Sue holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University’s Department of Anthropology and is a Duke-trained certified integrative health coach and a certified mindfulness instructor.