Social Fitness as a Research-Based Skills Training Platform
The second set of psychological techniques used in Social Fitness provides an individual with a research-based skills training platform around key psychological constructs related to emotional and cognitive well-being and personal growth. What this means, is that students can use findings from psychological research to improve some absolutely fascinating aspects of yourself that they might not realize can be developed directly in the course of their everyday experiences.
A core finding of Social Fitness is that important aspects of an individual’s personal psychology can be viewed as and developed as skills. What’s more, there is a plethora of existing research data that students can use to learn about the specific techniques that have been demonstrated to be effective in developing each area of Social Fitness. Social Fitness distills these research findings, and provides them to individuals in a format which almost anyone can use to gain increased self-efficacy and well-being.
Key research-based skills in our Social Fitness training include:
–Compassion: the desire to relieve the suffering of others.
–Empathy: the ability to understand and appreciate the thinking, feeling, & emotions of others.
–Gratitude: the ability to enjoy and appreciate the good things around you.
–Forgiveness: the ability to let go of negative feelings associated with old hurts & transgressions.
–Communication: the ability to listen and speak more effectively.
–Conflict Resolution: the ability to negotiate and resolve disagreements.
–Optimism: the ability to possess realistically positive expectations towards future events.
–Trust: the ability to build positive and supportive interactions with others.
–Mindset: the ability to believe that important aspects of the self can improve and grow.
–Mindful Reflection: the ability become mindful immediately prior to making critical decisions.