This class will be a continuation of “Who Are You? Part One” from the winter session. It would be to your advantage to have taken Part One. We will dive more deeply into the “composite” you, how you “act”, and the “real” you. We will delve more deeply into current research having to do with the impacts of environment, experience on who you are. This will include an in-depth personality study and stress—how you are affected and how you can better cope. The purpose is to strengthen relationships in all facets of life.
During our eight weeks, we will work through:
- One “deep dive” “personality inventory” – and what they reveal about your own personality. Will also likely do a few “fun” and “quick” inventories.
- Did you “inherit” any abilities, talents, or traits of your parents—the genetics of who we are.
- More specific topics will include: high and low self-esteem, motivation, attachment, affect (what draws us to types of music, art, books, where and how we live, etc.), aging and the fears and stresses we experience as we age, sleep and dreaming.
- The purpose will be to know ourselves better and strengthen relationships of all kinds—family, friends, neighbors, etc.
Lisa is a native Nebraskan, who knew she wanted to be a teacher from of the age of five and taught for 35 years in the public-school system. After retiring, she became an adjunct professor at Metropolitan Community College, in Omaha, NE, and is loving every minute of it. She is certificated in English, Language Arts and Writing, English as a Second Language, and has master’s degrees in Educational Curriculum and Educational Administration. Lisa’s philosophy is that everyone is a teacher and everyone is also a learner. She has learned as much from her students as she hopes they have learned from her. Lisa joined the ELM team for the Winter 2021 session teaching “Beginning Greek Mythology” and “Who Are You?”