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What you will learn
  • Define the self and different aspects of the self
  • Learn from introspection
  • Understand the nature and value of emotions

  • Appreciate themselves
  • Appreciate others
  • Improve effectiveness

Improving Self-Awareness Online Certificate Course

Welcome to our Improving Self-Awareness Course at Courses for Success! This comprehensive program is designed for individuals who want to enhance their self-awareness and unlock their full potential in both their personal and professional lives. By choosing this course, you'll gain invaluable insights into understanding your strengths, weaknesses, and unique qualities that shape your interactions and decision-making.

Our online course covers a wide range of topics, from communication skills and conflict resolution to diversity and inclusion and cultural competency. You'll learn effective strategies for developing self-awareness and becoming more emotionally intelligent in various aspects of your life. Our expertly designed course content ensures an engaging and effective learning experience tailored to your personal growth and development goals.

Throughout this certificate of completion program, you'll explore the importance of self-awareness in building strong relationships, improving team-building, and enhancing your leadership skills. You'll also delve into personality assessments and thinking styles to better understand your unique preferences and tendencies, which can significantly impact your career progression and overall personal success.

In addition to fostering greater self-awareness, our course will teach you essential soft skills such as time management, project management, and operational management. These skills are invaluable for professionals in various fields, including business administration, human resources, and health and safety.

This training course is perfect for individuals seeking to improve their management and leadership capabilities, as well as those interested in pursuing professional development opportunities. Our flexible online training format allows you to learn at your own pace, making it easy to fit your education around your busy schedule.

So, why wait? Start building self-awareness today and discover how you can create positive change in your personal and professional life. Enroll in our Improving Self-Awareness Course now and unlock the full potential of your unique strengths and abilities. Join us and start your journey toward greater self-awareness and success!

Improving Self-Awareness Online Course - Requirements

The Improving Self-Awareness Online Certificate Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7 and only takes 6 to 8 hours of study to complete. 

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

      Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources

      Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)

      Be a self-directed learner

      Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension

  2. Approximately 6 to 8 hours of study is needed to complete the course

  3. Registered students gain unrestricted lifetime access to the Improving Self-Awareness Online course

  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device

  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace

  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Improving Self-Awareness Online Certificate Course - Outline

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: What Is the Self?

In this part of the Improving Self-Awareness Online Certificate course, we will discuss the basic concepts of self-awareness. This includes the four aspects of self-awareness; the physical, emotions, mental, and spiritual.

The Physical Self

This is the most obvious aspect of one's self, the physical body. We will learn how our physical body's condition can affect the other aspects of our self.

The Emotional Self

Awareness of our emotions brings awareness on an emotional level. Being able to identify how we feel at any given moment is an important objective of becoming self-aware.

The Mental Self

This refers to your thoughts and imagination. Self-awareness enables you to have better control of this aspect.

The Spiritual Self

This course does not discuss anything about religious beliefs or aims to discredit religious beliefs. The spiritual self instead discusses a person's sense of identity, interconnectedness, and personal values.

Module Three: Awareness of the Physical Self

Awareness of the physical self is the first step towards self-awareness. This will give us a better understanding of how our physical self affects the other aspects of self-awareness.


Mindfulness meditation and the specific practice of scanning can help develop of being physically aware.

Progressive Relaxation

This technique can improve one’s ability to relax. Progressive relaxation involves systematic tensing and releasing of the muscles.

Physical Stressors

Physical awareness brings more awareness of physical elements that create stress in life.


Exercise does not only help improve physical health but also helps you get rid of negative emotions. A good exercise program helps your body in four areas:





Module Four: Time Management

Today's fast-paced environment requires proper time management. This module teaches you how to spend and maximize time properly.


Getting organized helps eliminate time wasted on finding things or fixing messes. Organizing enables you to become conscious of how efficiently use the time for tasks so you could be more productive and have more time for yourself.

Goal Management

Goal management is needed to improve your time management skills. By breaking big tasks into smaller tasks, you can focus better on individual tasks. When creating goals, follow the S.M.A.RT. Acronym:







Having a clear goal makes it easier to set priorities. But this should not take away time for having fun and relaxation. It is also important to create a balance between work and play.


One of the biggest hurdles to managing your time is procrastination. Here we will learn the different ways of fighting procrastination, which include:

      Eliminating distractions

      Using the buddy system

      Accepting imperfections

      Avoiding overcomplications

Module Five: The Emotional Self

This is one of the most understood aspects of self-awareness. In this module, you will learn the different elements of emotion and its relevance to self-awareness.

Validity of Emotions

This refers to acknowledging emotions is a natural reaction to certain situations. The validity of emotions implies that denying an emotional state can have negative consequences and can result in emotional breakdown when not properly addressed.

Utility of Emotions

Emotions provide important information about the environment and our assessment of the environment.

Emotional Arousal

You will learn how to identify an emotion at any given moment properly. This will also discuss the two different primary characteristics of emotions.

Emotional Valence

This refers to an emotion being experienced as being pleasant or an unpleasant condition.

Module Six: Mood Management

Being unable to control and avoid your feeling can have negative implications. In this part of the course, we discuss how we can develop a better understanding of our feelings and how to make use of these feelings.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence means understanding the meaning of your emotion and the appropriate ways you can make the emotion work for you.

Categories of Emotion

Emotions can be divided according to how they help us perform. These can be categorized into emotions that help us perform better and those that interfere with our work.

Increasing Arousal

To trick emotional intelligence, we must be able to recognize how we feel and find an appropriate emotion to feel a different way. Increasing arousal helps us get rid of negative emotions and brings us into a state of enthusiasm or optimism so we could perform better.

Decreasing Arousal

Sometimes increasing arousal is not the most appropriate action for every situation. Bringing down our emotional levels when we are anxious or angry helps bring us to a more desirable emotional state.

Module Seven: The Mental Self

Controlling our emotions is easier said than done. However, thought processes could help you assess a situation. This way, you can justify if emotion is appropriate for a certain situation. In this module, we discuss how the mental self is important in developing greater self-awareness.

Thinking Style

Psychologist categorizes thinking styles into two; global and linear. Neither one is better but only describes the ways people process information.

Learning Style

This refers to how you take in and process new information. There are three basic learning styles; these are:

      Auditory learning

      Visual learning

      Tactile learning


Before we discuss personality, it is important to understand that there is no such thing as thinking styles, learning styles, or personality.

Stinking Thinking

Distorted thinking is a result of a narrowed focus on things. Whether the emotion is of the high or low arousal type, if the valence is on the unpleasant side, the result is a distorted pattern of thinking.

Module Eight: Interpersonal Awareness

As you increase your level of self-awareness, you will also develop a deeper awareness of the dynamics of your interactions with others. In this part of the course, you will learn how to develop a greater awareness of thinking, learning, and personal styles.

Addressing Different Thinking Styles

People with similar thinking styles have an easier time working together. However, when one person thinks differently, certain ideas appear to be foreign or irrelevant to the other person.

Addressing Different Learning Styles

People in a position of leadership may find themselves with the responsibility of teaching people with different learning styles. You must understand your students and develop a teaching style that is the best fit for their learning style.

Active listening and Body Language

Active listening helps in developing our awareness when interacting with others. Below are some suggestions on how to listen more actively.

      Use (minimal) encouragers

      Repeat key phrases

      Paraphrase and summarize the speaker’s key points

      Offer empathy when appropriate

      Stay in the moment and listen fully

      Listening fully also involves taking note of the volume and tone of voice and pace of speech

      Probe with open-ended questions

      Be aware of both their body language and your own

Transactional Analysis

This is a method of interacting with others where you recognize certain behavioral patterns. Transactional analysis identifies three separate modes of behavior; these are:

      Child mode

      Parent mode

      Adult mode

Module Nine: The Spiritual Self

In this module, you will learn how the spiritual self is essential in developing an awareness of one's whole self. We will discuss the different approaches to increase your self-awareness and how to become more aware of your body, heart, and mind.


With roots as a Buddhist concept, mindfulness has been developed as a practice in psychology that is used to help people suffering from anxiety, depression, drug addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder.


There are several types of meditation, each with a specific goal. Some of these include loving-kindness meditation, mindfulness meditation, and transcendental meditation, which we discussed earlier.

Cultivating Positivity

Negative emotions were critical during humanity’s early years as hunter-gatherers. This is why our brains instinctively pay attention to negative thoughts and feelings. Cultivating positivity aims to counter our natural tendency to be negative thinkers. Below are some of the ways we can improve positivity:

      Practice meditation daily

      Let go of resentment and forgive others

      Celebrate successes, no matter how big or small. Celebrate not just your successes, but other people's successes as well

      Work to foster positive emotions such as enthusiasm through singing, dancing, and listening to upbeat music


      Help others


One of the best if not one of the best approached to developing positivity is to develop an attitude of gratitude. This also helps you develop more awareness of the good things in life.

Module Ten: Limitations of Self-Awareness

Self-awareness can be a highly enriching experience. However, too much focus on one’s self can also have detrimental effects. In this module, we will take a look at the limitations of self-awareness.

Navel Gazing

Too much self-awareness can lead to fancying yourself as the center of the universe.

Excessive Self Discipline

Too much discipline as a result of constantly being the best of yourself can limit spontaneity in your life.

Developing Humility

When you are humble, you don’t assert your dominance over others or announce your accomplishments.

Developing Empathy

Another way of avoiding navel-gazing is to make a conscious effort to develop empathy. Empathy is the ability to understand and relate to how another person feels. It is placing oneself in another person's shoes.

Module Eleven: Independence versus Interdependence

The concept of independence being a positive trait is fairly new. This is in contrast to the early idea of individuality as not being a good thing in Europe before the Renaissance. In this module, we will take a closer look into the concept of independence and interdependence.

What is Interdependence?

Interdependence is the recognition that everything and everyone is interconnected. It suggests that we are reliant at one level or another on other people.

Systems Theory

System theories look at things as they exist in context with other things.

More Than the Sum of All Parts

The team is more than the sum of its parts. It is critical, therefore, that we look at things in terms of a framework.

Team Building

A good team consists of people having different abilities. By working together, a team can deliver a task based on individual strengths.

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

This Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

Further learning

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Units of Study

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: What Is the Self?

  • The Physical Self
  • The Emotional Self
  • The Mental Self
  • The Spiritual Self

Module Three: Awareness of the Physical Self

  • Scanning
  • Progressive Relaxation
  • Physical Stressors
  • Exercise

Module Four: Time Management

  • Organization
  • Goal Management
  • Priorities
  • Procrastination

Module Five: The Emotional Self

  • Validity of Emotions
  • Utility of Emotions
  • Emotional Arousal
  • Emotional Valence

Module Six: Mood Management

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Categories of Emotion
  • Increasing Arousal
  • Decreasing Arousal

Module Seven: The Mental Self

  • Thinking Style
  • Learning Style
  • Personality
  • Stinking Thinking

Module Eight: Interpersonal Awareness

  • Addressing Different Thinking Styles
  • Addressing Different Learning Styles
  • Active Listening and Body Language
  • Transactional Analysis

Module Nine: The Spiritual Self

  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Cultivating Positivity
  • Gratitude

Module Ten: Limitations of Self Awareness

  • Navel Gazing
  • Excessive Self Discipline
  • Developing Humility
  • Developing Empathy

Module Eleven: Independence versus Interdependence

  • What is Interdependence?
  • Systems Theory
  • More Than the Sum of All Parts
  • Team Building

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up


Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


Microsoft Windows XP, or laterModern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


OSX/iOS 6 or laterModern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader


Entry requirements:

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education:

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Device requirements:

Students will need access to a computer/any device and the internet.


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