IHEART CURRICULUM

 

Part 1: Establishing the Foundation – How We Work

These sessions must be taught in sequence as they follow a progressive logic

Session One

Welcome & Introduction to the Curriculum
Exploring the purpose of the programme and what we hope to achieve together

Session Two

The Source of All Your Feelings
The value of discovering Thought as the constant source behind all feelings

Session Three

Mind: Designed to Perfection
Exploring the highly intelligent, perfectly designed operating system behind the mind.

Session Four

Exploring the Nature of Thought
Learning about the invisible, constant power called Thought which brings all experience to life

Session Five

As We Think, We Feel
Understanding the illogic that any other factors besides Thought can create a feeling is the key to eliminating victimhood and blame

Session Six

Separate Realities
Exploring separate realities in order to understand how to dissolve the barriers to healthy relationships

Part 2: A New Understanding of the Mind – What Does This Practically Mean for Us? 

As not all of these sessions will necessarily be taught, they have been flexibly designed to be selected according to the needs of the participants and therefore do not have to be taught in a particular sequence

Making Sense of Stress, Worry and Anxiety
Knowing that anxiety comes from Thought and not from anywhere else demystifies these feelings, empowering the knowledge that we are equipped to handle life’s challenges

Appreciating Difference – The source of conflict and prejudice & what makes acceptance possible
Learning how we are all created with the same fundamental “factory settings” informs us that no person is more or less worthy, enabling the emergence of greater respect for difference and tolerance

Understanding Bullying & Bad Behaviour
Learning that aggressive behaviour is rooted in insecurity and that no one has the power to make us feel bullied or inadequate, makes it more likely that we will find an appropriate response to the bad behaviour of others.

Self-image and Identity: Labels are for Jars!
Understanding that we do not require anything from the outside to feel complete leads to deeper feelings of wholeness and resilience that emerge from within.

Using Social Media Without it Using You
Knowing that our feelings are coming from our own thinking tells us that the potential for security lies within us, neutralising the “hold” social media may have over us.

The Misunderstanding that Drives Addictive, Habitual & Compulsive Behaviour
Learning about the factors that create and break addictive habits and compulsive behaviors

Dissolving the Barriers to Learning & Motivation
Seeing that we are all born with an immense capacity to unconditionally absorb and learn means that unnecessary thinking is the only barrier to our innate intelligence and motivation.

“Resilience is revealed when misunderstanding falls away. Realising the inside-out logic and wisdom of how our minds work reconnects us with what is innate. This uncovers more and more resilience.”

Terry Rubenstein IHEART Founder, curriculum co-author and best-selling author of Exquisite Mind

Meeting Ofsted and Government Requirements

Our project empowers participants with a secure foundation to cope with many of the challenges that they confront in  society today.  As the UK government requires the promotion of British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for modern life, the IHEART curriculum has been designed with this requirement at the forefront of our minds. The content of the sessions provide an excellent approach to developing this understanding on a whole school level, evident in the following ways:

  • By learning about separate realities, students discover how to welcome and accept differences, rather than feel judgmental or discriminatory.
  • By understanding where their feelings are coming from, students are better equipped to respond to destructive and extremist viewpoints.
  • By learning about the shared ways in which all people operate psychologically, students have an increased respect for others and tolerance for diversity, as well as a greater capacity to reduce conflict and bullying.