Understand Yourself: Psychology of Cognition via Writing

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Course Description

Welcome to the one-stop self-awareness course which enables you to explore yourself via simple writing techniques.

What is Self-Cognition or Mindfulness (aka self-knowledge, self awareness or introspection)? It is about understanding your own needs, desires, shortcomings, habits, strengths and weaknesses. It helps to detect those areas which make up your foundation as well as areas which need improving. The more you know about yourself, the better you are at adapting to different life circumstances and making them work for you.

Mindfulness is the starting point that leads to all other improvements.

What's interesting is that you don’t need numerous expensive psychotherapy sessions to get yourself better. This course teaches you how to look into your hidden thoughts and what to do with them. For each lesson, you only require a piece of paper and a pen, as well as 15 minutes of your free time.

According to numerous research, most of the time we operate on "automatic pilot" and we are unconscious of what we are doing or how we feel. This happens as our mind wanders to somewhere else other than here and now. Besides constant mind-wandering, we also find it difficult to make more accurate decisions as we are subject to various cognitive biases. Accurate self-awareness allows us to make conscious choices based on our capabilities and on our ultimate life goals.

These days, Self-awareness and Mindfullness have become important in everything from business to the arts, and even interpersonal relationships. To be self-aware is to, in a sense, have a much higher level of control over your actions and choices.


If you find yourself asking these types of questions:

Why is this happening to me?

Why am I suffering and feel trapped without a way out?

Why do people respond to me in a particular way that hurts me?

Why is my husband/wife treating me in the way I do not deserve it?

Why are my children responding to me in this way?

Why can't I get out of the despair circle and start living my dream life?

Why am I so successful at work/hobbies but so miserable in family relationship?

then probably you should take this course and try its simple techniques.


At the beginning the process of self-awareness could be difficult and tricky because it is difficult to be objective when we think about ourselves, and how others actually see us can be quite different from how we perceive ourselves.

If you start understanding yourself, however, instead of being a mere observer of your life, you will become the main player and hero. When you control your life, you can easily turn conflictive and painful situations into positive opportunities.


If you are still reading this course description and have found something that correlates with how you feel about yourself, then this is the course for you. Every lesson is quite short and covers one useful technique to know yourself better and to learn how to enjoy being the captain of your life.

Every course on Udemy has a 30-day money back guarantee, so you are not losing what you paid for it in any case.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Make unbiased judgements about themselves, other people and surrounding events.
  2. See areas of their life which need improving.
  3. Get rid of negative emotions and burdens.
  4. Understand the real causes of problems.
  5. Distinguish between facts and opinions.