Building Psychological Fitness

2 Days


Cohort-based Course

Be an active agent in your mental health training. Inside-out self-regulation practices to manage stress and cultivate calm.

Course overview

You can achieve, succeed, and be at your best, while feeling at ease.

This course is designed as a sprint model to kickstart your mental training. We will cover a breadth of information about inside-out self-regulation practices to build your psychological fitness. These evidence-based interventions will help you manage stress, enhance well-being and cultivate resilience, so you can thrive and flourish. There will be rapid teaching and learning of concepts, practice and application, and peer follow up with the group post-course to instill learning and reinforce practice.

Take your mental health into your own hands so you can achieve with ease.


Are you a high performing professional with a demanding life who wants to achieve and be at your best?


Do you want to thrive without unnecessary distress and overwhelm?


Do you want to enhance your mental health, energy & focus?


Do you want to experience less stress and strain?

What you’ll get out of this course

Upgrade your mindset

Enhance your mental capacity through cognitive re-framing. Practice metacognition and healthy detachment in response to life's challenges.

Manage stress and feel better

Improve how you care for your mental health, decrease distress and strain by regulating your stress response system, and feel more centered.

Increase your energy, focus, and well-being

Increase your psychological capital by effectively managing your attention, energy, and emotional states.

Excel, thrive, and make progress

Without compromising standards.

Meet your instructor

Karen Doll

Karen Doll

My passion is around helping people thrive at work. I coach high achieving professionals with demanding jobs and lives. I have dedicated my career as a Licensed Psychologist to elevating the potential of people and organizations. The principles in this sprint course are highlighted from my book Building Psychological Fitness: How High Performers Achieve with Ease. I study, curate, and vet science backed ways to enhance mental health and promote flourishing, so you don’t have to.

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Course syllabus


Laying the Groundwork on Mental Health

We will review a mental health continuum model, the stress response cycle, stress regulation, and how to improve your relationship with stress.


Upgrading Your Mental Models

We will address metacognition top-down strategies to build your psychological fitness. Techniques include how to apply cognitive re-reframing techniques by challenging our assumptions and putting our thoughts on trial, and learned optimism.


Blended Self-Regulation Practices

We will learn about bottom up psychological fitness practices to cultivate calm. We will also explore blended techniques including attention and energy management.

Course Schedule May 2023

8 hours
  • Friday, May 12th

    1:00 - 4:00 pm CST

    We will establish foundational components of mental health and flourishing and the stress response system.

  • Saturday, May 13th

    10:00 am-1:00 pm CST

    More exploration of strategies to build your psychological fitness: metacognition, attention, energy management, and cultivating calm.

  • Monday, May 22nd - 1 week follow up session

    10:00-11:00am CST

    Follow up session with the cohort for time to apply, reflect, practice, and check in. We are most likely to change...with follow up...and with social commitment. We will crowdsource this motivational dimension of human behavior to accelerate and facilitate your progress.

  • Monday, June 5th - 3 week follow up session

    10:00 - 11:00am CST

    Follow up session with the cohort for time to apply, reflect, practice, and check in on progress.

  • Asynchronous Work

    Application and Practice

    Execute on personal commitments established during sessions.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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