Positive Resilience for Health Professionals

Positive Resilience for Health Professionals

Essentials for Wellbeing 

Positive Resilience is a 1-day course in the essentials of resilience drawing on the science of positive psychology with a range of evidence-based tools that you can put into practice straightaway.

We all know that healthcare practitioners are under pressure but while they’re busy caring for others, their personal wellbeing can also suffer. This one-day workshop introduces you to the evidence-based tools from positive psychology and the science of resilience that you can put into practice to support your wellbeing and use with those you work with.

The course will enable you to:

  • Explore what causes you stress and the effects it has on you
  • Learn a range of simple practices to protect you from the effects of stress and to ‘recharge your batteries’
  • Improve your physical and mental wellbeing through better breathing
  • Know how to access positive emotions and experience the impact these have on your energy and resourcefulness
  • Get to know your strengths so that you can use these more usefully in your life
  • Master optimistic thinking tools to combat stress and overcome depressive thoughts

The workshop is facilitated by Miriam Akhtar MAPP, author of Positive Psychology for Overcoming  Depression and What Is Post-traumatic Growth together with Adaptive Resilience practitioner Jo Cullen (Hennessy)

Miriam and Jo are both experienced trainers and connected through their passion for the practical science of resilience and wellbeing. Miriam is one of the UK’s leading positive psychology practitioners, who delivers resilience training to several healthcare trusts. Her book Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression has been the subject of a bibliotherapy study, which found that positive psychology practices are as effective as CBT for overcoming depression and improving wellbeing. Dr Phil Hammond wrote the foreword to the book and has featured Miriam in his book on the NHS Staying Alive.

Jo has worked in education for 30 years. She has a background in Adaptive Resilience and Brief Intervention Therapy and also teaches mentoring and supervision skills to doctors and allied health professionals. She is passionate about wellbeing and mental health, and has run many courses for doctors on personal wellbeing. As a director of Health Learning Partnership, which provides ongoing professional and clinical development for GPs in the Bristol area, Jo advises on good practice in teaching and learning, as well as providing training in psychology and effective communication.
“Very impressed with both content and trainers.” “Very focused and engaging.” “It exceeded my expectations.”

This course is delivered in healthcare settings in the South West and South Wales. We also offer coaching support.

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