Resilience

 ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ 

Resilience is the ability to cope positively in difficult times, to manage stress, to keep going when the chips are down, bounce back from adversity and achieve goals in challenging conditions. It is something that is very much needed in the 21st century, where uncertainty has come to define so much in our lives. A high level of resilience is essential for leaders in the workplace. Some people have a natural resilience – when knocked down they come back stronger than ever, but the good news is that resilience is a capacity that can be developed. There is plenty of evidence to show this. We can build resilience for personal well-being, for the workplace and in the community.

Resilience is often referred to as ordinary magic as there are so many common ingredients that feed into it from supportive relationships to getting physical. Positive psychology offers practical resilience skills in three core areas – learning optimism to challenge pessimistic thinking, building positivity to neutralise the physiological effects of stress and developing your strengths, the inner resources which strengthen you.

Our resilience workshops will strengthen your well-being at home and work. When faced with redundancy, for example, people typically focus on developing job-hunting skills and often miss out on equipping themselves with the confidence, self-esteem and positivity to promote themselves, their individual skills and strengths effectively.

Resilience at Work: Stressing the Positive 

This course is aimed at anyone working within a stressful environment who would like to increase their resilience and adapt to a changing workplace. It is suitable for organisations that are facing major challenges. The course explores a range of evidence-based strategies which develop greater resilience, well-being and help you to feel good and function well so that you can flourish in challenging conditions. It has a focus on developing practical knowhow and skills, making it particularly suitable for those facing redundancy, to gain confidence and self-esteem, identify future work paths and create motivation and positive energy for the future. This is a flexible course where you can choose the elements with greatest relevance. It runs as a 1- or 2-day workshop and is tailored to meet organisational needs.

  • Positive Coping: Learn simple psychological skills underpinned by CBT
  • Emotional well-being. Manage emotions, develop emotional intelligence and cultivate positivity
  • Apply personal strengths for a sense of direction, greater confidence and resources to use on the journey ahead
  • Build psychological capital
  • Adopt a ‘growth mindset’ and discover new sources of motivation
  • Develop communication skills and build positive connections
  • Experience mindfulness techniques that calm the mind
  • Learn self-coaching skills to move forwards
  • Develop an action plan for the future

Miriam is one of the UK trainers of the Penn Resilience Programme, a resilience skills course developed at the University of Pennsylvania. Originally developed for schoolchildren it has been shown to halve the incidence of depression and anxiety. It is now delivered into workplaces and across the American military.

Miriam has delivered resilience training into organisations which include the Environment Agency, Imperial Healthcare, McCormick Foods, Pope, Wainwright & Wykes and North Somerset Community Partnership.

 “Thank you Miriam for an inspiring day.  I arrived to training feeling a little preoccupied and left feeling my thoughts were energised.  I would highly recommend you as a facilitator and would give your strengths from the training day as:

  •  knowledgeable
  • talented
  • clear and easy to understand
  • personable. 

We very much look forward to continuing to work with you to so more of our staff can benefit from resilience training and positive psychology” Kemi Oladapo, Head of Learning & Development, NSCP.

If you are looking to participate in a course you are welcome to attend one of our open courses – the Positive Psychology Masterclass or Positive Psychology Foundations Online.