STOP PRESS 2019 PROGRAMME
New Course – video-based online course Seven Ways to Build Resilience, about 2 hours of video content offering practical strategies based on Chris Johnstone’s book Seven Ways to Build Resilience. Special offer price £16.
Also Available now – video-based online course Personal Resilience in an Hour on Special Offer 84% discount price of £10
9th Sept – at Schumacher College in Devon,UK, five day residential training in Personal Resilience for Me, You and Us
and for 2020
29th Jan – Positive Psychology Foundations online course starts
Plus Resilience Practitioner Training seven module online course, recorded version still available.
What is wellbeing?
Wellbeing is a positive state where we feel and function well. Whatever our starting point, we can all move in this direction.
Our approach is guided by the questions what would it look like if things were going well here? and how can we make that more likely to occur? We can apply those questions to our personal lives and relationships, to teams or communities we belong to and to the larger world we are part of. The three levels of personal, social and ecological wellbeing are reflected in the three loops of our logo. Three themes we particularly focus on are:
- Resilience Training
- Sustainable Happiness
- Change-Making Skills
Resilience is our ability to withstand, deal with and/or recover from difficult situations. It includes our ability to make the best of things, cope with stress and rise to the occasion. We all have this ability, though maybe not always as much as we’d like. Research has shown that training in resilience reduces our risk of depression, anxiety and stress-related harm, while becoming better at coping with adversity helps us get more from life. With the times of uncertainty we live in, this is a much needed skill.
Our first video-based on-demand online course Personal Resilience in an Hour is available at the online platform Udemy, featuring our director and lead trainer Dr Chris Johnstone. Here’s a two and a half minute film introducing the course.
We’re offering an 84% discount on this course (£10 instead of £65). Click by the button below to find out more. You can also watch some of the videos from the course for free at this link. If you’d like to go ahead and buy the course, please click on the button below.
For a more in-depth course, our online Resilience Practitioner Training is available in a recorded form, hosted on an online learning resource, or as a live webinar based course that starts on Oct 22nd 2019. Featuring webinars together with an interactive online resource with video, audio, a discussion forum and other resources, this course guides you through practices and skills that grow our capacity to deal with, be strengthened by and/or recover from difficult times. This course is designed for dual benefit, to be useful personally while also equipping you with tools you can pass on to others.
Can we have deeply satisfying lives that don’t cost the Earth? Sustainable Happiness is a deeper, more enduring kind of happiness linked to meaningful purpose, growth of strengths, improved relationships and life satisfaction. With this approach, happiness now isn’t at the expense of our own wellbeing, that of other people, our world or future generations. Sustainable Happiness is something we can cultivate, plant, grow and build – by doing this, we take part in a cultural shift that is good both for ourselves and for the world around us.
By seeing happiness as linked more to skills we learn than materials we own, we develop richly satisfying lives less dependent on consumerism. Drawing on research findings and proven practices from Positive Psychology, our hour-long downloadable Happiness Training Plan audio course introduces practical strategies for improving mood and quality of life. Our ground-breaking 8-week Positive Psychology Foundations Programme runs once a year. Our next live webinar based course starts on 29th January 2020, though as all our webinars from this year’s course were recorded, it is still possible to join the recorded version of this course. You can book on the course page.
The process of cultivating wellbeing – whether in ourselves, in other people or in our world – can be slowed or blocked by a wide range of obstacles. At times, these might leave us feeling defeated or disillusioned, and perhaps even like giving up. Yet research points us towards ways we can train ourselves in skills that strengthen our capacity to make progress in areas previously seen as beyond us, or become more effective in helping other people make changes too. Courses addressing Change-Making Skills are designed to help here.
Following on from the popular webinar series in 2018, we’re running the Coaching for Wellbeing with Motivational Interviewing training as a six-week online course from June 3rd 2019. We introduce this with a series of short free videos edited from one of our webinars.
We’re currently developing a recorded online course on Active Hope, looking at how to strengthen our capacity and enthusiasm to address concerns about the world and act for collective wellbeing. We’ll post details here when we’ve more news.