Available now – video-based online course Personal Resilience in an Hour on Special Offer 84% discount price of £10
4th July – Coaching for Wellbeing with Motivational Interviewing, a series of four webinars.
26th July – Free Webinar on Resilience Practitioner Training
6th Sept – next Resilience Practitioner Training seven module online course begins
16th Sept – Free Webinar on Active Hope Training
30th Sept – Active Hope Training online course begins
31st Oct – Seven Essential Strategies for Stress and Overload – webinar series begins
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 seven-module online Resilience Practitioner Training runs again from Sept 6th 2018. Featuring fortnightly 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. There are early booking discounts if you sign up by the end of July (extra early discount) or end of August (early discount). If you wanted to start the course sooner, a recorded version of the course is also available at the same price (please contact us if interested)
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. While the live version of this year’s course is now over, the recorded version is available for you to start at any time. Our next live course starts on January 22nd 2019. You can book for either the recorded or live versions 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. Courses addressing Change-Making Skills are designed to help here.
The webinar series Coaching for Wellbeing with Motivational Interviewing introduces an evidence-based approach to supporting change in others. It is particularly suitable for coaches, health professionals, therapists, social care practitioners and teachers wanting to support people make changes that improve their wellbeing.
The Active Hope Training Free Webinar and Active Hope Online Course looks at how we nourish our capacity and enthusiasm to make a difference in the world. We’ll look at what helps us address concerns about what’s happening in the world, and find our power to respond.