STOP PRESS 2023 PROGRAMME
6th September – Su Ha: a free webinar for Sustainable Happiness
This webinar introduces Su Ha as a system of insights and practices for SUstainable HAppiness. It draws together evidence-based wellbeing approaches with a playful art and commitment to positive change.
20th September – Su Ha Foundations Training six-week course begins
This online course introduces Su Ha as a system of ‘moves’ in our mind, heart, body, relationships and culture that support both personal and collective wellbeing. Our focus on how actions, choices and practices supporting wellbeing in the moment can also generate ripples of benefit extending outwards in time and space.
Recorded courses – which you can start at any time and work through at your own pace
You can watch the recording of our Free Webinar on Resilience Practitioner Training at this link
What are the skills, understandings and practices that help us deal with difficult times? What helps us find our strengths and help others find theirs too? As we face and head into times of greater challenge, now is the time to prepare ourselves, to develop and enhance our ability to help ourselves, other people and the communities we belong to. In this free webinar, Chris Johnstone shares some of the most useful tools he’s found in this more than thirty years on the leading edge of resilience training. We’ll look at how to become a resilience practitioner and how to deepen skillfulness in this role.
Resilience Practitioner Training
This eight module course offers an in-depth training featuring a series of eight recorded webinars, accompanied by an online resource hosting video tutorials, downloadable handouts, templates you can use, and a discussion forum. This course is particularly suitable for people with roles supporting resilience in others, as well as for people wanting to focus on nourishing their own resilience. As the live webinars are recorded, they’re easy to watch if you miss a session or want to revisit material at a later date. This course is recognised for 20 hours of CPD training time by the Association for Coaching.
Free Online Course Available Now – Resilience Tools for Free – with nearly an hour of video, presented in short, engaging episodes and accompanied by a downloadable pdf resilience storyboard template, plus a downloadable pdf handout with the introduction and first three chapters of Chris Johnstone’s book Seven Ways to Build Resilience. A way to build resilience is to spread it – so please do tell others about this course if you find it useful.
Seven Ways to Build Resilience with 3 hours of video content presented in short engaging episodes. Based on the framework introduced in Chris Johnstone’s book Seven Ways to Build Resilience, the course serves by itself as a great introduction to practical resilience strategies as well as being an ideal companion to the book. Available for £30 (discounts available for group bookings).
Positive Psychology Foundations online course – featuring a series of eight recorded webinars, accompanied by an online resource with additional video and other resources. Led by Miriam Akhtar and Chris Johnstone, it offers a practical training in insights and practices that nourish emotional wellbeing and help bring out your best self. This course is designed for dual benefit, both for personal wellbeing and also strengthening what you can offer others, whether professionally or informally for friends and family. This course is recognised by the Association for Coaching for 20 hours of CPD (continuing professional development).
Active Hope Foundations Training – while not hosted or produced by us, CollegeOfWellbeing.com is proud to be one of the sponsors of this free online course designed to strengthen our capacity to contribute to positive change in the world. Based on the empowering framework introduced in the book Active Hope by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone.
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.
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.