STOP PRESS 2021 PROGRAMME
Free Online Course introducing Positive Psychology runs for whole of January. With Chris Johnstone and Miriam Akhtar, it introduces proven wellbeing practices to support foundations for a better year ahead.
On 13th January we have a free webinar on Positive Psychology Foundations with Miriam Akhtar and Chris Johnstone.
On 27th January, our ground-breaking Positive Psychology Foundations online course starts with the first of eight live 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.
Plus – Three levels of online resilience training
With the current Coronavirus Crisis, resilience skills are needed more than ever. Because of this, we’ve updated our range of online resilience courses and set up a new website for them at ResilienceTraining.net. Here are the three courses we have available.
Free Online Course Available Now – Resilience Tools for Free in a Time of Coronavirus Crisis – 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. This video-based online course has been updated to address challenges linked to the virus pandemic and comes with 3 hours of video content presented in short engaging episodes. This course serves by itself as a great introduction to practical resilience strategies as well as being an ideal companion to the book, Special offer price £30.
Resilience Practitioner Training online course A more in-depth training featuring eight 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. While the live webinar series has started, they’re all recorded, so you can join this course at any time.
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.