STOP PRESS 2021 PROGRAMME
We have six recorded online courses that you can start at any time and work through at your own pace. Covering topics that include Resilience Training, Motivational Interviewing and Positive Psychology, two of these courses are free. Two of our more in-depth courses are recognised for 20 hours each of CPD training time by the Association for Coaching.
With the current Coronavirus Crisis, resilience skills are particularly needed in these times. Because of this, we’ve updated our range of three online resilience courses and set up a new website to host them at ResilienceTraining.net.
Here’s the courses
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.
Free Online Course Available Now – Introduction to Coaching For Wellbeing With Motivational Interviewing – with an hour of video, presented in short engaging episodes, this course introduces core elements of the Motivational Interviewing approach, showing how this can used in coaching and other helping conversations to support wellbeing.
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. 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).
Resilience Practitioner Training online course A more in-depth training featuring 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 this course is recorded, you can join this course at any time. We have a live webinar based version of the course running from October to January each year. This course is recognised for 20 hours of CPD training time by the Association for Coaching.
Our ground-breaking Positive Psychology Foundations online course features 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.
Coaching for Wellbeing with Motivational Interviewing features recorded webinars, hosted on an online resource with additional video tutorials and other resources. This course introduces the four processes of motivational interviewing, describing and illustrating interventions suitable not just in coaching but also for a wide range of other contexts where conversations support wellbeing.
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.