Resilience: Strategies for Difficult Times

Resilience: Strategies for Difficult Times

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Have you ever wondered why some people seem to remain calm in the face of challenging times while others appear to come undone? Resilience is what gives people the psychological strength to cope with stress and hardship. It is the mental reservoir of strength that people are able to call on in times of need to carry them through without falling apart. Resilient individuals are better able to handle such adversity and rebuild their lives after a catastrophe.


Join Dr Christopher Willard (Harvard Medical Faculty) and learn the techniques you can use every day in order to develop resilience and become mentally stronger and able to handle the difficulties and even turn them into momentum leading to your success. See how he examines the secular practices humankind has utilised throughout the centuries to get through difficult times.


Learn how he redefines the overused term of trauma and post-traumatic stress into post-traumatic growth.  Examine conditions under which we are most likely to cultivate resilience and post-traumatic growth.


Additionally, learn about:

  • Group resilience
  • Emotional contagion and its impact on people around you
  • Research about how resilience spreads around us


Dr Willard will refer to many real examples and stories about survival and growth.  This information is priceless if you are a leader, therapist, teacher or a parent.  See how your own resilience will impact your teams, families, students and relationships.  Learn about the impact of resilience on how quickly people recover from illnesses.  And finally, see how you can start to create a positive upwards spiral around you by practicing techniques Dr Willard will demonstrate at the end of each 15-minute long recording.


This course will be invaluable if you are a team leader, teacher, counsellor or a therapist.  Teach your client!  Learn for yourself!  Learn like in Harvard!

You will learn about:

  • Self-compassion and its impact on your health, and how you can use it for self-care and inner strength.
  • Life practices to use in order to feel more empowered.
  • Stimulating your brain to cultivate clear thinking in crises.
  • Practices to maintain well-balanced thinking when under pressure.
  • Managing relationships to maintain harmony, and much more.

Christopher Willard, PhD, is a psychologist, professor at the Harvard Medical School Faculty, and international presenter based in Boston specializing in mindfulness.  He is the author of 11 books on mindfulness and its application in preventing stress, anxiety, depression and in instilling resilience.  He has been practicing meditation for 20 years, and has led hundreds of workshops around the world, with invitations to more than two dozen countries.


He currently serves on the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and is the president of the Mindfulness in Education Network. He has presented at TEDx conferences and his thoughts have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post,, and elsewhere. He is the author of Child’s Mind (2010) Growing Up Mindful (2016) Raising Resilience (2017) and eight other books for parents, professionals and children, along with six sets of cards and therapeutic games, available in more than ten languages. He teaches at Harvard Medical School.

This online workshop will give you instant access to 3.5 hours of video content, accessible via streaming on our website. You can view the course content in your own time, there is no time limit on access. This course is based on experiential learning and practice, there is no need to download any PowerPoint slides or supplemental materials.


A certificate of completion will be generated upon finishing the course and completing a short evaluation quiz. Please consult your professional organisation/association to confirm whether you are able to claim any CPD points/hours for this online workshop.