Seven Ways to Build Resilience

Strengthening your ability to deal with difficult times

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Based on Chris Johnstone's book Seven Ways to Build Resilience, this video-based online course describes seven essential skills that help your resilience grow. With about three hours of video divided into short, easy to watch episodes, the course introduces insights and strategies that strengthen your ability to deal with difficult times (including challenges related to the coronavirus crisis).

Your Instructor

Chris Johnstone
Chris Johnstone

Dr Chris Johnstone is one of the UK’s leading resilience trainers, with more than three decades’ experience teaching in this field. He graduated in medicine with distinction in 1986, after a first degree specialising in psychology. He then trained as a GP before moving into the mental health field, where for many years he ran groups teaching resilience skills. He has pioneered the role of resilience training in mental health promotion, coaching practice and the workplace. More recently he has played a leading role in developing online resilience training, his courses now reaching people from more than sixty countries. His books include Seven Ways To Build Resilience (2019) and, co-authored with Joanna Macy, Active Hope - how to face the mess we're in without going crazy (2012). He lives in the north of Scotland, where he runs online courses from and

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Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
As this course is presented through a series of short engaging videos, you can start whenever you want and watch it at your own pace.
How long do I have access to the course?
Registering for the course gives you long-term access to it. After enrolling, you can access this course for as long as you like - on a range of different devices, including computers, tablets and smart phones.

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