Resilience in Practice: how does stress make us stupid and unfriendly?

LocationCavendish, Central London
FacultyScience and Technology

Have you every wondered why stress makes you stupid and unfriendly? And what could you do about it?

This resilience workshop combines practical exercises proven to help build your resilience, with an exploration of the research underpinning them.

Who is this resilience workshop for?

This workshop is suitable for anyone who would like to learn more about resilience and how they can apply this in their daily life.

Course content

During the workshop you will be able to undertake a range of individual and group exercises that will enable you to:

  • learn the science of resilience and explore how neurobiology, neurophysiology and evolutionary psychology all impact the way we see the world
  • experience a range of evidence-based skills and tools and techniques to boost resilience, creativity, collaboration and communication
  • complete a resilience matrix – to map your own personal resilience and gain insights into existing strengths and possible development areas
  • start developing a personal resilience plan to integrate what you have leant and facilitate change and flourishing

At the end of the workshop you will have:

  • gained an understanding of theoretical and scientific underpinnings of resilience
  • learned a range of evidence-based, easy-to-use tools and techniques to help you prepare for, recover from and manage challenging situations
  • gained strategies to support you with improved communication, effectiveness and collaboration at work (and in your personal life)
  • started an action plan to embed and integrated these resilience practices into your life
  • Justin Haroun, Resilience Trainer
  • Kate Fismer, Resilience Trainer

This course is offered by the Westminster Centre for Resilience, which provides high-quality, evidence-based human resilience training, consultancy and evaluation services. You can find out more on the Centre for Resilience website.