Emotional resilience is the ability to bounce back after experiencing difficult times. It starts with developing awareness of what and how you think. In this programme participants explore their thinking habits and learn which ones are serving them well that they should keep.  They also identify which ones they need to change in order to build greater emotional resilience.  They diagnose their own unhealthy thinking habits and understand the impact these have on their wellbeing. They will learn many simple and practical techniques for overcoming these habits and how to strengthen their tolerance for strong emotions. If practiced regularly, these techniques will make a significant difference to their emotional resilience.


The programme focuses on the top five healthy thinking habits that we believe make the biggest difference to building emotional resilience.  These five have been chosen based on feedback from hundreds of previous programme participants. They are drawn from research in the areas of positive psychology, neuroscience and high performance sport. They can all be learned quickly and easily applied by anyone who wants to flourish in this rapidly changing, often turbulent world.


The five healthy thinking habits covered on this programme:

  • Manage rumination and worry
  • Keep perspective
  • Approach rather than avoid problems
  • Reframe threat as a challenge
  • Focus on what you can control

Our goal is to help participants to build the skills to notice how they are reacting in their minds to what is happening in their lives and to be able to respond flexibly.


Individuals at any level or life stage who want to deepen their understanding of healthy thinking habits and the impact they have on mental wellbeing. The programme offers many simple and practical tools to help boost emotional resilience that anyone can apply.


For individuals going through change, we recommend combining three programmes: Thriving Through Change, Building Emotional Resilience Through Healthy Thinking, and Gaining Clarity and Making Good Decisions.


Online Programme

Time Commitment: 1.5hrs


The online programme comprises of a series of short videos, reflection questions, downloadable exercises and handouts.  Designed to fit around busy schedules, participants can access a small chunk of learning at a time that suits them, on any device and then apply their knowledge and practice new skills in the workplace. They can capture their reflections on the learning platform and continue to add to their knowledge as they progress.


Onsite Programme

Time Commitment: 3.5hrs


The onsite programme focuses on why healthy thinking is so important, the impact it has on wellbeing and the most impactful tools and techniques to apply in different situations. It shows participants how they can boost their emotional resilience in simple and practical ways that are relevant in the workplace.  It is suited to individuals, intact teams or those on leadership development programmes.


* This programme is also available as a 1-hour on-site presentation



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