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Evoking Resilience
Strategies, skills and insights for finding strengths in the face of adversity
A 1-day training day led by Dr Chris Johnstone

Saturday 30 November 2013

This one-day workshop explores ways of helping our clients grow in their ability to withstand and recover from adversity. It is based on recent research showing that resilience is not something fixed in early childhood; rather it is a capacity that can be cultivated and that is linked to learnable skills. The Penn Resilience Program, for example, developed by Martin Seligman and team, has been shown to have a protective effect that reduces people's risk of anxiety and depression. The day draws upon Positive Psychology, Narrative Therapy and insights from the addictions recovery field.

The tools and skills we look at can also be used to support our resilience as practitioners. The challenges faced by psychotherapists include the risks of vicarious trauma and burnout. We will look at how resilience strategies, skills and insights can play a key role in therapist self-care.


Dr Chris Johnstone

With over thirty year's experience of teaching resilience skills, Dr Chris Johnstone is one of the UK's leading practitioners in this field. He has a background in medicine and psychology, working as a GP before spending 17 years as a doctor/group therapist in a specialist community mental health team. A former Senior Teaching Fellow at Bristol University, he has pioneered the role of resilience training in group therapy, education and the workplace. His books include Find Your Power - a toolkit for resilience and positive change, Active Hope (co-authored with Joanna Macy) and the audiobook The Happiness Training Plan (co-presented with Miriam Akhtar).


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Self-funded: £120
Organisationally-funded: £190
CPD Hours

Certificates of Attendance for 6 hours will be provided at the event

The Grange Fitzrovia Hotel
20-28 Bolsover Street

Registration: 09.30
Start: 10.00
End: 17.00