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Embodied Resilience

CPD Resilience for Therapists and Practioners

This training is designed for practitioners (including counsellors, coaches, therapists and teachers) who wish to familiarise themselves with evidence-based resilience tools they can use in their client work and to support themselves in supporting others.

The last twenty years has seen breakthroughs in our scientific understanding of what helps us cope with adversity, adapt and thrive. Research in the fields of positive psychology has also shown that resilience training helps protect against the risk of depression, anxiety and stress while also strengthening our capacity to face challenges and recover more quickly to prevent burnout.

Ancient embodied practices such as Qigong and somatic meditation have always pointed to the pool of resilience and strength that is available to us all within our own bodies and awareness, regardless of physical abilities, cultural context or religion.

My own approach draws from a number of professional sources including resilience tools and strategies, solution focused coaching, neuroscience and hypnotherapy. And I also draw from my 25 years of experience, personal practice and teaching in Buddhist meditation, Mindfulness, QiGong and embodiment principles.

Course details

Course overview

Each of us has a personal resilience toolkit of Strategies, Strengths, Resources and Insights we’ve developed to deal with stress and adversity. The Resilience CPD builds on this toolkit by focusing on three pillars of wellbeing: Mind, Heart and Body.

The course is designed around the three pillars of resilience mindset, relating to cognitive resilience, optimism and problem solving; resilience of body, relating to regulation of the nervous system, embodiment and ability to take positive actions; and resilience of heart, relating to finding support, foster positive relationships and emotions.

The course is very practical and experiential. Resilience is not just something we have; it is something we do.

Topics and tools covered may include:

Emotional 1st Aid; mindfulness; aspiration; Internalising the positive; Balance, Safety & and Grounding; Centring; Breathing regulation; Dealing with overwhelm; Commitment cropping; Stress inoculation; Abrah; stress signature

Confidence zone; Support network: service and support; Self-care; Gratitude; Metta Bhavana (loving kindness practice); Embodiment of positive emotions; courage

Growth mindset; flexible thinking; Choice points; Challenge disbelief (ABC); Story Boarding; Active Hope; Spider diagram; Water levels of resilience; SSRI; Preferred outcome & Breakthrough

Learning outcomes

Attending this course you will:

  • Understand the context and application of resilience tools and strategies

  • Understand how to access your own embodiment as a resource for emotional, cognitive and physical regulation

  • Practice and acquire practical resilience tools you can use within your own therapeutic or caring work to promote resilience in your clients

  • Learn tools to deal with your own challenges and prevent burn out

  • Provide a range of interventions to support people through change

Structure and content

  • The training course is interactive. It uses a wide variety of learning approaches including presentations, pairs and small group work exercises and personal experiential exercises.

  • The course is also supported with free handouts and links to further resources to refer to for those wanting to explore further.

  • A CPD certificate will be emailed to you on completion.

  • The course is 1 day or two days depending on demand. It can be delivered online or in person: check the specific course for details.

What are the course fees?