Personal Resilience Programme

This short personal resilience programme will help you strengthen your resilience. It will take about 60 minutes to complete.

What is resilience?

Resilience is all about your capacity and ability to rise up to and overcome challenging and potentially stressful events without experiencing stress yourself.

Some aspects of resilience are personality dependent whilst others are skills determined.

All elements can be learnt and strengthened.

What are the programme outcomes?

You will be in greater control of yourself and your environment, and feel the confidence and have the attitude to rise up to challenges and overcome them.

Sound good? Let’s get started on your resilience journey.

For best outcomes, you should:
  • ring fence yourself some time
  • have an open mind
  • Have a small notebook available and use this to write your answers to the various exercises. Keep it safe and refer to it from time to time to check on your progress.

Resilience is all about you. This programme has the capacity to help you understand who you are and what you can do to become more resilient, confident and positive about life and work but only if you have an open mind and are prepared to work at making some very personal changes.

There is no magic wand. It takes time to change habits and the way that we behave.

You will need to think deeply about yourself (which might be new for you) and the exercises and re-visit the thinking frequently

Derek Mowbray
BA., MSc., MSc(Econ)., PhD., DipPsych., CPsychol., CSci., FBPsS., FIHM., FISMA.

Read about the program architect - Derek Mowbray

Programme architect

Derek Mowbray is a Chartered Psychologist who specialises in the prevention of stress, and the improvement in the psychological wellbeing of people at work. He has held top leadership positions in all sectors prior to turning his attention to helping organisations and people prevent stress in the workplace.

This programme has been created to provide individuals with the insight and tools to strengthen their personal resilience.

If you would like to understand more about the psychology of resilience, we have provided a document in pdf format for you to download at the end of the programme.

First, a quick word about the structure of this programme and the psychology behind it.

We use a framework built around 8 elements that are known to have the greatest impact on resilience, split into 3 groups:

  • personal control over yourself – self-awareness, determination, vision, self-confidence
  • personal control over events – being organised and your ability to embrace and solve problems
  • personal control over your responses to people – interaction with others and skills in managing relationships.

©Resilience Development Framework

Mini personal resilience quiz