How To Be Resilient

How To Be Resilient

Life isn’t fair. In fact, it’s inherently unfair. We can labour under the misconception that if we work hard and lead decent and honest lives, nothing bad will happen. But this isn’t the case. Adversity can strike at any moment, to any one of us.

Resilience is the ability to withstand or recover from difficult situations. Knowing we can 'bounce-back' means we're more comfortable with risk and uncertainty. We're likely to be more effective. And, to live life to the full, despite the hard knocks. But more than this, resilient people emerge from adversity stronger and more resourceful. In short, they grow.

The good news is emotional resilience can be learned. You may be facing a major life transition or simply struggling to cope with many day-to-day demands. This class offers a toolbox of skills, strategies and insights to help. We'll consider where our ideas about resilience come from. We'll address our approach to failure, and how we can re-frame it. We’ll explore the complexities of emotions, and how we can work with them. And, we'll learn how we can incorporate a story of resilience into every situation we face.


Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.

These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture and group activity and conversation.  Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.



Melissa Marot is an organisational psychologist and is also clinically trained, with a professional interest in neuropsychology, the science of mindfulness, ACT and positive psychology. Melissa has a specialist interest in wellbeing and performance at work. She has many years experience working with people and organisations, including individual coaching and workshop facilitation. She has experience working with a range of psychological needs - career transitions, meaning and purpose, stress and burnout, workplace issues, anxiety, depression, bullying and interpersonal difficulties. Melissa enjoys connections and collaborations with a diverse range of people, approaches and cultures - which extends from her professional life through to travelling adventures.


10.30   Welcome & class commences
11.15    Break (times vary)
13.45    Class finishes


Full price: $80.00 + booking fee
Concession: $70.00 + booking fee
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee) 

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards. 


Vouchers for our Australia-wide program of events and classes, or to spend in our Melbourne shop are available for purchase online.


The School of Life 
669 Bourke St 
Melbourne 3000

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Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 7 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

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