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To overcome the inevitable changes, stresses and setbacks of the professional world, individuals and organisations need resilience. Figures from the HSE show that, in 2015/2016, stress accounted for 37% of all work related ill health cases and 45% of all working days lost due to illness. Yet numerous studies suggest that work-related burnout and anxiety is much lower amongst individuals with high levels of personal resilience.

Developing greater resilience can help ensure that, when stress cannot be avoided, it won't derail important projects or prevent important work from being completed. At The School of Life, we focus on the psychological blocks which prevent people from bouncing back after tough experiences: the core beliefs and thought patterns which get in the way of psychological recovery. By sharing easy-to-learn techniques, and identifying key emotional resources, we can help participants to thrive no matter what challenges they encounter.

In this two-hour session, we will:

  • Consider why experiencing change can be so difficult for all of us
  • Learn how to develop a more helpful mindset when experiencing change and loss, avoid blaming ourselves and instead allow ourselves to both mourn and grow
  • Explore how we might take a new perspective on difficult events by telling the story in a different way
  • Create a toolbox of resources to use when times get tough and consider what new strategies might be useful 

“Anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way.” Chuck Norris


09.40     Tea, coffee and pastries
10.00     Workshop commences
11.05      Break 
12.00      Session finishes

Course Leader

Francesco Dimitri is an Italian author, business facilitator and executive consultant. He has worked with some of the largest Italian and European firms to increase their levels of emotional intelligence and insight. He developed a wonder-based approach to creative thinking and engagement.


Bringing together the expertise of entrepreneurs, psychologists, thought leaders and CEOs, and drawing upon The School of Life’s unique expertise in cultivating emotional intelligence, our Business School workshops will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to thrive in the modern workplace.


This class has been formally accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Continuing Professional Development accreditation means this course has reached the required standards and benchmarks, and that the learning value of the class has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD standards.




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Fri 15th Sep 2017 (9:40)

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