Event factfile

Date of event: 7 November 2019
Event ends: 7 November 2019
Start time: 09:30
End time: 16:30
Price: Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 2 Places*
Real-world Resilience NEW


In a world of pop culture, sound bites and digital rhetoric there’s lots of rubbish written about resilience. But resilience is not ‘bouncing back’ – despite what some pop psychology articles would have you believe. Resilience is about ‘adapting well in the face of adversity’. And over the last 15 years we have learned what makes some people more resilient that others, and steps individuals (and groups and teams) can take to manage and reduce their stress levels and build and strengthen their resilience.

During this seminar, Dr Tim Anstiss will explore recent findings about resilience and wellbeing, and new ways to increase both. There will be a mixture of mini-presentations, small group discussions, self-assessment exercises - and optional ‘taster’ exercises that can be used to protect and improve everyone’s psychological health, wellbeing and resilience.

Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of the event you will have:

Gained a deeper understanding of what resilience is, where it comes from and how it can be protected and enhanced over time

• Explored how resilience and well-being related science might be applied and embedded at the individual, team, group, project and organisational levels

• Explored changes to mindsets, values, goals and skills that might reduce the experience of stress in the first place

• Reflected on the role of workplace factors – including job design, management styles and organisational culture – in fostering or eroding resilience

• Better understood how to recognise and support a colleague who may be struggling

• Understood that mental health is more than the absence of mental ill-health, that there is a difference between well-being as ‘feeling good’ and well-being as ‘doing well’ (thriving, flourishing), and how to create workplaces and work climates in which people can grow and flourish

• Understood where the brain fits into all of this, the ‘three circles model of emotional regulation’, and why self-acceptance and self-compassion are better for us than self-esteem

• Gained clarity over the relationships between resilience, stress, coping, growth mindset, optimism, well-being, burnout, self-acceptance, self-compassion and psychological flexibility

• Understood Dr Tim’s top 20 tips for recovering, protecting and improving resilience and well-being over time – and explored how these might be applied in your own life over the coming weeks and months

Event Content and Delivery Style

The content of the event includes:

• The difference between mental health and mental illness, and Corey Keyes’ dual continuum model of psychological health

• The ‘stress, coping and appraisal’ model of Folkman and Lazarus

• The role of explanatory style and thinking traps in influencing one’s reaction to adverse events, and how to reduce one’s vulnerability to adverse reactions

• The three circles model of emotional regulation systems: threat, drive and calm – and how to get a better balance between the three

• The role of self-acceptance and self-compassion in enabling better adaptation in the face of adversity

• The role of values, goals, mindfulness, strengths and friendship in resilience

• Seligman’s five pillars model of well-being as flourishing and how well-being can help contribute to resilience

Who Should Attend?

Leaders and senior managers who want to protect and improve their own psychological health, their ability to adapt to adversity and the wellbeing and resilience of the people they manage, support and mentor.


The primary theme is ENGAGEMENT and the secondary theme is ORGANISATION.

It is relevant to the development of Resilience, Well-being, Stress, Health, Productivity, Psychology.

THP, The Henley Partnership

Dr Tim Anstiss

Dr Tim Anstiss

Tim is a medical doctor focusing on health and well-being improvement. He has worked in a range of clinical and non-clinical settings, and delivered a wide range of preventive and health improvement service to a wide range of client groups - including workers, cardiac rehab, weight loss, and people living with chronic pain, depression and cancer. Tim has trained thousands of healthcare professionals in motivational interviewing, brief interventions and shared decision making techniques, and has been involved in several international workforce development programmes.

*Per member organisation. “Up to” indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of nomination. Nomination Forms are dealt with on a first come first served basis and a place cannot be booked or held without a fully completed and approved Nomination Form.

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For more information please contact The Henley Partnership Team by email at thp@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0) 1491 418 855.

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