Resilience Training Programmes

Resilience is the process of managing and adapting positively to significant sources of stress; it is bouncing back from adversity and growing as a person, even after difficult or traumatic experiences. Fortunately, resilience is not a fixed characteristic (like personality), it’s something you can learn and strengthen over time. Thrive offers a comprehensive resilience training programme supported by psychometric profiling, one-to-one coaching and skills-based workshops.

Our resilience programmes are all based around a scientifically validated model of resilience: The Six Elements of Resilience and a new psychometric tool: The Resilience Quotient Inventory (RQi). Find out more below.

what do people say about our resilience training?

  • “The course was excellent. The facilitator clearly had a passion for the subject that was infectious”.  UK Border Agency
  • “The course was amazing. Very positive people and great energy in the room." Kasia Gorska, Cranswick foods plc.
  • “Really motivating and enjoyable course. Best course with the BMJ in 8 years! Lots of further reading to do and things to plan and look forward to.” British Medical Journal
  • Excellent facilitator. Professional, great knowledge, great sense of humour and able to connect on a number of levels and certainly made everyone feel completely comfortable and at ease. One of the best courses I have attended.” Thames Valley Housing

Our Resilience Programmes

Our resilience programme is structured around an evidenced-based model: Six Elements of Resilience (left) and supported by a new psychometric tool: The Resilience Quotient Inventory (RQi).

Based on over 4 years of research, the RQi™ provides a rapid and accurate measure of resilience for individuals and teams. It measures beliefs, behaviours, and environmental factors that enable people to cope well under stress and bounce back from adversity.

The RQi™ is used as a key element of our resilience programmes alongside skills-based workshops, one-to-one coaching (with qualified practitioners), team resilience programmes and on-line learning.

Physiological stress monitoring

Dowload DocumentWe also offer physiological stress monitoring (e.g. 72 hr heart rate variability and cortisol profiling) as part of a comprehensive programme for executives.  We believe this is the most robust and objective support package available anywhere in the world.

Download details of our full resilience programme here (it’s a large file so may take a few moments).

Resilience Training Courses

We offer five one day training courses:

The learning objectives for each of these modules are listed below.

Module 1: Building Personal Resilience

1. Explain what resilience means and the benefits it can bring personally and professionally
2. Identify your own stress indicators and use relaxation techniques to minimise its impact
3. Solve problems creatively, even when under pressure, using the 7-Step Problem Solving Technique (or PRACTICE approach)
4. Explain the link between events, thoughts and emotions
5. Manage stressful thoughts and emotions by practising Positive Reframing and Positive Self-Talk
6. Describe the beliefs of resilient people, including Optimism, Self-Confidence and Personal Control
7. Apply techniques for improving your mood by changing your physiology

Module 2: Unleash Your Strengths

1. Describe the evidence and principles that underpin a strengths-based approach to personal development
2. Use different approaches to identify your core strengths, including the values in Action (VIA) survey
3. Describe the benefits of applying your strengths for you, your team and your organisation
4. Explain how building on strengths can significantly boost performance, self-confidence and resilience
5. Recognise your strengths in overdrive and how to work around your weaker areas
6. Identify new ways and situations to apply your strengths inside and outside of work

Module 3: Building Positive Relationships

1. Apply a range of skills for building positive relationships, including: active listening; rapid rapport building, ‘tough empathy’ and constructive responding
2. Apply techniques for managing conflict
3. Know when and how to forgive
4. Give constructive feedback
5. Explain the concept of personality traits and explore your profile using the ‘Big Five’ personality model
6. Adapt your communication style when working with different personalities


1. Describe what resilience means and the benefits it brings both personally and professionally
2. Explain the concept of employee engagement and how engagement links to wellbeing and performance
3. Apply the Health and Safety (HSE) Management Standards to own team
4. Complete a gap-analysis with the HSE Management Standards
5. Identify opportunities for building greater resilience
6. Use the TGROW model and goal-setting techniques to build greater resilience in teams

Module 5: An Introduction to Mindfulness

1. Describe the principles and practice of mindfulness
2. Apply simple meditation techniques to stay in touch with the present moment and get less caught-up in negative thought patterns
3. Use meditation and simple mindfulness techniques to boost your resilience to stress
4. Develop your own mindfulness practice for feelings of calm and contentedness
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