Building Resiliency

Developing Your Inner Resources

Do you know someone who keeps on keeping on, no matter what life throws at them? How do they continue to thrive, flourish, and grow even stronger as they overcome the obstacles they face? The answer is resilience.  Resiliency is "the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means 'bouncing back' from difficult experiences."

At first glance, resilience can seem a lot like learning to 'grin and bear it'. Its not. Nor is it avoiding trauma or resisting change. In fact, flexibility is a huge part of resilience. This training is dedicated to developing our ability to withstand the detrimental effects of occupational and personal stress and enhancing our skills to live more productively even in the face of adversity. By creating more adaptive responses to stress, we can increase our levels of personal and professional productivity, reduce occupational absenteeism, and smooth organizational changes.

Who Should Attend?

Any staff in a human, social or community services organization


Two days

Learning Objectives

  • Factors that influence personal and professional resilience
  • Developing a resilient mindset and attitude
  • Readying the brain for resiliency
  • Regulating arousal
  • Dealing with stress and managing difficult emotions
  • Promoting calm thinking
  • Practicing mindfulness
  • Self-compassion
  • Creating "happiness"
  • Boosting your self-esteem
  • Creating realistic optimism
  • The importance of humour
  • Finding meaning and purpose
  • Developing and building on your existing resilience
  • Constructing a personal, actionable plan 

Bring this Workshop In-House

Contact Christie Herrington
Manager, Education

Email Christie

About the Trainer

Megan Phillips is a Registered Psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience working in multiple roles within community and social services. As a former Case Worker and Manager with Ontario Works, as well as a Concurrent Disorders Specialist in a community mental health program, Megan utilizes her additional award-winning experience in instructing post-secondary education to bring captivating, illustrative, relevant, and humorous educational seminars to a variety of non-profit agencies and organizations.

As an experienced presenter, Megan has dedicated herself to the educational advancement and enhancement of her fellow colleagues and community professionals in areas such as Motivational Interviewing, Burnout, Resiliency Building, PTSD, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Compassion Fatigue and Working with Clients with Multiple Barriers.