Wellbeing and Resilience

9:30am - 4:30pm  (run over two days)

Council staff who see the importance in developing wellbeing and resilience
Course Overview: 
This course will assist council staff interested in learning about positive psychology and fostering wellbeing and resilience. Participants will gain an understanding of strategies to improve wellbeing in themselves and others based on positive psychology research.

In line with the recommendations from Professor Martin Seligman 2013 Thinker in Residence, this workshop uses the PERMA + framework to explore applications and practical strategies underpinned by research, for building wellbeing and creating flourishing people and workplaces.
Positive emotion has a strengthening effect on our brains and bodies, helps broaden our perspectives and build psychological resources
Engagement is the connection we have with activity or environment. Drawing on research from strengths we look at strategies to increase engagement.
Relationships matter, and we will practice an evidence based strategy for building positive relationships and strengthening connections.
Meaning is something we create and this workshop will look at ways to increase connection to values and living with a sense of purpose
Accomplishment, mastery, competence and achievement have strong links to wellbeing and we explore mindset and systems to promote accomplishment. 

This two day session will include:
- An introduction to wellbeing and skills in developing positive emotion
- Developing engagement
- Developing positive relationships
- Connecting to meaning
- Developing accomplishment and developing resilience and optimism
Judy Hilton - Judy has broad experience across the education sector including early childhood, school and adult education, working in government and private environments. She has also worked as an advisor to businesses and managed a private consultancy. Judy is passionate about strengths based approaches to work and education and has completed a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology at University of Melbourne.

Please note: this training can be tailored to be delivered as a one day training session. Please contact Emma Urvan to discuss further.