Personal Resilience

Maintaining good mental health is key to protecting you from the impacts of trauma and stress. In this course, we focus on the proactive steps you can take to improve your mental health and remain healthy in a challenging environment.

You will acquire a set of personal resilience tools to help you overcome both trauma and the stigma related to trauma and mental health issues. This includes techniques such as mental rehearsal and arousal management; perspective; self-defeating thoughts; empathy; wins and losses; goal setting; and reaching out (including the role of social support and workplace supervisors). In addition, you’ll delve into other techniques like relaxation and general stress management that help to bolster resilience.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Online - Jennifer Thompson $350.00 18 Register
Online - - TBD $350.00 30 Register

Schedule clarification: Online courses begin on the first date listed and end six days after the last date listed. The interim dates/times are not your actual online class times.

What will I learn?

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain the theories of resilience
  • Determine the best use of research and literature on resilience
  • Describe some of the traumatic events that affect you in your line of work
  • Discuss the stages of resilience and how those stages apply to you
  • Explain processes and factors that contribute to resilience
  • Identify approaches to resilience that you can add to your personal “toolkit”

How will I learn?

  • Assignments 
  • Participation in online discussions 
  • Examinations

Hardware and software requirements 

We deliver this course using SFU's online course management system, Canvas. You will receive course details and Canvas access instructions on the first day of the course. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas here.

New to online learning? See Online Programs and Courses for helpful videos and additional information.

Learning materials

You will access course materials online using Canvas