Living and Working Resiliently

Course Summary

Due to social distancing guidelines the tutor will be delivering this course real time in a virtual classroom on the appointed date or dates. You will receive instructions on how to join and interact once your course booking is confirmed.

In this new world of the Covid19 pandemic, we are facing unique daily challenges and situations that are stretching our resilience and wellbeing to the limit. Whether we are social distancing, self-isolating, concerned for our vulnerable relatives, our jobs are insecure or we are feeling the loneliness that goes with being home most of the day, there are simple practices that we can all do to stay safe and well mentally and physically.

Personal resilience is – “The capacity to maintain wellbeing and work performance under pressure and be able to bounce back from setbacks effectively and be better than before.”

Our natural resilience is a combination of learned skills and personal characteristics but whatever your starting point this can be enhanced in quality and quantity. Life in our current reality can be like a ‘white water rafting experience’ (S Covey) but it doesn’t have to be this way. We must take time and take stock of where we are and how we can take best care of ourselves at this time and beyond.

There are four keys to managing our stress and energy so we are more resilient:

  • Sustaining our Physical Body
  • Securing our Emotions
  • Building Mental Toughness
  • Living a life of Significance


  • Understanding resilience, pressure & stress
  • The secret to recharging your energy and resilience
  • Emotional stability – awareness and management of emotions
  • Mental toughness – staying positive and focussed
  • Purpose in life – identifying and living core personal values

Course Benefits

This course will assist you in:

  • Boosting productivity and engagement at this time
  • Enhancing morale
  • Increasing ability to positively influence pressure situations
  • Managing stress levels
  • Deepening an understanding of how we manage our energy
  • Developing positive rituals that enhance happiness & wellbeing

Tutor Profile

Shona McFarlane is an experienced, professionally trained and qualified facilitator, and a wellbeing & happiness coach. Shona has over 17 years’ sales and management experience in blue chip companies, latterly within Unilever.

Shona started her boutique L& D consultancy in 2002 and has since travelled globally working extensively with organisations in over 20 countries across a wide range of sectors and cultures. Shona has expansive local knowledge having spent a considerable amount of time in Guernsey over the past 45 years. She co-ordinated the ‘World’s Boldest Ever Happiness Experiment’ in Guernsey and spoke at ‘Thrive 2020’ on behalf of the Dandelion Foundation.

She is a member of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce and works closely with a broad range of Guernsey businesses, institutions and the GTA. Shona is passionate about personal development and her ‘WHY’ is to help people be the best version of themselves so they can positively change their world. Shona brings a fun, grounded and inclusive real world style to the training room.

Course at a Glance

  • Next Start Date: 22 April 2020
  • CPD Points: 3
  • Course Cost: £150.00
  • Course Length: Half day (09:30 – 12:30) - Delivered via Zoom online training platform
  • Location: Online,

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