Bouncing Back From Setbacks - Resilience Training

Catrinel Girbovan

Course Description

This class is all about learning to build RESILIENCE!

Would you like to learn more about what it takes to build resilience? How about how to bounce back from personal and professional setbacks, failure or rejection? 

This class will attempt to break down what is meant by resilience, and how one can go about building more of it?

We’ll dig deep into what it feels like when we’re faced with a personal failure or life setback and the first course of action to be taken at that time. 

We’ll then focus on developing a new mindset characterized by a positive and optimistic outlook of the future. Armed with an understanding that whatever we’re going through, we should always aim to find a silver lining in our situation, we’ll learn to see just how much our mindset matters when faced with a difficult situation. You’ll learn two breathing techniques* aimed at decreasing acute stress that often accompanies facing setbacks.

Most importantly, we’ll be armed with the best tool of all to building resilience: the understanding that reframing our outlook on life with an attitude that accepts change and one where setbacks and failures are seen as opportunities for learning and growth. 


Additional Resources / Book Recommendations

Rising Strong by Brené Brown

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell

The Happiness Track by Emma Seppälä

Curious where you stand on the resiliency scale? Take Al Siebert’s Resiliency Quiz! (

* Breathing App mentioned in the class : Guided Breathing


The Expert

I am a Performance and Process Improvement Consultant and currently help individuals and organizations identify and resolve barriers to peak performance and improve processes by identifying current inefficiencies. Having first earned a PhD in Experimental Psychology, I rely on scientific evidence from the fields of Positive Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience to bring you emerging trends, methods that work and resources that can help you create and live your dream life. As an instructor I teach simple techniques that have been proven effective in order to make the learning process engaging and fun.

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