Are you arguing with a roommate, failing your exam, worrying about a loved one, dreading a challenge... In everyone's life there are setbacks, disappointments and difficulties. It can lead to worry, stress or avoidance. How do you get back in balance? We call the ability to do that resilience. Resilience is different for everyone, but it is certainly not an invariable fact: you can develop resilience. With more resilience, you can increase your confidence and lower your stress. Do you want to learn how? Come to practice.

The Developing Resilience training consists of two meetings of two hours each and a number of assignments in between. In the first meeting we look at the different forms of resilience and where you can encounter them. Because we often tend to focus on difficulties, the focus here is on recognizing your resilience. We investigate how we can view an event from different perspectives, for example on the basis of 'story telling'. This way you learn to look at it with more overview and creativity. In addition, we will look at different resources you can use and what you can do to increase your overall level of resilience.

In the second meeting we go deeper into challenging situations. What are difficult circumstances for you? We practice not to react automatically to an event, but to consciously give a response. Giving direction to your life and taking on challenges in the process is also a form of resilience. We conclude by examining our wishes for the future and how we can use resilience to realize them.

We do the training in a group of about 12 students. You will receive information in the sessions and you will get started with exercises and assignments. It is an interactive training, with plenty of room for mutual exchange. You will also be able to learn a lot from your fellow students. The training is supervised by Jacky Limvers, study choice advisor and wellbeing officer.

Do you have questions about the content of the training? Mail Jacky at

For whom?

All UU students


two meetings of 2 hours



If you are interested in joining an English-speaking group in the future, please let us know via

When and where?

Tuesday, 8 and 15 March, 15:00 to 17:00

The meetings take place at Parnassos (Kruisstraat 201), room 116




Free of charge


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