Workshop Developing Resilience

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.

For whom?

All UU students


two meetings of 2 hours




Free of charge