MOOC: Positive Psychology - Resilience Skills

Learn how to incorporate resilience interventions into your personal and professional life with Dr. Karen Reivich.

In this course, you are exposed to the foundational research in resilience, including protective factors such as mental agility and optimism. Several types of resilience interventions are explored including cognitive strategies; strategies to manage anxiety and increase positive emotions such as gratitude; and a critical relationship enhancement skill. Throughout the course, you will hear examples of individuals using resilience skills in their personal and professional lives.

What you will learn:

Week 1: Resilience and Optimism

Week 2: Cognitive Approaches to Resilience: Strategies to Increase Optimism and Resilient Thinking

Week 3: Managing Anxiety and Increasing Positive Emotions Like Gratitude

Week 4: Leveraging Character Strengths and Strengthening Relationships

A group discussion will follow the video class with exercises.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom. Registration is required in order to receive an invite to the Zoom meeting.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Please register online with your email.

We will email you the Zoom link and instructional material in advance of the program each week. If you have any questions, please contact David milnerd@nvdpl.ca

Additional Information:

You will also need to register on the Coursera page at https://www.coursera.org/learn/positive-psychology-resilience. Click on the red enroll box and click Audit the course. There is no charge to register for the course. This is necessary for you to have access to the videos. We will connect as a group using Zoom, a teleconferencing program and then watch the videos simultaneously. For best sound quality, it works better if we all watch the video directly from the course link rather than broadcasting the video using Zoom. You will have the option to download the videos in advance of the class.

If you prefer, you also have the option of completing the course independently simply by registering at the above link. If you need help getting set up to take the course, please email David milnerd@nvdpl.ca




Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Oct 30 2020.
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm


  • All Ages