New Book!

Chris Johnstone’s new book Seven Ways to Build Resilience is out this April.Learn how to bounce back from setbacks, stress and challenging times.

This engaging, practical book draws together scientific understanding, real life examples and proven methods in describing how you can develop seven essential skills that help your resilience grow

This self-help guide includes:

  • A toolkit of resources for emotional first aid
  • Techniques for storyboarding your life and seeing the positive pathways you can take
  • Practical strategies and insights for dealing with tough times
  • Skills for thinking flexibly and creative problem-solving
  • A science-based system that helps the gains you make ‘stick’


If you’re feeling challenged in your personal life, workplace or relationships, Seven Ways to Build Resilience offers you proven pathways to protect your wellbeing. If you have hopes or ambitions with inevitable hurdles in the way, the resilience tools described here can help you survive the bumps and keep to your path.

Dr Chris Johnstone is one of the UK’s leading resilience trainers and has been teaching resilience skills for over thirty years, pioneering the role of resilience training in mental health promotion, coaching practice and the workplace. His previous book Active Hope (co-authored with Joanna Macy) has been translated into more than ten languages. His video-based online course Personal Resilience in an Hour has students from more than fifty-five countries.