Resilience is the ability to adapt to changes and crises in one’s life. It is the ability to push on when the cards are stacked against you, endure and persevere in the face of pressure and simply don’t give up. The good news is that we all can learn to do it as human beings are naturally adaptable. The challenge that greets us happens when we learn to be helpless when faced with crises. Instead of utilizing our inner wisdom, endurance and patience, we forsake these because of certain events that push us to the brink of giving up on ourselves and others. We start feeling like a failure, lacking in qualities and competencies to defend and pull us back to where we need to be. Fret not, there is a way out for all of us.

Discover why some people are more resilient than others and what gets them ahead of the pack. How do such people ascend to high performance while their counterparts languish and stay in mediocrity? With advancement in technology and knowledge, we have not necessarily increased our capacity to cope with mental and emotional challenges that come with it. Managers and employees need to be trained to discover their latent resources and practice Resilience building blocks which are steps discovered by AL Siebert who was commissioned by the US government to study amongst others, returning soldiers form the Vietnam war. He discovered why certain soldiers survived and thrived while others crumbled and never recovered.

Our potential stretches as far as we choose to bring it. While resilience seems like the ability to cope in pressure situation with mental and emotional processes and tools, wellbeing, purpose, self-confidence are key features too. Through anecdotes, exercises and examples, Granville will detail a unique perspective and teach you critical building blocks by raising your resilience bar through activities, reflective exercises and practice.

People with High Resilience…

  • Take care of themselves mentally, emotionally and physically.
  • Are able to move on when circumstances are not in their favor.
  • Are focused on the end in mind and are open to possibilities along the way.
  • Are hopeful and optimistic in people and outcomes.
  • Are problem solvers and push to get answers.
  • Have high self-esteem and are self-confident.
  • Take responsibility and action, hence are clearly in control of most situations.
  • Have high levels of gratitude and hence obtain persistent serendipitous moments.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn Al Siebert’s 5 levels of building resilience.
    Be measured on a few scales to understand your level of resilience and quality of life and health.
  • Learn how resilience can help you be more flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Learn how to reflect and understand the very patterns that cause you success or repeated difficulties and learn new productive behaviors every single time.
  • Learn how your Mind, emotions, body and behavior communicate with you every day.
  • Learn 3 kinds of Problem Solving methods and how to apply them immediately.
  • Understand the endurance graph and stress graph so that are clear about how daily stresses are driving us into un-resourceful states and how to bring it back into balance.
  • Understand the value of purpose and how to make it a key feature of living with the end in mind.
  • Understand methods to cope with stress through a variety of techniques.
  • Acquire a mindset to positively respond to the pressures and demands of working life and identify opportunities to thrive.
  • Specific actions to take forward to build and maintain their personal resilience and learning outside of the session.
  • Learn how building resilience puts you in a space for serendipity… “mindset of accident bouts of good luck”.
  • Learn skills and techniques to encourage long term behaviour and attitude change towards developing resilience.
  • Instill the habit of changing a behavior through the introduction of 1 small conscious change for 21 days to install a new resource.

Dr Granville Ed D’Souza

Administrative Details

Date: 10 & 11 October 2019.
Venue: One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Singapore.
Includes workshop materials, lunch and tea breaks.

Regular Fee: SGD1,100.
Early Bird Special: SGD850 (until 10 August 2019).

Workshop Bonus 1: Book by Dr Granville D’Souza titled “Unshakeable Spirit: Lessons in Optimism & Resilience”.
Workshop Bonus 2: Enneagram Personality Profile and Debrief.

For more information and registration, please contact:
Singapore: (+65) 6474 1637 & (+65) 9732 1384
or e-mail