Resilience 08 March 2018

Date08 March 2018
DurationHalf day
Start Time10:00
End Time14:30
TypeClassroom based
AudienceGP, GP Trainee, Medical student, First5, Retired GP, Practice nurse, Practice manager



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The Faculty will run a half day Resilience course run by Professor David Peters. this course is designed to help you manage the day to day stress levels and handle difficulties to thrive in General Practice.
VenueRoyal College of General Practicioners, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB
Maximum capacity30
Faculty/DepartmentSouth West Thames Faculty, South East Thames Faculty

Course programme


Self and work

How resilient do we feel? What’s a good day like? 

Why now? The stresses of clinical work 

Clinician stress: impact on patients and colleagues 



Self-management and lifestyle

Evolution and emotions 

Neurobiology of stress and recovery 

Neurobiology of empathy and communication 

Burnout and how to recognise it 



Regulating your autonomic NS: can it be done? Demo /Experiential 

Building resilience and managing our own stress 

Your Resilience Matrix 

Setting goals for taking care of ourselves 


Learning aims  


Personal and organisational stressors  

Neurobiology of resilience and its relevance to leadership  

Understanding of neurobiology of communication, empathy & burnout 



Skills and their impact

Mindful moments 

HRV biofeedback 

Positive emotion  

"Coherent communication" 


Reflect on  

Resilience and leadership: everyday stressors and the road to burnout

Your biofeedback data showing stress response and recovery 

Your own ‘Resilience Matrix’ 

Your colleagues’ experiences 

Your SMART goals for resilience-building 


Learning outcomes 

To have explored individual experience of the effects of stress in the workplace 

To have insights and techniques for maintaining mental wellbeing  

To feel empowered to improve (working) life, self-care and patient care 


  • Lunch
  • Wi-fi
  • Refreshments


Professor David Peters, University of Westminster

South West Thames Faculty

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