Earth Talk: Personal Resilience for Me, You and Us


Venue Straw Bale Room

Running time 120 minutes

Next date 11th September 8:00 pm

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About this event

The learnable skills of personal resilience strengthen our capacity to deal with difficult situations – whether in our own lives or the world – and rise to the occasion. This talk explores ways to cultivate resilience in ourselves (me), in other people (you), and within the teams, groups or communities we belong to (us).

Chris Johnstone 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 books include Seven Ways to Build Resilience and Active Hope (co-authored with Joanna Macy). He teaches online at his video-based online course Personal Resilience in an Hour having students from more than fifty-five countries.

David Peters is founder/director of the Centre for Resilience at the University of Westmister. He previously worked for many years as a family doctor pioneering the role of integrated medicine at the Marylebone Health Centre in London. He has co-authored six books, is a former chair of the British Holistic Medical Association and edits the Journal Of Holistic Healthcare.

Offer: Special rate for Dartington Members

Dartington Members will receive a 10% discount, applied when they log in during the checkout process. For more information about Membership, click here (opens in new tab).

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Wednesday 11th September

Visiting Dartington Hall

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite, and enjoy award-winning food and drink in our cafes and restaurants.


As a member, you’ll feel much more a part of our work, helping us to create a Dartington that is fit for the 21st century and is a model and test-bed for a sustainable society. You'll also get access to a wide range of great benefits, both on our estate and at partners across south Devon.