Course Description

The Making of the Resilient Child


Resilient kids are confident problem solvers, critical thinkers, independent, motivated,  have high self-esteem, and are courageous in navigating life’s challenges. This course equips you with the tools to help your child, or the children in your life, to live a resilient life.

Join the Institute of Child Psychology for an online course packed with the latest interpersonal neurobiology on resiliency. Although individual temperament plays a factor in resiliency, it is primarily a learned skill. As Dr. Ungar, from the Resilience Research Centre, states: “Resilience is both the capacity of individuals to navigate their way to the psychological, social, cultural and physical resources that sustain their well-being, and their capacity individually and collectively to negotiate for these resources in culturally meaningful ways” (http;// Resiliency is the ability to embrace a worldview that boosts psychological well-being, while also developing interpersonal skills that promote connection and joy.

In nurturing resiliency-based skills early on in life, you proactively guide your child, or the children you work with, towards living a life of courage, authenticity and passion. This course focuses on practical skills to help your child, or the children you work with, to develop GRIT, to foster a Growth Mindset, to enhance social and emotional intelligence, and to face life with braveness, kindness, and gratitude.
Our Aim


  • Introduction to the neuroscience of resiliency.
  • Tools and tips on fostering Social and Emotional Intelligence.
  • Discussion on helping kids to make mistakes, take risks, and embrace failure.
  • Examining tools that nurture  confidence and strength in children.
  • Exploring a Growth Mindset verse a Fixed Mindset.
  • Cultivating habits to develop kind, empathetic, courageous kids.

Event Info


Tania Johnson

Co-Founder, Psychologist, Instructor, and Consultant

I am a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Play Therapist. I completed my undergraduate studies in South Africa before engaging in a one-year, full-time internship in Chicago at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. In 2012, I received my master of Counselling from the City University of Seattle. During my Master’s degree, I worked both on the front lines and as a counsellor with foster and adoptive families who faced a range of emotional, behavioural and cognitive challenges.

Since completing my degree, I have worked in a private practice setting with children, teens, adults and families. I work primarily from an attachment-based perspective. This means that I work with clients to explore how early relationships affect how we come to understand ourselves, other people and the world.

It is an honour to work with clients and families to create a space for lasting change. I endeavour to always approach my clients with respect, honesty, integrity and warmth.


$ 175
  • Aug 15 - Aug 30

Early Bird

$ 200
  • Sep 01 - Oct 15


$ 250

Low Income

$ 75

One Day

$ 125
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