Developing Emotional Resilience

Emotional resilience is the ability to bounce back from hardship. The best way for students to develop this key skill is to watch it in action. We’ll cover the illusions that keep us stuck in unhealthy patterns, the resiliency myth and focusing on the long game. This interactive session will also cover 10 essential items in the teacher’s toolkit to become an emotionally resilient mentor: responsibility, vulnerability, patience, creativity, empathy, choices, natural consequences, affirmations, conscience building and the relationship bridge.

Target Audience



11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Room C217
Sullivan Heights Secondary School

This session is full.


  • Author. Speaker. Nurturer
    Julianne Harvey

    Julianne Harvey is an author, speaker, and nurturer from South Surrey, BC. She has four self-published books and her short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines. Julianne holds a BA in Creative Writing, along with a certificate in Counselling Skills, and is working towards an MFA at UBC. For more information, please see