As a resilience researcher and trainer, it’s Dr Hone’s job to be familiar with the range of evidence-based strategies that science shows help people cope with adversity, loss and change. When her 12 year old daughter was tragically killed in a car accident, Lucy was appalled by the passive tone and out-dated advice provided by grief experts. Fortunately, there is a large body of robust scientific evidence that suggests certain ways of thinking and acting can support people through times of adversity. This course is an introduction to those tools. Every one of them is evidence-based but ultimately practical and road tested for their effectiveness in the context of bereavement. Throughout this course, Lucy will guide you through what she means by resilience, how common resilience is in the face of grief, and some of the common characteristics of resilient people. She will also share the most up to date findings from bereavement research, while debunking a number of long held myths around bereavement. By sharing her own story of loss, and how her academic training in psychology helped her weather tough times, you will learn how you too can cultivate personal resilience and adjust to your loss. You are not alone, we all have to cope with loss, but sadly not enough people are taught the ways of thinking and acting that can help them cope. Lucy is dedicated to changing this and hopes that you will join her.