Raise Resilience Dacorum Professionals - Bounce Forward

Raise Resilience Dacorum Professionals

Helping Children Thrive at Home

Free Live Lesson

We’re all playing our part by staying safe at home and adapting to new routines. Resilience allows us to deal with uncertainty and get through challenging times in the best way – and we’re here to help. Join our six 1-hour sessions to explore and build your resilience and get learning materials for your children.

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  • Why are we doing this?

    DSPL 8 have commissioned us to provide to online sessions to support staff who are juggling work and parenting at a time when they need it most. The aim is to ease some of the strain caused by this unprecedented period.

    The sessions will provide tools and resources for you and your children to build resilience and use the current situation as a learning opportunity that will help right now and into the future.

    The sessions are free to attend.

    100 places will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

  • What is it?

    An on-line programme to take you through the science of resilience and how to build in for yourself and your children. We will provide you with learning materials that can be built into the home school day to help your children develop the mental muscle, gain perspective and thrive through this difficult time.

  • Are the sessions available on-demand?

    Yes, each live session will be recorded and sent to you after so you can watch them in your own time.

  • Who is it for?

    DSPL 8 professionals who are parents and want to learn resilience skills. The downloadable worksheets are designed for children aged nine and above.

  • Where is it?

    The live session will take place on Zoom, an online platform that allows you to see the trainer and the content. If you don’t already have the Zoom app, you can download it for free here. Once installed on your device, simply click on the meeting link provided by us at the allocated time, and we will take care of the rest. There is a useful video tutorial on how to join a meeting here.

  • Can I ask questions?

    Absolutely, we encourage you to get involved through live chat and Q&A functions. There is also a Facebook group where you can ask questions and chat with other parents, click here to join it now.

  • Will you be able to see me?

    No, the sessions are one-way, so it’s only the Bounce Forward trainer on the screen.

  • Do we attend the session with our children?

    The sessions are for you on your own. You can then practice the resilience skills you learn with your children through the downloadable worksheets we’ll send you after the session.

Click here to contact us with any questions, and we hope to see you there!

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What parents say

Course Overview 

Session 1: Introduction to resilient parenting

What is resilience. The ages and stages for developing resilience in our children. How the brain works and the importance of negative and positive emotions.

Session 2: Optimism during uncertainty

This session explores the link between what we think, how we feel, and how we behave. Flexible and realistic thinking lies at the heart of resilience, it enables us to do the ‘right’ thing at the right time, so we achieve the best possible outcome. Optimism wedded to reality.

Session 3: Developing the mental muscle

Helping our children gain more control over how they feel and behave. Reframing unhelpful choices, and developing empathy for self and others, so we can navigate uncertainty and learn to fail well.

Session 4: Compassionate communication

Effective communication is essential as our children move into adolescence. We can find ourselves in cycles of nagging and bickering and focusing on the ‘big’ conversations, and with it, we become disconnected. Resilience and compassion are the keys to staying connected.

Session 5: Mindsets and Energy

Nurturing and developing a growth mindset in our children. Understanding the psychological link between energy, emotions and behaviour.

Session 6: Parenting to strengths

Identifying the unique strengths of our children and us – and how to use them to best effect.


You will also be given downloadable handouts and worksheets to practice resilience skills with your children.

Over 500 Parents Reached in April 2020

What parents say 

“So useful to have tangible, written down, step by step guidelines to follow!”

100% of parents rate the usefulness of this course 10/10

“This is definitely a great positive to come out of a negative situation!”

“You are a wealth of knowledge and find it so valuable that you are offering this free service at this difficult time. I also was very inspired at how passionate you are about your work and the importance of teaching these skills to children and teenagers.”

“I think these sessions have been my oxygen mask!”