The Art of Resilience: Thrive in challenging times

The Art of Resilience: How to thrive in challenging times

Build your resilience and mental strength with practical, research-based tools with 9 modules online course 

Living with uncertainty is hard. Yet uncertainty is one of the fundamental characteristics of life.

Do you ever feel like uncertainty and life challenges stress is taking over and stealing enjoyment from your life? Does life feel a bit out of control these days? Do you feel like you are missing better ways to deal with problems in life, but also to nail your goals?

We all do. This year more than ever.


Discover ways that will enable you to thrive in the face of challenges and uncertainty. Enrich your toolbox with new science-based tools that will make your thinking more resilient and give you more options to deal with uncertainty and challenges.

If that sounds easier said than done, we are here to help!

Join us at an online course The Art of Resilience: How to thrive in challenging times and within two months of extensive learning which will build your resilience muscles learn how to go through life challenges with serenity and smile!


What is this course all about?

The Art of Resilience online course will help you to look for more in life than just go through the motions. It will support you in finding your way to thrive in every aspect of life. You will learn how to use a range of science-based tools and techniques for mindset and resilience that will enable you to find more meaning, joy, and strength in the way you experience life.

The power of resilience

Being resilient means to deal well with life and all the challenges it brings us. It means being able to face life challenges in a powerful and empowered way, but also to be proactive and mentally strong in building your own life and achieving your own goals. 

It means to thrive in life – and not merely survive until the next day. In the core of resilience lies our mindset and thinking patterns, our self-awareness, confidence and our relationship with ourselves.

Additionally,  resilience is not only the ability to deal with negative emotions, but the ability to experience the positive emotions. It is influenced by our relationships, habits, and by our previous experiences. 

The science of positive psychology gives us a lot of understanding of how resilience works, as well as many practical and impactful ways to strengthen resilience.

Join us and you will build a versatile toolbox of powerful tools that will enable you to be flexible and creative in the face of new challenges.

Invest in yourself and your skills

The best resource that you have right now for making a contribution to the world is YOU. It is the most important resource to strengthen, protect and leverage for more resilience and wellbeing. Investing in our bodies, minds, or spirits, opens the door for leading our best lives. 

What will I learn?

You will gain a broad range of new ideas about how resilience works and how to strengthen your own resilience. You will get the tools you can apply immediately, and explore and see what works best for your unique life and style.


Learning goals of the course:

The content and tools are based on positive psychology research and evidence-based, as well as real-world-tested and build on proven methods tested on broad audience, from athletes to business (wo)men and CEOs to students.

If that sounds appealing, do not miss the chance to join us on this course!

What does the course look like?

  •  9 live virtual Zoom calls, each 2h long with some light “homework” (reading or reflection) between the calls

  • Course is limited to 8 participants to ensure learning in a deeply experiential way, with a lot of discussion, sharing and reflection

  • Pricing: 680 EUR 

  • The course is starting in September 2023
    (every Wednesday, with two time options for participants: 1 p.m. or 7 p.m.)

  • Applications will open in the summer, but it’s best to signup up for the waiting list already via contact form

Course outline

The virtual course happens in 9 modules, exploring the following topics:


Module 1: Explore the foundations of resilience
Discover how resilience works and the main ways of building it and strengthening it.  Explore the complexity of resilience and get ideas on how to start tackling that complexity.

Module 2: Manage your energy

Learn to build more resources and be in the right state for learning. In order to do that, you must start by building up our physical and mental resources: by recharging your energy.

Module 3: Leverage the power of thoughts

Open the topic of the mindset and learn the first tools. Mindset and thinking patterns are in the core of resilience. They enable us to gain new perspectives on the situation and solve problems. They also impact our emotions in positive ways.

Module 4: Don’t believe everything you think! 
Dive deeper into the thinking patterns and cognitive tools and abilities that will enable you to develop flexibility and powerful coping skills and strategies. You will discover thinking traps that sabotage you and learn how to deal with them.

Module 5: Cultivate emotions for resilience

Explore the world of positive emotions and learn the practical ways of creating more positive emotions in your own life, as well as how to leverage them for more resilience. We will explore the impact of positive emotions on resilience as well as the way they impact our mindset and thinking. 

Module 6: Cope with unpleasant emotions

Take value from unpleasant emotions. One of the toughest aspects of challenging situations are unpleasant emotions, which steal our energy, narrow down our thinking and just make us, well, feel bad. Yet they also bring valuable messages and can help us in many ways. In this module, you will learn how. 

Module 7:  Find meaning in uncertainty

In the darkest hour, a strong sense of meaning is the crucial element that pulls us forward. The most empowering bit in learning about meaning is discovering that meaning is something that we can actively shape, craft, build and discover. In this module, you will discover how. You will also learn how to use your strengths for more resilience.

Module 8: Strengthen your confidence and develop a resilient attitude
Confidence recharges our energy, opens up new perspectives and makes us better equipped to deal with life challenges. In this module, you will learn how to strengthen your confidence. You will also discover how to work with changing your attitude towards a situation into a more empowering one. 

Module 9: Become a chameleon – master of adaptability

Having all the tools you learned in the previous modules is hugely valuable for you resilience – but the key is in learning how to use them in a versatile, adaptable, flexible way. In this module, we will also wrap up all the learnings and create a powerful plan for your next steps.

What do previous participants say?

“This was my second “long” 12 module course with Mirna at Happiness academy (first one was 12 pillars of Happiness) and I loved it!

Timing was perfect and the practical and engaging setup and delivery was amazing. No matter my energy levels entering each module I left invigorated with new ideas and fresh motivation.

Mirna was super as always, clear, patient and packed with good energy and care. Highly recommend the Resilience course with HA!”

Edita Jurak, Netherlands, Assistant Professor at Groningen University

“Every now and then life presents difficulties, setbacks and challenges of diverse impact. The main difference in our experience is likely how we react to that, how we deal with the corresponding emotions and how fast we are able to get back to our “regular” state. 

Through 12 lessons, the course provided me a framework which dives deep into the various aspects which influence our capacity to be resilient. Through highly interactive sessions (including accountability buddies and a lot of self reflection) I became familiar with a set of tools and how they can be applied in real situations. Most importantly, I was able to increase the awareness of the impact I can have, with the outcome of feeling way more in control resulting in a higher degree of peace of mind.”

Francesco Portoso, Luxembourg, Digital Operations Manager at Amazon Digital Music

“I loved the Resilience course! It’s very engaging and interactive, filled with practical tips on improving yourself and building that resilience that frankly, we all need. Mirna manages to bring together her positive, friendly  attitude with  real work in an easygoing, yet motivating environment. Thanks Mirna!”

Marijana Balabanic, Luxembourg, Recruiter at Amazon Devices

“Mirna’s Resilience course has been an enriching treat. I’ve got lots of practical tips on how to work on myself and deal with the daily pressures. The right thing at the right moment.”

Marijana Sumpor, Croatia, Managing Director

“Mirna’s courses are true inspiration. Her positive energy as a lecturer is simply contagious, in a good way. The courses are full of constructive tools to improve oneself and everyday life. I strongly recommend.” 

Nina Garic Saganic, Croatia, Finance and Business advisor

“Mirna delivers her sessions with her unique tone: energetic personality, true agility in terms of what attendees need on any given day, interesting and entertaining delivery style while showing deep expertise in the areas she covers.

Through this course Mirna took us to a 10-week journey of self-reflection, exploration, learning, and fun. Topics ranged from introducing practical, easy-to-use tools to techniques that one can develop over time.”

Bálint Kléri, Hungary, CTO & Co-founder at Relevant Bits

“The mindset and resilience were extremely helpful and useful, especially in corona times :)) I learned many great tools to manage my thoughts and emotions better and improve the quality of my life. The homework exercises help implement the gained knowledge into your daily life. I recommend it to everyone, it will change your perspective!”

Una Barković, International Office Coordinator at ZŠEM University, Croatia


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