Wednesday 23 March

7.00pm - 8.30pm
90 minute Online Workshop

Now more than ever, during this lockdown uncertainty,  we need resilience skills.

Resilience is the ability to bounce back – and move forward – from periods of change and adversity, stress and trauma, loss and disappointment, and often more importantly - the strain and intensity of just doing the “day-to-day” in today’s world.

We know that those that are more resilient actually - think, act, and interact with others - in ways that are different than those – who are less resilient.

Skills for greater resilience are behavioural, learnable, and achievable. They are skills that can be learned – and developed – like any other skill.


The 90-minute online workshop will cover:

1. Thinking the Way Resilient People Think - Participants will learn to use three specific Cognitive Strategies, adapted from sport, health, and performance psychology, to use when they find themselves in difficult, challenging or overwhelming situations.

2. Using and Managing Stress Effectively – An overview of how stress works, and how it affects our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours (including self-destructive and addictive behaviours). Most importantly, we focus on learning a few actual and practical (simple), stress management techniques and skills that can be used immediately.

3. Making Difficult Conversations Easier – We often avoid difficult conversations – which just makes things worse. We discuss some good ways listen, as we figure out what you need to say, to who, and how to say it.

Real Feedback

"The most valuable aspects were the opportunity for students to reflect on managing themselves and realise that they not alone in the way they deal with situations that may arise and to realise there are strategies to deal with every situation".

"I loved hearing our students talking about the sessions in between workshops. We also had great feedback from parents when they heard about the content in the workshops".

"Being taught strategies of reducing stress. Especially the exercises!  These are so simple but effective. Our students need to know these ways".

"Very clear presentation!  Very good tools!".

"Stress strategies, breathing, tense. Love the egg/basketball.  Excellent presentations - engaging, clear and activities/videos to keep students engaged and pitched at their level and interests".

Who is Edmond Otis?

Edmond is a health educator, licensed psychotherapist, and speaker who works with businesses, public and private organisations, individual clients, athletes and sport teams, in New Zealand and the US, to improve performance and resilience, reduce conflict and stress, strengthen communication, and facilitate positive change.

Edmond and his family moved to New Zealand in 2008 and became citizens in 2015. He is a senior lecturer in Health and Sport Science at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT), and prior, a senior lecturer in Humanities and Physical Education at the University of California, Riverside, where he was twice recipient of the University Distinguished Teaching Award. As director of UCR’s nationally known martial-arts program, Edmond coached numerous individuals and teams to national (USA) and international karate championships.

Edmond developed ‘Let’s Make Me Resilient’ with Health Hawke’s Bay – the primary health organisation in Hawke’s Bay.

Date & Location

Wednesday 23 March 
7.00pm - 8.30pm
This is an online workshop and you will be sent the details to 'attend' this ZOOM meeting once you are registered.

Price & Registration

90 Minute Workshop
$140.00 per preson inclusive of GST

Registration process
Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.

Upon hitting the blue "Complete Booking" button, you will receive an automated email confirming your registration and you will also be a sent in a separate email a Tax Invoice showing your booking as being paid in full by Credit Card. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Feona Horrex on 0272 040425 or email:

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $25 surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  • The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.
  • The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.
  • Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email  if you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly.

What happens if you have to cancel?
We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

  • Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.
  •  If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred.

All cancellations must be received in writing (email).

Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

Further Details

This workshop will be delivered using ZOOM. Please familiarise yourself with ZOOM, it is very easy and free to use.

Watch this video on How to Join a ZOOM meeting:


For further details, please contact:
p: 027 204 0425

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Phone: 027 204 0425