Episode 111

Dr Justin Coulson: Building Resilience (Part 1)


May 25th, 2020

33 mins 50 secs

Season 2

Your Host

About this Episode

If your resilience is being tested more than ever right now, you're not alone. I know that mine is too! Just recently, I discovered some ways of building resilience that I hadn't considered very much beforehand, and these came from today's guest, Dr. Justin Coulson. I enjoyed chatting with Justin so much that we went longer than expected, and I don't want you to miss any of his powerful, actionable tips, so I've split the chat into two episodes. This is the first half.

Dr Justin Coulson of Happy Families has many journal articles and scholarly book chapters, as well as several books and ebooks about parenting, including the 21 Days to a Happier Family (Harper Collins, 2016) and 9 Ways to a Resilient Child (Harper Collins, 2017).

Justin is also a highly sought-after international speaker delivering keynote speeches and workshops to boost wellbeing and improve relationships for parents, teachers, students and employees and students.

He has worked with The Commonwealth Bank, American Express, the Office of the Children's E-safety Commissioner, The Federal Government's Department of Social Services, Life Education, and hundreds of schools.

Justin is an Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Positive Psychology in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. He is a consultant to the Federal Government's Office of the Children's e-Safety Commissioner, and has acted (and continues to act) in an advisory capacity to well-known organisations including Beyond Blue, the Raising Children Network, Life Education, Intel Security, and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

In addition, Justin is consistently sought after by the media for his expertise. He writes a weekly advice column for Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, appears regularly on The Project, the TODAY Show, Studio 10, Mornings and several radio stations around the nation. He is also the parenting expert at kidspot.com.au, Australia’s number one parenting website.

In this episode, Dr. Justin Coulson shares:

  • the power of creating productive routines while working from home
  • the importance of prizing your time and what that means
  • stopping yourself from distraction and increasing self discipline
  • the link between resilience and sharing family stories and creating meaning from your life

You can connect with Dr. Justin Coulson at www.happyfamilies.com.au and on instagram @ drjustincoulson.

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