ordinary people displaying extraordinary resilience

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The workshop is underpinned by teachings from leading psychologists in the field of resilience. Their findings are supported by real-life examples of resilience across show business, sport, politics, and the military. The session highlights examples of ‘ordinary’ people displaying ‘extraordinary’ resilience.

The workshop is delivered through a fun and interactive format, including discussions (pupil-pupil and practitioner-pupil), tasks, videos, stories and games.

Focus on Strengths

The pupils will comprehend the significance of focusing on themselves. The session will highlight, firstly, the dangers of using other people as the main reference point and, secondly, the power in taking accountability for yourself. Swim your own lane


The students will understand that setbacks in life are inevitable. They will uncover typical setbacks that pupils their age may face and examine both adaptive and maladaptive responses to these. We can’t control all that happens to us but we can control our response.

Control 1

Based on the latest research, the pupils will be taught five simple and practical resilience-enhancing strategies. They will be encouraged to make these strategies habitual. We are what we repeatedly do.

Exam Simulation

The participants will be educated on the powerful cognitive behavioural framework of psychology (thoughts affect feelings, feelings affect behaviours). They will examine this model through school based examples. The pupils will be challenged to think about situations from different perspectives. When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change


HIP delivers fun, evidence-based workshops that teaches students practical strategies to allow them to excel.

  • Swim your own lane
  • Hunt the good
  • The power of perception
  • Acceptance of and response to setbacks



Our aim is to inspire, educate, and have a lot of fun along the way.

Our passion lies in helping people to increase their well-being and performance.

We do this by teaching practical and evidence-based strategies

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What our clients say

Down High School, Downpatrick

Down High School, Downpatrick

We first had HIP Psychology in our school working with our year 14 girls around managing exam pressures. On the back of this successful workshop, we invited HIP Psychology back in to deliver modules to our students around exam preparation and motivation. We have found all sessions to be hugely inspiring and highly beneficial to our students. We would recommend HIP Psychology services to other schools.

Mr. Gareth McKillen, Vice Principal

St Malachy’s High School, Castlewellan.

St Malachy’s High School, Castlewellan.

HIP delivered workshops to both our year 13s (exam preparation) and year 14s (resilience).  The students thoroughly enjoyed and benefited greatly from the workshops. The workshops were value for money. I believe we will see its true benefit in August on Results Day.
Mr. Peter Hynes, Head of Year 14.

St Columbanus’ College, Bangor

St Columbanus’ College, Bangor

HIP delivered workshops to our pupils on different occasions, including sessions to year 9, year
11 and year 12 groups. Although the various sessions focused on different themes, the common thread throughout was a workshop that  the pupils could relate to and found enjoyable. The important strategies and key messages taught had a massive impact on our students in the classroom and beyond.

Mrs. Claire Mc Mahon, Head of Year 12

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