Our Story

Our Purpose

The Resilience Institute seeks to study, practice and teach the biology of resilience.  We define resilience as the learned ability to demonstrate:

  • Bounce
  • Courage
  • Creativity
  • Connection

Resilience asks us to cultivate and express the potential of body, heart,     mind and spirit.

Our Mission

To optimise body, heart, mind and spirit:

  • In our lives
  • In our community of practice
  • In our organisational clients, and
  • In our communities

Resilience Training

An evidence-based, integral and practical method for liberating human potential. We do this through five core modules applied in leadership, team training and coaching:

  • Master Stress
  • Energise the Body
  • Engage the Emotions
  • Train the Mind
  • Spirit in Action

1989 Foundations in sports medicine

2003 Australia

Stuart launches in Melbourne

Five books

On Practical Resilience

2008 Resilient 360

1000 participants

2010 The Resilience Diagnostic

Over 20,000 participants

Resilience Training

Over 45,000 participants

2014 Online training

Over 500 participants globally

2015 Inside-Out: The Practice of Resilience

Latest book – get it now

2015 Resilience Diagnostic Interactive

Private learning laboratory

2016: Launch of RAPT Resilience Training

Web and smartphone training platform

2016: Publish Global Diagnostic Report

Resilience delivers results

2017: Australia becomes Springfox

2017: Sponsor NZPF

Working to build resilience in schools

2017: Launch Your Resilience Journey

Complete resilience training for teams and individuals


The Institute was founded in 2002. Its mission is to deliver high impact, practical, evidence-based and integrated Resilience training by bringing together modern preventative medicine, positive psychology, emotional intelligence, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and neuroscience.

To date, thousands of executives and professionals have joined our community. They have built stronger bodies, achieved greater levels of emotional intelligence, and have developed stronger minds.

  • Our training is supported by:
  • The Resilience Diagnostic: over 20,000 participants
  • Resilience Training: over 60,000 participants
  • The Resilient 360: over 1000 participants
  • Five books on Practical Resilience
  • Inside-Out: the Practice of Resilience
  • Online training: now over 500 participants
Resilience Training Participants