Chris Johnstone

Chris Johnstone is a resilience specialist at With a background in medicine, mental health and psychology, his writing and training work over more than three decades has focussed on change-making skills that help us improve our lives and make a difference in the world. His books include Active Hope (co-authored with Joanna Macy) and Seven Ways to Build Resilience. He lives in the north of Scotland, where he runs online courses in skills supporting resilience, sustainable wellbeing and positive change. He also grows fruit and plays a range of instruments that include the hammered dulcimer, percussion and harmonica. His website is at