By the end of the session you’ll be able to:
A definition of resilience:
‘The capacity to remain flexible in our thoughts, feelings and behaviours when faced by a life disruption, or extended periods of pressure, so that we emerge from difficulty stronger, wiser and more able’
(Dr Carole Pemberton)
This course supports and encourages you to develop and maintain a confident, optimistic and resilient outlook. This can be particularly helpful during times of increased pressure, change, uncertainty and adversity, when we want to ‘keep on an even keel’ as far as we can, and maintain a ‘can-do’ attitude.
Resilience is a skill that’s going to be helpful for us any time:
at the best of times, to enable us to make the most of ourselves and the opportunities presented to us and to deal well with, learn from and overcome any potential difficulties we’re faced with
at the worst of times, when things are difficult at work or at home, so when the going gets tough we CAN stand it and work our way through it.
We’ll be focusing on the thoughts and behaviours that encourage and maintain your resilience, whatever ‘level’ you think your resilience is at or has been in the past.
This resilience training is based on the principle that our wellbeing is down to ourselves, and we are responsible for it. We do have the resources to survive and thrive, we have made it thus far, and with the appropriate mindset, tools and support, we can navigate our way through both choppy and calm waters. This is a positive concept in that it means that we have the means, the power and the influence to change our situations if we can work out how to do so. And because resilience is a skill, this is something we can learn, and get better at, with practice.
We’ve all heard of the concept of our ‘comfort zone’: areas we’re comfortable operating in, and those situations we’re not okay with. Developing resilience helps to extend our comfort zone, so that we can make the most of ourselves, deal with adversity as well as we possibly can, and not just survive but thrive.
The key takeaways from the session are that resilience is a skill we can learn and get better at (a lack of resilience is a state, not a trait); demonstrating resilience and coming through adversity can make us stronger; we can develop a mindset, attitude and behaviours with which we prevent challenge becoming adversity.
For further information, please email me, or call 0118 3283246