What is Resilience?
Resilience is our ability to recover from adversity, to keep calm in the face of difficulty and to solve problems.
It is the ability to manage our own emotions and remain aware of the emotions of others.
It doesn’t mean wedon’t experience difficulty or distress, but it does involve the ability to live with those emotions.
It means doing what we know is important, despite it being something that makes us uncomfortable.
It is self‑awareness and knowing our own values, strengths and weaknesses. It’s being able to reflect on situations and take a balanced view.
Why develop resilience?
Our productivity over the past 20 years has soared, and with this increase in productivity has come an increase in our stress levels.
We may sacrifice accuracy and thoughtfulness for immediacy. Our work–life balance has plummeted and burnout is being felt by many individuals.
Learning to live a more resilient life has numerous benefits including:
Decreased depressive symptoms & increased emotional well-being
Improved working memory
Improved immune system function
Improved coping when we experience emotional disruptions.
How do we develop resilience?
Resilience is made up of five pillars:
By strengthening these pillars, we become more resilient. Instead of experiencing an overwhelming downwards spiral when we encounter stress in our lives, these five pillars work together to lift us up out of the chaos we are feeling.
Obtaining and maintaining these skills takes practice. Using the five pillars of resilience is a way to reframe our thinking so that we can see ourselves and the world around us in new ways.
We can experience the positive benefits that are a part of living our lives from a place of “wholeness.”
Embark on a workshop that will provide you with the skills you need, or need to develop so you can cultivate a more resilient life.
Underpinned by scientific research these methods can facilitate a permanent change in the way you view your world and provide a more adaptive approach to stressful events.
If you make the commitment to yourself to learn and regularly apply these methods to your life, you will enter a new phase of progress, clarity and vitality!
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