Resilience is the ability to experience stress or setbacks, to be knocked down by life’s challenges and somehow bounce back again.
In recent years `resilience` has become a buzzword for businesses and organisations. However, beyond the usual common sense ideas about self-care there is often very little agreement on what resilience is or, most importantly, how it can be increased.
Resilience is not a fixed trait that people either do or do not have. It involves behaviours, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed in anyone. Psychologists have now identified which are the key elements that make some people more resilient than others and these skills can be taught to people to create higher resilience and mental toughness.
Resilience skills can also protect against common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety or trauma.
• The myths vs the reality.
• Recognising the signs and symptoms of stress and burn-out
The biology of resilience
• The everyday habits that lower resilience
• The physical habits of resilient people.
The psychology of resilience
• The seven ‘thinking traps’ that cause stress and depression.
• The thinking habits of resilience people.
Social environmental factors.
• The lifestyle habits of resilient people.
• Redesigning our lives to maximise self-care.
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