A Primer to building and fostering Resilience
As Gever Tulley put it: ‘Persistence and Resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.’ Since its inception in mainstream scientific psychology, resilience has emerged as a popular construct since it is positively related to other adaptive constructs such as mental toughness and adaptability in the light of challenges.
Resilience refers to the positive capacity to cope with stress and even catastrophe and adapt to such adversity; Masten & Reed Protected content resilience as a ‘pattern of positive adaptation in the face of adversity or risk’. In terms of the underlying process, resilient individuals appear to make use of positive emotions and attempt to find meaning in the experience. Thus, they flexible and smoothly “bounce back” from negative emotional experiences.
In the session, we will discuss and look into some facets of resilience and into practical ways to cultivate it as a protective asset to cope well with challenges – with a focus on occupational contexts. Fostering resilience contributes to a more meaningful and rewarding job engagement.
• What is resilience and what are its main positive effects?
• What are the key differences between stress and pressure?
• Main facets of resilience: Confidence, purposefulness, social support and adaptability
• Measuring the degree of resilience
• Practical steps to build and strengthen resilience.
You will receive a booklet comprising a valid and reliable questionnaire to assess the quality and quantity of resilience. Furthermore, it encompasses checklists and systemic tips for enhancing resilience and engagement.
Join me for and contribute to some fun, stimulating and useful discussions where we can also share our individual experiences with each other.
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