What is personal resilience?
Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from setbacks and adversity. Resilient people stay committed and increase their efforts when the going gets tough, and have a well developed “bounce back facility”. It used to be thought that people were born with resilient attributes: however, modern research thinking suggests that even if we aren’t blessed with huge reservoirs of personal resilience, we can develop ourselves, and are often stronger than we think. In other words, resilience can be learnt.
David has run a number of one off taster sessions and longer courses around developing resilience over the last few years which have been really well received by organisations. The foundation of the course is built on people having the opportunity in a supportive and relaxed small group environment to reflect on their own personal resilience. Throughout the course, people can identify and develop some new some personal approaches and tools for strengthening their resilience. This is achieved by using principles of self compassion and mindfulness. There is a vast wealth of empirical scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of these approaches in both building and maintaining personal resilience.
People take time to make sustained and beneficial changes to their behaviour. For this reason, the evidence based approach offers a series of Modules over an 12-16 week period, with some practice in between to “cement” the changes individuals are working to make and sustain. There is also an option for ongoing post course support.
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