The aim of this workshop is to develop a greater understanding of the characteristics of personal resilience, and to explore and apply science-based tools and techniques for increasing emotional resilience and coping skills.
Facilitator - Alison Ogier-Price
This workshop applies the research basis of the field of Positive Psychology to the practical application of developing personal resilience in extraordinary circumstances. Research has shown that with education and training, we are able not only to increase our ability to cope in the face of adversity, but even to thrive and flourish when the going gets tough.
Different people react differently to the stresses of life's disruptions, at a personal level and in dealing with others who have been affected. There can be a measurable impact on emotional well-being, which may include increases in the experience of anger, panic and withdrawal. Without the ability to bounce back effectively, this impact may have a much longer-term effect.
This workshop offers a greater understanding of the personal nature of resilience and post-traumatic growth, the practice of skills for positive responding, and the tools to sustain emotional health and well-being during challenging times.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
- understand concepts of resilience
- consider the best use of science-based tools for increasing personal resilience
- identify personal stress reactions and consider how these are managed effectively
- understand the significance of maintaining a positive emotional climate for well-being, productivity and resourcefulness
- practise skills for sustaining good emotional and psychological health.