Resilience

Training and Coaching

Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from setbacks and adversity. It is innate in all of us to varying degrees. We can be incredibly naturally resilient in some situations and not so much in others. When we are resilient, Dr Ann Masten, Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, calls it, 'ordinary magic'.

The University of Pennsylvania began studying the notion of resilience, and found that some people were better at bouncing back than others. However, they then went on to show that anyone can improve their resilience through effective training and development. On the basis of this research they devised the Penn Resiliency Programme (PRP) to teach resilience skills. A total of 21 studies showed a significant reduction in depression and anxiety and a marked increase in well-being in those undertaking the programme.

We explore how we find ourselves in unwanted states, recognising what's happening, choosing how we would like to be instead, tools to achieve that and how to get better at doing it over time.

Training and coaching is aimed at anyone who faces pressure-based or challenging situations in their working lives. It provides approaches which provide protection from the negative effects of stress and tools to build personal resilience.

Individual coaching - 50 pounds per hour session

Resilience Training

Most people are exposed to one or more traumatic events in their lifetime and many endure stressful conditions which persist over time. There has been a shift from a traditional focus on the negative impact of stress towards the psychological and neurobiological mechanisms associated with resilient responses to stress. Resilience is the ability 'of individuals to adapt successfully in the face of acute stress, trauma, of chronic adversity, maintaining or rapidly regaining psychological well-being and psychological homeostasis'. (Reich et al.,2010). Research is consistently highlighting that protective factors can be strengthened utilising an integrative model of resilience yielding a range of preventative strategies for stress related disorders. Perspective are changing with regard to psychosocial, developmental and neurochemical resilient responses to stress resulting in promising preventative and therapeutic strategies (Charney 2004).

Biliography

Reich J W Zautra A J Stuart Hall J (Ed.) 2010 Handbook of Adult Resilience The Giilford Press London

Charney D S 2004 Psychobiological mechanisms of resilience and vulnerability :Implications for successful adaption to extreme stress. American Journal of Psychiatry, 161, 195-216.