Resilience and Positive Psychology - Skills for life!
“Resilience isn’t a single skill. It’s a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus on emphasizing the positive.” - Jean Chatzky, financial journalist, and author.
What is resilience and positive psychology?
Resilience is the psychological ability that enables individuals to handle stress and adversity. 1 It is the mental reserve of power that people can reach in times of need to keep them going without breaking down. Resilient people are more prepared to deal with difficulty and restore their lives after adversity. Dealing with change or loss is an unavoidable part of everyday life.
We all face struggles of various levels at some point in our lives. The result and the long-term health consequences may be influenced by how we approach these issues. Positive psychology is about gratitude, appreciation, self-talk, compassion, strengths. This helps develop a healthy positive attitude and mindset, contributing to being a stronger, more durable person when facing challenges and adversities in life.
Resilience is a term used by psychologists to describe people who stay calm and in control of adversity. Resilient people can cope and rebound from difficulties and challenges by drawing on their inner strength, mental and emotional agility and abilities in financial difficulties, illness, losing their job, divorce, grief, trauma etc. Rather than succumbing to depression or using unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal with issues, resilient people face life’s challenges head-on.
Resilience and positive thinking does not remove problems and tension from one’s life. A person who is resilient and positive thinking knows the reality of life. There will be good days and days when life is challenging and a struggle, but they can work through it, address their challenges directly, resolve hardship, and move on with their lives.
During months of lockdown across the globe, many people showed their resilient nature in the face of the pandemic by helping others. Often, strangers or neighbours they hardly knew. They volunteered for previously unfamiliar tasks, made new friends in the process, which improved their social life after lockdown and felt good about themselves. These are typical of resilient behaviours, resulting in fewer symptoms of depression, fear, and anxiety.
What you'll learn
Do you feel depressed, worried, or fearful about the future? Has the impact of Covid19 pandemic affected you in some way? Your health, your business, family, or your relationships? If you answered yes to any of these, then this support package is for you!
You will learn with proven science-based strategies and activities from the world’s leading Mind-Body medicine and research centres that help you live a happier life, get through life’s challenges, improve your overall health and wellbeing, and start living the life you want.
Who's it for?
Anyone over 18 years old in need of support with persistent worry, anxiety and overwhelm.
Anyone over 18 years old wanting to develop flexibility, hardiness and perseverance when faced with life’s challenges and adversity and be able to rebound and recover more quickly afterwards.
Anyone over 18 years old wanting to understand the importance of self-care, feel more confidence and acquire more personal empowerment.
Anyone whose life has been affected by the pandemic has difficulty getting their life back on track.
Develop a positive mindset
Manage stress easier
Calculating a practical course of action and sticking to it
Increased confidence in oneself and one’s abilities
Focus on what one can realistically deal with and be in more control in one’s life
Reduce persistent worry, anxiety and overwhelm
Understand the importance of self-care
Improved emotional awareness
Focus on life’s problems with a positive outlook and improve the situation instead of hoping they will go away.
What is included?
We explore health and happiness through personal resilience and positive psychology delivered one evening a week as a (two-and-a-half-hour session) live 4-week online video call course that includes a downloadable workbook. All topics in this course are evidence-based and supported with scientific examples and evidence that developing resilience and positive psychology leads to improved health and happiness.
Total cost of package: £750 (£187.50 per weekly session)
Length of course: Four weeks