31st July 2016
What if we were to see resilience as something we do rather than have? This is a process view of resilience, where we’re understanding it in terms of choices, actions, practices and interventions we engage with. These are things we can develop through training and experience.
So how do we do resilience? Here’s two short films from my video based online course Personal Resilience in an Hour that introduce strategies I teach.
The Boat and Water Level Mapping Tool.
Develop Your Resilience Toolkit of SSRIs
We each have a personal resilience toolkit of strategies, strengths, resources and insights we’ve found helpful when dealing with past challenges. If we think of a tough time we’ve got through and ask ourselves what helped us do this, we remind ourselves of tools we’ve used. Here’s a short film, again from my video-based online course Personal Resilience in an Hour, where I introduce this ‘SSRI Toolkit.’.
The letters SSRI are often associated with anti-depressants (the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, Prozac is a common example) – I use them here intentionally to emphasise that actions we take and choices we make also can have antidepressant effect.
If you’d like to go deeper in looking at resilience tools we can use ourselves, or as practitioners pass on to those we work with, join me for the more in-depth seven module online Resilience Practitioner Training featuring recorded webinars, video and other resources, together with an interactive online resource. As the webinars are recorded (and edited into short videos for easier viewing) you can do this course at your own pace, starting at any time.
Resilience specialist Chris Johnstone is director of CollegeOfWellbeing.com, an online training centre for resilience and wellbeing. With over three decades experience running courses in this field, he is one of the UK’s leading resilience trainers.