06 May You can learn how to be more optimistic and make lasting changes in your life
With the increasing rates of depression, suicide, substance misuse, divorce rate and burnout around the world, feelings of isolation and meaningless are more pervasive than ever. This is particularly true during this unprecedented time where COVID-19 is consuming all our thoughts and strict social distancing is changing the way that we interact with those around us. The key to addressing these new stressors is to build a stronger level of personal resilience.
Resilience is the capacity to bounce back from everyday stress while staying healthy, adapting and learning from setbacks and preparing for future challenges proactively. People who are more resilient than others think and do things differently. Resilience gives people the psychological strength to cope with stress and hardship. It is the mental reservoir of strength that people are able to call on in times of need to carry them through without falling apart. Psychologists believe that resilient individuals are better able to handle such adversity and rebuild their lives after a catastrophe.
Resilient people are able to use their skills and strengths to cope and recover from problems and challenges. Instead of falling into despair or hiding from problems with unhealthy coping strategies such as panic buying and hoarding, resilient people face life’s difficulties head on. This does not mean that they experience less distress, grief or anxiety than other people, it means that they handle such difficulties in ways that foster strength and growth. They often emerge even stronger than they were before. Resilience gives people the strength to tackle problems head on, recover from adversity and move on with their lives.
Research by Professor Martin Seligman, a pioneer in the field of resilience, suggests that there are 6 essential building blocks for building wellbeing and resilience:
- Positive emotion
The PERMAH framework is seamlessly woven into each of our services to support you to develop a broad range of coping strategies and life skills so you experience less stress from negative life events. We use proven, evidence-based techniques to tailor our programs to your individual needs to help you feel empowered to do the things you really want to do.
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