Resiliency Basics

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Some basic concepts for strengthening personal resilience.
1) A Lesson in Resilience
2) Have and Be a Role Model
3) Develop an Internal Locus of Control
4) Edit your Thoughts
5) Take Yourself Lightly

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Resiliency Basics

  1. 1. Resiliency Basics Patricia Morgan MA CCC Solutions for Resilience
  2. 2. Resilience means! Ability to handle adversity change loss poor behaviour . . . of others . . . and sometimes of yourself!
  3. 3. Score Your Resilience FREE electronic version at . . .
  4. 4. 1) A lesson in Resilience.
  5. 5. 5 Stuff happens My world is spinning!!!
  6. 6. 6 Some out of your control. You do not choose.
  7. 7. Some in your control. You choose.
  8. 8. 8 Sometimes you hang on.
  9. 9. 9 Sometimes you collapse. Up
  10. 10. You Demonstrate RESILIENCE when you are: Up or
  11. 11. 2) Have and Be a Role Model. Have a role model for inspiration. Be a role model of personal resilience in service of others.
  12. 12. Who is your Resilient Role Model? teacher? parent? neighbour? friend? hero? Lassie?
  13. 13. How did your role model become stronger in the challenged places?
  14. 14. Who is watching YOU & might consider YOU their role model?
  15. 15. 3) Develop an Internal Locus of Control With the Hardy Belief I am in charge of my life.
  16. 16. 16 The last of human freedoms is one’s ability to choose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances. Viktor Frankl
  17. 17. 4) Edit your Thoughts.
  18. 18. Better keep yourself clean and bright: you are the window through which you must see the world. George Bernard Shaw
  19. 19. Let Let’s discuss some dumb thought habits and words. They lead to jerky behaviours.
  20. 20. gossip jealousy criticism name calling perfectionism territorial contempt sarcasm blame pessimism
  21. 21. What do you read? OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE
  22. 22. If this were a test for optimism & pessimism, which is your tendency? OPPORTUNITY IS NOW HERE? OR OPPORTUNITY IS NOWHERE?
  23. 23. 5) Take Yourself Lightly
  24. 24. What reasons do you have to smile?
  25. 25. Keep track of those reasons to increase your sense of gratitude.
  26. 26. Share this message with a friend. For more about Patricia Morgan go to Solutions for Resilience

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