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  • 1. Developing Resilience Ei4Change
  • 2. Resilience is . . . the ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. . . . the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape — to bounce back — after being subjected to adversity or stress. (Traditional view)
  • 3. An ability to Resilience is accept harsh reality – to take an objective view of the situation without subjective views, denial or emotion find meaning in adversity – to build bridges from an ordeal in the present to a fuller, better future continually improvise – to put resources to unfamiliar uses and imagining possibilities that others don’t see
  • 4. Resilience enables us to overcome misfortune steer through everyday challenges pick ourselves up and move on when events take us off course reach out to new experiences and challenges towards our potential
  • 5. Developing Resilience 3) Be flexible 6) Get connected
  • 6. Feel in control Esteem, Contentment, Optimism View the world as complex and challenging . . . but filled with opportunity Hold a positive self-perception Defend yourself well Be confident in your ability to meet any challenge with hope and realistic optimism Hopelessness, Discomfort, Disappointment
  • 7. Create a personal vision Esteem, Engagement, Passion Know what you believe in Have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish and achieve Approach adversity and stress with a sense of hope Let your belief and purpose carry you forward in life Frustration, Inadequacy, Anxiety
  • 8. Be flexible / adaptable Esteem, Contentment, Optimism Be sensitive to changes in your environment Adapt quickly to what is happening Learn from life constantly Remain true to your purpose or vision while making room for other’s ideas and opportunities Fear, Disappointment, Anxiety
  • 9. Be organised Esteem, Pride, Enthusiasm Create structures and methods to bring order and stability on your terms Set realistic goals for yourself Expect things to work out Manage the moment with calm and clarity of purpose . . . Hopelessness, Fear, Discomfort
  • 10. Be able to solve problems Engagement, Happiness, Contentment Think critically, creatively and reflectively View impossible problems as challenges and opportunities for learning and growth View failures as opportunities for inspiration Collaborate with others Anticipate setbacks and mishaps Solve problems for the long-term Anger, Hurt, Guilt
  • 11. Be socially competent Love, Happiness, Passion Have good friendships and social interactions Share your feelings honestly Seek out others’ perspectives Demonstrate empathy and an understanding for others Laugh at yourself Guilt, Loneliness, Hurt
  • 12. Get connected Engagement, Love, Contentment Reach out to others Be playful and creative exploring opportunities together Build bridges - discover common ground Contribute to other’s welfare by giving of yourself Touch others’ hearts . . . Loneliness, Anger
  • 13. Be proactive Enthusiasm, Esteem, Pride Engage change directly Focus on — and expand — your sphere of influence Focus on what actions you can take vs. waiting for others to act Experience small victories Lead others through change by setting the example . . . Frustration, Hopelessness, Inadequacy
  • 14. The Paradox of Resilience At our worst times we can become our best. Resilience is forged through adversity, not despite it.
  • 15. Images of Resilience A set of 16 carefully designed and selected images drawn in an attractive cartoon style. The images are metaphors, representing a range of experiences and emotions linked with the theme of ‘RESILIENCE’. They explore different facets of resilience and its connections with stress, change, challenge and learning. www.rsvpdesign.co.uk
  • 16. Lightbulb Moments CD Our Lightbulb Moments CD includes 21 Lightbulb Moments cards – Building Resilience A free copy is available for one lucky person each month. To win a copy send your name and email address to info@ei4change.org.uk
  • 17. www.twitter/@EI4Change www.linkedin.com/company/ei4change www.facebook.com/pages/EI4Change www.ei4change.com  Ei4Change Ltd.