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BUILDING RESILIENCE IN
YOUR CHILD
1www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
Resilience
• Resilience is the ability to bounce back
from adversity.
• Adaptability is the ability to cope well
with chan...
Resilience vs Fragility
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the kings horses & all the kings me...
Adequate Reslience
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Ideal Reslience
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Lifestyle Matters
• Lifestyle choices influence resilience.
6www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
Lifestyle Matters
• Exercise: releases hormones which
relax you.
7www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
Lifestyle Matters
• Sleep: have sufficient, high quality sleep.
Work with social and biological rhythms.
8www.anxietysolut...
Lifestyle Matters
• Diet: eat nutritious meals, low GI.
9www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
NO!
Lifestyle Matters
• Relationships: offer support when needed.
10www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
Lifestyle Matters
• Secure family relationships give support.
11www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
Lifestyle Matters
• Socialise: having friends assists resilience.
12www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
Psychological Tools
• Focus on the present moment with
MINDFULNESS.
13www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
Psychological Tools
• Learn optimism with the
3 P’s:
Pessimism
1. Permanent
2. Personal
3. Pervasive
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Psychological Tools
• Live life according to your authentic self.
15www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
Psychological Tools
• Be realistic. Things often go wrong.
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Psychological Tools
• You cannot protect your child
from falling but you can teach
your child:
– How to fall
– How to get ...
Psychological Tools
• Focus on character rather than personality
(Steven Covey).
– Self-discipline
– Responsibility
– Cour...
Psychological Tools
• Embrace challenges. Encourage mastery.
19www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
Psychological Tools
• Screen what your children watch, read and
hear. Protect them from real threats.
– Too much too soon
...
Psychological Tools
• Focus on strengths rather than social
values. Bring out the best in your child.
21www.anxietysolutio...
Psychological Tools
• Be flexible.
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Psychological Tools
• Meaning: Fill your day with meaning.
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Psychological Tools
• Provide wisdom.
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Look for the blessings and express
Gratitude.
The Blessing of Unanswered Prayers
Unknown Confederate soldier
I asked for s...
Look for the blessings and express
Gratitude.
I asked for health that I might do greater
things;
I was given infirmity tha...
Look for the blessings and express
Gratitude.
I asked for riches that I might be happy;
I was given poverty that I might b...
Look for the blessings and express
Gratitude.
I asked for power that I might have the
praise of men;
I was given weakness ...
Look for the blessings and express
Gratitude.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy
life;
I was given life that I migh...
Look for the blessings and express
Gratitude.
I got nothing that I asked for,
But everything that I had hoped for.
30www.a...
Look for the blessings and express
Gratitude.
Almost despite myself my unspoken
prayers were answered;
I am, among all men...
Questions & Answers
• Ask Renee any questions you may have
• Alternatively you can email them to
renee@anxietysolutionscbt...
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Building Resilience in Your Child

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This powerpoint was used in a recent presentation to parents at a school by Clinical Psychologist Renee Mill. This topic was requested as parents today want to equip their children to cope better with school and other pressures.

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Building Resilience in Your Child

  1. 1. BUILDING RESILIENCE IN YOUR CHILD 1www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  2. 2. Resilience • Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. • Adaptability is the ability to cope well with change. 2www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  3. 3. Resilience vs Fragility Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the kings horses & all the kings men Couldn’t put Humpty together again! 3www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  4. 4. Adequate Reslience 4www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  5. 5. Ideal Reslience 5www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  6. 6. Lifestyle Matters • Lifestyle choices influence resilience. 6www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  7. 7. Lifestyle Matters • Exercise: releases hormones which relax you. 7www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  8. 8. Lifestyle Matters • Sleep: have sufficient, high quality sleep. Work with social and biological rhythms. 8www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  9. 9. Lifestyle Matters • Diet: eat nutritious meals, low GI. 9www.anxietysolutionscbt.com NO!
  10. 10. Lifestyle Matters • Relationships: offer support when needed. 10www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  11. 11. Lifestyle Matters • Secure family relationships give support. 11www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  12. 12. Lifestyle Matters • Socialise: having friends assists resilience. 12www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  13. 13. Psychological Tools • Focus on the present moment with MINDFULNESS. 13www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  14. 14. Psychological Tools • Learn optimism with the 3 P’s: Pessimism 1. Permanent 2. Personal 3. Pervasive 14www.anxietysolutionscbt.com Optimism 1. Temporary 2. Not Personal 3. Total view is positive
  15. 15. Psychological Tools • Live life according to your authentic self. 15www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  16. 16. Psychological Tools • Be realistic. Things often go wrong. 16www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  17. 17. Psychological Tools • You cannot protect your child from falling but you can teach your child: – How to fall – How to get up – And what to do with the scratch 17www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  18. 18. Psychological Tools • Focus on character rather than personality (Steven Covey). – Self-discipline – Responsibility – Courage – Reliability – Fair play – Honesty – Kindness 18www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  19. 19. Psychological Tools • Embrace challenges. Encourage mastery. 19www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  20. 20. Psychological Tools • Screen what your children watch, read and hear. Protect them from real threats. – Too much too soon – Inappropriate stimuli – Predators on the net 20www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  21. 21. Psychological Tools • Focus on strengths rather than social values. Bring out the best in your child. 21www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  22. 22. Psychological Tools • Be flexible. 22www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  23. 23. Psychological Tools • Meaning: Fill your day with meaning. 23www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  24. 24. Psychological Tools • Provide wisdom. 24www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  25. 25. Look for the blessings and express Gratitude. The Blessing of Unanswered Prayers Unknown Confederate soldier I asked for strength that I might achieve; I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey. 25www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  26. 26. Look for the blessings and express Gratitude. I asked for health that I might do greater things; I was given infirmity that I might do better things. 26www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  27. 27. Look for the blessings and express Gratitude. I asked for riches that I might be happy; I was given poverty that I might be wise. 27www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  28. 28. Look for the blessings and express Gratitude. I asked for power that I might have the praise of men; I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God. 28www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  29. 29. Look for the blessings and express Gratitude. I asked for all things that I might enjoy life; I was given life that I might enjoy all things. 29www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  30. 30. Look for the blessings and express Gratitude. I got nothing that I asked for, But everything that I had hoped for. 30www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  31. 31. Look for the blessings and express Gratitude. Almost despite myself my unspoken prayers were answered; I am, among all men, most richly blessed. 31www.anxietysolutionscbt.com
  32. 32. Questions & Answers • Ask Renee any questions you may have • Alternatively you can email them to renee@anxietysolutionscbt.com. • For ongoing updates, please make sure you’ve provided us with your email address. 32www.anxietysolutionscbt.com

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