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Integrative Mind Specialist
Have you ever wondered how traumatic situations or events can transform people by either evoking an inner strength or courage within them or conversely, render them emotionally overwhelmed and unable to cope? The answer…Resilience
What is Resilience?
Sometimes life throws us a curve ball, situations we have no control over, stresses, anxieties, challenging situations,
trauma or tragedy. It doesn’t stop there, we can also add family problems and relationships into this equation,
work issues, health problems or financial worries; the list is endless.
Life is in a constant flux of change and evolvement. Resilience is being able to bounce back from challenges, stress or trauma by being flexible and adaptable. Resilience is not a personality trait that we do or do not have, it’s an on-going learning process through self-awareness of our thoughts, feelings, behaviours and actions. Being resilient does not mean that a person doesn’t experience emotional pain, distress, sadness or frustration, this is normal in people who have suffered adversity or trauma.
Being resilient is moving forward by becoming emotionally strong through adopting a more positive attitude to our feelings and emotions, staying flexible, recognising our triggers, maintaining a sense of perspective and becoming solution focused
through innovative thinking.
Resilience is a skill that can be learned.
That old saying ‘What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger’ has some truth in it. Setbacks are a part of life and if we can be willing to accept, embrace and adapt to change, we can learn from that experience. Sometimes we get flustered, overwhelmed and can respond irrationally. Being resilient is not reacting in a knee-jerk way but being able to think calmly and rationally, take or notice advantages in a given situation or spot a solution to achieve a positive outcome.
Resilience is not labelling yourself as a victim of a situation or circumstance but rather observe yourself as a survivor. Sometimes things just happen, for no reason, they just happen. We can adopt a ‘Why me?’ or an ‘Oh, well!’ attitude. We can choose to be a victim of the past or a pioneer of the future and in doing so, shape your own future with focus, intent, meaning and purpose. Resilience is about learning from past situations and moving forward with renewed understanding,
insight and wisdom.
Life is a journey of self-discovery. Would you like to be a pioneer of your own future?
At EVOKE I can help you release your strength within to help you deal with whatever life may throw at you, to be emotionally strong but most of all, to be RESILIENT…
We are more powerful than we can ever imagine…we just need to believe it!
For more information on personal consultations or group workshops call
Jill on 01638 742167 / 07712 446264 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I love this quote from Robert Jordan as it epitomizes the meaning of resilience….
“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived”