Building Resilience

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ACE Informed – Resilience Building

When we are resilient, Dr Ann Masten, Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, calls it, ‘ordinary magic’. Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from setbacks and adversity. It is innate in all of us to varying degrees. We can be incredibly naturally resilient in some situations and not so much in others.

The University of Pennsylvania began studying the notion of resilience, and found that some people were better at bouncing back than others. However, they then went on to show that anyone can improve their resilience through effective training and development. On the basis of this research they devised the Penn Resiliency Programme (PRP) to teach resilience skills. A total of 21 studies showed a significant reduction in depression and anxiety and a marked increase in well-being in those undertaking the programme.

Based on the PRP, this workshop will explore one aspect of resilience – how to manage your state. This is an enjoyable multimedia romp through: how we find ourselves in unwanted states, recognising what’s happening, choosing how we would like to be instead, tools to achieve that and how to get better at doing it over time.

This session is aimed at anyone who faces pressure-based or challenging situations in their working lives. It explores techniques you can use to control general anxiety and particularly with regard to presentation, exam, and interview nerves. It provides approaches which provide protection from the negative effects of stress and a tool to build personal resilience.

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