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‘Resilience’. ‘Buzz’ word of the moment… or game changer?

NAWO has a new offering in its suite of Professional Development Programs for 2016 – ‘Practical Resilience’.

But just what is resilience?

According to the Encarta Online Dictionary, resilience is:

  1. speedy recovery from problems
    the ability to recover quickly from setbacks
  2. ability to react to potential crisis
    the ability of government to identify, assess, and respond to a potentially disruptive situation in order to prevent it from becoming a crisis, and

and my personal favourite:

  1. Elasticity
    the ability of matter to spring back quickly into shape after being bent, stretched, or deformed

Whether at home or at work, I think we all know that feeling!

Quite simply, resilience is the ability, and willingness, to get on with being who you are and doing what you do best.

So how can resilience as a core skill be developed? By developing the ability to recognise your behaviours that enhance, or undermine, your capacity to be resilient and be your best.

NAWO has hosted a number of 2 hour introductory sessions on Resilience, presented by the Resilience Institute, with overwhelmingly positive feedback.  Louise Weine, National Director of NAWO said, “when I attended this session in VIC last year I had an ‘aha’ moment with regard to my coping strategies (what works and what doesn’t), and it gave me greater insight into recognising my movement down the spiral so that I can now engage those strategies more quickly and effectively to get me back up the spiral again”. And of the Facilitator, she said: “I cannot speak highly enough of Peta Sigley and the program she facilitates”.

The feedback also indicated that participants wanted more time to fully engage and process the key learnings. To this end, NAWO negotiated with the Resilience Institute to offer the one day Practical Resilience interactive learning workshop, introducing participants to the fundamentals of resilience. Workshops will be held in NSW, Queensland and Victoria in July.

The Workshop explores four key areas:

  • StressMastery – Maintaining calm, alertness and engagement.
  • Physical Vitality – Building energy, strength and endurance.
  • Performance Mindset – Aligning your mind and emotions for performance.
  • Spirit in Action – Authentic happiness and integral daily practice.

Participants will also receive:

  • A personalised Resilience Diagnostic report (online self-assessment with results debriefed in the workshop)
  • Evidence-based, best-practice tools for overcoming stress and fatigue and rejuvenating performance

This video provides a great introduction to the program: https://youtu.be/tYRinFqli6Y

For more information and to book for the one day Practical Resilience Workshop visit: https://www.nawo.org.au/professional-development-programs/pdp-practical-resilience/


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