the connection between our nervous system and resilience? How does our nervous system react when we are under pressure? Pressure can come from different sources – unpredictable natural disasters, personal challenges or living in an oppressive system. Recent natural disasters include the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria or the floods in many parts of South Africa. At some stage we will all experience the personal challenges of illness, accidents, financial constraints, work stress, relational strain and death of a loved one. Discrimination, incompetence, neglect, conflicts or violence in a system will prevent the flourishing of all. Some people experience pressure from all areas at the same time. Can we be more prepared?
Can we learn to regulate the effect of pressure on our autonomic nervous system so that we are able to recover with
resilience? This would help us to respond intentionally and creatively rather than reacting automatically. We would have access to more areas in our brains even when we find ourselves under pressure.
We will explore some theory together but spend most of our time on practicing regulating exercises in a relaxed environment. The aim is to make these exercises more easily available to you when you need them…
This is one of the sessions in our offering “Training resilience”. More details here. We will be developing our resilience every second Tuesday in April and May from 19:30 – 20:45 online. Every session will focus on a different aspect that affects our resilience. Each session will cost R100. You decide what you need and when and whether you would like another session. You give yourself time to apply your learnings, implement change and control the amount of new information you are exposed to. Every month our offering may change slightly. Do check in regularly to see what’s been adjusted.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place by 16:00 on 17 April.