Do you find yourself reacting rather than responding when you are under pressure? How can we train ourselves to respond with resilience? What does responding with resilience practically look like? Can we be more prepared?
Pressure can come from at least three different sources – firstly, unpredictable natural disasters, secondly, personal challenges or thirdly, living in an oppressive system. The affect of the first is often devastating as in the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria or the floods in many parts of South Africa. At some stage we will all experience the second in personal challenges of illness, accidents, financial constraints, work stress, relational strain and death of a loved one. Many are exposed to the third when discrimination, injustice, incompetence, neglect, conflicts or violence in a system prevent the flourishing of all. Some people experience pressure from all areas at the same time. Consequently, they can feel traumatised. Responding with resilience first involves investigating the links between our previous traumas and how we respond to the current pressure we are under. These memories of trauma have a hold on our emotions, thoughts and bodies.
During this session, we will learn about what a resilient response looks like. Then we will be able to compare our reactions to the ideal resilient response and evaluate our own areas of growth. This will include exploring how to change our reactions and break the automatic links to previous experiences. This session will help develop your self-awareness and strengthen your emotional intelligence.
This is one of the sessions in our offering “Training resilience”. More details here. We will be developing our resilience every second Wednesday from 22 June onwards at 19:30 – 20:45 online. Every session will focus on a different aspect that affects our resilience at a cost of R100. As a result, you can decide what you need and when and whether you would like another session. Take the time to apply your learnings, implement change and control the amount of new information you expose yourself to. Every month our offering may change slightly. Do check in regularly to see what’s been adjusted.
Email email@example.com to book your place by 16:00 on 4 July 2023.