Taking Care of Yourself in Times of Change: Evidence Based Resilience Skills

Times of change are especially stressful and, if left unchecked, can have a negative impact on our attitude, our health and our lives. Contrary to popular belief, the opposite of stress is vitality, not rest. Why settle for merely managing stress, when you can live and work with vitality? Resilience is not just something that some people have and others don’t. It’s not an accident of fortunate DNA. It’s a skill that we can all develop.

In this session we uncover the predictable phases of change (as articulated by William Bridges) and the importance of self-care during these times. To help us become “stress survivors,” we put emphasis on evidence based self-care techniques. We have over 40 years of research on positive psychology, and from that we will gather energy-boosting practices that help us to cope, and even thrive, in times of change. Participants will become knowledgeable about optimism and gratitude practice, as well as blog, book and media resources for continuing their learning beyond the session.

Participants will learn about…

  • A successful model for change management
  • The predictable phases of change
  • The essential habits of mentally strong people
  • Elements of positive psychology that research indicates will build resilience during change
  • Becoming more flexible and resilient in times of stress
  • Self-care techniques to lower stress
  • Energy-boosting practices to help us thrive