Speaker: Dr. Rajesh Parekh, ICF ACC Certified, Resilience Coach and Mindfulness Practitioner
Moderator: Ritu Srivastava, corporate trainer and program manager at Uexcelerate
Overview: To achieve high levels of performance, you must be open-minded and curious about all possibilities, regardless of how challenging a situation may be. However, not everyone is capable of doing so. However, this webinar can assist you in achieving it through resilience. Do you know People who are resilient bounce back faster, perform better and achieve breakthroughs
Building resilience takes time, strength, and help from people around and the best part is everyone can develop it through guided steps. This webinar will help you understand these steps through the following points-
- What is Resilience and its relation to performance
- Neuroscience of Resilience
- Why is it important to build personal resilience
- What happens if we are not resilient
- How do we build resilience
Whether surviving a natural disaster, the loss of a loved one, or violence, most people experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. In addition to these types of acute stressors, many people also often experience some form of chronic stressors such as marital problems, a debilitating disease, low socioeconomic status, or work-related stress. While some individuals recover from or continue to thrive in the face of such stressors, others fall into the grips of depression, anxiety, or other chronic diseases, and many report poor psychological and physical well-being. Decades of research have identified dozens of behavioral and psychosocial strategies for buffering stress and boosting resilience.
What is Resilience and its relation to performance
It’s your ability to withstand adversity and bounce back and grow despite life’s downturns.
Resilience is a key construct in the performance of targeted behaviours for solving problems and taking action in the face of adversity. The increasing need for quicker decision-making in complex systems having severe consequences requires individuals and organizations to have the capacity to make high-quality decisions and take effective actions. The recent increase in the frequency of costly natural disasters and continued vigilant action to thwart terrorist actions represent high-profile situations benefiting from resilient behaviour.
Neuroscience of resilience
It has generally been postulated that the neural correlates of resilience overlap with the brain circuitry involved in fear and stress (henceforth, distress) and their regulation.
Why is resilience important?
As we all know, when we are in a weakened position where we feel as if things are going from bad to worse, it can be very difficult to find our balance, or swim against the tide, or recover and regain stability.
Resilience is important for several reasons; it enables us to develop mechanisms for protection against experiences that could be overwhelming, helps us to maintain balance in our lives during difficult or stressful periods, and can also protect us from the development of some mental health difficulties and issues.
Some of the top skills valued by companies are related to resilience. They want people who are adept at:
- Complex problem solving
- Creativity and innovation
- Emotional intelligence
- Cognitive flexibility
What happens if we are not resilient
Poor resilience can lead to the following:
- Low self-esteem and a feeling of lack of control, chronic illness, inflammation, and pain, and depression
- Irritability and Overreaction
- Dwelling on Problems
- Trouble Sleeping
- Persistent Illness
- Substance Abuse
How do we build resilience
Resilience practices (squeezed into five categories), can help you confront emotional pain more skillfully. These include:
- Face your fears
- Vision (change narrative)
- Build your Connections
- Focus (Focus on your Relationships)
- Reach for support
- Micro practices
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