RESILIENCE: A very appropriate topic for me at the moment. I had a great day attending the SEALS Stammering CEN yesterday and attending a resilience workshop run by Sarah Caughter.
Here are a few of my take home points: In order to have resilient children we need to be resilient adults. It’s important for children to see us express and manage our own feelings and to see us use coping strategies when faced with hard times (wine was a popular option but for me, it’s chocolate every time!) Sleep and exercise are so important and although we already know this, how many of us put these things to the bottom of our list when trying to balance work, home, family and several other hundred things!
My own resilience has been tested recently by a number of factors including buying my first home, having a large work load combined with my own high expectations and having our beloved cat put to rest.
A support network can help you through those difficult times (shout out to my family and friends!) along with considering our own thoughts and what we tell ourselves (is what we say to ourselves true?) It’s half term this week and although I will be working for most of this time, I do have a day or two where I will switch off and have some ‘me time’. This not only benefits me but also the people around me. As a therapist, time out can help us become more productive at work and be there for the families and children we work with.
Oh and another thing, RESILIENCE is open to EVERYONE. It isn’t something we either have or don’t have. Resilience is an ongoing life long process. The good thing is, there’s a TON of things we can do to improve our resilience and support others.
Interested in hearing more? Please let me know. I’d be happy to do another post with tips and strategies on resilience.
To find out more about the workshop I attended, you can visit https://www.reachinginreachingout.com
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