Becoming more resilient
Do you find yourself stressed more often than you would like to be?
Do you struggle with anxiety or depression?
Are you self-critical?
Would you like to:
- be more resilient in facing life’s challenges?
- deal more effectively with anxious thinking and difficult emotions?
- feel more at peace?
- feel more compassion towards yourself and others?
- rewire your brain towards balance and joy?
Life has plenty of ups and downs!
Although we all hope to stay upright during the difficult times most of us are bound to, at least occasionally, tip out of emotional balance – some for longer periods than others.
My clients often ask, “how can it be that I can get so anxious, raging or hopeless, when I am typically not like that?” “It is almost like I am another person!”
People are often reassured to learn that “tipping” is part of being human.
We all tip! It doesn’t mean that you are weak or that there is something wrong with you.
There is a part of our brain that is working outside of our consciousness, working hard to keep us safe by reacting to possible dangers. This part is very fast and also tends to over-generalize and as a result we can quickly move into a stress response.
How often and how far we tip is related to our temperament and our past experiences. It is also related to our ability to stay connected with ourselves in those reactive moments. That connection helps us to bounce back.
This ability to bounce back is another way of talking about resiliency.
I chose the title “Bounce” for this skill group as it is playful. Part of resiliency is not taking ourselves too seriously and having some fun along the way.
If you would like to bump up your skills to “bounce” consider joining one of my groups or working on these skills with me, individually.