What is Resilience & How Do I Get it?
Resilience is a person’s ability to ‘bounce-back’ from problems, difficulties and life challenges. In life we can all expect to have our fair share of difficult times, for example when losing a loved one or when suffering ill health. Everybody has a different level of resilience and this is why some people are able to cope more than others when experiencing similar problems. Resilience is directly related to our coping skills. So what makes a person more or less resilient?
The Origins of Resilience
Resilience is a combination of biological, psychological and social (bio-psycho-social) factors. Whilst there is some evidence that a part of being resilient is passed on genetically, the greater part of resilience comes from our social experiences during our developmental life (in this sense ‘social’ refers to any and all interactions with other human beings – parents, care-givers, friends and relatives).
Dr. Michael Ungar
Dr. Michael Ungar is a world renowned expert on resilience. You can listen to what he says about it in the video below:
We all have, more or less, a certain amount of resilience ‘inside’ us that we can use when facing problems, but for those who have been finding it difficult to cope, we offer the Thrive Programme. Thrive is a wholly scientific, evidence-based training programme which examines and then changes the core beliefs that form the most important foundation of resilience.
These core (limiting) beliefs set the stage for the subsequent development of our ‘rules for living’ which we use to negotiate our day-to-day experiences and our ability to cope is directly intertwined inside these beliefs.
By learning how to change those core beliefs we can change how we feel and respond to any situation in a way that is more ‘useful’ for us, or, in a more resilient way!
Transform Your Beliefs & Develop Greater Resilience
Both the Thrive Programme and Changing Limiting Beliefs approach are highly successful & pragmatic psychological training programmes, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.
FREE Initial Consultations
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial assessment to chat about resilience. During this 50 minute consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
At TranceForm we believe that therapy & coaching should be a collaboration between therapist and client so it’s very important to be able to meet PRIOR to agreeing any kind of help. Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking therapy with us, including both the financial and personal implications.