The Ability to Cope with the Strains and Stresses of Life
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 Thinking & Develop Resilience
If you’re committed to becoming more resilient then we highly recommend following either our Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course with Paul, or the Changing Limiting Beliefs (CLB) Programme with Joan.
Both the CBT course 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.
Our CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.
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.
For most mental health issues we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme (an advanced version of empirically established Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.
CBT is a proven, evidence-based form of therapy for developing a fundamental level of understanding into the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.
Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.
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The Changing Limiting Beliefs Programme was a 'state-of-the-art' approach to overcoming mental health problems that is grounded in scientific principles and based on the subjective nature of reality.
Today Tranceform offer a course of evidence-based therapy based on an understanding of core beliefs and values called Tranceformental CBT.