Do you need to increase your resilience? In this video, instructor Tatiana Kolovou helps you develop skills you can practice to increase your resilience and shift your mindset.
- Years ago the psychologist Charles Spielberger described two ways people respond to external stressful stimuli. State anxiety is the level of stress our body develops in a given moment in time, and trait anxiety is the intensity of anxiety we generally experience. For example, we all know people who are edgier, or seem more uptight than others, and, according to Spielberger, they would have a higher than average trait anxiety. Yet, given the right circumstances, they could be very relaxed meaning their state anxiety was low. If we borrow the term state or in the moment to describe the level of resilience we can demonstrate in a specific occasion we come to the core of this course. Once you identify your current level of resilience your goal should be to raise your threshold and become better prepared for future stressful events. You want to learn how to increase your state resilience and be better able to deal with tough situations. In a sense, you're training your state level of resilience to eventually raise your trait level of resilience. You need to train to practice raising your resilience threshold and be able to cope and thrive in the face of true adversity.
- Define the term resilience.
- Identify strategies for facing rejection in your day to day life.
- Recognize the skills you can practice to increase your resilience.
- Explore reflection strategies you can use during a situation in order to build resilience.
- Examine five post-event resilience building strategies using real-world examples.