Workshop Developing Resilience

Had a fight with a roommate? Failed your exam? Or are you worried about a loved one? In your life you will inevitably deal with challenges, disappointments, and loss. These kinds of events can cause you to worry, become depressed or avoid. How do you get back into balance after a setback or a difficult period in your life? The ability to bounce back from setbacks and integrate that experience into your personality is what we call resilience. Resilience is different for everyone, but it is certainly not an invariable fact: you can develop resilience. With more resilience, you can increase your confidence and lower your stress. Do you want to learn how? Come to practice.

The Developing Resilience training consists of two meetings of two hours each and a number of assignments in between. In the first meeting we look at the different forms of resilience and where you can encounter them. Because we often tend to focus on difficulties, the focus here is on recognizing your resilience. We investigate how we can view an event from different perspectives, for example on the basis of 'story telling'. This way you learn to look at it with more overview and creativity. In addition, we will look at different resources you can use and what you can do to increase your overall level of resilience.

In the second meeting we go deeper into challenging situations. What are difficult circumstances for you? We practice not to react automatically to an event, but to consciously give a response. Giving direction to your life and taking on challenges in the process is also a form of resilience. We conclude by examining our wishes for the future and how we can use resilience to realize them.

After this workshop, you will be more aware of your own resilience and you will have the tools to develop it further. This increases your confidence and your ability to deal with difficult events.

Please note: If you are specifically looking for guidance in dealing with stress, we recommend that you follow the workshop 'Tackle Stress'.