Increasing resilience can help clients manage stress more effectively, perform better at work, have more fulfilling relationships, and be better placed to not only recover from challenging life events but grow as a result. Everyone encounters challenges in their lives. Yet, the outcomes can be vastly different for people - even in response to the same event. Why are some of us crushed by adverse life events and others recover, or even flourish, after difficult times? The difference in response can be partially due to external factors which are, of course, less likely to be under a person’s control. External factors are, however, not the entire story. Internal factors play a major role in a person’s response to adverse life events, and this is where we can help clients.
This training session looks at the key intra-personal processes that underpin resilience: attention, thought processes, coping styles and control, and motivation. In a step-by-step approach, this session will explain these core processes and provide techniques relating to each process that will help clients train resilience skills. The session will include: (1) a brief overview of the concept of resilience; (2) insights into the core processes underlying resilience; (3) techniques that will help clients shift away from an unhelpful stance to a more resilient stance; and (4) a resource kit with 12 exercises that can be used in session with a client or as homework assignments.
Renata Porzig-Drummond is a lecturer at the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Sydney, specialising in the fields of mental health and psychology. She uses an interactive presenting style that encourages participation and focuses on the practical relevance of the topic for participants’ context. Renata holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a BSc Psychology (Hon) from Macquarie University; a GradDip in Psychology and a BA from the University of Sydney; and a Certificate of Holistic Counselling from Nature Care College. Renata’s research has focused on behaviour change and her research has been published in leading academic journals, including Behaviour Research and Therapy, Australian Social Work and Social Science & Medicine. Renata’s clinical experience includes crisis counselling, psychological assessment, and working with clients with depressive and anxiety disorders, OCD and ADHD. Renata is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
Psychotherapists, counsellors, social workers, psychologists, coaches and allied health professionals.
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