I am passionate about Resiliency. There is a difference between encouraging people and speaking into their strengths. I would like to speak to your strength of Resiliency. When the exposure for the opportunity to be resilient rises, we have a choice in responding to that opportunity and whether to see it as an achievement of positive adaptation or not. Our brain’s first reaction is to move away from anything that poses that threat, but when we can no longer separate ourselves from it, we must draw on our attribute of resilience.
What is your point of view? How are you seeing this opportunity? If you decide to see it from a positive point of view, what are you changing to make that happen? What are you finding yourself leveraging in the situation? What strengths are you using? How can you create an even greater intensity of those strengths?
We also have three brains to make decisions from: Our Head Brain: which helps us make meaning of the situation and make decisions; our Heart Brain, which processes our emotional strength for aspirations, dreams and desires and helps us relationally connect with others, and then there is our Gut Brain, which gives us a sense of our core self and is a mobilizer for action.
In moving to Resiliency, we can draw on our perspective, our strengths and make a coherent decision using all three of our brains in order to create a positive experience out of what seemed to be a threat to our very existence. I hope these powerful tools have helped you to develop a reliable narrative when it comes to resilience.