Let Us Shed Some Light On Resilience
The College of Law Group has been providing the highest quality legal education in Australia for over 30 years.
In 2011, the Group launched resilience@law, an award-winning programme designed to educate the legal profession about the signs, symptoms and solutions to stress both in the workplace and at home.
College of Law NZ has now taken this programme and adapted it to be delivered in the New Zealand marketplace.
Understanding Resilience is 2.5 hour session is led by Steven Colligan, a registered psychotherapist and organisational development specialist with over 20 years’ experience. Steven will take staff though an informative and interactive programme that will explain how to recognise stress and its triggers, and introduce and demonstrate various coping mechanisms.
The session will cover, from a clinical research-based perspective, such topics as:
- Resilience – What it means, what it is and why it is so important to understand.
- Optimism – Discussion as to the extent that optimism is inbuilt or learned.
- Problem analysis and solving – People who are able to understand how a problem comes about are often more able to find a solution. It is relevant even when there isn't a solution – understanding the causal chain enables people to derive a coherent narrative about the problem which seems to help in accepting it when a solution doesn't exist.
- Impulse control and tolerance of ambiguity – There is evidence that resilient people feel less driven to rush into solutions before really understanding what the problem is.
- Emotional awareness/intelligence/regulation – People who are more able to identify and understand how they and others are feeling – and ideally to exert some control over their own feelings – seem to be more resilient.
- Empathy – When related to emotional awareness, there is evidence that being empathic helps resilience. Both of these might plausibly be mediated by factors like social support.
- Self-efficacy – A concept first introduced by Martin Seligman, often considered the 'father' of positive psychology.
- Change Cycle – Understanding change and the reasons for change utilising the theory of Dr Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.
Each session is limited to 20 people to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate fully.
Upon completion of the session, staff will have a personal resilience plan and be better informed and aware of how to cope with the pressures of working life, potentially resulting in a more positive working environment and a happier, healthier, and more productive workforce.
This session can form the basis for a Workplace Wellness programme or could easily be integrated into an existing programme.
Delivery of the session can either be on-site at your firm or hosted at the Colleges private central Auckland teaching facility.
If you would like to discuss this programme further or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on:
P: (09) 300 3199
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