Tag Archives: Realistic Optimism

Resiliency Training

Jan Lawrence,

After trauma, teaching hope (CNN) — The number of young men and women from the U.S. Army who committed suicide last month was so devastatingly high that it set a dismal new record. About two-thirds of the 32 dead were …

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Resilience for Possible Imminent Redundancy

Jan Lawrence,

Problem Solving Highly resilient people have the ability to look at problems and challenges from a comprehensive perspective.  Problems and challenges are viewed from many different perspectives, with many factors given consideration.   It is the ability to accurately identify the …

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Good Mental Health Tips – Our Present to You

Jan Lawrence,

Unfortunately, mental health problems aren’t so openly discussed and the reaction to the statistic is more of “I can’t see that happening to me”. Given that mental ill health is one of the main causes of time off work, good mental health isn’t just a problem for the individual.

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Realistic Optimism

Jan Lawrence,

Here is an extract from our Developing Personal Resilience course about learning to become more optimistic.

Highly resilient people have a realistic, optimistic view of the world. This optimism is not fantastical it is based in reality. They persist in seeking goals despite obstacles and setbacks. They tend to operate from hope of success rather than fear of failure. Setbacks are viewed as due to manageable circumstance rather than personal flaw.

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Why Resilience Matters

Jan Lawrence,

  “Life is not what it’s supposed to be, it’s what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference”  Virginia Satir Life is full of experiences of adversities.  Some of them are external such as …

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Learned Optimism, by Martin Seligman

Jan Lawrence,

Why is it that some people can overcome adversity and others can’t? Why are some people more prone to depression than others? How can some sales people keep going despite getting one ‘no’ after another, while some give up after the first ‘no’? This brilliant and important paperback answers these questions.

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Hints & Tips

Hints & Tips

We have a wide range of handy hints and tips for managing stress, developing resilience.

Resources for Managers

Resources for Managers

A selection of resources designed with the role of the manager in mind.

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