Looking After Yourself to Look After Others…Building Resilience in Front line Healthcare
“You can't stop the waves but you can learn to surf” (Jon Kabat Zinn)
Positive psychology has studied what makes individuals resilient in the face of adverse experiences. The science is now convincing enough for USA army to provide resilience training to all soldiers before they go into active service. We know that as healthcare staff we are at risk of stress and burn out as a result of the work that we do. This sessions will give a practical overview of the latest resilience research. Participants will learn about resilience (which has obvious relevance to patients) by first applying the theory to themselves and their patients.
In this 2 part workshop you will:
• Learn about the key areas known to contribute to resilience
• Consider practical ways to maintain your resilience using exercises and discussion with colleagues.
• Take home your own personalized/team “resilience bundle”