An Article on Resilience and Coaching Conference Information from Dr. Damian Goldvarg:
Resilience in times of Corona Virus
By Dr. Damian Goldvarg
We are all facing multiple sources of stress. No matter where we live, we are all encountering similar experiences: uncertainly, not knowing when this pandemic will end, fears for our personal health, finances, and the wellbeing of our love ones. We are navigating experiences we never had before: staying at home and facing loneliness if we are by ourselves or possible conflicts with people that we need to interact with regularly. If you are able to keep working, you may feel “guilty” when you have friends or family members who have lost their jobs.
Facing these multiple challenges, resilience is our ability to bounce back from setbacks, and it is connected to psychological well-being, development, and success. We find ourselves developing new skills and ways of being flexible, adapting and building on the capacity to be resourceful and creative.
There are things we can´t change, that we cannot control, but there are things we can, such as our attitudes, interpretations, and behaviors. Sometimes, there are more things we can be in control of than what we think. Is there a possibly we are not looking at places where we have some control? Is there anything you can control in your life that can help you create a higher level of inner peace?
Focusing on what we can control and developing habits are two strategies that can support us in developing resilience. How we experience stress depends on many factors but the interpretations, the meanings we are giving to events, the skills we have developed throughout our lives to be adaptable and flexible, and our support system, our friends, family and colleagues will impact how we manage stress.
A holistic approach to develop resilience may include taking care of your body (how we eat, sleep, exercise), mind (what you think, how you occupy your mind by reading, watching tv, or the internet), emotions (how we recognize our feelings and embrace them instead of fighting them) and our soul (does not matter if you are religious, but your ability to keep centered through meditation, relaxation or breathing).
To be resilient requires effort. Are you willing to invest in developing some skills and mindsets to help you navigate these challenging times?
This is a video I prepared for my colleagues on Resilience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DwnTxj6Clw
P.S. We are holding a virtual conference on Coaching Supervision--Thurs, May 7, 2020, 7:00 AM –
Sat, May 9, 2020, 8:00 PM CDT
Here is the link for more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coaching-supervision-in-the-americas-third-annual-supervision-conference-tickets-74758545823