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6 Pillars Of Resilience Model

What are The 6 Pillars Of Resilience?

Our 6 Pillars of Resilience model represents the key evidence-based qualities for creating powerful resilience. If you gathered the key research into stress management & coping asking thousands of people what helps them be resilient, you’d arrive at a similar model, because that’s what we’ve done.

The 6 Pillars of Resilience is the backbone of our world-class resilience programmes which embody behaviour-change concepts & techniques including Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP), EQ (Emotional Intelligence) & Positive Psychology frameworks.

Come on our resilience training & you’ll derive the 6 pillars model for yourself which means you’ll have a great framework for improving your life & work.

The 6 Pillars

1. Satisfaction with Lifestyle

People who lead a satisfying & fulfilling life tend to cope better with stress & adversity. Finding what you love to do, what you’re good or natural doing & focusing on that will serve you well the rest of your life.

Start with the right strategy, put yourself in an abundant flow of what serves you & you’ve the best chance of being fulfilled & resilient. We’re specialists in helping people, their teams & organisations find what they’re great at. It’s about recognising & making the right choices.

We help people crystallise & engage with their personal interests, natural abilities & goals.  People who enjoy & believe in what they do, tend to do better & are better able to manage periods of high pressure & change. They work to their strengths.

Research supports this & also shows that life satisfaction comes with ‘Flow’ moments.  Flow occurs when you take part in a challenging but enjoyable activity that becomes so absorbing that you lose sense of time e.g. singing, playing an instrument, skiing, painting or reading a great book.  The more flow moments you have in your days & weeks, the greater your satisfaction levels are likely contact us to read more.

2. Supportive Relationships

The phrase ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ was coined for good reason. There’s now scientific evidence that expressing emotions actually calms us too. Also people with strong social networks, close family & friends tend to manage stress more effectively. Knowing there is someone we can openly share our experiences, feelings & concerns with is the most powerful support mechanism we can contact us to read more.

3. Physical Wellbeing

We hear it all the time & it’s true, our bodies work best when we eat well, sleep well, and do some exercise.  Looking after your body is vital, not only for maintaining good health but also for building resilience.  There’s plenty of evidence  showing that people who are physically healthy, cope much better with mental pressures & stress….

Physical exercise also encourages a healthy mental state. It helps take our focus from our mind to our bodies & can be a form of meditation which helps re-balance us as well as help us stay fit. Physical exercise can be a great way to switch off  ‘our stress’ & turn on ‘relaxation’. The key is understanding that stress resides in our bodies.  Our bodies can make our minds feel things & vice-versa.  When we feel relaxed in our body, we’re much less likely to feel anxious. One very …contact us to read more.

4. Solution-Focused Coping

When the going gets tough, resilient people tend to confront the issues head-on, using their head & the technical term for this is solution-focused coping. This form of coping includes things like making plans (setting goals), prioritising, … contact us to read more.

5. Emotion-Focused Coping

Managing emotions is a vital part of strong resilience.  During times of stress we are inevitably more prone to worry or feelings of anxiety & it’s important to manage these emotions proactively with some approaches more effective than others.  Resilient people tend to accept their problems fully so can deal with them, see the positive side of things (e.g. they find ways of learning from adversity) & find plenty of time for humour & relaxation (even during busy times).  Less helpful ways of managing emotions include, denying we have a problem,  excessive .. contact us to read more.

6. Positive Beliefs

Last, but not least, are positive beliefs.  Beliefs are what we hold to be true, but cannot prove. They offer psychological safety and trust, can persuade of truth and create realities but also obscure and skew truth – depending on how they are used. They are therefore very powerful. The United States as a country, for example, has a particular culture of championing the benefits of having a ‘positive mental attitude’ and for good reason – this works.  Here are a few of the positive attitudes or beliefs that are associated with resilience;

(6 Pilllars) Six Pillars of Resilience Model – (C) 2010 Gimmack /Critchlow. Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2008). Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. Harper Perennial. ISBN-13: 978-0-061339202.

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