Building Resilience To Deal With Hard Times by Head Talks

Building Resilience To Deal With Hard Times

Building Resilience To Deal With Hard Times

A toolkit for accessing our natural resources


The Holocaust survivor and psychiatrist, Viktor Frankl said:

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

When times are hard it doesn't always feel as if there is any space. Furthermore, we can't always see our choices and tend to fall back on old habits, which don't always work.

Resilience is the ability to recover from, or adjust to the challenges and difficulties that we face in life. Learning to look at our habits freshly, to trust our own inner strengths and resources and to reach for new solutions will give us the courage to make more informed choices.

This toolkit is for anyone interested in uncovering their natural strengths to find their own growth and freedom.

Participants will learn:
  • how habits work and how we can change them;
  • some simple strategies to use when  facing difficulties;
  • how stress works and how to cope with it;
  • some techniques of self-compassion;
  • some meditation exercises to practise any time;
  • how engaging with kindness and compassion can help us to develop courage.

The toolkit contains:
  • a carefully chosen selection of videos;
  • explanations of the main principles and techniques involved;
  • exercises to try for yourself;
  • worksheets to help with unpacking what you're learning;
  • extra resources to help build resilience in the current crisis;
  • special resources for teenagers and children;
  • downloads so you can carry them with you as reminders.

The Toolkit is designed so that you can go straight through all the materials to see what's there.
 If you read everything and watch all the videos that could take could take the best part of a day.
Then, at your leisure,  you can go back to the parts of the Toolkit that speak most directly to your situation right now and work with them, trying out the reflections and exercises. The materials are designed so you can return to them again and again.
That's when the real learning can happen and you can access your inner resources to build resilience.

A Head Talks in-house wellbeing counsellor will be available to read your comments, and answer your questions.


We're looking forward to exploring these materials with you!

If you have found this toolkit useful, we would be delighted to offer you access to a further Masterclass or online workshop - for free. We will be in touch once you have completed the toolkit to offer you a discount code.

Head Talks is a non profit community company. The money we raise goes back into producing the resources and content to serve our community both on and off line.


This toolkit was designed for Head Talks by Maureen Cooper of Awareness in Action

The Resilience Toolkit is nurturing, nourishing and supportive—just what we need right now!

Katie Philips, Head Talks ambassador

What's included?

Video Icon 15 videos File Icon 12 files Text Icon 29 text files

Contents

INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING RESILIENCE IN HARD TIMES
How this toolkit works
126 KB
SOME GOOD NEWS TO START US OFF
Two pieces of good news to help us develop resilience
Out of Suffering Great Things Can Happen
1 min
Developing Resilience Helps Us To Adapt and Cope With Change
1 min
I Am a Better Person
2 mins
Our Pure Awareness Is Always There
2 mins
IT'S NOT JUST YOU—LIFE IS HARD
Our State Of Mind Can Over-Ride Good and Bad Circumstances.
3 mins
We Must Face The Fact That Adversity Happens
1 min
What Are We Dealing With?
How Habits Work
What Habits Come Up For You When Times Are Hard?
So, What Can We Do When We Face Challenges?
Find Out More
4 mins
Head Talks On How Life Is Hard
STRESS IS PART OF LIFE
What Are We Dealing With?
What Habits Come Up For You In Dealing With Stress?
So, What Can We Do When We're Stressed?
Find Out More
Head Talks On Stress
SELF-COMPASSION
Charles Cannon on the importance of self-compassion
2 mins
Some advice from Matthieu Ricard
1 min
What Are We Dealing With?
What Habits Come Up For You In Taking Care Of Yourself?
So, What Can We Do?
Find Out More
Head Talk on Self-Compassion
COMING TO KNOW YOUR MIND THROUGH MEDITATION
Matthieu Ricard on becoming familiar with meditation
2 mins
What Are We Dealing With?
What Habits Come Up When You Want to Meditate
So, what can we do?
Find Out More
Head Talks On Meditation
CARING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE HELPS TOO
What Are We Dealing With?
What Habits Come Up When You Are Caring About Other People?
So, What Can We Do?
6 mins
Find Out More
Head Talk On Compassion
THE CURRENT CRISIS: BUILDING RESILIENCE
Some Advice For This Crisis From Head Talks Ambassadors
4 mins
Finding Courage To Deal With This Crisis
Charles Cannon on the importance of awareness
1 min
Charles Cannon 'meditation calms me'
1 min
Emmy van Deurzen has the last word
4 mins
RESOURCES TO CONTINUE THE JOURNEY
More Resources From Head Talks
For Teens
For Younger Children
Downloads of the worksheets and meditations
Worksheet: How Do You Experience Stress?
21.3 KB
Worksheet: Try This Exercise When You Feel Stressed
22.7 KB
Worksheet: What's Your Habit When Things Get Tough?
27.8 KB
Worksheet: A Compassion Quote from Albert Einstein
38.3 KB
Worksheet: Two Different Attitudes To Stress
27 KB
Worksheet: Reflecting On How Interconnected We Are
37.4 KB
Self-Compassion Infographic
68 KB
Just Like Me Meditation Exercise
261 KB
Watching the Clouds Meditation
4.92 MB
Writing a Compassionate Letter to Yourself
1.54 MB
Meditation On Sound
1.03 MB