Shame Resilience Theory: How to Overcome Feelings of Shame

Shame Resilience Theory: How to Respond to Feelings of Shame

Shame Resilience Theory (SRT) is, as the name suggests, a theory concerned with how people respond to feelings of shame. It was first articulated in a 2006 paper by Brené Brown. Shame is a universal emotion which can have serious negative consequences if left unchecked, so examining w
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27 Resilience Activities and Worksheets for Students and Adults (+PDFs)

27 Resilience Activities and Worksheets for Students and Adults (+PDFs)

“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” – Jodi Picoult You may think you’re not very resilient. The word “resilient” might bring to mind all of the struggles and setbacks that have plagued you in your life. You might
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resilience in positive psychology

Resilience in Positive Psychology: Bouncing Back & Going Strong

The subject of resilience in positive psychology deals with the ability to cope with whatever life throws at you. Some people can be knocked down by life and return as a stronger person than ever before. These people are called resilient. A resilient person works through challenges by
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self efficacy and resilience

3 Ways to Build Self-Efficacy and Boost Your Resilience

At the heart of your resilience is your ability to believe in yourself. And while this notion is often preached as a clichéd maxim, you can rest assured there’s more to it. In fact, research in positive psychology points to the role of self-efficacy in cultivating resilience. Self-eff
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how to measure resilience at work and in adults

How To Measure Resilience: 3 Scales For Youth & Adults at Work (+ PDF)

The impact of disaster, trauma and distressing psychological reactions usually promote grief and a range of negative emotions. In most cases, such experiences impair coping. However, with resilience you can work through the effects of stress and emotions and not only bounce back, but
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positive leadership

Positive Leadership: Using Resilience to Lead Effectively

“A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte Resilience is one of the four parts of Psychological Capital, which are productive capacities designed to be trainable to increase the well-being of employees. The application of these four capacities can foster lo
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5 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset Using Grit and Resilience

Why is it that when some people encounter obstacles to a goal it stops them in their tracks while other people are spurred on by the haters and the challenges life presents? The ability to bounce back from adversity and keep persistent with your passions when things get tough are trai
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Grit Passion Perseverance Goals

Is Grit the New It? Developing Your Passion and Practicing Perseverance

“Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. Our fires are damped, our drafts are checked. We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental resources. . .men the world over possess amounts of resource, which only exceptional individuals push to their
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Do you Bounce Back? Find out with a Resiliency Questionnaire!

How well do you react to an unexpected turn of events? Do you spoil for a fight, get energised by uncertainty or crumble with the pressure? Some people possess an innate resilience to stress, trouble and difficulty, while others lack any internal capacity to withstand pressure. Howeve
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resiliency theory

The Resiliency Theory: Caregiver Hope in Adversity

Caring for a family member who is suffering from a mental illness can be difficult, complex and complicated.  The challenging relationships involved in these situations can affect a caregiver’s own health, quality of life, and often disrupts the family structure (Zauszniewski, Bekhet
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resilience quotes

16 Resilience Quotes That Will Inspire an Empower You

Building resilience is an important part of growth and change. There are several ways to cultivate and inspire resilience in people. A good start is finding a sentence that resonates with you. It empowers you, motivates you, and becomes a mantra you internally chant to yourself every
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How to building resilience

10 Ways To Become More Resilient

The Oxford Dictionary defines resilience as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties and the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape (Stevenson, 2010,). We can see an example of this with metals, for example, as wrought iron can be stretched and retu
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Resiliency: A Case Study

Jessica Ainscough was diagnosed in 2008 with a rare form of cancer, Epithelioid Sarcoma, with a low survival rate over the last ten years. Jess was twenty-two years of age when diagnosed, and was already enjoying a successful career in Australia. Jess was a white female, living in Syd
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Psychological Capital: Training the 4 Positive Capacities

Many organizations are all for employee well-being, engagement and positive interventions. However, the bottom line for many of these organizations is – are we making profit? That’s why Luthans and his associates started developing Psychological Capital. Their mission was to cre
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