How do you continue to push yourself to grow as a nonprofit professional, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and have a flourishing private life in the midst of all the expectations and stress?
What if instead of trying to create more lists, more external goals, and more boundaries, we spent time building the internal skills for resilience? Resilience is the ability to continue to grow as an individual in spite of (or even because of) adversity. Resilient individuals have the capacity to flourish in all arenas of life, no matter what stressors come their way. Resilient individuals, because they are attuned to their minds and bodies, know what they need and how to get it in order to be fully alive in their professional, personal, and home lives.
Sounds nice, doesn't it? The key, though, is that to be resilient takes time and effort. Just as you wouldn't hop off your couch and run a marathon with the expectation that you would do it well (or even finish), we cannot access and utilize the skills of resilience when stressors hit unless we have been practicing and using them on a regular basis.
This training will introduce you to the science of stress, the skills of resilience, and a few introductory practices to help you strengthen your resilience core.
Speaker: Rebekah Schipper, Executive Director of Opportunity Thrive
As a former secondary educator and instructional coach, Schipper witnessed the ways that burnout was rampant within education. With a belief that we could do better at building resiliency into the fabric of our educators, she launched her first programming in schools in 2017. Since then, her work has reached hundreds of educators and resonated with professionals outside of education as well.
401 Hall St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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