Teaching Talia

A Contextualising Position

Posted on: March 26, 2007

Respecting other people’s rights to emotions

Emotional resilience
Showing that you have the confidence to get through anything

I have self control”

Loving life/ Living life to it’s fullest

Independent problem solving

Everyone can work together to help each other

Not letting situations get the better of you

Coping with life’s knocks

Expressing yourself appropriately

Personal Resiliency Builders: (mine are highlighted)

Relationships-Sociability/ability to be a friend/ability to form positive relationships

Humour- Has a good sense of humour

Inner Direction- Bases choices/decisions on internal evaluation (internal focus on control)

Perceptiveness- Insightful understanding of people and situations

Independence- “Adaptive” distancing from unhealthy people and situations

Positive View of Personal Future- Optimism; expects a positive future

Flexibility- Can adjust to change; can bend as necessary to positively cope with a situation

Love of Learning- Capacity for and connection to learning

Self-motivation- Internal initiative and positive motivation from within

Competence- Is “good at something”/ personal competence

Self-Worth- Feelings of self-worth and self-confidence

Spirituality- Personal faith in something greater

Perseverance- Keeps on despite difficulty; doesn’t give up

Creativity- Expresses self through artistic endeavour

A child demonstrating emotional resilience is able to calm down within 10 minutes of being extremely upset without needing immediate adult-initiated support or guidance, and they are able to control their behaviour (You Can Do It Program, p212)

Resilient people know how to bounce back and how to make situations turn out well. (Siebert, A., n.d)

“They handle major difficulties better than most people because they know how to gain strength from adversity. When hit by major setbacks they don’t complain about life being unfair. Like cats, they manage to land on their feet and often end up stronger and better than before.” (Siebert, A., n.d)

Resilience in being prepared for bad things so that they do not hurt you as much when they happen.

Resilience: rebound, springiness, vitality, adaptability, adjustability, flexibility, pliability, stamina, patience…

Resilience is coping with the changing world and environment that we live in- there is no ‘set job description’ for anything anymore, and people need to have resilience to be able to cope with the plethora of changes that happen in life.

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Just finished my Graduate Certificate in Cross Disciplinary Art and Design with UNSW.

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