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What is Resilience?

We believe resilience is about our bounce-back-ability.  We have a limited number of hours in the day, the days of the week and year are numbered and we have a finite amount of energy to give each day. 

When we share our time and energy with others and for the benefit of others, and we also put ourselves under pressure, we may find ourselves stretching our time and energy. 

Resilience is about how our bounce-back-ability and how well we recover when we’ve stretched ourselves.

Think of a rubber band that has been holding a roll of paper for a long time.  The rubber band stretches to contain the pressure and stops the papers from unrolling.  If you leave the rubber band around the papers for a long time and then take it off, it may have lost some of its stretch. 

We’re like that rubber band.  When our energy and time is stretched for short periods of time, like a rubber band we spring back into shape pretty easily.  When our resources are stretched for long periods of time, we may become like the rubber band that’s been left – a bit limp and less effective than usual. 

So how’s your bounce-back-ability?  If you’ve found yourself looking down rather than up, or you know someone who’s going through a tough time and needs some help, get in contact.

We can help with a simple chat through to in-house training and individual coaching support.  We’d love to help you generate strategies to get your stretchy, bouncy fun self back.

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What people have said about the one-day Resilience Workshop:

“It has given me skills to deal with myself & clients at work and will also help me at home with my family.”  - Queenie Going, 155 Taitokerau CLC

“Great tools for my journey forward & easy to understand.  Barbara is able to make complex ideas highly relatable in a fun, safe learning environment.”  - Tracy, 155 Whare Awhina Community House

“A lot of information covered in an open-minded environment.  The opportunity to test and try techniques and have fun while learning … the tools you take away are invaluable.”  - Cassidy, Amundson & Amundson

“Enabled me to step back and view m ‘problems’ with a different perspective. Excellent tolls for those working with people.”  - Diane Bryant-Jones, Miura Orchard Services

“I liked the practical skills & tools I’m able to take away and use with myself and others.  Do it!  You’ll take something away that can help yourself and others.”  – Daisy, I Have a Dream, Whangarei

“While the workshop was about resilience, I enjoyed the points that were more related to communication and self-awareness of others … I got a lot out of anchoring and rapport with these tools being something I can use both in my work and home relationships.”  - Jon Renes, I Have a Dream Charitable Trust, Whangarei.

“… easy going and easy to understand …”  - Jenny Martin, Mike Pero Real Estate, Whangarei.

“Lots of information and practical knowledge as well as lot of resources and exercises to do – I found everything very helpful.”  - Boston, Amundson & Amundson.

“Content was varied & included different learning styles which incorporated activities, slides & videos.”  - Nicky Stroebel, Whangarei.

“This course brought to light a lot of different skills I’ve learned throughout the years but in a more practical manner … Do it!”  - Kieran, Amundson & Amundson.

“Come to the workshop with some goals and/or problems you need to resolve” – James  M, NorthTec

“… variety of activities & discussion, time to practice techniques, new ‘practical strategies, refresher of some material.  We can always learn new strategies for self-care and skills to help others.” – Linda, NorthTec.

“I’m taking away skills that I can use with students & personally for myself – well worth doing.” – Lucie, NorthTec.

“The mix between information & practical was well-balanced.  I was quite energised & excited at going forward …” – Sue, NorthTec.

“…it was good revision – some concepts were new though, so that was good … be ready to actively engage to get the most out of it – it’s a very safe environment.  Getting a book = an awesome bonus!” – Catherine, NorthTec.

“I was able to use the strategies learned to help stay calm, focus & perform to the best of my abilities.” – Janine, EVES, Whangarei

“The experience has made me aware of things I can do to help myself …” – Rachael, EVES, Whangarei.

“Content and presentation very good – a lot of ‘techniques’ and other useful tips that can be used to achieve my own outcomes.” – Sarita, EVES, Whangarei

“The workshop covered useful material around thinking styles to avoid and how to avoid them … will add to existing tools you already have.  The new tools feel like they’ll be very useful.  These will be invaluable to me.  Barbara’s delivery is always good.” – Jesse Gray, Gray Media Ltd

“I feel better equipped to deal with the challenges I face every day … do the workshop – get a better understanding of what goes on inside your head.”  Steve Haywood, Steve Haywood Master Jeweller

“Fantastic facilitation, wonderful resources.  Do it!  It’s life transforming!”   – Linda Marsh, Whangarei

“… learn valuable skills – effective listening – recommend doing this as a team.” – Jill Powell, First National Roper & Jones

“The one-day workshop is great to get a ‘taster’ of the very comprehensive 9-week course.  Definitely helpful to develop strategies for yourself.” – Julia N.

“Worthwhile doing to learn coping strategies.”  - V.R., N.R.C.

“If struggling with day-to-day life challenges and not coping, then recommend doing this workshop.” – Stephen, Whangarei

“[This workshop] added to/reiterated past learnings and introduced new tools I hadn’t seen/heard of before.  Well worth taking the day for yourself to learn or reinforce learnings, and to connect with like minded people in a relaxed and friendly environment.” – C. Harris.

“A lot of techniques to use to make improvements … well organised and presented workshop … you will learn a lot about yourself.” – S. Morgan, NorthTec.


FREE Seminars:

FREE 1-Hour Seminar "Feeling Anxious?" next session to be advised.

FREE 1-Hour Resilience Seminar "Hows your Bounce-back-ability?" 'in-person'.  Future dates to be advised - click here for generic information