The Resilient Living Educational Series is an opportunity for members of the FOP community to come together virtually to learn about ways to incorporate habits that support their mental and physical well-being in their day-to-day living.
Trainings will take place every third or fourth Tuesday of the month at 8 pm EST/7 pm CST/6 pm MST/5 pm PST.
Each training will be one hour long with the first half consisting of a lecture style presentation of the material and the second half a discussion-based exploration of the exercises associated with practicing that facet of resilience.
Trainings will only be available in the English language.
We'll start this series off by looking at some of the important aspects of implementing resilient habits and learning why resilience is important for our mind and body.
Session 2: Emotional Expressiveness (Recording coming soon!) Presentation Slides
Emotional expressiveness is the awareness of basic emotions as they occur and the ability to process them appropriately.
The ability to self-calm is using self-awareness to practice relaxation techniques and self-regulation skills to align our intellect, emotions, actions and words.
Hardiness is our ability to place ourselves at the center of the controls and realize that challenges create opportunities for potential learning, growth and personal betterment.
Self-care is choosing healthy behaviors that balance the effects of emotional and physical stressors.
The ability to self-replenish is recognizing when our inner stores of energy and positive experience are becoming depleted and doing what it takes to fill ourselves up again.
Self-supporting talk is challenging unproductive thoughts and replacing critical thoughts with more productive ones.
Optimism is remembering that our perception creates reality and that we must have hope to define our goals and make a plan to achieve them.
Sense of coherence is focusing on a sense of order and remembering that there are a great deal of resources available in life. During times of distress action eases despair.
Social support is about turning to the people who support you when you need them and remembering that reciprocating that support is key to a healthy relationship.