062 Resilience - Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster with Linda Graham
The Mindful Parenting in a Messy World podcast with Michelle Gale is for parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated.
Resilience is the learned capacity to cope with any level of adversity, from a series of small annoyances to the struggles and sorrows that break our hearts to the utter disasters that change our lives forever. Resilience is essential for surviving and thriving in a world full of troubles and tragedies, and it is completely trainable and recoverable - when we know how.Linda Graham's new book has more than 130 evidenced-based tools to help you cope with anything, anything at all.A step-by-step process to strengthen the foundations of resilience:Somatic Intelligence: body-based tools to restore our baseline physiological equilibrium, and inner sense of safety, the range of resilience that primes the brain’s neuroplasticity for learning and growth.Emotional Intelligence: managing the full range of emotions, empathizing with and managing reactions to other people’s emotions, cultivate practices to antidote the innate negativity bias of the brain and reliable shift the functioning of the brain out of reactivity and contraction into more openness, receptivity. Not just to feel better but to do better.Relational Intelligence within Oneself: Using self-awareness and self-acceptance practices to foster inner capacities of response flexibility and claim and inner secure base of resilience, the “home base” of a wise, trustworthy, courageous self.Relational Intelligence with Others: learning how to engage with other people, in both intimate and social relationships, in ways that allow you to trust and connect with them as refuges and resources of resilience.Reflective Intelligence: cultivating the mindful awareness that allows us to see clearly what’s happening (and our reactions to what’s happening) shift perspectives, rewire habitual thought patterns that block response flexibility , discern options and make wise choices.
LINDA GRAHAM, MFT is an experienced psychotherapist, coach, and trainer in the recovery of resilience. She integrates practices of mindfulness, relational psychology, and modern neuroscience in her international trainings, workshops and conferences.
You can learn more about Linda at https://lindagraham-mft.net/