Dear ISMNZ Family,
We are excited to invite you, as well as your contacts and friends to a Zoom Workshop run by our board member, Christina Baird, who is a psychologist in Auckland. The topic is ‘Durability', the ability to nurture our inner longevity in the face of stress and strain.
In this environment where there is just so much going on around us it can be easy to get caught up and become reactive to all the struggles, stresses and strains that we face. If you have become fragile you may not be as robust as normal and little things suddenly seem big. You may feel as if how you are is dependent on what is happening around you and no longer in your control.
It is no longer enough to be resilient, to have the qualities needed to ‘bounce back’ after this is over. We can’t wait until later to rebuild our well-being, as that is a while away yet. A spider doesn’t just wait until their web is destroyed by the wind and then rebuild it. Rather they design and build a durable structure from different fibres that will withstand different types of challenges that come at it. Sometimes this means softening so that it can flex with the wind, sometimes it means sacrificing a small part of the web in order to strengthen the rest. We too need to build a durable web that supports and maintains positive wellbeing in spite of, or in the face of all that is going on around us. You can develop the techniques and strategies that you need to feel strong, stable and grounded in face of all the challenges that the world is throwing at you. You can learn to support yourself through tough times, maintaining your balance and adaptability as the winds blow around you. You can reconnect with your inner sense of yourself, your own experience and the peace that comes from your connection with God.
In this 90 minute interactive workshop you will receive an introduction to the four essential building blocks of durability.
Valuing – understanding and acting in line with your values.
Stress management – understanding your stress response and how to manage it.
Emotional Proficiency – understanding and responding to your own and others emotions.
Well-being literacy- understanding and acting on information that can increase your well-being.
You will have an opportunity to reflect on your current capacity in each of these areas. Then we will learn and practice new techniques and skills in each of these areas that you can use in everyday life to increase your ability to withstand all that life sends at you.
Read more and register for the webinar here:
The zoom link will be sent to you in the confirmation email.
Please feel free to invite your contacts and friends who you think may benefit from this webinar.