Whenever I hear the words resilience, vulnerability and empowerment, they bring to mind some thought-provoking questions. Does vulnerability+ resilience = empowerment? Is this the most powerful combination of words in the English dictionary? Is it possible to talk about one word without mentioning the others?
I often discuss how the key to understanding how our emotions, thoughts and energy is in our experiences, particularly the tricky ones. This is resilience in action, helping us learn and discover who we truly are. By adding in two more significant words, vulnerability and empowerment, we can take that one step further.
Every experience that we have is a story. The experience has a beginning, middle and end, even the tricky experiences. They do end. It might feel like a continuous struggle when you are in a tricky experience, but it does end.
The Resilience Tutor – Helping Young People Cope with Change. How to help young people cope with change and embrace change
as a journey of self-discovery.
Talking to teenagers about embracing life is some of the most important conversations you’ll have with them because they embrace leads to growth, experiences, self-reflection, resilience, and endless possibilities.
With each value a teenager discovers and connects with, a new piece of their life path lights up to lead their direction. Then, they put effort and energy into following that path, unearthing new values along the way and fuelling their motivation to push on.
How to take control of your thoughts and steer them back towards a positive mindset through a boost in creativity and imagination
In our lives, we are continual learners; learning is a natural part of life, and so is teaching. We are taught all the time, whether from physical people, experiences, circumstances, time, etc. Every conversation teaches us something and brings a new dimension to our lives.
One good conversation can shift the direction of our lives forever. Have you stopped and thought about how exciting and amazing it is that we can socialise and enjoy conversations with people? I want teenagers to use the incredible benefits of conversation to help...
Energy is all around us. You’ve been to science class, and you know what energy is in a scientific sense. But what about in more of a psychological sense? Within us, we have all different kinds of energy. It’s important to note that our energy levels are linked to our behaviour, actions, and experiences.
Three primary energies within the body are high, centred, and low, and every energy has its purpose. So even though you can never see energy, you can feel it. Just think, when you’re at a concert where everyone is excited to be there, the high energy going on is a collective experience. You feed off one another’s energy, and it grows and grows.
When faced with a problem, we get stressed because it can seem like all we see is the problem with no way out. We don’t have a pathway to get to a solution, and we don’t have the right tools to get to that solution.
To make problem-solving a little bit clearer for you, let’s look at a helpful step-by-step problem-solving process. I still sometimes enjoy turning to this process when I get stuck with a tricky problem. It helps to calm the mind and the body and prepare it to think logically about finding a solution.