In September, CIC presenter Rev. Gabriele Gandswindt offered a definition of resiliency as the ability to survive and thrive amidst change, disruption, and adversity. She introduced a research-based model comprised of 5 resiliency domains, all of which are found in individuals, teams and organizations. At its heart is the notion that the most resilient individuals are able to exhibit seemingly paradoxical qualities to adapt to situations of adversity, change, and turmoil. For each of these 5 domains, we explored practices that grow resilient behaviors in oneself and in the people we care for.
Take a look at the Resiliency Model, and notice where you are in each of these domains. To feel strongly aligned with both sides of each domain is optimal.
- OUTLOOK, from realistic to optimistic
- REBOUNDABILITY, from stable to flexible
- ENERGETIC FOCUS, from externally engaged to internally engaged
- NURTURANCE, from self-care to other-care
- RELATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, from interdependent to independent