Resilience for riding the Coronacoaster

Jewitt, Katharine (2022). Resilience for riding the Coronacoaster. In: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion AL Development Event, Thursday 3 Mar 2022, The Open University.


The workshop provides an engaging and motivational look at how ALs move into recovery beyond Covid-19. There are a series of slides interspersed with questions for participants to pause, reflect and take part in group discussion. The workshop shares the latest research exploring developments in positive psychology, neuroscience and resilience to help us all improve our wellbeing, build resilience, strengthen intrinsic motivation, reduce stress levels and support the wellbeing of ourselves and our families, friends, colleagues and in our work to support students.

Participants will:

1. Explore how to mitigate negative emotions

2. Discover scientifically proven techniques to benefit wellbeing in the long term

3. Learn about the concept of psychoneuroimmunology

4. Understand emotional regulation systems

5. Consider growth mindsets and post traumatic growth.

The session provides time to reflect on yourself and to think through some of the challenges and questions that are posed during the workshop and to focus on what we need to do to keep ourselves well. This workshop shares research showing how people can make meaning out of Covid-19 and what we can do to move forward, restore wellbeing and re-assert a sense of purpose as we operate in a transforming world. This session will be uplifting and engage participants to help them enhance their own wellbeing, feel less pressured and build resilience for themselves, colleagues and students.

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