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The Psychology of 'Bouncibility': How to Build Resilience within Ourselves

Life is an imperfect journey and crisis is guaranteed. There will always be setbacks and misfortunes. Resilience is the ability to adapt to the challenges of life. It’s about bouncing back rather than falling apart. If you are strong in resilience you have this ‘bouncibility’ and can harness your inner strengths and coping mechanisms. Others need to learn the skills at the heart of resiliency. If life is full of challenges then we need to know how to not only withstand the pressure but to thrive in adversity.

If you are low in resilience, you will focus too much on your problems and deficits and be overwhelmed during challenges. You will be drawn towards unhealthy conclusions and become more vulnerable instead of stronger. Becoming more resilient will not mean that problems disappear. It does not mean that you have to become ‘as hard as nails’. Resilience is more about learning how to cope – tapping into our own resources and fostering inner-strengths in order to stay ‘standing’ during and after crisis.

Science has uncovered specific traits/factors that can be utilised at work and in our lives in general. This seminar outlines some evidence-based strategies linked to greater outcomes during challenge and change.

“More than education, more than experience, more than training, a person’s level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails. That’s true in the cancer ward, it’s true in the Olympics, and its true in the boardroom.” Dean Becker, Harvard Business Review


Shane MartinTHE FACILITATOR: Shane Martin C.Psychol., Ps.S.I.

Shane Martin is a psychologist dedicated to teaching the very best self-help psychology to empower people to enhance the quality of their lives. His ‘Moodwatchers’ psychology course has been delivered at community venues throughout the length and breadth of Ireland.

Shane has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences on a range of topics around empowerment, recovery and happiness. A leader within the area of education, he has visited hundreds of educational institutions nationwide working with management teams, teachers/lecturers, students and parents. In February 2017 Shane addressed the Oireachtas (Irish parliament) Joint Committee on Education and Skills on the important topic of Positive Mental Health in Schools. His focus was on how schools can cultivate a

culture of resilience. He has been a speaker at national educational conferences by NAHTNI, NICIE,NAPD, ACCS, CSL, IPPN, INTO, JMB and PDA.

Shane has also provided training to hundreds of public servants from numerous departments including the Departments of Children and Family Affairs, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Department of Defence, Department of Education and Skills, Department of Finance, Department of Health etc. He has delivered tailor-made programmes to health professionals in hospitals throughout Ireland and through their various representative bodies including HIQA, AOTI, INMO, INDI, IASW , TUSLA, IRSPEN, ISCP etc. Shane has worked closely with many of Ireland’s leading multinational companies as well as many state bodies.

His seminars are unique because he shares stories and humour, mixing them with evidence-based psychology.  People have enjoyed and felt uplifted by them. The audience tend to see themselves in the stories and key messages around well-being ‘land’ with them through the humour. Indeed, Shane has sold-out public theatres up and down the country with them.

He is also published poet of three collections - The Dark Room, Stilling the Dance of Time and Thin Lines which was published in February 2020. He is the author of  the best-selling 'Your Precious Life -How to Live it Well' which was published by Orpen Press and is available in all good bookstores nationwide.

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Course Properties

Course Date 13-01-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 13-01-2021 8:00 pm
Capacity 500
Speaker Shane Martin
Select Hours 1
Location Online
Categories Post Primary, Primary, SNA Courses

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