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How to Bounce Forward After a Setback

The ability to rebound after a setback is not a skill we either have or don’t have, and it doesn't require hardship to be cultivated.

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Big Self School

Live Class

$ 97.00 USD

October 27, 2020

6:30-8:30pm EST

2-hour Live Class
Live, Expert-led Instruction
Workbook
Access to Online Community

Class Overview

The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. —Paulo Coelho

Moments of failure and seasons of stagnation are as inevitable as breathing and loving and dying. They will happen to all of us. Failure and struggle may happen even more often to the courageous. The greater the risk, the greater the fall if it doesn’t work out. 

Despite this certainty, many of us are wired to push ourselves. We want to know our potential, but fulfilling that potential is never easy. The path is fraught with face plants, skinned knees, and tortuous setbacks. We live in the tension between moving forward and giving into the resistance. It’s a paradox: we’re wired to exploration but also tempted to remain complacent. 

Resilience, or what positive psychologists have coined bouncing forward, takes a calm mindset and turns it into action. As it turns out, resilience is quite possibly the greatest skill we can learn.

This two-hour workshop will equip you with the strategies and tools to recognize, strengthen, and apply everyday resilience skills to a multitude of scenarios. You’ll also discover ways to build protective factors within yourself and others. 

The ability to rebound after a setback is not a skill we either have or don’t have, and it doesn't require hardship to be cultivated. Each of us is wired for hard things, and each of us has the capacity to build up our own protective factors, including self-regulation, connection, mental and emotional agility, self-awareness, and optimism. These roots of resilience are grounding resources and daily practices that allow us to grow through challenges. 

We can’t expect our lives to be free from hardships. In fact, we wouldn’t suggest even trying to avoid them. That is a task doomed to fail. We can expect, however, that it is wholly possible to learn and embed the skills of resilience into our lives so that when the ship sails off course we can course correct. 

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The roots of resilience and why it is a critical life skill.

Strategies to access resilience in challenging times.

Discover thinking traps that keep you stuck.

How to apply resilience to take positive risks and achieve your goals.

Tools to build resilient mindsets that last.

Insights & Clarity

Insights and clarity into yourself from the stories you unearth.

Calm

An easy, accessible way to increase your calm and energy levels.

Focus

Ideas for improving your focus and concentration.

Self-confidence

An increase in self-confidence.

Empathy

More empathy for other people.

Your Teacher

Dana Fulwiler

Dana is a well-being educator and facilitator with over 14 years of experience across public education, non-profit, and higher education. After discovering positive psychology and its relevance to her personal and professional life, she immersed herself in its strength-based practices and scientific evidence. Dana has since had the privilege of learning from the field’s founder and several trailblazers in individual and organizational psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her Master of Applied Positive Psychology and now serves as an Assistant Instructor. Dana is energized by connecting with and supporting others in crafting and evolving their Big Self. She believes in the importance of giving ourselves permission to be well, supported, and whole. By intentionally cultivating skills, behaviors and mindsets of well-being we build the tools and adaptability to live engaged, resilient, meaningful lives.

Your Teacher

Dr. Chad Prevost

Chad has advanced degrees in creative writing, literature, and theology. Being married to a psychotherapist has been another education. A workshop leader and entrepreneur, he has started and participated in writing and literary arts communities in New York, Austin, Atlanta, and Chattanooga. He also has experience writing as a journalist for startups in tech and logistics. He is the author of several books of poetry, as well as interactive-fiction for youth. Over the years, he has innovated writing processes to foster reflection and insight, narrative strength, and authentic voice.

Moments of failure and seasons of stagnation are as inevitable as breathing and loving and dying. They will happen to all of us. Failure and struggle may happen even more often to the courageous. The greater the risk, the greater the fall if it doesn’t work out. 

Despite this certainty, many of us are wired to push ourselves. We want to know our potential, but fulfilling that potential is never easy. The path is fraught with face plants, skinned knees, and tortuous setbacks. We live in the tension between moving forward and giving into the resistance. It’s a paradox: we’re wired to exploration but also tempted to remain complacent. 

Resilience, or what positive psychologists have coined bouncing forward, takes a calm mindset and turns it into action. As it turns out, resilience is quite possibly the greatest skill we can learn.

This two-hour workshop will equip you with the strategies and tools to recognize, strengthen, and apply everyday resilience skills to a multitude of scenarios. You’ll also discover ways to build protective factors within yourself and others. 

The ability to rebound after a setback is not a skill we either have or don’t have, and it doesn't require hardship to be cultivated. Each of us is wired for hard things, and each of us has the capacity to build up our own protective factors, including self-regulation, connection, mental and emotional agility, self-awareness, and optimism. These roots of resilience are grounding resources and daily practices that allow us to grow through challenges. 

We can’t expect our lives to be free from hardships. In fact, we wouldn’t suggest even trying to avoid them. That is a task doomed to fail. We can expect, however, that it is wholly possible to learn and embed the skills of resilience into our lives so that when the ship sails off course we can course correct. 

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