Resilience - Rebounding from difficulty

Ignite - February 2019 | taught by Joe O'Brien

Course description

This month we are focusing on the topic of Resilience and the importance of being able to rebound from difficult situations or experiences in the workplace.

How do people deal with difficult events that change their lives? Many people react to such circumstances with a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty. Yet people generally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions.

What enables them to do so? It involves resilience, an ongoing process that requires time and effort and engages people in taking a number of steps.

This course will describe resilience and some factors that affect how people deal with hardship. These tips will help you focus on developing and using a personal strategy for enhancing resilience in the workplace.

Joe O'Brien
Joe O'Brien

Joe is an Assistant Psychologist on the Mental Health & Wellness Team. He has an MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Bath, and a BSc in Psychology from Dublin City University. Joe has a background in clinical mental health, with experience in the UK and Ireland. He is hugely passionate about physical and mental health promotion, and believes they go hand in hand. Joe has a specific interest in the psychology of habit change, workplace health, nutritional psychology and the link between mental and physical health conditions. In his personal life, he is an All-Ireland winner with Lansdowne Rugby club, and is a passionate musician.

Course Curriculum