The American Psychological Association has identified evidence-informed strategies to navigate challenging times:
- Make connections
- Avoid seeing crises as insurmountable problems
- Accept that change is a part of living
- Move towards your goals
- Take decisive actions
- Seek opportunities for self-discovery
- Nurture a positive view of yourself
- Keep things in perspective
- Maintain a hopeful outlook
- Take care of yourself
With intention and practice, we can all improve our ability to bounce back from challenges and significant stress more quickly. This four-part Zoom series offers proven tools and resources to develop healthy coping strategies and prepare ourselves to be more resilient in our everyday lives as well as when we are faced with challenges and adversity.
4-part Zoom series to be offered in fall of 2022, 12:10-12:50 p.m. Registration coming soon!
This class is also available on-demand. Access through the link below:
Featured Resilience Videos
In response to the growing uncertainty and heightened stress during this unprecedented time, we have created several new videos to help you navigate. Find additional video resources from liveWELL and its wellness partners.
Research and Resources
- American Heart Association Resilience in the Workplace (pdf)
- American Psychological Association Resilience Help Center
- Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook: A Tool to Help You Build Resilience During Difficult Times (pdf) provided by Jamma International
- Seek support and assistance from an EAP counselor
- Learn how utilize flexibility to reframe thought patterns and tap into a strengths-based approach to working through obstacles in a free, 4-part series called Resilience 101.
- Work with a health coach.
- Enroll in a self-care program for caregivers.
- Seek assistance from the Office of the Ombudsperson.
- Participate in focused training opportunities through Learning and Development.
- Learn more about resources to help with communication at the Conflict Management at Iowa website.
liveWELL can provide presentations to UI work groups on a variety of topics. If your department or area would like us to present on a topic, please fill out this form. We request at least 6 weeks notice and we require an audience of at least 12 UI employees.