Resilience needs to be nurtured and sustained. It is a process, and like a plant that needs watered, your resilience needs boosted. Below are some of the activities introduced in the SOS section, designed as longer practices that you can build into your everyday life to maintain your resilience.
Helen introduces us to what mindfulness is and brings us through a short 5 minute mindfulness exercise. Feel the power of being present.
by Oonagh Linden
You don’t have to be an artist to create, explore Zen doodling and make your own affirmation cards – Oonagh shows you how.
30 Minute Yoga practice by Christine Brown Wilson
Have a go and experience the power of yoga at the beginning of your day, in the middle or at the end. No equipment required just an interest and a willingness to move!
by Dr Ciara Close
In this podcast Ciara talks about exercise and nutrition and shares some tips on making exercise and healthy eating enjoyable rather than a chore.
Dr Claire McEvoy highlights how eating ‘on the go’ requires preplanning to ensure the maximum benefit for both you and your clients.
Have an active day avoid naps if possible
No caffeine-based drinks 6 hours before sleep
Regular bedtime routine
Remove all electronic devices from your room, (no TV, phones etc)
If sleep will not come, sit up and wait, you can try again.
Use your butterfly hug and safe calm place to aid relaxation.
by Colin Hughes
Some handy hints from Colin on how to achieve a better night’s sleep. "Don't make your bedroom a worry room.'
by Christine Brown Wilson
Christine invites us to join her in a short, guided meditation to both relax and revive.
Christine guides us through a meditation practice helpful for sleep.
Resilience is individual and as individuals we find positive ways of boosting our resilience.
Alabi Omowunmi Zainab - Care Home Nurse
Omowunmi shares how time and space to be alone are important to building resilience.
Shauna and Olivia explain why resilience is important in domiciliary care and how they maintain and build resilience.
Connection builds resilience, allows for the sharing of experience and is protective.
Maria explains how important social care staff have been to her as a ‘constant’ in family life. She explains how resilience is a two-way process built and maintained by positive relationships.
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