The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs to schools, sports clubs and businesses, providing practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness.
We have delivered programs to over 500 schools around the country and worked with many elite sporting teams including the Australian cricket, netball and soccer teams, NRL and AFL clubs.
Through presentations, wellbeing journals, school curriculum, teacher diaries and our app, we seek to help all Australians become mentally healthy.
PRESENTED BY MARTIN HEPPELL
LESSONS FROM THE WORLD’S MOST RESILIENT PEOPLE
WHAT IS RESILIENCE?
LET’S LOOK AT OUR RESPONSE TO A TRAUMATIC EVENT
DISCOVERING THE BENEFITS OF G.E.M
TAKING CONTROL OF EMOTIONS
What three activities influence the
strength of your emotions?
(University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
POSITIVE EMOTION BUILDS COGNITIVE CAPACITY?
• broader attention span
• increased working memory
• enhanced verbal fluency
• increased openness to new information
• increased creativity
• increased engagement
Fredrickson, B. 2005
Positive emotion shows cognitive change!
HOW TO PRACTICE GRATITUDE
Write down three things that went well
for you during the day.
What was the
best thing that
Who am I
What am I
to most about
IN ONLY 21 DAYS…
You rewire your brain to start scanning
the world for the positive
AND IN 42 DAYS…
• are less likely to get sick
• have higher levels of energy
• feel happier
• are more enthusiastic
• are more attentive
• are more determined
• are more optimistic
• have a better quality of sleep
• have lower levels of depression and anxiety
OXYTOCIN leads to:
increase self esteem/confidence
increase levels of happiness
increase levels of positivity
Every time you do something kind for someone else,
your brain releases oxytocin.
a = without
lex = words
thyme = emotions/feelings
An inability to put emotions and feelings into words
• The ability to be completely present in the moment
• To remain focused on one task
• To be completely engaged in a topic, task or conversation
• To raise self awareness
• To increase appreciation of surroundings and of others
• To become more connected
Replacing face to face contact with family and friends
with messages on