Rebounding from difficulty
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.
In this month’s edition of Ignite, Dr Greg Herbert describes 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.
Greg is a Clinical Psychologist and a current graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Greg completed both a B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology and an M.Sc. in Applied Psychology (Mental Health) at the University of Ulster. He subsequently completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Texas, which included a doctoral internship completed within the Department of Psychiatry at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Greg then completed his formal training through undertaking a postdoctoral residency with Pennsylvania Counseling Services in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Given the international nature of his doctoral education, Greg's professional qualifications have been validated for practice as a Clinical Psychologist by the Department of Health.