• Carrie Griffiths

How Do You Bounce Back?

Updated: Mar 26

This week in The Voice Lab we’ve been discussing resilience - what it means, where we’ve demonstrated it, and how to build it up in our personal and work lives. In this article I'll be discussing how you can build more resilience in different areas for your life and sharing the seven Cs of the Resilience Map.

Resilience is something that we can have an abundance of in some areas of our lives, and less in others.

If you say a person is resilient’ it is partly true; it is likely that they have resilience to situations that they have experienced many times, but are less resilient to new challenges.

Even if you have built resilience in lots of areas of your life, it is not always easy to see how you did it.

But if you’ve done it before (which you have), you can do it again (which you will).

But how can we understand resilience so that we can repeat the process multiple times?

According to paediatrician and human development expert Dr Ginsburg, there are seven factors that, when developed and integrated, build resilience - I call it the Resilience Map.

There are seven area, - the Sevens Cs, of the Resilience Map:

Competence - the ability to do something

Confidence - belief in your own abilities

Connection - the existence if a stable network

Character - a strong sense if self-worth

Contribution - the opportunity and ability to give something to your community

Coping - ability to deal with challenges

Control - having control over your decisions and actions.

Of course this is subjective and dependent on many variables. More a guide than a check list, by referring to these seven Cs, we can but it at least enable some understanding of how we can build resilience in specific areas.

Next time you’re feeling vulnerable check back on the seven Cs and see where you can start filling in any gaps in your Resilience Map.

For free weekly training and more discussion about how to develop a healthy mindset for confident speaking and singing click the link and join the free group: https://bit.ly/trainyourvoice

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