Girls Who Lead

Resilience

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

Maya Angelou

What is Resilience? Resilience is the ability to adapt to life challenges and stressors. We all have resilience. It can emerge at various times in our life. Resiliency occurs when we effectively deal and confront life challenges. As we overcome one challenge, we continue to adapt and grow so we are prepared for the next challenge. Having resilience does not mean that we don’t experience failure and disappointment. Many times, we lose our motivation because our challenges can create barriers and systemic issues that we can’t always fight alone. For example, racism is an example of a systemic issue that can influence our resilience. Many women who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour experience various forms of racism within their lives.

Are the same strategies that help privilege people to overcome on a variety of other life challenges, traumas, and crises also applicable in dealing with racism??

This workshop will focus on the tools on resiliency, as the hardship are inevitable, what counts is the unique ways that people deal with them in terms of moving on or struggling and bouncing back. This workshop will emphasize on understanding the notion of resilience and its importance in life. The facilitator will include the activities and encourage group members to come together and develop a personalized action plan to develop the skills that build resilience. This workshop allows participants to learn by doing and sharing. Therefore, the concept of this workshop is based on active listening and learning, self-assessment activities, demonstrations and individual/group exercises both. 

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Please watch the following videos. Reflect on key information shared in the video and statements that resonated with you. Did you experience an “aha moment?”, or a moment where you understood where the speaker was coming from because it resembled your own experience? Why? Discuss what you can do to make a difference in how you perceive information and messages from others. Discuss steps you may take to support mentees who may share a similar experience.

Want to learn more? Register in one of our workshops focusing on building resiliency in areas of the self such as self-esteem, mental health, emotional intelligence, and navigating systems.

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