Resources for Recovering Resilience: Neuroscience of Resilience Interview with Australia Counseling

I’ll be teaching Bouncing Back to psychotherapists in Brisbane, Australia September 3-4 and in Melbourne, Australia September 7-8, 2015.

Here’s a link to my June 4, 2015 30-minute interview with Clinton Powers of Australia Counseling; one of my favorites of all time.

An excellent review of the major concepts of Bouncing Back.

Use the link to access the podcast. Here’s the accompanying article.

Resilience is often considered the ability to deal with life’s challenges, whether you’re dealing with a small disappointment or a crisis of disastrous proportions.

Resilience is built into our brains, however, over time we learn unhelpful patterns, which then become fixed in our neural circuitry.

But neuroscience is now revealing that what we previously thought was hardwired and couldn’t be changed can actually be rewired to form new neural connections that bring about change and improve mental health.

Linda Graham has written extensively about this in her book Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being, where she writes about how to improve your well-being and resilience by using the power of neuroplasticity.

And the good news is Linda is coming to Melbourne and Brisbane to present her workshop on resilience for the first time in Australia, presented by KEvents.

In this interview Linda shares:

  • her definition of resilience
  • how the brain develops resilience – or not
  • how early development of resilience goes wrong
  • how to recover resilience through the neuroplasticity of the brain
  • how mindfulness helps us recover resilience
  • how empathy and self-acceptance assist with building resilience
  • how resonant relationships play a role in resilience
  • what is somatic intelligence and how it helps us recover resilience
  • the role of positive emotions in helping to build resilience
  • reflection and response flexibility and how it helps shift patterns of response
  • exercises she uses with her clients to build resilience

Australia Counseling has interviewed over 80 clinicians on all sorts of topics; an excellent resource for cutting-edge information for the fields of psychology and social work. Check out other podcasts as well:

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