General Resilience Information
Emotional resilience could be defined as:
Having the capability to continuously control our emotions in face of adversity without loss of performance.
Description of emotional resilience
Emotional resilience is thought to be an internal protective process of steeling oneself so to be able to consistently function in emotionally charged conditions. It is considered to be a learnt skill developed from individual coping strategies while interpreting and reacting to direct practice.
Emotional resilience is considered to be different from emotional intelligence (being able to recognise and understand emotions) and different again from emotional management (having the ability to manage the emotions of ourselves and other).
Types of emotional adversity
If the object is to be able to develop the skills to continuously control emotions in the face of adversity without loss of performance. It would be helpful to understand the type of adversity practitioners have to face.
Practitioners need to be able:
– To cope with adversity.
– To control their temper when being provoked.
– To consistently control one’s own anxiety when in stressful situations.
– To continuously cope with emotionally upsetting incidents.
– To maintain their position against argumentative people.
– To contain feeling scared when in threatening situations.
– To control your reactions when confronting aggressive people.
– To handle the frustrations of dealing with regular conflicts.
– To deal with stressful situations effectively.
– To cope with personal upset during traumatic events.
– To recover after severe adversity or acute trauma.