Creating and Maintaining The Resilient Mindset

Living the Resilient Life

How to Develop and Sustain the Resilient Mindset

Some frequently asked questions we receive include:

  • What does it mean to be resilient?
  • Why do some people have the ability to overcome and handle stress or grow from post-traumatic events while others fall prey to the black hole of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, alcoholism, drug abuse, and/or suicidal ideations?
  • How can the first responder community of police officers, corrections officers, firefighters, EMS personnel, chaplains, nurses, doctors, child -care protective services, and 911 operators develop and sustain a Resilient Mindset in spite of the number of traumatic stressful events they observe during a single shift?
  • How can the first responder community sustain a Resilient Mindset in the face of the cumulative impact of being exposed to repeated trauma on a daily basis?
  • How can a first responder retiree preserve the Resilient Mindset and not be haunted by the traumatic events they experienced on the job?
  • How can a child that has experienced a traumatic event develop and sustain a Resilient Mindset so they can reach their full potential later in life?
  • Do the lessons learned in the Resilient Minds Training Program apply to all professions?

The Resilient Minds Training Program

The Resilient Minds Training Program is a life-changing program that is based upon the basic concepts of positive psychology. The Resilient Minds Training Program is a three-day interactive training program which provides attendees with a roadmap to change the culture within their organization surrounding behavioral health issues. The curriculum focuses on the impact of operational and organizational stress, the effect of trauma and life experience on employee attitudes, holistic employee health strategies, and enhancing interpersonal and community relationships.

Why Should My Organization Train Employees On The Resilient Minds Training Program?

People are not born resilient, resiliency is learned through life experiences. The Resilient Minds Training Program was created by subject matter experts in psychology, academia, the military, and public safety. The Resilient Minds Training Program is the next evolution of resiliency and wellness training. The goal of this training program is to promote an environment for well-being among our attendees which ultimately affects individual quality of life, performance, safety, and attitudes. The Resilient Minds Training Program was developed by numerous subject matter experts who were involved in National resiliency training methods and who created the first-in-the-nation New Jersey Law Enforcement Resiliency Program.

The Resilient Minds Training Program, however, is designed to transcend resiliency programs created solely for law enforcement and is instead applicable for the entire first-responder community. It is also designed to be much more interactive than previously created resiliency and wellness courses. The Resilient Minds Training Program provides easily understandable tips that can be implemented in everyday life that, when adopted, will buffer the adverse effects of stressful life events and provide a broader range of coping strategies to recover from traumatic or stressful events. Academic research has established that resilient people are not as negatively impacted by adverse events, and, when faced an adverse with an event, they recover faster and are more likely to experience post-event growth than those who do not have a Resilient Mindset.

The positive effects of this training provide both tangible personal and professional benefits for students, even for those who have not experienced trauma. This training can help reshape an individual’s thought process by reframing adversity as a “learning experience.” It helps them to look at the world, themselves, and events they experience from a different perspective which emphasizes positivity and their strengths rather than their weaknesses.

What Is The Resilient Minds Training Program Curriculum?

The Resilient Minds Training Program adopts many of the principles established in the PERMA model of well-being (positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, accomplishment.) A greater sense of self-awareness can lead to enhanced self-management skills for an individual. Indeed, resilience and wellness training builds resilience and improves it in people who consider themselves to be resilient. Therefore, understanding these concepts and engaging in continual practice of these principles, will foster and increase personal resilience. The Resilient Minds Training Program is based upon several basic concepts that will ultimately train the student to “remind, reframe, and rewire” their thought process. We will also introduce the concept of reciprocal resiliency. Through exercises learned in class, students will learn to choose to focus thoughts on fixing the issue at hand. Students will also learn to recognize their personal “triggers;” when they are spiraling down; and how to check themselves to stop a downward spiral.

Who Created The Resilient Minds Training Program?

The Resilient Minds Training Program was created by a team of experts in their fields who not only teach resiliency, but live and practice it on a daily basis.   Our team is comprised of resiliency practitioners, trainers, educators, psychologists, retired and active law enforcement, medical professionals, chaplains, business professionals and retired and active military officers.  Resilient Minds On The Front Lines, Inc. is a non-profit corporation registered in the State of New Jersey as a 501c(3).

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