In this episode Dr Lucy Hone and Dr Denise Quinlan discuss collective resilience, building wellbeing and resilience in diverse populations, and how to develop the most important skills associated with resilience.
This episode was originally recorded for the Flourish FM podcast and is re-broadcast here with kind permission from podcast hosts, Dr Nick Holton and Dr Jon Beale. We are grateful to Nick and Jon for the great work they do, and for this opportunity to sit and chat together about our shared passion for wellbeing research.
Key conversation points:
- What resilience is and the difference between individual and collective resilience. Individual resilience can be thought of as “learning to swim” and collective resilience thought of as “building the pool.” We need both to be truly resilient.
- Ways to build resilience, individually and collectively: healthy relationships; having a “mission” in life; cultivating self-awareness, self-regulation and self-compassion; and developing flexible and accurate thinking.
- What trauma is and what post-traumatic growth (PTSG) is, and Lucy & Denise’s explanation that PTSG doesn’t come from the trauma itself, but from the life-rebuilding struggles that trauma so often requires.
- Our “explanatory style”: how we explain what has happened to us, and why this is important for well-being and resilience.
Dr Nick Holton, educator at The Shipley School, and Dr Jon Beale, researcher with Harvard’s Human Flourishing Program, host the Flourish FM podcast to share the latest research on how to thrive with a wider audience. They interviewed Dr Lucy Hone and Dr Denise Quinlan about their work on collective resilience and resilient grieving.
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