Using the Science of Resilience to Encourage Each Other and Volunteer

By Jenny Stotts posted 03-10-2021 17:04


Resilience is the process of adapting in the face of adversity.

When we experience a traumatic or stressful event, our brains activate a number of pathways to protect us. These biological processes help keep us safe. It’s in the recovery from these events that we grow and change and become stronger. Many of us are living this reality right now in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The good news is, there are ways to grow our capacity for resiliency. And we can use this time by working together to grow and foster resilience.

An info graphic on how to grow our resilience

When we collectively care for each other, we help create pathways to grow and foster resilience. When we scale these practices to the organization level, we unlock new potential to strengthen our clubs and volunteer organizations.

Remember to take care of one another. But, take care of yourself, too.
You deserve to be your best and most resilient self.

I want to hear from you: what's easiest for you? What's most challenging? What other ways have you adjusted how you care for yourself and others in the last year? Let's keep this conversation going in the Professional Development Forum.

#resilience #gratitude #wellness #volunteering​​​​