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Personal resilience, Day 15 – 20th of March 2020

What does resilience mean to you?

Resilience is the ability to recover from setbacks and adapt to challenging circumstances and is required to thrive and flourish.  Despite this definition, there has been discussion about what the essence of resilience really is.  Is it a quality, skill, or personality trait?  Is it genetically determined or taught?

Regardless of the exact nature of resilience, current thinking is clear.  We can develop and improve our resilience.  Experts confirm that resilience is a quality and a skill that can be enhanced, yet requires effort and consistency.

We identified in the first email in this series that we all have resilience.  It is useful to understanding our baseline.  In so doing we can identify ways to strengthen your resilience.

The Farm Advisory Service has run a number of meetings on Personal Resilience with Kim Walker over the last few months, and we spoke to her about what it means to be resilient, and some of the topics we have been covering in these emails.

You can listen to it here.


If any of these emails or exercises have affected you and you feel you would like to speak to someone, support is available through RSABI.  You can call them on 0300 111 4166.  Their helpline is open from 7am to 11pm all year.

These resources have been developed by Kim Walker of Advance Consultancy for the Farm Advisory Service.

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