Resiliency Group - Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

Resiliency Group, now recruiting for Spring 2013
Group meets on Mondays, 12-1 p.m. at the UMC

Date/Location:

  • Feb. 4 UMC 353
  • Feb. 11 UMC 384
  • Feb. 18 UMC 353
  • Feb. 25 UMC 404
  • Mar. 4 UMC 353
  • Mar. 11 UMC 353
  • Apr. 1 UMC 353
  • Apr. 15 UMC 335


Program Overview:
Resilience is the capacity to successfully adapt in times of stress and uncertainty. It does not mean that we go through life without feeling anxiety and pain; rather it is a process of overcoming challenges with a sense of well-being and wisdom. In this educational and participatory workshop series, we will learn and practice several different effective methods for uncovering and developing our natural resiliency. These strategies include mindfulness, working with the mind-body connection, meditation, emotional regulation skills, cognitive restructuring and building positive states. Participants will leave with a set of practical techniques that can be practiced in daily life.

Building resiliency can provide: 

  • Increase ability to connect to a sense of joy, relaxation and well-being
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Ability to cope more effectively
  • Greater sense of clarity and focus 

While participants are encouraged to commit to attending all eight sessions, each session can be attended in of itself. The group will meet once a week for an hour.

This group is facilitated by Heather Cook, counseling trainee at the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. Heather's background is in public health research and programs. She enjoys supporting individuals in connecting to their innate resources as they overcome life's challenges. 

Please email Heather.A.Cook@colorado.EDU or call 303-492-3020 for more information or to register.

Website: http://hr.colorado.edu/fsap/groups/Pages/Resliency-Group.aspx

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