3 Steps to Build Resilience

January 27, 2020

Talking to another therapist colleague the other day about how so many of us struggle with resilience, I was recommended to watch this TED talk.  Well, she was right.  It is a good 'un!  Dr Lucy Hone is a resilience expert who thought she found her calling supporting people to recover following the Christchurch earthquake.  She had no idea that her personal journey was about to take her to a far darker place.  In this powerful and courageous talk, she shares the three strategies that got her through an unimaginable tragedy⁠ - and offers a profound insight on human suffering.  Dr Lucy Hone is a director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience, a research associate at AUT University, a published academic researcher, best-selling author and contributor to Psychology Today, the Sunday Star Times and Next magazine.

She trained at the University of Pennsylvania and got her PhD in public health at AUT University in Auckland.  She has helped a range of organisations - rom primary schools to leading law firms - to design and implement wellbeing initiatives creating sustained and meaningful change.  This has included organisations in the UK.

Five years ago, the sudden death of Lucy’s 12-year-old daughter Abi forced Lucy to turn her academic training and professional practice to foster resilience in very personal circumstances.  The blog she wrote in the aftermath of Abi’s death attracted international attention and resulted in the best-selling non-fiction title, What Abi Taught Us, Strategies for Resilient Grieving (Allen & Unwin, 2016), now available as Resilient Grieving in the US, UK and NZ.  This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.  Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

 

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