“Resilience is the ability to bounce back – and move forward – from periods of change and adversity, stress and trauma, loss and disappointment, and often more importantly - the strain and intensity of just doing the “day-to-day” in today’s world.”
When we look around, we recognize that many of the same rules and principles that apply to individuals – also apply to families, teams, partnerships, businesses, organisations, and countries.
Really. Look around.
Whether thinking in terms of individuals, families, small groups, or large organizations, our capacity for resilience is directly related to our capacity for flexibility, adaptability, productivity and longevity.
"The most valuable aspects were the opportunity for students to reflect on managing themselves and realise that they not alone in the way they deal with situations that may arise and to realise there are strategies to deal with every situation".
"I loved hearing our students talking about the sessions in between workshops. We also had great feedback from parents when they heard about the content in the workshops".
"Being taught strategies of reducing stress. Especially the exercises! These are so simple but effective. Our students need to know these ways".
"Very clear presentation! Very good tools!".
"Stress strategies, breathing, tense. Love the egg/basketball. Excellent presentations - engaging, clear and activities/videos to keep students engaged and pitched at their level and interests".
Who is Edmond Otis?
Edmond is a health educator, licensed psychotherapist, and speaker who works with individual clients, athletes, sport teams, businesses, and public and private organisations, in New Zealand and the US, to increase resilience, improve performance, reduce stress, and facilitate change.
Edmond and his family moved to New Zealand in 2008, and became citizens in 2015. He is a senior lecturer in Health and Sport Science at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT), and from 1981 – 2007, a senior lecturer in Humanities and Physical Education at the University of California, Riverside. As director of UCR’s nationally known martial-arts program, Edmond coached numerous individuals and teams to national (USA) and international karate championships.
Edmond developed ‘Lets Make Me Resilient’ with Health Hawke’s Bay – the primary health organisation in Hawke’s Bay.
90 minute online workshop. You will be sent the details to 'attend' this ZOOM meeting once you are registered.
This workshop will be delivered using ZOOM. Please familiarise yourself with ZOOM, it is very easy and free to use.
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