Our Approach


Our Approach
This approach to adaptive resilience combines insights and evidence from chronobiology (the study of biological rhythms and their adaptation to the environment), physiology, positive psychology, existential psychology and neuropsychology, social science, and mindfulness to provide a holistic method for resilience. Human beings are dynamic and complex, and we’ve found evidence of the multi-directional relationship between body, mind, and spirit as well as practical skills that help you connect these components effectively. We therefore take a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to resilience, building you up from the top down (engaging the mind in important questions), as well as from the bottom up (changing your physiology, like heart rate variability).

The adaptive resilience approach offers simple exercises as practical tools and techniques created to help you develop resilience, improve well-being and health, and deal effectively with pressure.

I will define adaptive resilience, summarize the research and case studies that show how we develop resilience, discuss what these factors look like in the brain and body, and provide practical exercises you can do to develop these resilience skills. You’ll learn ways to train yourself to achieve more of those flow states Csíkszentmihályi describes, through exercises that boost both your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and increase connection and engagement with people and tasks.

You’ll also hear about methods to aid release, recovery, and recuperation after strenuous activities.

Afterward, I will cover concepts such as cognitive flexibility, detaching and engaging at will and training the mind to be flexible and wise in doing the right things at the right time.

The practical exercises recommended in this book are all scientifically proven to be effective. Having said that, research speaks for most but not all people, and each person is different. We encourage you to personalize the exercises. Feel free to practice the skills you most resonate with and make them your own. You may also have found yourself practicing some of them already, but we may show you how to do them in a different and more conscious way to help you become more consistent.

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