A necessary mouvement
Covid19, growing agression everywhere, repressed children’s voices… Are you also tired of waiting, powerless or in fear for someone else to decide how your life will be in the coming days, weeks and months? Fortunately, there are paths we can take, together and alone, for greater physical, mental and emotional balance.
Join the Resilience Movement!
A movement we make together. A growing movement that provides information, contact moments and tools in the fight for resilience, where everyone can make a contribution, no matter how small or large. By sharing with each other what we know, do, think and feel. By staying connected in difficult situations and being able to rely on the creativity of others when yours disappears for a moment. By taking leadership when it is needed, to respect your own and other people’s limits.
You and your children are tomorrow’s leaders. And resilience is a necessary skill for connecting leadership, health and a peaceful struggle for more justice, determination and inclusion in our society.
*No membership or registration is required, no prerequisites for joining. Taking your own initiative or joining existing resilience initiatives in your area is enough. Be creative, get inspired and inspire others by making your action visible on our facebook page or instagram, so we can add it to the inspiration list.
Goal and Result
This movement wants to stimulate resilient leadership in children, young people and adults, at school, at home, at work, in the media and in politics.
We fight for a dignified, wise, inclusive and creative society of healthy people who, as they grow, learn to deal with tension, conflict, polarisation and, above all, with each other.
Are you in?
In your own way, you too can help build a peaceful coexistence step by step.
Be together the leaders of tomorrow with focus, courage and perseverance.
Take care now for stronger health and immunity, social interaction and creativity.
Do whatever it takes to strengthen your resilience on Thursdays from 9 am to 12 pm!
Think of a spring that can withstand a certain pressure. When the pressure is removed, the spring will bounce back and return to its original shape. Unless the pressure is too heavy, then the spring deforms and loses its ability to bounce back. People can also bounce back to a healthy state after disturbances and setbacks*. Provided that basic skills have been developed to tolerate pressure and tension, and that the pressure does not exceed the carrying capacity. Developing these basic skills takes effort, especially when it is new. So practising resilience is not always fun. But it can be linked to enjoyable activities.
*By healthy state, we mean that you are capable of human connection and that you can express and fulfil your basic needs on a physical, emotional, mental level.
We are still working on the translation of our downloads in English. If you have any interesting downloads we could add in English, please let us know so we can post it here. There are many books on resilience though, here are some of our favorites:
- Rick Hanson. Resilient: how to grow an unshakeable core of calm, strength and happiness
- Dan Siegel & co. Mindful parenting collection
- Brené Brown. Rising strong
- 12 favorites of Everydayhealth.com
Apps to train focus, concentration and meditation
- Covid19 brings us valuable experiences, such as the awareness of how important human connection and health is. And we are experiencing a growing culture of fear, the deterioration of social interaction and our immune systems, the ignoring of social issues such as poverty, climate and discrimination. Meanwhile, the number of burnouts and other stress-related illnesses continues to rise.
- Aggression is increasing throughout society, especially in schools. As a result of too many stimuli and a lack of emotional development, our children attack each other. Because we have no time, there are no clear boundaries. There is a judgemental performance culture, social exclusion, mass consumerism, perverse power structures, etc.
- Education is collapsing under the cognitive curricula, and the framework, support and resources for teaching staff are inadequate and outdated. The digital and social media pressure is increasing exponentially. Unfortunately, schools are still producing obedient, docile, knowledge-reflecting people. And school drop-outs.
Goal and Result
D1: Maximum focus on resilience at school, work and home, without having to wait for political decisions or approval.
R1: Rapidly improving atmosphere, concentration and communication at school, at home and at work.
D2: Media explicitly gives time and attention to energy-giving info and basic info on how to strengthen your immune system.
R2: Increased general knowledge among the whole population about health, dealing with uncertainty, illness and fear leads to less powerlessness and aggression and to a constructive, creative attitude to life.
D3: Decision-making and political action aim to create a dignified climate in all areas. Children, young people, their carers and vulnerable families must be heard in this process.
R3: More wisdom, clarity and humanity in (political) decision-making, greater decisiveness and support to achieve desired results.
Are you in?
- Talk to and inform your different networks about resilience, active citizenship, health and leadership
- Make time every Thursday between 9am and 12pm for a walk and other healthy activities or rest moments that boost your immune system.*
- Share photos or stories of your resilience activities on social media
- Invite your contacts personally (privately and through school or work) to join you
*Let us know if you need more info: email@example.com
Resilience from the dictionary
- “The ability to be happy, successful, healthy again after something difficult or bad has happened. “Trauma researchers emphasize the resilience of the human psyche.“
- The ability of a substance to return to its usual shape after being bent, stretched, or pressed. “The plant fibre has incredible strength and resilience.“
- The quality of being able to return quickly to a previous good condition after problems
The 10 facets of resilience
- Ability to self-soothe
- Balanced physical activity and self-care
- Capacity for self-reliance
- Emotional expression
- Non-judgment, equanimity
- Optimism and joy
- Sense of cohesion and connection
- Social support and kindness
A resilience exercise to remember
Find a quiet place where you can have your full attention for a while, without distractions or disturbances.
Posture: make your posture upright and at the same time relaxed, your spine straight, your chest wider, your shoulders slightly back.
Breathing: Breathe in once more, feel how your lungs fill up, oxygen feeds your whole body, and while breathing out you allow relaxation where possible, your posture remains straight and open.
Space: Stretch out your arms, be aware of the space around you and look around to all sides, corners, windows, also backwards, downwards and upwards. Move around in the room if you wish.
Quality: Say out loud to yourself “what would it be like with a little more ease (or another quality) in my body?” and feel how your body reacts. Maybe some muscles relax or react just a little bit, or maybe you notice something in your thoughts or feelings.
Inspiration: Think of someone who makes you smile, who makes you happy or inspires you, and stay with this feeling for a while.