10 Steps to Psychosocial Resilience

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10 Steps to Psychosocial Resilience

in a Chaotic Climate

  1. ​Accept the problem and its severity

  2. ​Acknowledge​ ​That​ ​I​ ​Am​ ​Part​ ​Of​ ​The​ ​Problem​ ​As​ ​Well​ ​As​ ​The Solution

  3. Practice​ ​Sitting With​ ​Uncertainty

  4. Confront​ ​My​ ​Own​ ​Mortality​ ​And​ ​The​ ​Mortality​ ​Of​ ​All

  5. Feel My feelings

  6. Do Inner Work

  7. Take​ ​Breaks​ ​And​ ​Rest​ ​As​ ​Needed

  8. Develop Awareness of Brain Patterns and Perception

  9. Show Up

  10. Reinvest Into Problem-Solving Efforts


Step 1: Admit That I Am Part of the Problem As Well As The Solution

Thank you for being a part of the Good Grief Network! As some of you know, we’ve recently started the second round of the Good Grief Psychosocial Resiliency Program. I’ll recap the first step in a bit. Step One: Accept the problem and its severity. What made you realize the…

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Step 8: Seek Beauty & Meaning

The Little Prince

Resources:  Lee Smith’s Tedx Talk Thich Nhat Hanh‘s upcoming film Walk With Me Etty Hillesum’s Diary – A look inside the concentration camps of Nazi Germany and one woman’s experience The Lady In Number 6 (40 minute documentary about a woman named Alice — her life after a concentration camp) And…

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Step 7: Take Breaks & Rest When You Need To

Good Evening Grievers, I’ll recap our Step 7 – but first, some updates. 1) Victoria, Aimee, & I are headed to California for the Ecopsychology Conference. There’s still room in the car to travel with us – do you want to come? It’s this next weekend and will be amazing,…

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Step 6: Show Up

Below is a recap of Step 6: Showing Up. Dick started the meeting by reading a short piece from Loren Isley, a Nebraskan Ecologist. I hadn’t heard of this fellow, but I’m interested in diving into some of his work. As many of our group sessions do, we discussed our…

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Step 5: Feel Your Feelings

Annnnnd finally, Step 5: Feel Your Feelings. Though feeling feelings is a base for the entire program, it’s an important reminder to be present with all types of feelings – whether they’re heavy or light.  A definition of feelings from Merriam-Webster (definitions are important): a (1) :  the one of the basic…

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Step 4: Doing Inner Work

We’re busy setting up our new website — it’ll need some time to launch, but I’ll let you know when it’s ready. In the meantime, I’ll review the last two steps we’ve done, starting withStep 4. Step 4 is about turning inward, creating a healthy mind, and doing inner work.…

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