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ON-DEMAND Webinar: Resilience with GRIT: Sustain an R-Charge for a Q-Life

Move beyond mental health strategies and fitness challenges and learn the skills to help your clients and employees (and yourself) keep their batteries charged (R-Charge) to sustain a quality of life (Q-Life). During this webinar, Darren will discuss Vendura’s highly successful GRIT program, their Q-Life research project at Dalhousie University, and their unique model to approaching resilience.

9/28/2017
When: Original Air Date: Sept. 28, 2017
Available on-demand for NWI members (including for NWI credit)
Where: United States
Presenter: Darren Steeves, MSc
Contact: National Wellness Institute
715-342-2969


Online registration is available until: 9/28/2019
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Resilience with GRIT: Sustain an R-charge for Q-life

Darren Steeves

Original Air Date: September 28, 2017

Presenter: Darren Steeves, MSc



 

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Webinar Description

Some stress is good for us. Most of us require challenging goals and at least some degree of pressure to fulfill our potential. It is also normal for our stress levels to rise as we cope with situations that are meaningful to us, especially when we experience periods of uncertainty, setbacks, or long periods of pressure. The concept of resilience is to keep our stress at a level that allows for optimal performance. Too little stress and we can experience decreased attention and interest. Too much stress and we can experience physical and psychological symptoms leading to weakened performance. Research in this area suggests that while some people seem to come by resilience naturally, these behaviors can also be learned. Resilience is not an extraordinary thing but is rather ordinary and can be learned by most anyone. Since the 1970s, research has not only shown how to distinguish between people who will grow after failure from people that will collapse, but also how to build those skills to grow.

 

Move beyond mental health strategies and fitness challenges and learn the skills to help your clients and employees (and yourself) keep their batteries charged (R-Charge) to sustain a quality of life (Q-Life). During this webinar, Darren will discuss Vendura’s highly successful GRIT program, their Q-Life research project at Dalhousie University, and their unique model to approaching resilience.


Objectives

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • describe the physiology of stress
  • explain the difference between good and bad stress
  • define resilience and describe its foundational components
  • describe how to screen employees or clients for GRIT
  • identify micro-skills to sustain resilience
  • explain the value of a high-performance approach to programming

About the Presenter

Darren Steeves, MSc, is passionate about improving the resilience of his community. Darren is a professional Exercise Physiologist and has worked in the health and performance field for nearly 25 years. He is owner of a wellness consulting company in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He has consulted within corporations and with top-level executives, Olympic medalists, and World Champion athletes, and he attended the most recent Rio games as a sport scientist with team Canada. Darren was also one of the original authors of Behavioural Engineering, the theory behind the Incite platform launched in 2017. Darren is lead researcher currently with Own the Podium project and heads the Research Action team for the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic. Darren is also lead on a large-scale resilience study in partnership with Dalhousie University, looking at the links between resilience training in university students and health outcomes. His latest book is Are You Ready? Stop Wishing It is Friday.