What is Resilience?
According to the Meriam-Webster dictionary, resilience is the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress. What immediately comes to mind for us when we think about this definition is elastic – springing neatly back to its original form after being stretched and pulled into all kinds of shapes. But, like most things, there are only so many acts of compressive stress that elastic can recover from before it eventually breaks.
The Importance of Developing Resilience
Humans, like elastics, are subject to repeated acts of compressive stress. We have stress at work. We have stress at home. Bad things happen to us. Left unchecked, these stresses can lead us to break, much like an elastic. Even if we don’t reach our breaking point, countless studies show that our work performance suffers, our relationships suffer, and our home life suffers. Fortunately for humans, we can protect ourselves from breaking, improve our performance at work, our relationships, and our homelife through becoming intentionally resilient.
One on One Resilience Coaching
As a registered nurse and a lawyer, Heather and Rob know only too well the importance of being intentionally resilient. Having successfully developed their own resilience practices, Heather and Rob can help you develop your own so that you can perform better at work and improve your relationships and your home life.
Corporate Resilience Coaching
Helping your employees develop their resilience is not only the right thing to do for them as people, it also is good for your bottom line. Consider these numbers:
- Depression and anxiety cost the global economy an estimated $1 trillion each in lost productivity. ¹
- The estimated cost of mental illness in Canada is estimated at $51 billion per year. ¹
- In any given week, at least 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to mental health problems. ²
- The cost of a disability leave for mental illness is about double the cost of a leave due to physical illness. ²
Now consider the fact that, according to the World Health Organization, every $1 you invest in the treatment of mental health brings a return of $4 in improved health and productivity, it is literally a no-brainer. Take action now for your employees and for your business and contact us and we can deliver a program that meets your company’s needs.
*1 – Sime, Carley. The Cost of Ignoring Mental Health in the Workplace. (Forbes: April 17, 2019)
*2 – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health