- What is resilience and what is it not?
- What’s the difference between stress management and resilience?
- The Resilience Continuum
- Community Resilience Model Skills (trauma-informed, internationally researched model to create language and practices in communities to build resilience together)
- De-stressing, mind-body skills practice
A look at resilience
If you’ve made it to Wake Forest University, you’re resilient! You already have some awesome tools that have helped you overcome challenges and changes.
As you journey through college, there are some incredibly exciting and rewarding moments ahead as well as some challenging, disappointing, and confusing moments. College brings about many transitions, now especially, as we’re living in a world that changes by the day and even the hour sometimes.
Resilience is our ability to face those inevitable challenges and changes with grace. You might have heard people talking about resilience as “bouncing back”, “overcoming obstacles”, or “finding a silver lining” – resilience consists of a range of skills that improve as you practice.
ResilientWake Weekend Challenge
The ResilientWake Weekend Challenge will take place on select weekends from September 11 through December 3! Join us as we discuss ways to help yourself become more resilient and develop healthy habits in the era of COVID-19 and online learning. Each challenge is designed to teach you skills to become more resilient through the weekend and beyond. Participants will receive a bingo card full of resilience activities and will earn a prize once they hit bingo. We’ll also post the challenges and follow up tools here so if you miss a weekend in real time, you can still participate in your own time.
ResilientWake Live brings you connection and resilience skill building during a 10-20 minute livestream, post, or story that airs 3 days per week. You’ll find us on Instagram at 4p.m. EST for chats on specific skills to build resilience (ex: stress reduction and gratitude practices, grit and self-care and routines for a healthy lifestyle) interviews with students and other campus leaders, cooking demonstrations, fitness routines, art demos, talks about social justice, and more. Join us for the sessions you feel connect to your interests and needs.
We’d love to hear your suggestions for topics, interview nominations, or general feedback.
ResilientWake Workshop Series
The ResilientWake Workshop Series is an opportunity for students to learn how to develop and integrate resilience skills into everyday life using a cohort model.
Each virtual Workshop session (facilitated by a staff member from the Office of Wellbeing or the University Counseling Center) is 1.25 hours long and builds on the session before – you must attend and engage in all four sessions (1 time per week for 4 weeks). At the end of each session there is a challenge for the week based on the skills practiced that day and a check-in at the beginning of each session about how that challenge went for you.
More information coming 2021.
Workshop session details
“Resilience is cultivated in many ways, such as learning formal skills to reduce stress & anxiety and allowing yourself to enjoy activities that help you step back and recharge.”