The Resilience Spiral

Our Resilience Spiral offers a visual map, which assists participants in understanding the various levels and benefits of resilience.

The Resilience Spiral, which the Resilient Institute has designed, comprises of 60 different factors and can be used for group resilience and individual resilience.

Resilience Risks

The bottom half of the Resilience Spiral shows the negative suffering you experience as you slip down the spiral. The body, mind and spirit are all in a state of distress. Recognising the early symptoms of a downward spiral assist in fighting against it.

Resilience Strengths

The upper half of the spiral displays the progression of positive resilient factors, as efforts are made to live a more resilient lifestyle. Moving up the spiral has a wonderful effect on body and mind.

Master Stress

Mastering stress can be challenging, as it is all too easy to let your mind run away with you. But recognising that you are experiencing stress is the first step to managing it. The goal is to bounce back quickly from stressful situations and regain an engaged sense of calm.

Energise the Body

The physical body plays an important role in resilience. Good eating, sleep and exercise habits can help you build a body that you can trust. Having higher energy levels, and improved self-confidence are just a few of the benefits of focusing on energising the body.

Engage Emotion

Being aware of your emotional state assists you in being able to align and compartmentalise your emotions. Emotional intelligence is often underrated, but it plays an integral role to your overall wellbeing. Gaining understanding of your emotions will help you live a purposeful and balanced life.

Train the Mind

Our minds are so overly stimulated these days that it can often feel as if you are using your mind all day long. It is important to limit the type of information you take in. Focusing on aspects of the mind such as creativity and lateral thinking can exercise the brain while opening new neural pathways.

Spirit in Action

Spirit refers to those experiences in life in which we emanate joy, and experience feelings of purpose and fulfilment. It is the mind, body and emotional state working in perfect unison. Engaging the spirit means living a life where you are fully aware of your surroundings and the feelings of others.

Practical Application

We have attempted to simplify this model as much as possible to make it easily understandable. We can look at this model from four different perspectives including; influence, empathy, mastery and insight. Each of these perspectives give us multiple avenues for exploring the Resilient Spiral levels, and applying related practices to our everyday lives.

The Resilience Spiral is an integral focus of our resilient approach. It assists participants in understanding the importance and benefits of resilience and provides a visual graph on which to set goals.