Terri Morrissey, CEO of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) presents ‘Resilience, character building and identity’ in this webinar recording. Morrissey highlights the importance of resilience and the development of mental toughness in supporting one’s ability to cope with uncertainty, changing and potentially distressing situations. In this webinar Morrissey explores how to help young people develop resilience and how it relates to stress and wellbeing. During her presentation Morrissey reflects on whether young people are presented with sufficient challenges to help them build resilience or if they are overprotected by parents/adults and significant others.
Paul King, a lecturer in the School of Human Development and Chair of the MSc./Graduate Diploma in Guidance Counselling programmes in Dublin City University (DCU) presents Developing a Mindful Approach in Guidance Counselling: Care for Self and Others in this webinar recording.
King starts his presentation by highlighting what Mindfulness is and what it is not and invites participants to reflect on what mindfulness is for them. During the webinar King invites participants to engage in a number of mindful practices and to reflect on emerging feelings and thoughts. The nine attitudinal factors of mindfulness practice are presented and two video clips are shown to highlight the role of attention in mindfulness.
King concludes his webinar with an exploration of the ethical issues Mindful Based Interventions and the ‘McDonaldization of Mindfulness’ present. Parallels between mindfulness and guidance are proposed.