MEET ALISON EARL - BOOSTING RESILIENCE
Here at Nearmap we've recently partnered with Alison Earl who works with people and companies around the globe to empower self-directed change and resilience. Alison is an international speaker, trainer, behavioral strategist, Positive Psychology Practitioner, and a repeat guest lecturer in behavioral economics at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Alison's approach to positive psychology and boosting resilience is very much grounded in science and physiology, in much the same way as our Landscapism film. Here’s an example of one of Alison's Resilience Boosters: Marvel at daily magic.
Marvel at daily Magic
Awe-inducing experiences improve happiness, health and even expand our perception of time and ability to think critically!
According to the field of Positive Psychology, awe is a super emotion. There is a growing body of research suggests that experiencing awe may lead to a wide range of benefits, from happiness and health to perhaps more unexpected benefits such as generosity, humility, and critical thinking. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to inspire awe every day, even if we can’t travel to new and exciting places.
Go on a daily “wonderment walk”. It doesn’t matter if your setting is urban or rural. Take notice of the magic around you.
Write and read about awe. Write about a personal experience that caused you to feel awe or read about the awe-inspiring experiences of others.
Share stories of awe with co-workers. Share your own experiences of awe, and encourage team members to do the same.
Go through photos of past adventures. What experiences have moved you?
Watch awe inspiring videos. What makes your jaw drop or gives you goosebumps. That’s the right place to start.
Magic is all around us, if we are looking. Take a moment to marvel at it.
Throughout Mindful May and beyond, keep an eye on our LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram feeds for some special words of wisdom and advice from Alison to help you think well, feel well and be well in these challenging times.