How well we cope with stress and adversity is often referred to as resilience. And while some people are naturally more resilient than others, it is a skill we can all learn and develop. Don’t underestimate the importance of the mind in a survival situation. Without a calm, confident and rational approach you are less likely to survive. Most of the miracle survival stories we hear about, demonstrate repeatedly how attitude and mindset play a vital role on ultimate survival. The will to survive is vital for survival under any circumstances.
Having resilience also aids to protect you from any longer term psychological issues following the ordeal. No one experiences a traumatic situation untouched, but some people get through it better the others. Why? Mostly due to how they think about, contextualise and give meaning to, the event. Protecting yourself with psychological survival skills and resilience training before an event could be the most important survival skill you give yourself.
Optimising psychological survival skills not only provides you with the confidence to get through traumatic and challenging situations but will improve your personal sense of well-being and mental aptitude in everyday life. Learning psychological survival skills and increasing your resilience raises your self-esteem, confidence, concentration and your ability to think outside of the box. It decreases overall anxiety and improves risk judgement. With enhanced resilience people often experience more joy and confidence in their work, relationships and personal well-being.
Everyday life is riddled with stressful situations and mini-disasters. Many of us will experience at least one traumatic event in our lives. Learning the secrets of psychological survival is becoming more and more necessary and relevant as globalisation and a faster pace of life means none of us are left untouched. At Waypost Survival the psychological survival preparedness and resilience training has been designed to include academic expertise, evidence based research and real life experience.