The Resilience Project
In 2023, we have partnered with The Resilience Project to assist us in teaching students about Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness. The research is clear; the more positive emotion you experience, the more resilient you will be. For that reason we focus on three key pillars proven to cultivate positive emotion; Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness (GEM).
Helpful links below.
What is Gratitude? It’s about paying attention to the things and moments we have right now, and not worrying about what we don’t have. We practise gratitude by noticing the positives that exist around us, and by being thankful for things, places and people in our lives.
What does empathy mean? Empathy and kindness are closely linked. So are empathy and Compassion. To be empathetic is to put ourselves in the shoes of others to feel and see what they are. We practice this by being kind towards other people.
How to practice mindfulness? Mindfulness activities help us to be present in the moment and can often create a feeling of calm. We practice this through slowing down and concentrating on one thing at a time. This includes meditation, colouring in and flow states.