In the compass model the four sectors, Mind, Spirit, Strength and Heart, not only contribute to your overall wellness, but also provide guidance on strategies to help build your compassion resilience. Strength is one of the sectors. Strength encompasses stress resilience and care for the body. Stress resilience allows us to maintain a non-anxious presence as we encounter the inevitable stressors of our job. Developing our ability to care for our bodies and listen to the signs that our bodies give us supports our whole health and minimizes any unhealthy responses to stress. Becoming stress resilient and caring for our bodies often require assistance from others. Help seeking is a key skill for both of the areas in the strength section of the Wellness Compass.
Leadership and Staff Activity
Writing and Sharing Staff Resilience Stories (30-60 min)
Ask staff to write a short story about an obstacle they faced and overcame. Have them submit the stories anonymously and share them randomly with other staff. The next day, lead a community-building circle to talk about what staff heard in the stories and what it meant to them.