Crisis Management

How to Stay Resilient in a Crisis

5 Lessons Easy

About this course

Some of us deal better with crisis than others. 

Studies done after natural disasters, wars, and other traumatic life events show that some individuals display remarkable resilience in the face of suffering. Others may break under the weight of their suffering, but then choose to learn and grow from the trauma and become stronger as a result.

Over a half-century of research on these individuals have helped us boil down the three main characteristics they all share.

In this short e-course, you will learn five powerful, stress-reducing beliefs. The reason they are so powerful is that they each fuse the three characteristics of resilience and post-traumatic growth. 



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Course Structure

Stress-Reducing Belief #1: Faith

Psychiatrist Kathryn Connor from Duke University writes, "Resilient individuals [are] characterized by...their reliance on faith and prayer." 

This lesson explores how spiritual faith helps in crisis times. 

Stress-Reducing Belief #2: Living One Day at a Time

"Take it one day at a time." Behind this simple thought is a deeply profound stress management tool.

This lesson uses a story of a resistance worker during WWII to explore the value of living just one day at a time.

Stress-Reducing Belief #3: Live by the Serenity Prayer

Theologian Reinhold Niebhur wrote one of the most famous prayers in the world.

It was considered so powerful that it was printed on small cards and distributed to soldiers fighting in the trenches of WWII. 

How can we apply this prayer to the crises of today? This lesson explores how to do this.

Stress-Reducing Belief #4: The Good Weather Factor

In his best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey writes that some people allow the weather to control their feelings—if it’s a sunny day, they feel good, but if it’s a cloudy day, they feel down in the dumps. 

But others create their own internal good weather and carry it with them.  We call this The Good Weather Factor. 

What's their secret? Watch this lesson to find out.

Stress-Reducing Belief #5: The Meaning of Suffering

Let's be clear -- our suffering does not always have inherent meaning. Some things we go through in life are tragic and meaningless. 

But we can, often with God's help, create a sense of meaning and purpose from our suffering.

This is the foundational concept of psychiatrist Victor Frankl's powerful book, Man's Search for Meaning

This lesson explores how he used this powerful belief in his own practice and how we can use it today. 



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