Purpose: To increase resiliency and optimism and decrease stress

Becky A. Hauri, Ph.D.
Purpose: To increase resiliency
and optimism and decrease stress
and burnout.
Theoretical Orientation
 In this presentation we will examine the work of Dr.
David Hawkins in vibrational frequency code, Dr. Martin
Seligman’s theory of learned optimism, and Nan
Henderson’s work on resiliency. With the integration of
these theoretical orientations to develop new ways of
showing up in the world.
Person with a magic wand
 Change the world
Or change yourself
 Positive thoughts are high vibration
 Negative thoughts are low vibration.
 Control the vibration; think the thoughts that you
want to create.
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the
last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in
any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
 Hurricane men on oil rig No man can make it through
this. 2 men third kept quiet and prayed to get thro this
and see his family again. Sharks were swimming
around them. Waves washed over took one man; took
the other. The third was picked up two or three days
later de-hydrated and not ready sunburned but no
serious injuries and lived to see his family.
 Both of these men were living in high vibrations.
 Can you change the vibration or interaction of what is
going on around you?
 Absolutely
How can you create high vibrations in
your life?
Story of Dr. Martin Seligman famous
 Depression research
 Psychologists tend to look for negative.
Other differences exist between pessimists
and optimists in terms of explanatory style:
 Permanence: Optimistic people believe bad events to be
more temporary than permanent and bounce back quickly
from failure, whereas others may take longer periods to
recover or may never recover. They also believe good
things happen for reasons that are permanent, rather than
seeing the transient nature of positive events. Optimists
point to specific temporary causes for negative events;
pessimists point to permanent causes.
 Pervasiveness: Optimistic people compartmentalize
helplessness, whereas pessimistic people assume that
failure in one area of life means failure in life as a whole.
Optimistic people also allow good events to brighten
every area of their lives rather than just the particular area
in which the event occurred.
 Personalization: Optimists blame bad events on causes
outside of themselves, whereas pessimists blame
themselves for events that occur. Optimists are therefore
generally more confident. Optimists also quickly
internalize positive events while pessimists externalize
ABC’s of behavioral therapy
 Adversity: Someone cuts you off in traffic.
 Belief: You think, “I can’t believe that idiot was so rude
and selfish!”
 Consequence: You are overcome with anger, yelling
profanity at the other driver.
Seligman added the D
 D stands for disputation, which centers around providing
counter-evidence to any of the following: the negative
beliefs in general, the causes of the event, or the
implications. D also means reminding oneself of any
potential usefulness of moving on from the adversity.
Disputation for the above traffic example might sound like
this: “I am overreacting. I don’t know what situation he is
in. Maybe he is on his way to his daughter’s piano recital
and is running late. I’m sure I have cut people off before
without meaning to, so I should really cut him a break. I
am not in a hurry anyway.”
And E
 Over time, responses like this can change feelings to be
more hopeful and positive. Successful disputation leads to
energization, the E in the ABCDE model. One is
energized, and should indeed try to actively celebrate, the
positive feelings and sense of accomplishment that come
from successful disputation of negative beliefs.
Disputation and Energization (celebration) are the keys to
Seligman's method
Nan Henderson, one of many people
who have researched resiliency
 Resiliency wheel
Magic Wand Important part
 Are you doing what you love?
 Can you endure?
“Between stimulus and response, there
is a space. In that space is our power to
choose our response. In our response
lies our growth and our freedom.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for
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