Coping Strategies Resilience for People with a Long Term Condition
Resilience is the ability to keep on going despite the hardship and obstacles, pushing the boulder up the hill.
It can also be thought of as our capacity to bounce back from adversity, restoring some degree of normality or finding a new self even though so much has changed.
Research on resilience has pointed to a number of features that can help people be more resilient.
Let’s run through some of these coping strategies and explain more about them. We also look at why sometimes these strategies don’t work when we’re living with a long-term health condition and suggest some techniques which can help you to cope.
LTC Problem Solving for people with a Long Term Condition
During this video, we’ll be talking about a technique called problem-solving, a practical approach to solving problems. This technique helps us to break our problems down into small, manageable chunks and take practical steps in a structured way to overcome these problems.
LTC Pacing for people with a Long Term Condition
In this video, we’re going to talk about pacing, a technique which can help you consistently carry out activities without causing a flare-up of physical health symptoms. Pacing is the technique of only doing an activity for the length of time that our bodies are comfortable with.
LTC Boom and Bust Cycle for people with a Long Term Condition
In this video we look at the boom-and-bust cycle, what it is and why it might not be helpful for us. Living with a long-term physical health condition can often mean we can’t do things how we used to or the way we want to. Sometimes we can end up caught in an unhelpful cycle of negative moods and physical symptoms which can result in us doing less and feeling unhappy or frustrated.