Many front-line teams have been in a squeeze for years between reducing funds, lower staffing levels, and rising service demands. People are already at the stage of burnout, reduced creativity, and there is a clear risk of service failures to clients.
I have taken part in workshops led by both Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, and regard them as two of the best teachers on personal resilience in a full sense of the phrase. Working in depth with this book could be a good start to exploring super-resilience.
This short novel is an inspiring account of a search for enlightenment, and how challenges can play a crucial role in this. We follow the story of Siddhartha from a proud young man to a wise and humble old one.
The essence of this story is in that amazing name, Glubb Pasha. John Glubb was a Brigadier in the British Army, who spoke Arabic fluently, rode a camel, and in the 1930’s was a Pasha, a kind of governor for the Bedouin tribes in Jordan.
It’s been clear for several years that the pressures on people working in health care would keep growing past tolerability. Responding to this is a prime aim for Wisdom Tree, a small team I’ve gathered, offering resilience and wellbeing skills to ‘front line’ staff, especially in health and care provision