Resilience Training for Work, Home and School
Dr. Edwards had the knowledge and training skills needed to do the job. From 2004-2007 Dr. Edwards trained the counselors, administrators and faculty of the Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD) in resilience skills. This district is consistently rated one of the best high schools in the United States. HPISD invested in training their professionals with the skills needed to maintain top achievement.
 
   
 
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Dr. Edwards is a popular speaker to business and civic groups.He is committed to addressing depression in our culture by promoting treatment for those who are depressed and by equipping others to feel their best and achieve their goals. He frequently speaks on How to Avoid the Depression Epidemic and How to Feel Better and Achieve More: Learning Resilience.
 
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Resilience Training for Work, Home and School

If someone said they knew how you could feel better and achieve more, would you want more information? Sure you would. Well, it's true. We do know how to help people feel better and achieve more. Anyone can increase their capacity to cope with life's demands. Psychological studies call this ability resilience.

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. Today's world provides plenty of adversity. We must cope with complexities and pressures such as have never been seen before. Our success depends on our ability to manage endless tasks, responsibilities and rapid change in all aspects of our lives

We all know that bad things happen. And when an adversity comes our way, it's like a kick in the gut. It knocks the wind out of us. The sooner we can bounce back from the adversity, the better off we will be. In fact, our careers and our relationships depend on it.

Dr. Edwards develops and delivers training in the basic skills of resilience. The good news is that the skills involved in resilience can be learned (and unproductive habits can be un-learned). A substantial body of research has demonstrated the effectiveness of resilience training. Dr. Martin Seligman has been a pioneer in understanding resilience and putting it to the test in America's workplace, homes and schools.

Interestingly, Dr. Edwards' passion for resilience training evolved from his clinical work. The theory and techniques that enable people to conquer depression also help people to function at their best. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) provides this basis.

In CBT the therapist and client work together to understand what is happening in the client's life and to change negative patterns of thinking and acting. CBT emphasizes active participation by the client. It is goal oriented and problem focused. It seeks to teach the client to be his or her own therapist. The result is enduring emotional and behavioral change. Clients feel better, worry less, and cope with stress better.

These same skills can be used by anyone to tackle adversity better and bounce back more quickly. Thus, we become better at handling life's stresses and prevailing in the face of life's challenges.

Resilience training is useful in any setting that requires achievement, a positive mood, physical health or leadership. Yes, that just about covers all aspects our lives. It really does enable you to feel better and achieve more.

» Resilience training is effective in business for: » In education, resilience training can:
» Sales » Inoculate children against depression
» Executive development » Increase school performance
» Increasing productivity & performance » Equip teachers and administrators to 
» Teambuilding   handle the stresses of their calling
» Improving morale    
» Improving physical health    
» Decreasing sick days    
If you think your organization or school might be interested in resilience training, call or Email  Dr. Edwards for more information.
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Dr. Edwards is a popular speaker to business and civic groups in the Dallas Texas Metroplex. Dr. Edwards is committed to addressing the problem of depression in our culture by promoting treatment for those who are depressed and by equipping others to feel their best and achieve their goals. He speaks frequently on How to Avoid the Depression Epidemic and How to Feel Better and Achieve More: Learning Resilience.
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