Resilient Culture

Learn About Resilience

Cultivating resilience is the ability to negotiate the rapids of life without being swept away. Resilience won’t make your problems go away – but resilience can give you the ability to see past them, find enjoyment in life and better handle stress. If you aren’t as resilient as you’d like to be, you can develop skills to become more resilient.

INTEGRIS is committed to the well-being of our caregivers. We believe self care and patient care are NOT competing interest. Caring for yourself is one of the most important – and one of the most often forgotten – things you can do as a caregiver. When your needs are taken care of, the person you care for will benefit, too.

Self care is an important component of professionalism; it is also a skill that must be learned and nurtured. INTEGRIS is committed to provide access to a full range of activities and services to support the well-being of all caregivers.

Psychological, emotional and physical well-being are critical in the development of the competent, caring and resilient health care professional. This guide is to help you practice good self care.

SELF CARE GUIDE

Self-Care Plan

Taking care of your personal well-being is just that - personal.  So, everyone's personalized self-care plan will look different.  But to help you get started, her is a plan, courtesy of The British National Health Services, which provided these recommendations based on many clinical studies.

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Write Your Own One-Page Miracle

To get healthier, smarter and happier it is critical to have clearly focused goals that you look at every day!  Healthy people can match their behavior to their goals over time to get what they want.  But first you must KNOW what you want, so that your brain can help you get there. 

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Are You Reading The INTEGRIS On Your Health Blog?

The INTEGRIS On Your Health blog has an abundance of Oklahoma-centric, original health articles created just for INTEGRIS readers, from INTEGRIS doctors and experts, published three times a week!

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4-7-8 Breathing

Breathe in, breathe out. Did you know that on average we do it 20,000 times a day? "Breath work" is a term used to describe any type of therapy that utilizes breathing exercises to improve mental, physical and spiritual health.

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Box Breathing

"Breath work" is any type of therapy that utilizes breathing exercises to improve mental, physical and spiritual health. Dr. Andrew Weil, who is a world-renowned pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine, calls it the simplest and most powerful mind/body technique in his arsenal and says, "If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be to learn to breathe correctly."

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Stimulating Breath

The Stimulating Breath (also called Bellows Breathing, or Bhastrika) is a traditional yoga breathing technique used to energize the body, increase alertness and clarify the mind.

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Mindful Breath

Mindful Breathing is the most basic breathing meditation. With this technique, you simply focus your attention on your breath, the inhale and exhale. You can do this while standing, but ideally you'll be sitting or even lying in a comfortable position.

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Laughter Yoga

It definitely feels good to laugh, but did you know there are a surprising number of mind and body health benefits? Laughing has been shown to improve your immune system, relieve pain, reduce stress and boost your mood.

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Tips From INTEGRIS Working Moms

Of course, the working moms at INTEGRIS certainly know a thing or two about resilience and trying to keep their work and life in balance. Here are 13 tips from a few INTEGRIS moms on how they keep their positive attitudes, multiple trains running on lots of tracks, and their resiliency muscles in tip-top shape!

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Kill The ANTS (Automatic Negative Thoughts)

Learning how to kill the ANTs by developing an internal ANTeater has been shown in scientific studies to be as effective as antidepressant medications to treat anxiety and depression! Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) can make it difficult to make decisions; lower your self-esteem; strain relationships; and can lead to depression, anxiety, and even anger.

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Make Getting Outside Part Of Your Daily Routine

The neuroscience of brain resilience is complex and only partially understood. But scientific studies have proven that showing pictures of nature to a subject triggered an increase in the interactions of the pleasure receptors of the brain's visual cortex.

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