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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Collective Resilience

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Denise Quinlan blends wellbeing research with inspiring stories and practical ideas to build collective resilience. Learn how your team can sustain and support each other through challenge and uncertainty.

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New Zealand

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Denise Quinlan blends wellbeing research with inspiring stories and practical ideas to build collective resilience. Learn how your team can sustain and support each other through challenge and uncertainty.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Collective Resilience - S4-E8 - Collective resilience and culturally competent flourishing

1/18/2023
In this episode Dr Lucy Hone and Dr Denise Quinlan discuss collective resilience, building wellbeing and resilience in diverse populations, and how to develop the most important skills associated with resilience. This episode was originally recorded for the Flourish FM podcast and is re-broadcast here with kind permission from podcast hosts, Dr Nick Holton and Dr Jon Beale. Full notes: nziwr.co.nz Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:56:34

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Collective Resilience - S4-E7- Making space for gender identity and ethnicity at school

12/21/2022
S4-E7- Lex Davis, educator and LGBTQIA+ advocate, explains why feeling invisible in your own school makes belonging impossible, why silence is inherently unhelpful, and how using an ‘equity pause’ can be a game changer. Learn how to recognise when you’re privileged and holding space, how to share space, find common ground, and listen to what LGBTQIA+ youth need. Support links, full notes & glossary: nziwr.co.nz Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:34:10

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Collective Resilience - S4-E6 - Decolonising gender identity: Reclaiming Takatāpui for Māori LGBTQIA+ youth - Lex Davis

12/7/2022
Working out who you are and where you belong is challenging for many young people. For youth from marginalised ethnic groups with diverse gender identities, the challenges are more complex. Intersectionality can result in people feeling cut into ever smaller slices. Lex Davis, educator and takatāpui, shares one approach helping young people navigate this space. Support links, full notes & glossary: nziwr.co.nz Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:37:32

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Collective Resilience - S4-E5 - Your role in changing the impact of poverty and homelessness on wellbeing Part 2

11/23/2022
Even though we live in a country of abundance, many of our people go hungry and lack shelter. Helen Robinson explains how poverty drives social exclusion and isolation, deep shame and mental distress. Helen says ‘the way out and through is in relationship’. To enable change, she challenges everyone listening to ‘be in relationship with someone who is wildly different to you and see where it takes you’. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:33:45

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Collective Resilience - S4-E4- Your role in changing the impact of poverty and homelessness on wellbeing - Part 1

11/9/2022
Even though we live in a country of abundance, many of our people go hungry and lack shelter. Helen Robinson explains how poverty drives social exclusion and isolation, deep shame and mental distress. Helen says ‘the way out and through is in relationship’. To enable change, she challenges everyone listening to ‘be in relationship with someone who is wildly different to you and see where it takes you’. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:35:58

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Collective Resilience - S4-E3 - The blind ref sending ableism to the sin bin - Julie Woods

10/26/2022
The blind ref sending ableism to the sin bin - Julie Woods, disability advocate, has taken on the role of ‘blind ref’, calling out ableist behaviour wherever she encounters it, issuing red cards to send ableism to the sin bin. Julie’s resilience recipe of ‘action, simplicity, love and play’ has kept her going through life’s challenges and will resonate with everyone who needs to manage their stress and inject some joy into their day. Full notes and links: nziwr.co.nz

Duration:00:47:17

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Collective Resilience - S4-E2 - The school culture building collective resilience - Matt Bateman

10/11/2022
Denise describes school principal Matt Bateman’s leadership as building a culture of caring, connection, collaboration, and celebration. Learn how Matt’s principal group helped schools navigate pandemic challenges, share new curriculum development, and embraced a model of shared leadership. To build educator wellbeing and resilience join Teacher Boost on Facebook our free online community. Full notes at: nziwr.co.nz Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:01:00:08

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Collective Resilience - S4 - E1 - Collective resilience: Resilience grown between us as well as within us

9/28/2022
Resilience is not a solo game and the environments we live and work in matter for our resilience. We are each other’s environment. Learn how the larger group cultures in which we live, work and play, can support us to thrive, or leave us debilitated, crawling for the nearest exit. Listen as Denise and guest Lucy Hone explain what collective resilience is, why it matters, and how to build it. Full notes at: nziwr.co.nz. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:26:19

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - 13 - How we can all jobcraft for wellbeing and resilience

6/23/2021
Join Denise as she talks with Rob Baker about job crafting – a way to adapt our jobs to better fit our strengths and skills. Rob shares how even 15 minutes of job crafting in your day made work more meaningful and satisfying for call centre workers. Living through lockdowns and working from home have meant that jobcrafting for resilience has never been more important to us all! Listen to why everyone of us can job craft wherever we work, and how it can buffer stress and build resilience and wellbeing. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:41:13

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 12 - Forgiveness and other strengths in coping with loss

4/20/2021
‘Forgiveness can be important in order to re-build our sense of who we are after a significant loss.’ Tayyab explains that loss is universal and most people recover from those losses over time. When a grieving person blames themselves or someone else for the loss and is unable to forgive, or is unable to forgive a person who has died for something they did or didn’t do - this can get in the way of healing and recovery. Tayyab discusses strategies for helping people come to forgiveness. He shares the strengths he has seen people draw upon after loss – including perspective, persistence and courage. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:29:11

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 11 - How gratitude can help grieving and living

4/13/2021
‘The ultimate act of gratitude is to live the wisdom they have given us from that moment forward.’ Dr Kerry Howells explains gratitude as a process that connects us to the world through giver, receiver, and gift. She encourages us to notice what we have received and the importance of expressing our thanks – in some way - so that gratitude can flow in the world. Listen as Kerry explains how building gratitude in some areas of life can protect us going through adversity like grief. Kerry says it’s not about trying to cover grief with gratitude, ‘it’s respectfully accepting that grief is there, and that gratitude can help us move through the grief’. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:35:53

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 10 - Grief on the Run – a story of active grieving to cope with loss

4/6/2021
“I wasn’t running away from grief, I was running with my grief”. Denise talks to Julie Zarifeh, clinical psychologist about life after the heart-breaking loss of her husband and son in 2017. Julie shares her experience of active grieving which she says was not running away from grief, but running with her grief. She shares the strategies that worked for her including: deep emotional connection, helping others, learning, and focusing on the good. Listen to how Julie ran with her grief through a marathon, a 1000km hike and a country-wide bike trip. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:32:37

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 09 - An appreciative inquiry approach to loss

3/30/2021
‘Surrender is not giving up, rather it is opening up to the emergent to what is unfolding’. Denise talks to Dr Neena Verma about the learning and growth that can occur when we are able to accept what is unfolding in our lives, even when that’s hard. Neena talks about her own challenges and personal loss and how she has learned to ‘be present to what life is presenting’. A long-standing practitioner of Appreciative Inquiry, she has been a pioneer of turning this appreciative focus to the shadow side of our lives and using it to find acceptance and growth through challenge. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:44:41

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 08 - When loss is not acknowledged - disenfranchised grief

3/23/2021
Denise talks to Mairie Cregan, co-founder of the Feileacain, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland about the silence around the loss of her two babies that led to her setting up the organisation. Determined to provide acknowledgement and support to bereaved parents, Feileacain now offers rituals including hand and footprints of the baby, memory boxes for parents to fill, and remembrance services where every parent says their baby’s name out loud. Listen to Mairie describe why hearing their baby’s name may bring a tear to the eye of a bereaved parent, but also brings music to their heart. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:40:30

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 07 - Growth Through Loss and Adversity - Helping through ‘Connect, Care, and Challenge’

3/16/2021
Denise talks to Rob Fazio, founder of Hold the Door, a not-for-profit that helps people coping with significant loss or adversity. Learn how Hold the Door is Rob’s way of honouring his father’s memory and keeping his legacy alive. Committed to the idea of helping people grow and grieve, Hold the Door’s strategy is one of connecting and caring with those involved, and then offering challenge to grow – in whatever way is appropriate. Rob says we all need ‘hope and a plan’ and this is what they offer through their service. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:46:23

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 06 - Strategies to support the grieving - acknowledging and supporting individual experiences

3/9/2021
Denise shares part 2 of her discussion with renowned grief expert Dr Bob Neimeyer. Bob explains why grief is so personal and why we each need to find our own GPS (Grief Positioning System!) to help us live in the world again. He shares strategies that many people have found helpful when rebuilding their lives after difficult losses. Anyone who has found themselves at a loss for what to say to the bereaved will appreciate the simple but beautiful questions Bob uses to help the grieving open up and share stories of their loved ones. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:28:00

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 05 - Meaning making and grief: making sense of a changed world

3/2/2021
After great loss, the grieving have to re-define who they are, make sense of what’s happened, and find meaning and connection in a world that is significantly changed for them. Dr Robert Neimeyer, grief researcher and therapist, discusses with Denise the important role that meaning plays in helping us adapt to and cope with significant loss and change. Listen as Bob explains why grief is such an individual experience: ‘it matters who we are, who we lose, and how we lose them’. This episode is part 1 of a 2-part conversation with Bob Neimeyer. Join us again for part 2. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:18:57

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 04 - How positive emotions help us cope in life’s most stressful times

2/23/2021
How do positive emotions help us cope with our most challenging moments including caregiving for people facing life-threatening illness or bereavement? In this podcast, Prof. Judith Moskowitz, social and health psychologist, shares how activities that generate positive emotions can help people respond to significant life stress in a healthier way. Her ground-breaking work has shown the difference simple activities like re-framing, mindfulness, kindness, practising and benefit finding can make to the bereaved, people living with stroke, dementia, HIV-Aids, Stage IV breast cancer, and their carers. Importantly, Judith’s work shows that we can all learn these strategies and reap the benefits. Listen to how talking about the positives, even in the most challenging times, can help psychologically and physically. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:44:27

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 03 - Learning to live with grief: How love, hope, and those around us can help

2/16/2021
Denise shares part 2 of Dr Lucy Hone’s conversation with renowned grief expert Dr Tom Attig. Tom offers advice on what to say to the bereaved, the value of rituals for grieving, and the difference between a grief reaction and a grief response. Tom encourages us to develop what he calls ‘sorrow friendly’ practices, so that our cultures can be more supportive of grieving. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:25:45

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 02 - Grieving as re-learning how to live in the world

2/9/2021
Denise shares Part 1 of a conversation between Dr Lucy Hone and renowned grief expert, Dr Tom Attig, who explains the flaws in the stages model of grief. He shares how significant loss shatters our world and requires us to re-learn how to live in the work, and to rebuild our connections in new ways. He encourages us to pay attention to the resilience most people still display even at their lowest ebb. Listen as Tom discusses ‘loving in separation’: keeping bonds and connections with loved ones who have died. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

Duration:00:30:44