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The Selwyn Institute 2019 Ageing and Spirituality Conference

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Selwyn Village Theatre

43 Target Street

Point Chevalier

Auckland 1246

New Zealand

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The Path to Inner Strength

The 2019 Selwyn Institute Ageing & Spirituality Conference will explore the power of resilience in older people. As a strength and capability to overcome vulnerability as well as being an integral, and inner strength to deal with adversity.

The APA defines resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress. These can be mental, physical as well as spiritual.

Living longer, by nature, will increase the likelihood of encountering situations that create vulnerability. Making ‘bounce back’ all the more critical.

So where does this capability stem from? There is certainly no magic pill involved. Rather it comes from experience and insights meshed with dogged determination and a spirit to overcome adversity.

Resilience building techniques come from the ability to share experiences, and results. Stories, it seems, have both an empowering and therapeutic effect in guiding oneself or others to a point of recovery and re-engagement.

Sharing stories and ‘secrets of success’ will be the main focus of this year’s conference. We will investigate the many aspects of resilience from a myriad of perspectives answering these, and other compelling and engaging, questions.

  • What are the different, or even essential, contributors to creating and building on resilience?
  • What makes people resilient or otherwise?
  • What does resilience look and feel like?
  • What are the spiritual aspects of resilience? Are these an essential part of a successful ageing well ‘mix’?
  • Are some people, or cultures, more resilient than others? Why is story telling such a valuable point of engagement for those telling their tales as well as people who listen?
  • Is there, in fact, an emotional, spiritual and even psychological benefit from the sharing of insights and achievements that goes on beyond just building resilience?
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Selwyn Village Theatre

43 Target Street

Point Chevalier

Auckland 1246

New Zealand

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