According to the report, resilience boosts the capacity to deal with life’s challenges and sustain safe working practices towards a zero incident industry.
Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy or significant stressful events. Most people cope effectively to adversity, while others have a difficult time recovering and returning to functional levels.
...UK Club noted.
There are several factors that can contribute to develop resilience, such as:
- Effective communication skills and problem solving coping mechanisms
- Positive emotional experiences, including laughter
- The capacity to make realistic plans and realize them
- Positive, caring and supportive relationships
- Positive memories and social support; lack of social support is among the strongest predictors of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
However, developing resilience isn't an easy process for all, as not all practices are equally suited to everyone.
Developing resilience is a personal journey therefore not all skills and techniques will be equally helpful for all. Individual differences, cultural differences and perceptual differences can mitigate our response to negative events as well as our adaptation to them.
...the P&I Club added.
In order to help seafarers enhance their personal resilience, UK Club recommends seafarers to:
- Engage in warm and caring interpersonal relationships
- Maintain an optimistic outlook in life: visualize what you want in the future rather than ruminating about what happened in the past
- Develop realistic and attainable goals that are consistent with the direction you want to go in life
- Trust your inner voice and feel confident in your problem solving abilities
- Practice self-growth; some people find they have grown as result of the experienced event or tragedy
- Engage in positive behaviors and activities that are relaxing and joyful
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