“GRIT is a positive trait with perseverance and passion that helps us push through Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA). RESILIENCE is the speed by which we recover from it. HARDINESS is the ability to neurologically strengthen our capacity with valence, before, during and after It. Anti-fragility is when we learn to grow stronger and flourish from it.” … Mitch Javidi, Ph.D
Overview: What remains constant in dealing with the COVID-19 virus is the Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA) of it. We are all working hard to not only physically safeguard our health but to also strengthen the psychological hardiness of our emotional well-being. It is well-established that our emotional well-being is profoundly connected to our physical health as well. Derived from over 70 years of combined counseling, academic, consulting and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) training for the military, we are offering this free on-line training to provide you with a macro overview of select emotional and psychological resiliency enhancing tools. These tools manifest courage to activate positive psychology for maximized resilience.
Dr. Bryce Kaye is the founder and director of Allied Psychological Services in Cary, N.C. He earned his doctorate in personality psychology from the University of Illinois. His first research focused on the phenomenon of emotional reactance to the elimination of freedom. Early in his career he authored and directed federal research on predicting the outcome of outpatient alcoholism treatment. He was Director of Outpatient Services for Wake County Alcoholism Treatment Center from 1977 to 1983. In 1984, Dr. Kaye founded Cary Counseling Center that later incorporated into Allied Psychological Services. Over his 40 years of practice, Dr. Kaye has treated thousands of clients with individual psychotherapy and thousands more in couples counseling. He is certified in EMDR psychotherapy (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) for treating psychological trauma, is on the research committee of the EMDR International Association and has published on the psychophysiology underlying EMDR. Based on his knowledge of psychophysiology, Dr. Kaye has evolved numerous treatment protocols for healing trauma and unconscious schemas, raising level of consciousness, strengthening internal boundaries and repairing marriages. In 2008 he authored his book The Marriage First Aid Kit that explains relationship dynamics and how to heal underlying damage in intimate relationships. Dr. Kaye and his wife currently live part-time on their sailboat in coastal North Carolina where they perform marriage interventions for couples who fly in from across the country. Their separate corporation is named “Love Odyssey.” He still maintains a practice treating individuals and couples at Cary Counseling Center.
Dr. Mitch Javidi, Ph.D, Chancellor, National Command & Staff College is an envisioneer with over 35 years of practical and hands-on Leadership Development and Consulting experience in diverse industries including Academia, Military, Law Enforcement, Government, Pharmaceuticals, Supply Change, Automotive and Technology. As a globally recognized leader, he is the founder of the National Command & Staff College, Co-Founder of Beroe Inc. and the founder of Digiton Corporation, a leading Supply Chain Optimization and Consulting Company with an exit back in 2006. He has trained fortune 100 leaders worldwide including the Command & Staff at the Joint Special Operations Command “JSOC” and the US Army Special Operations Command “USASOC.” He was awarded the honorary member of the United States Army Special Operations Command in 1999, honorary Sheriff by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2016 and honorary Police Commander by the Santa Fe ISD Police Department (2019). He was also the recipient of the “Spirit Award” from the National Tactical Officers’ Association. This prestigious award is presented by NTOA to an individual whose work saves lives (2019).… Read More