From Dependence to Independence to Interdependence

  • By Julius Chan

    Qualification : Peer Support Specialist

    Monday February 26 2018 17:51 PM Comments 0

    The stages of resilience are in a way very much like Stephen Covey’s 7 habits to personal effectiveness. As we progress through the different stages of our resilience, we move from dependence, to independence, and finally to interdependence.

    As seen from the video above, when we start to be proactive, learn to begin with the end in mind, and put first things first, then we start to move from the stage of dependence to independence. And when we subsequently learn to think win-win, seek first to understand, and finally synergize, we then move from the stage of independence to interdependence.

    If we seek resilience, it is then important for us to learn how to move through the stages of dependency into an independent well-being living. And subsequently learning to build interdependent supports and have good community dynamics. The objective here is to increase our self-confidence by living an independent, dignified life. Our self-esteem can also be increased by improving our personal grooming skills, implementing security and safety measures at home, maintaining cleanliness and hygiene routine at home, and learning simple meal planning and cooking skills.

    Details of the online workshop on this topic and others are at the link below. We encourage you to join and benefit from these sessions.







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