Fireside Chat #02: Partners on the Path: Caregiver Resilience

Join us for our second Fireside Chat with Dr Rinkoo Ghosh, Facilitator/Trainer/Consultant with The Resilience Institute (South East Asia). She will share why resilience and self-care are crucial to caregivers' well-being.

This is part of CAL’s engagement to empowerment (E2E) programme in which we seek to Engage more, Equip more and Empower more, helping caregivers to achieve a higher level of well-being and resilience.

What is resilience and why is it important for caregivers?

Resilience is your ability to withstand, recover, and sometimes grow when faced with adversity; it is not just a process of enduring and successfully coping. Resilience is actually bouncing forward to adjust to difficult circumstances and learning from past experiences.

This capacity to adapt with adversity is present to varying degrees in every person, no matter how tumultuous caregiving can be. Fortunately, with attention and practice, resilience can be strengthened. Resilience helps transform the daunting into do-able. It creates stamina and strength. Building resilience helps sustain caregiver health, well-being and the capacity to care; it expands capacity and reduces vulnerability to stress.

Speaker Background

Dr Rinkoo is a facilitator and coach on building resilience, emotional agility and empathy. She is passionate about supporting individuals and leaders in organisations to optimise stress and achieve performance.

Dr Rinkoo worked for the Singapore Public Service (CSC) for the past 26 years as a Principal Learning Specialist. She offers varied learning interventions and solutions for public sector agencies (ministries & statutory boards) as well as for social sector and private sector. She has trained 2000 public sector staff/senior managers (both local and international) such as HDB, AIC, SLA, MOM, MSF, MHA (Home Team Academy), JTC, NUS, Sentosa Development Corporation and many others. She has also conducted learning and performance consulting projects for Ghana, Macau, Mauritius and Thailand. Dr Rinkoo has delivered Resilience and Empathy keynotes for public sector agencies as part of their career milestone programmes and Learning Festivals.

Dr Rinkoo is also accredited in the field of Learning Organisation & Change Management and holds a Graduate Diploma in Learning & Development with the Civil Service College. She is also a Specialist Adult Educator (SAE) with the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL-SUSS), a Certified EQ Trainer and versed in Non-Violent Communication.