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Refers to the ability to bounce back after a traumatic event or encountering difficulty. Like a resilient material returning to shape.
Adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats and significant sources of stress such as family & relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stresses.
Fluid process that varies in situation, age, etc.
Resilience Factors
  1. realtistic optimism
  2. facing fear
  3. moral compass
  4. religion & spirituality
  5. social support
  6. resilient role models
  7. physical fitness
  8. brain fitness
  9. cognitive & emotional flexibility
  10. meaning & purpose
Attend to own health & well-being.

  1. American Psychological Association
  2. Resilience - The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges. Southwick & Charney. Book
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