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 What Is Resilience?
“Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or even significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors. It means ‘bouncing back’ from difficult experiences.
“Research has shown that resilience is ordinary, not extraordinary. People commonly demonstrate resilience.
“Being resilient does not mean that a person doesn’t experience difficulty or distress. Emotional pain and sadness are common in people who have suffered major adversity or trauma in their lives.
In fact, the road to resilience is likely to involve considerable emotional distress.
“Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed in anyone.”
American Psychological Association
The comeback journey is personal and individual. Each person responds to adversity differently. Recovery takes time and effort, courage and patience.
But whatever your circumstances, know that you are resilient. Resilience is in your DNA.
And whatever resilience principles you don’t already know and practice intuitively, you can learn.
I hope this guidebook gives you an overview of the journey ahead, a place to start, a few signposts to keep you on course, and most of all, the confidence that you can and will come back—stronger and wiser than before.
     Information in this guidebook should not
be used as a substitute
for professional health and mental health care.
Individuals who believe they may need or benefit from professional care should see a licensed health/mental health provider.
 © 2018 Sandra Millers Younger 5

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