Awesome post on resilience with plenty of resources. I remixed it here as well:
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
How many of the students you have worked with with would you describe as bent , but not broken? Even under the most horrific of circumstances they remain resilient.Why is that?
According to Steven M Southwick and Denis Charney in Resilience The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges there are 10 resilience factors that people use as coping strategies that make them more resilient.
People who are resilient :
- Are active problem solvers who look for meaning and opportunity in adversity
- Accept social support and seek it out
- Accept the things thay cannot change as well as confront their fears
- Attended to their health and well being
- Have an optimistic, but…
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