Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Road to Resilience

Resilience is, in the words of the American Psychological Association (APA), "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." Everyone has the ability to be more resilient in the face of stress and difficulty, and can be learned and developed through simple tips and techniques.

Interested in learning more about resilience? Take a look at the APA's online brochure, "The Road to Resilience" for factors that impact your ability to rebound from difficulties, strategies for adapting to adversity and allies to help you foster resilience in your day-to-day life.

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Contributed by Lora M. Dziemiela, Program Secretary

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