Building Resilience

Resilience is the ability to successfully adapt to stressors and adversity. It’s the ability to “bounce back” and grow from difficult experiences. It is a myth that resilience is a trait that people just either have or don’t have. It involves feelings, thoughts and behaviors that can be learned and developed in everyone.

Resilience is about being adaptable. It’s about being flexible. It’s about recognizing that you’ve got strengths that perhaps you never knew you had until you have to use them. And like many things in life - the more you learn and the more you practice those skills, then the more resilient you become.