“(The) approach is very energetic and positive; it provides a compelling and approachable structure for the crucial issue of resilience as it pertains to recovery, as well as day-to-day life.”

Allen Doederlein
President
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance


~ RESILIENCE AS A SIGN OF PSYCHO-SOCIAL FITNESS ~


© Creation CARAVEO

© Creation CARAVEO

RESILIENCE (ree-ZIL’-yens) noun.
the ability to recover quickly
from illness, change, or misfortune;
the property of a material
that enables it to resume
its original shape or position after
being bent, stretched, or compressed.

RESILIENCE pertains to the human capacity
to cope, to recover, and to thrive–
PSYCHO-SOCIAL FITNESS
personal and relational abilities.




RESILIENCE—from the Latin, to rebound
prepares us to respond optimally
to challenges and adversities,
and to adapt to change.

When we face challenges and adversities
and accept the ability to respond,
we invite RESILIENCE and SELF-MASTERY
that manifests PERSONAL HEROISM.


Resilience indicates a day-to-day practice and not a single personality attribute or a particular event. Sometimes we exercise resilience with ease; sometimes we do so with struggle. Sometimes we exercise resiliency in one set of circumstances and not another. Sometimes we exercise resilience in different ways on similar occasions that take place at different times in our lives. Whether or not we meet our expectations or achieve our aim, the very fact that we respond reveals how we exercise resilience.

We practice resilience
as we exercise resilience strategies
REACTIVELY or PROACTIVELY.

HEROES endorses the profound human capacity to respond optimally to challenges and adversities, to recover, and to adapt. SELF-MASTERY and PERSONAL HEROISM promote adaptation, allowing us to manifest RESILIENCE, not merely to survive but to thrive.


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What is YOUR DEFINITION of RESILIENCE?

How do you SHOW or PRACTICE RESILIENCE?