Resilience theory

Resilience Theory: What Research Articles in Psychology Teach Us (+PDF)

Experiencing the loss of a loved one, sexual abuse, violence, and war; these are the things that shape us. Life will continuously be a balance between peace and turmoil. That is the reality of the human experience. When faced with tough times, others encourage us to push through and b
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Teaching resilience in children

Building Resilience in Children: 30+ Tips for Raising Resilient Kids

Most of us are familiar with the expression “that which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” It turns out that this is only partially true – not everyone possesses the ability to persevere following trauma. Indeed, while some people crumble in the face of adversity, others are someho
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Teaching Resilience in Schools

Teaching Resilience in Schools and Fostering Resilient Learners

Teachers who teach resilience might change the trajectory of their student’s lives. It is not easy to teach resilience in the classroom, but it is crucial. Teaching resilience is beyond memorization, calculation, and other traditional learning methods. It requires interaction an
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How to beat stress

How to Beat Stress, Trauma, and Adversity with Resilience (Tips + Resources)

To be able to handle most things in life… Why is it that some people, when faced with adversity, will be forced to defend themselves against further onslaught and erect barriers while others will transform it into a challenge and marshal all their abilities to meet it head on? Our res
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Emotional Resilience Theory

What is Emotional Resilience and How to Build It? (+Training Exercises)

How do you collect yourself after a stressful event? Emotional resilience is when you are able to calm your frantic mind after encountering a negative experience. It is intrinsic motivation, an inner force by which we can hold ourselves through all the downsides of life. Just like oth
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Resilience Skills and Strategies

Resilience Skills, Factors and Strategies of the Resilient Person

Mental health encompasses far more than the mere absence of disorders. There are a number of dimensions when it comes to positive mental health, one of which is resilience. Resilience is the process of being able to adapt well and bounce back quickly in times of stress. This stress ma
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20 Best Books on Resilience

20 Best Resilience Books: a Book Selection for Creating Mental Toughness

Resilience is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness or the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. (Oxford Dictionary, 2018). Resilience is something that is within each of us, but how we use it, and how well are key de
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What is eustress in psychology

What is Eustress And How Does It Differ From Regular Stress?

In this article, we will explore the way in which eustress – what I call positive stress – may provide a long-lasting solution to the pervasive “distress” which may be creating harm in our lives. “Imagine feeling capable of handling whatever life throws at you, without hav
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Mastering Mental Toughness

Resilience Training: How to Master Mental Toughness and Thrive

Do you know someone who keeps on keeping on, no matter what life throws at them? How do they continue to thrive, flourish, and grow even stronger as they overcome the obstacles they face? The answer is resilience – which the APA describes as: “The process of adapting well in the face
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What is resilience and can it be learned

What is Resilience and Why is it Important to Bounce Back? (+ Quotes)

One of the most popular topics in positive psychology—both in the field itself and in mainstream discussion of positive psychological concepts—is resilience. To some, resilience is a sort of “miracle drug” personality trait, something that can heal all wounds and right all wrongs. Whi
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J.K. Rowling

19 Resilience & Adversity Quotes That Will Inspire an Empower You

Building resilience is an important part of growth and change. There are several ways to cultivate and inspire resilience in people. A good start is finding a sentence that resonates with you. It empowers you, motivates you, and becomes a mantra you internally chant to yourself every
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Resilience Training: How to Build Resilient Individuals and Groups

How To Build Resilience With Resilience Training (+ Real Life Examples)

We all know resilience is an important trait. It is the hallmark of successful people and successful companies, and it is what allows people to come back from disappointment and failure stronger and more determined than ever. What you may not have known is that resilience is not a per
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Master Resilience Training (MRT) in the US Army: PowerPoint & Interview

Master Resilience Training (MRT) is a resilience-training program that is offered by the United States Army. The goal of the program is to teach officers about resilience and to train those officers to teach other soldiers about resilience as well. It is a joint effort between the Pos
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coping skills

10+ Coping Skills Worksheets for Adults and Youth (+ PDFs)

No matter how mentally healthy, resilient, or happy you are, there comes a time in every person’s life when he or she will need to cope with something difficult. Coping is something we all do, whether we do it consciously or without thinking. It’s watching a funny movie when we’re sad
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how to measure resilience at work and in adults

How To Measure Resilience: 8 Resilience Scales For Youth & Adults (+ PDF)

“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” – Gever Tulley When we experience disaster, trauma, or distressing psychological issues, we usually react with grief and a range of negative emotions. This is, of course, a nat
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Shame Resilience Theory: How to Overcome Feelings of Shame

Shame Resilience Theory: How to Respond to Feelings of Shame

Shame Resilience Theory (SRT) is, as the name suggests, a theory concerned with how people respond to feelings of shame. It was first articulated in a 2006 paper by Brené Brown. Shame is a universal emotion which can have serious negative consequences if left unchecked, so examining w
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