• Violence Prevention and Resilience Study

    Awareness and Action: An Exploration of Violence Prevention Training and the Cultivation of Resilience Researchers:Alun Rees, Rex Shelburne, Stephanie Shelburne; LiveLifeResources and UNCFoundation Brief Description: There is a growing body of literature suggesting exposure to both interpersonal...

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  • The Virtues of Sadness

    In the early 1990's a small handful of researchers and practitioners began questioning the inherent focus on pathology in the world of Psychology and Psychotherapy. Researchers like Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi argued the benefits of helping people focus on their strengths to create richer more...

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Human resilience is the ability to muster your inner resources in order to ‘bounce back’ from adversity.

It is that almost indefinable quality that allows a person, place, or thing to be beaten down by some of the experiences of life, yet come back with the resolve to carry on to bigger and better things.

Resilience has been defined as: ‘The process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress and bouncing back from difficult experiences.’ (APA, 2016).