25. Resilience: Bouncing Back After Difficulty
Have You Faced Difficult Or Stressful Life Experiences?
Do You Wonder Why Some People Seem To "Bounce Back" After Loss Or Trauma?
Do You Want To Learn About Research On Resilience In Childhood And Adulthood?
Are You Looking For Ways To Promote Resilience In Your Own Life?
Trauma, loss, childhood adversity, tragedy. Life can be hard, and anyone who lives long enough will face difficulty at some point. People respond to life’s challenges in a variety of ways; sometimes people have a really difficult time after stressful life events, and some seem to “bounce back” more easily. Most of us are capable of being at least somewhat resilient, and eventually adapt to even the hardest of circumstances. How do we do that?
In this episode, Dr. Debbie Sorensen and Dr. Rae Littlewood will take a look at what psychology research has to say about resilience. We’ll look at what resilience is (and isn’t), highlight some interesting psychology research, and offer research-based suggestions for promoting resilience when life gets hard.
Resources and Suggested Reading:
Children’s book on resilience: After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat