This week I am going to revisit a topic I wrote about six years ago, Resilience.

Resilienceis the ‘bounce-back’ factor, the ability to get back up when you have been knocked down by events in your life. 


Did you know you can strengthen your resilience?

“The Power of Resilience” written by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein. Brooks and Goldstein have been studying this topic for many years and have a great way of understanding the processes involved. Those of you who are parents might also find their book “Raising Resilient Children” worth a look.

Robert Brooks and Sam Goldsteinin their book, “The Power of Resilience” came up with a list of ten features that make up a resilient mind-set which I would like to share with you:

Ø A sense of control in one’s own life experience.

Ø Possessing strategies to develop “stress hardiness”.

Ø The ability to be empathic.

Ø Having and using good communication and interpersonal skills.

Ø Good problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Ø The ability to establish realistic goals and expectations.

Ø Being able to learn from results of both successes and failures.

Ø Possessing compassion and take action to be a contributing part of society.

Ø “Living a responsible life based on a set of thoughtful values.”

Ø Feeling special (as opposed to self-centred) and also helping others to feel the same way.

Over the coming weeks I will share some ideas that address each of the features listed above giving you some tools to help you improve your resilience.

Do share your thoughts with me and remember you can sign up for this blog by clicking here and you will also get a free audio download taken from a workshop Joe and I ran on Using NLP to improve Self-esteem and Well-being.




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