Resiliency is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity.
The experiences that test our resilience may be the result of many things but are typically those conditions and situations we see as being out of our control. The loss of a relationship, the loss of a job, the diagnosis of a serious or life-threatening health issue in you or a family member, the inconceivable death of someone you love.
Resiliency is the process of flexing to survive, to live through and to live on, regardless of the painful experience at hand. Emotional pain and stress are normal responses to major adversity or trauma in our lives. Resiliency allows you to experience this distress with the recognition that it is normal, and with the understanding that there is no set way to get through it – there are many ways.
Resiliency is the amount of potential energy any one of us has to return to a state of well-being despite an external life altering or traumatic event. It involves behaviors, thoughts, and actions that can be developed and enhanced in all of us. A combination of factors contributes to resilience. Having people we trust that we can talk with is vital. Emotional distress can leave you feeling isolated and having someone who understands your unique situation to talk with is essential and important part of the healing process.