Resilience and Preparing to Bounce Back Better | GROW Counseling

I highlighted an interesting statistic in my last blog, Resilience and Bouncing Back with Benefits, but I think it is worth restating. Seventy-five percent of those experiencing trauma are resilient, and 25% struggle, begging the question, “What distinguishes those individuals who evidence resilience from those who develop anxiety, depression, or PTSD?

While the full reason for the 75/25% split is not one hundred percent understood, we know that resilience is related to our emotional reserves. Some of us have a natural, higher level of positivity reserves. However, for others with less of a natural reserve, resiliency can be taught and built, even before a trauma happens.

Here are some activities that you might want to integrate in your life now to hedge off the ill effects of a possible trauma and even bounce back better:

  1. Grow and nurture your support systems. “Connectedness” is potent.

One last statement about the merit of building resilience: we can best give to ourselves and others by operating out of our positivity overflow.

Written by: Sheri Schulze

Originally published at https://growcounseling.com on September 13, 2021.

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