Resilience is being able to bounce back after a traumatic event, adversity or shame, loss or guilt. It’s a muscle that you can train.
Post traumatic growth comes from being resilient – being able to focus on the things that bring you joy even after you have experienced so many traumas or challenges.
A strategy that resilient people do is the gratitude strategy. They appreciate the moments of happiness. They search for moments that made them happy.
A resilient person choose to see the good things in his or her life. They view challenges now as a teachable moment.
Remember that trauma is a fact of your life but it does not have to be a life sentence. The past is not the only key, but is often the key to the present. We may not focus on it, but acknowledge it we must.
“We all came from somewhere. And where we come from has implications for where we are and who we are. A person’s biography provides a map of their experiential field; its a context within which their behavior can be usefully understood. The past may not determine the present, but it certainly informs it. – unknown
Resilience is the inner strength and ability to cope, ability to adapt to an environment and flexibility to change. Rising from adversities.