Resilience means knowing how to cope in spite of setbacks, or barriers, or limited resources. Resilience is a measure of how much we want something and how much we are willing, and able, to overcome obstacles to get it.

Resilience theory refers to the ideas surrounding how we are affected by and adapt to things like adversity, change, loss, and risk.

Being resilient does not mean that we don’t experience stress, emotional upheaval, and suffering. Some people equate resilience with mental toughness, but demonstrating resilience also includes working through emotional pain and suffering.

This workshop will explore:

  • Types of resilience
  • Factors which contribute to resilience
  • Ways to build / increase our resilience skills
  • The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale