Resilience is a person’s ability to ‘bounce-back’ from problems, difficulties and life challenges without any long-lasting negative consequences.

In life we can all expect to have our fair share of difficult times, for example when losing a loved one or when suffering ill health.

Everybody has a different level of resilience and this is why some people are able to cope better than others when experiencing similar problems.

So what makes a person more or less resilient?

Resilience is a combination of biological, psychological and social factors.

Whilst there is some evidence that a part of being resilient is passed on genetically, the greater part of resilience comes from the quality and nature of our social experiences and interactions during our early developmental life.

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Dr. Michael Ungar on Resilience

Dr. Michael Ungar is a world-renowned expert on Resilience. Watch him talk about it here.

Developing Resilience

We all have, more or less, a certain amount of resilience ‘inside’ us that we can use when facing problems, but for those who have been finding it difficult to cope, we recommend following our CORE programme.

This course is a wholly scientific, evidence-based training programme which examines and then changes the core beliefs that form the most important foundations of resilience, especially our Locus of Control.

These core beliefs set the stage for the subsequent development of our ‘rules for living’ which we use to negotiate our day-to-day experiences and our ability to cope is directly intertwined inside these beliefs.

By learning how to change those core beliefs we can change how we feel and respond to any situation in a way that is more ‘useful’ for us, or, in a more resilient way!

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Arrange your FREE initial consultation here.

If you’d like to find out more about resilience and recovering from mental health problems then why not arrange a free initial consultation with us.

During this consultation we will discuss your particular issues and the different types of mental health counselling we offer (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CBT) without you having to commit to any counselling going forward.

The consultation lasts around 50 minutes and is a great opportunity to meet with either Paul or Joan and decide if you would like to proceed with any support.