Resilience After Trauma

An article featured in The New York Times explores the role of resilience after difficult experiences. Eilene Zimmerman writes:

“… The most resilient among us are people who generally don’t dwell on the negative, who look for opportunities that might exist even in the darkest times. During a quarantine, for example, a resilient person might decide it is a good time to start a meditation practice, take an online course or learn to play guitar…Research has shown that dedication to a worthy cause or a belief in something greater than oneself — religiously or spiritually — has a resilience-enhancing effect, as does the ability to be flexible in your thinking.”

Read “What Makes Some People More Resilient Than Others” from the Resilience series here

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