Counseling and Wellness

Succeed and Lead: Developing Your Resilience CORE

Resilience means "bouncing back" from difficult experiences. It is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, catastrophe, threats or significant stress. Research has shown that resilience is ordinary, not extraordinary. People commonly demonstrate resilience. Being resilient does not mean that a person doesn't experience difficulty or distress. In fact, the road to resilience may involve emotional distress.

Resilience is NOT a TRAIT that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts and beliefs that can be learned and developed in anyone. Just as a strong core is important to physical health; the Resilience CORE is important to our success. The Resilience CORE is comprised of four components:

C - Connection
O - Optimism
R - Reaching Higher
E - Emotional Acceptance / Mindfulness

Cultivating Resilience by Dr. Greg Eells
Bruce Lee - Be Like Water as a metaphor for Resilience