It’s true. And, while some of us are more resilient than others, we can all learn how to develop our resiliency skills so that we bounce back faster and better from adversity.
Nan Henderson’s new book, The Resiliency Workbook: Bounce Back Stronger, Smarter & With Real Self-Esteem, is a helpful, user-friendly guide that helps you not only learn new “bounce” skills, but also helps you elicit and identify the skills you’ve always had but may not have labeled as helpful in overcoming tough times.
Based on tried and true resiliency research, Henderson teaches the reader about protective factors – those dynamics that both prevent adversity as well as help us through it. She then explains her own concept of the Resiliency Wheel which includes:
- Caring and support
- High expectations
- Meaningful participation/contribution
- Pro-social bonding
- Clear and consistent boundaries
- Lifeskill development