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What is Resilience?

Both the growing interest in resilience and the increasingly holistic view of it are important trends in psychology and healthcare. Learning more about what keeps us strong can be more helpful than analyzing what has damaged us. Furthermore, taking a broader view opens up more possibilities for change and development .

Development is, in fact, the key word. Everyone has the capacity for resilience and everyone has experience of resilience; it may need to be revealed, rediscovered or built on, but it is there in all of us.

* www.resilienceproject.org (a major international and interdisciplinary project)