The idea of resilience is present in conversations across every kind of field—be it psychology, education, the military, and so on. Within all of these fields, a number of different researchers have coined their own definitions of resilience, but at its core resilience can be understood as the ability to bounce back and adapt in the face of adversity.
Health and Wellness are buzzwords that are getting a lot of (much needed!) attention lately. Simply put, health refers to our physical, mental, and social states, whereas wellness focuses more on enhancing our well-being.
Here’s an image for all you visual learners out there on what self care can look like. This is based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a parent, an employee or a friend.. our buttons and emotional triggers can fire at any time. These triggers set off a chain of associations in our brains that are hard to control. Understanding more about what’s happening inside your brain when you’re being emotionally triggered (or having your buttons pushed) can help you to gain a better sense of control.