ResiliencE ResiliencE THE art OF BOUNCING BACK TO LIFE THE art OF BOUNCING BACK TO LIFE.
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ResiliencE ResiliencE THE art OF BOUNCING BACK TO LIFE THE art OF BOUNCING BACK TO LIFE Slide 2 Why is it that some persons facing adverse conditions manage to survive and to react in a positive and harmonious manner, while all predict a negative development? Slide 3 For some years now this phenomenon has been a subject of great interest and has given rise to the theory of Resilience. Slide 4 Those who resisted and moved on without throwing in the towel were called resilient persons. tirar la toalla eran las llamadas resilientes Those who resisted and moved on without throwing in the towel were called resilient persons. tirar la toalla eran las llamadas resilientes The concept was first used in Physics and it was Michael Rutter who coined it in the year 1972 for social sciences. Early studies on resilience focused on persons who had lived through limit situations. Slide 5 Resilience does not mean invulnerability; these persons suffer like anyone else, Resilience does not mean invulnerability; these persons suffer like anyone else, Slide 6 what makes them different is their capacity to have an adequate quality of life despite all their painful experiencies. Slide 7 Each person shines with his/her own light among all the rest. No two fires are alike. There are big fires, small fires and fires of all colors. Slide 8 There are persons who are a serene fire who do not realize that the wind is blowing, and persons who are a crazy fire, who fills the air with sparks. Some fires are like stupid fires; they neither illumine nor burn; but others burn so intensely that one cannot look at them without blinking and whoever gets close to them gets inflamed. (Eduardo Galeano) Slide 9 In this story we can read about two aspects of the theory of resilience: the second with the idea of diversity, of difference. The first has to do with the idea of brightness, Slide 10 Resilience is built on the bright side of the human being, on ones strengths, assuming the potential that each individual has to develop him/herself. Slide 11 It takes on meaning from the difference in the reaction to adverse circumstances, which generate stress. Slide 12 While some persons succumb to such circumstances, showing imbalance and disorder at various levels, others develop successfully in spite of adversity. Slide 13 What then is Resilience? What then is Resilience? Slide 14