Resilience: How to get through the crisis

Resilience: How to get through the crisis

What can a person endure? Some overcome life crises, others break up. Some people recover, others suffer damage. Is this resilience innate? In technical terms, psychological resistance is also called resilience. Those who own it go through life stronger. Can Resilience Be Learned?

Dr. Raffael Kalisch is one of the leading representatives in neuroscientific resilience research. He says the path from psychological stress to illness is not inevitable. There are mechanisms that lead people through difficult times without leaving them traumatized.

Terrorist attacks, diseases and other threats make some more afraid and others less so. What research knows is that resilience can be achieved in childhood. It is only innate to a certain extent. And even in adulthood there are opportunities to go through life stronger.

The two US scientists Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatté have developed a model that shows the seven pillars of resilience. The scientists believe that "strengthening one's resilience means becoming aware of these different skills and using them consciously." Your own environment, like a social network, plays a major role, but also positive experiences that have strengthened you.

The seven pillars of strong resilience are:

  • optimism
  • acceptance
  • Solution orientation
  • Leave victim role
  • To take responsibility
  • Network orientation
  • Future planning

You can find out exactly what is behind these skills in the photo gallery.

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