DIMENSIONS OF RESILIENCE?
Psychological resilience is an individual’s tendency to cope with stress and adversity. This coping may result in the individual “bouncing back” to a previous state of normal functioning, or simply not showing negative effects.
A more controversial form of resilience is sometimes referred to as ‘posttraumatic growth’ or ‘steeling effects’ where in the experience adversity leads to better functioning (much like an inoculation gives one the capacity to cope well with future exposure to disease).
Studies suggest that there’s more going on inside our brains when someone ignores us, and that the brain may have its own way of easing social pain.
Findings show that the brain’s natural painkiller system responds to social rejection, not just physical injury.
People who score high on the personality trait resilience have the ability to adjust to environmental change. People who scored high also had the highest amount of natural painkiller activation.
Are there anymore ‘dimensions of resilience’ that can help us deal with stress and adversity? CAMHS Professionals wants to hear from you…