What is Resilience?

Resilience is the capacity to prepare for, recover from and adapt in the face of stress, challenge or adversity

You’ve likely experienced times when you feel you don’t have much energy and may have used phrases like “I’m running on fumes,” “I’m drained” or “I’m wiped out’ to describe that feeling. Think of a time you have felt like that and notice how it affected you and those around you. It’s common that when your energy is low, it can be difficult to think clearly, perform tasks well, or even bounce back, all of which are indications your resilience is low. ┬áResilience can be thought of as the capacity to prepare for, recover from and adapt in the face of stress, challenge or adversity. When you are resilient you are able to bounce back and recoup faster after a challenging situation.

There are four areas of resilience that are all important: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. In my HeartMath Resilience class you will identify energy leaks in each of these areas and learn simple approaches to stop the energy drains and build resilience in each one. You will also learn approaches for improved decision-making, better communication and compassionate care for yourself.