Resilience is known as bouncing back from the adversities and bringing in strength to cope to difficulties. Adversities happen at personal, community and organisational level. Resilience allows the person to come out of the adversity, rather than staying with it and to move forward further. This is a way of maintaining positive mental health and maintaining one’s own well being in the midst of adverse conditions. It enables a person to maintain positive health in the midst of challenges (Mowbray, 2011).
Gratitude Kate Zhuzha Gratitude is the facet of the positive psychology and one of the greatest phenomena in the world. In the science of positive psychology, my topic – gratitude has always been strongly associated with greater happiness. It does not only help people experience more positive emotions, enjoy their successes, improve health, deal with hardships and build strong relationships. According to emotion appraisal theories (Roseman, 1984, 1991; Weiner, 1985), gratitude is an attribution-dependent emotion that arises from a process that contains two phases: first - recognizing positive outcome that they have already received, and then - refer this outcome to the efforts of other
“Positive emotion” help us in a whole range of ways; consequently, two of those ways are pushing ourselves physically to accomplish a goal and mentally by turning a threat related thoughts into positive one. Furthermore, “engagement” allows us to reach a state of flow, being in a state of flow allows us to focus mentally and improve our overall performance. Moreover, “relationships” nurture support which allow us to look at challenges as less challenging. Relationships give us the mental boost to crush our challenges physically. A sense of “meaning” helps us reach our goals by mentally and physically not giving up; therefore, allowing us to accomplish our goals because they have a sense of purpose.
Resilience is referred to as the ability to “sustain psychological stability in the face of stress” (Combes-Malcome, 2007). Positive outcomes associated with resilience are the alleviation of the negative effects of stress, the promotion of adaptation, and the development of effective coping skills to deal with change and adversity (Ahern, Kiehl, Sole, & Byers, 2006; Richardson, Neiger, Jensen, & Kumpfer, 1990). Resilience is an important factor for preventing the development of psychopathology and maintaining optimal functioning, physical health and psychological health despite stressful life circumstances (Ryff & Singer, 2003). Many researchers believe that resilience can be strengthened because it is not a “hard-wired” personality trait
At the end of everyone’s lives, the goal appears to be about attaining happiness. Describing how to obtain happiness has been an issue that was debated in the past but is still talked about now . In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle expands on his view of happiness and he focuses particularly on how reason helps recognize and pursue what will lead to happiness and the good life. I feel that Aristotle’s philosophies on happiness are important works within the field of philosophy and he considered one of the………of it . In this paper, I will explore Aristotle’s beliefs regarding happiness then compare and contrast them to those of Martin Seligman.
While the negative effects include shock, confusion, anxiety, fear and depression, positive effects may be lessons of coping and adjustment, re-prioritisation of life goals, more compassion for others, and a greater appreciation of life and feelings of personal strength. (Baumgardner & Crothers, 2009) Such positive outcomes of trauma are referred to as Post-traumatic Growth (PTG). (Tedeschi, Park & Calhoun, 1998) PTG is closely related to resilience since resilient responses and resilient people typically show positive outcomes of trauma. It is also a way in which religion may be connected to
Positive self talk is an optimistic voice that always looks at the bright side. It offers multiple health benefits and also increased life span and immunity. One of the ways to recognize and promote positivity by intentionally fills their own mind with positive self talk. It is not a self deception. Positive self talk brings out positive aspect from the negative situation.
The characteristics include empathy, caring, positive attitude, respect, hope, genuineness, autonomy for the client, and mutuality (Austin, 2002, pp. 119-127). These all are important due to the fact they all support a successful atmosphere to work in. Looking at the list, you realize you must minimize the potential for negativity. The client needs these to feel as if they matter as well as establish their self-worth.
By having a positive attitude, it helps me in many ways like expecting success and not failure. It gives you the strength not to give up if you encounter obstacles along the way. It makes you look at failure and problems as blessings in disguise. By Believing in yourself and in your abilities you can succeed in numerous opportunities that are put in front of you. Transitioning to university life can be challenging, but with the support of peers and staff, it will make it easier.
Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. Various characteristics are needed to be resilient. In the book, Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt, Henry loses his brother, Franklin. But, Henry is able to stay in control of the things going on in his life. He has a plan of what he wants to do; climb Katahdin.
“Sometimes resilience arrives in the moment you discover your own unshakeable goodness” (87). When you discover the good you have in yourself, you will have be able to change and can recover from any difficulties. Why is resilience essential in our lives? Without resilience, we would be lost every time something bad or traumatic happened to us. With resilience, we are able to adapt and accept the disfunction and still function.