Resilience In Social Work Practice

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According to Nan Henson (2012), resiliency is the ability to overcome challenges of all kinds of trauma, tragedy, personal crises, life problems and bounce back stronger, wiser, and more powerful than before. Resiliency is significant since it is what a person need to “do” when faced with life’s unavoidable complications and complications (Henson, 2012). Resilience: “Is the act of rebounding or springing back after being stretched or pressed, or recovering strength, spirit, and good humor” (Greene, 2002). Resilience is “reserved for unpredicted or markedly successful adaptations to negative life events, trauma, stress, and other forms of risk. If we can understand what helps some people to function well in the context of high adversity, we may be able to incorporate this knowledge into new practice strategies”.

Although to become resilient is easy said than done, resilient people don 't wallow or abide on failures/ the past. They acknowledge the situation and consider it is as a lesson learned or mistakes, and keep on moving.
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Brown proposed self-compassion, peer groups, and positive emotions. Self-compassionate, meaning recognizing our common humanity since we are all vulnerable and imperfect. Perhaps this would help if I feel isolated and alone. Also, I believe peer groups is a great way to go since we might share the same feeling and deal with the same situations/issues. I suppose another way as Brown suggested: “we develop resilience to shame” (Brown, 2012, 2007). This could count as for a positive emotion, I
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