We all face trauma, adversity and other stresses. Everyone will experience twists and turns, from everyday challenges to traumatic events with more lasting impact, like the death of a loved one, a life-altering accident, or a serious illness. Each change affects people differently, bringing a unique flood of thoughts, strong emotions and uncertainty. Yet people generally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful situations—in part thanks to resilience.
Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors. As much as resilience involves “bouncing back” from these difficult experiences, it can also involve profound personal growth.
While these adverse events are certainly painful and difficult, they don’t have to determine the outcome of your life. There are many aspects of your life you can control, modify, and grow with. That’s the role of resilience. Becoming more resilient not only helps you get through difficult circumstances, it also empowers you to grow and even improve.
Listen in to our insightful conversation with a special guest, Squadron Leader Toolika Rani, an Indian ex-Air Force Officer, Mountaineer, TEDx Speaker and Writer as she delves deep into her experiences in Armed Forces, mountains across the world including Mt. Everest, and her lessons of courage and resilience. Today, Toolika will offer a roadmap for adapting to life-changing situations, and emerging even stronger than before.