The Bounce Back program is designed to help make our community healthier & happier
We all know what it’s like to be overwhelmed and have too much on our plates. It’s easy to become discouraged and feel the weight of everything and not know how to respond in a healthy way. Resilience is our ability to bounce back from the stresses of life. It’s not about avoiding stress, but rather, building good coping skills that we can use to deal with stressful situations.
We used to believe that resilience is something that you are born with. Some people just seem to be able to handle more than others. However, new research shows that resilience is actually a skill, not just a personality trait — and it can be learned!
Resilience is made up of five pillars and by strengthening these pillars we become more resilient. Instead of experiencing a downwards spiral when we encounter stress in our lives, these five pillars work together to lift us up out of the chaos we are feeling. this is important to recognize, because we cannot eliminate stress from our lives.