Why Are Some People More Resilient Than Others?

Why are some people more resilient than others?

Why Are Some People More Resilient Than Others? Blog Article by The Therapy Centre


“A good half of the art of living is resilience.” ― Alain de Botton

Have you ever wondered how some people seem to bounce back from difficult times faster than others? When faced with stress, adversity, or trauma, people with psychological resilience use their skills and strengths to process and adapt to life’s challenges. While some people are naturally resilient, both internal and external factors play a key role in the development of resilient behaviours.

What are the signs of resilience?

Social Support: There is a common misconception that resilient people are totally independent and can bounce back on their own. However, positive relationships with others who care for you, and you care for, will help you feel happier, healthier, and more satisfied with your life.

Self-awareness: Being able to clearly recognize your thoughts, emotions and actions also helps you see your strengths and weaknesses. It allows you to understand how other people perceive you, and in doing so, allows you to connect with and understand others.

Mindfulness: Being present and mindful of what is happening in and around you means that when faced with difficulties you are able to pause, evaluate, and regroup. By facing your emotions and reactions in the moment, you can avoid obsessing over problems and start thinking of solutions.

Self-Care: Taking care of your mind and body by establishing healthy habits, such as a good sleep schedule, eating nutritional foods, and staying active, means that you are primed and ready for any difficult moments that life throws at you.

Purpose: Having a goal, whether it’s learning to paint or volunteering at a charity, can help you keep moving ahead when life gets hard. Having a reason to get out of bed and do something you care about builds perspective, stability, and confidence.

Are you struggling to bounce back from a difficult situation?

At The Therapy Centre we have skilled Psychologists, Social Workers and Psychotherapists who effectively treat a variety of issues that may be affecting your life, from everyday challenges to traumatic events with more lasting impact. We help individuals cope with difficult life circumstances like low self-esteem, the death of a loved one, a life-altering accident, or a serious illness as well as anxietydepression and other mental health issues. We also have a dietitian who can help with setting nutritional goals.

At The Therapy Centre we are now offering both in-person and Virtual Telehealth services including secure phone sessions and videoconferencing.

Our offices are located across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, at 2525 Old Bronte Road in Oakville, 849 Upper Wentworth Street in Hamilton, and a NEW location in Toronto at 1849 Yonge St (Yonge and Davisville).