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Resilience Education and Training

  • Karen Cregan
  • Lisa Rowe
  • Tony WallEmail author
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Definition of Resilience Education and Training

Gilligan (2000) describes resilience as a process which engenders a sense of strength and confidence to succeed despite individual challenges faced, and Noble and McGrath (2015, p. 79) define it as “the ability to persist, cope adaptively and bounce back after encountering change, challenges, setback, disappointments, difficult situations or adversity and to return to a reasonable level of wellbeing.” It has been suggested that these challenges can be controlled by an individual’s behaviors, thoughts, and actions which can be taught (American Psychological Association 2014). However, Wu et al. (2013) argue that developing resilience in individuals requires several “factors” not least, an understanding of the genetic, epigenetic, developmental, psychological, and neurochemical processes, as these can contribute to how an individual can cope with and develop resilience in the face of stress and trauma. In this way, resilience education and...

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  1. 1.International Thriving at Work Research CentreUniversity of ChesterChesterUK

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  1. 1.International Thriving at Work Research CentreUniversity of ChesterChesterUK