Resilience & Coping

Resilience is often described as the ability of the individual to bounce back after having experienced hardship. Resilience is mostly based on personal strengths, resources, and psychological capital.


What Is Resilience, and Why Is It Important to Bounce Back?

Resilience is equally intriguing and hard to define. Why does one person embrace the tough times while another crumbles? Research recognizes that many factors come [...]

Master Resilience Training

Master Resilience Training (MRT) in the US Army (+PPT)

The United States Army is the most senior branch of the eight-armed defense services of the United States. Many of its members have endured stresses [...]

coping skills

Healthy Coping: 24 Mechanisms & Skills For Positive Coping

Are you someone who laughs at the most inopportune times? Perhaps you are a nail-biter, or maybe you even become energized during challenging moments. Whether [...]

coping skills

10+ Coping Skills Worksheets for Adults and Youth (+ PDFs)

No matter how mentally healthy, resilient, or happy we are, every one of us goes through times when we need to cope with something difficult. [...]

resilience scales

How to Measure Resilience With These 8 Scales (+PDF)

When we experience disaster, trauma, or distressing psychological issues, we usually react with grief and a range of negative emotions. This is, of course, a [...]

Shame resilience theory

Shame Resilience Theory: Advice From Brené Brown

Shame is something we all experience, not just those unfortunate enough to have experienced trauma in their lives. It is part of what it means [...]

Resilience Worksheets

27 Resilience Activities for Students and Adults (+PDF)

You may think you’re not very resilient. The word “resilient” might bring to mind all the struggles and setbacks that have plagued you in your [...]


Psycap 101: Your Guide to Increasing Psychological Capital

Originally developed in an organizational context, the concept of Psychological Capital with its four pillars of Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, and Optimism (HERO) has been linked [...]

Resilience Progress

Resilience in Positive Psychology: How to Bounce Back

Resilience in positive psychology refers to the ability to cope with whatever life throws at you. Some people are knocked down by challenges, but they [...]

3 Resilience Exercises Pack