How to Build Resilience

by | November 17, 2017 | Mental health, wellness + thriving, Videos

We all deal with stress, transitions, unexpected events and loss. When we are in the midst of a crisis or a life transition, such as a new job, the beginning or ending of a relationship, we do the best we can to overcome or cope with what life has given us in that moment. Nevertheless, it is often difficult to remain positive and strong during challenging times.

This is why it’s important that we build resilience.

Resilience helps us cope with life events more effectively, and restore our balance and internal peace. It helps to propel us forward and regain our strength. It helps us not lose ourselves in the circumstances, and maintain a healthy attitude, clarity of thought and mental capacity to continue to move forward.

So, how does one cultivate resilience?

Dr. Teresa Dean and I discuss ways in which we can exercise the resilience muscle, and talk about the benefits this can bring us.


Nothing stated or posted in this video is intended or should be taken to be the practice of medical or counseling care. The information made available on this video, including, but not limited to, interviews, text, graphics, images, links to articles, websites, and other material contained in this video, is strictly for informational and entertainment purposes only. The information in this video is NOT (and should not be used as) a substitute for professional psychiatry, psychology, medical, nursing, or professional healthcare advice or services, nor is it designed to suggest any specific diagnosis or treatment. Please always seek medical advice from your physician or a qualified health care provider regarding any medical questions, conditions or treatment, before making any changes to your health care regimen, medications or lifestyle habits. None of the information in this video is a revideo or warranty that any particular drug or treatment is safe, appropriate or effective for you, or that any particular healthcare provider is appropriate for you. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking help from a health care provider due to something you have read, heard or seen in this video. Your viewing/use of this video does not create in any way a physician-patient relationship, any sort of confidential, fiduciary or professional relationship, or any other special relationship that would give rise to any duties. This video does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, healthcare providers, procedures, or treatments, and if you rely on any of the information provided by this video, you do so solely at your own risk.