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Dec 06, 2012

December 19, 2012 News Flash

I get knocked down - but I get up again

The ability to bounce back from all kinds of trauma, bth physical and psychological, is one of our species' most impressive adaptations.

1) Trust your brain- We are all capable of resilience and neuroscence has shown us that the brain is plastic and malleable.  Change, growth and understanding are always possible.

2) Adjust your perspective- In order to function in new circumstances, you have to be willing to change your expectations and view of the world.

3) Don't fight your defenses- When people suffer through and survive terribly traumatic, negating and even life threatening situation, they find some method to bounce back.  In a way, the self goes "underground" for protection, hibernating, waiting for the right time

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