Presenter: Joan Borysenko
Resilience is more than the ability to bounce back from adversity. It?s atransformative process that reveals our inherent nobility, a rite of passage from?pieces to peace. Mythologist Joseph Campbell called this passage The Hero?s Journey. It consists of three parts. Change disrupts life as usual. Next we?re plunged into the unknown territory between no longer and not yet. There we can either despair and lose hope or- if we?re resilient- discover new strengths. The journey of resilience ends with giving back the wisdom we?ve gained to others. Modern psychology and neuroscience have clearly identified the attitudes and practices that support resilience. Both adults and children can learn these skills and help bring one another and our planet through the challenging times?we live in.