Personal Resilience

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing, the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” (Viktor Frankl)

Why does developing greater resilience matter? We are all under increasing amounts of pressure both at work and in our personal lives. As these mount we can either use them as a positive spur or we might find them building up to make us begin to feel stressed.

What is resilience? The American Psychological Association defines it this way. “Resilience is the ability to be successful, personally and professionally, in a highly- pressured, fast-paced and continuously changing environment”.

If you choose to become more resilient you will find that you can handle pressure differently and will feel much better and more empowered. You will have the attitudes and behaviours of resilient people: Confidence; focused and organised; adaptable; proactive; energetic.hological Association defines resilience as the ability to adapt in the face of adversity, trauma or tragedy.

A key element in building your personal resilience lies in your thinking! Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps you adjust your thinking to change your emotional reaction to create a more positive and affirming attitude. 
Give it a try! 
Dr. David Burns has a great primer to help you. The book is Feeling Good. Check it out.

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.