Resilience is key to thriving after trauma and determines both whether Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms (PTSS) occur and how we fare with PTSS. To avoid being a victim and instead thrive, we can use these resilience tips.
- Become aware of and remember our personal strengths, letting them support us when we are stressed (see video below for some tips)
- Build and maintain dependable and safe relationships. Having even one relationship like this is priceless
- Take good care of ourselves on a regular basis, practicing effective coping strategies (see CopingMadeEasy.com for some tips)
- Get professional help if needed