How Do We Become Resilient?

“With every drop of pain on the human heart, wisdom grows” Aeschylus

Resilience is a buzzword at the moment. But what does it mean?

Resilience can be defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties or the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape.

In reality, we aren’t elastic bands and we don’t spring back to where we started. When we go through adversity, we change.

Did you know that if you cut a butterfly out of its chrysalis, it would be fully formed with wings, but wouldn’t be able to fly? The process of getting itself out and breaking free is what strengthens the wings enough to be able to fly. And the same goes for us. Going through challenges and the difficult things life throws at us is what can make us stronger. If we can get through it without getting stuck.

And that’s where counselling can help. Counselling can give you space to be, where you matter, with someone to walk alongside you and support you. And to help you find your way through and out of your chrysalis – whatever that might be.