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Life Coaching, 2nd Edition by Windy Dryden, Michael Neenan

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Chapter 8

Developing resilience

 

 

 

Introduction

Why is it that one person can withstand multiple crises while another person crumbles in the face of the slightest misfortune? This kind of example is usually the starting point for an investigation into resilience. There isn't such a clear-cut division between the resilient and non-resilient, however: the first person may soon reach his breaking point if he has yet more crises to deal with while the second person may eventually find within herself unexpected strengths to cope with adversity. As research shows, resilience is not a fixed characteristic where the person is resilient at all times under all circumstances; the level of resilience demonstrated varies depending upon the circumstances ...

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