Finding Resilience in the Midst of Challenges

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley One thing is certain, and that is that each day presents new challenges. It isn’t the fact that challenges occur that is most important, however, but how well an individual is able to adapt and bounce back from setbacks and go on to face daily challenges. The secret is resilience, yet a little known fact is that it is possible to find and tap into a wellspring of resilience even in the midst of challenges.  A common misconception for many people is to wonder if we’re up for the challenges today brings. For some, the go-to course of action is to do anything and everything to avoid what is happening today. More specifically, to avoid what responsibilities should be attended to today. The difference between someone who acknowledges, accepts and rises to meet the challenges and one who shirks, denies, ignores or blatantly refuses to take action may well be attitude. The good news is that this is one area where proactive steps can be taken to turn a negative outlook into a more positive one, thereby improving outcomes regardless of the challenge at hand. Hence, going back to the reservoir of resilience can produce dramatic results. Many people find that they steel themselves to tackle difficult or unpleasant tasks experienced on a more or less regular basis. Another common behavioral tendency is to shy away from anything unknown. Wh...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Coping Skills Resilience Source Type: blogs

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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
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Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: depression featured health and fitness psychology reading self education self-improvement covid covid_19 mental health pickthebrain Source Type: blogs
DiscussionThis systematic review will summarize the effectiveness of psychological interventions, including their content and delivery method, in reducing psychological distress and improving outcomes for women affected by perinatal loss. The evidence generated from this review can inform researchers and policymakers in expanding on related research and developing customized interventions or programs.Systematic review registrationPROSPEROCRD42019126456.
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Conditions:   COVID-19;   SARS-CoV-2 Infection Interventions:   Diagnostic Test: Lung Function tests;   Diagnostic Test: Exercise capacity;   Diagnostic Test: Exercise physiology;   Diagnostic Test: Health-related quality of life;   Diagnostic Test: Respiratory symptoms, symptoms of anxiety and depression, and post-traumatic stress screeni ng Sponsors:   Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul;   Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre;   Conse...
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OBJECTIVE: Psychological distress impacts a variety of health outcomes in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Focused qualitative studies on a wider range of psychological distress in HSCT patients are lacking. However, understanding the subtle...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Conditions:   COVID-19;   SARS-CoV-2 Infection Interventions:   Diagnostic Test: Lung Function tests;   Diagnostic Test: Exercise capacity;   Diagnostic Test: Exercise physiology;   Diagnostic Test: Health-related quality of life;   Diagnostic Test: Respiratory symptoms, symptoms of anxiety and depression, and post-traumatic stress screeni ng Sponsors:   Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul;   Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre;   Conse...
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DiscussionDespite mental health being a critical concern for women experiencing IPV, there is limited evidence for brief, task-shared psychological interventions adapted for their needs in low- and middle-income countries. Contextually tailored interventions for pregnant women experiencing IPV in low- and middle-income countries require development and process evaluation. This randomised controlled feasibility trial will yield results on the feasibility of conducting a fully powered trial, relevant to researchers, primary and antenatal care clinicians in resource-limited settings.Trial registrationPan-African clinical tria...
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Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Brain Behav Immun Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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