People contend with many difficult and trying times every day. These may be the loss of a loved one, a serious illness, the loss of a job or source of income, a terrorist attack, to mention but a few tragic events. More often than not, these events tend to be life changing, and how people react to them matters. For the most part, most people react to such incidences with a sense of uncertainty, accompanied by a flood of strong emotions. In retrospect, people have the tendency to adapt c0onsidrably to such life-changing situations, albeit over time. This process involves a lot of resilience, which is an ongoing process that necessitates effort, time, and engagement, with the people going through a series of stages. Of interest to this discourse, therefore, are some of the coping strategies individuals employ, to cope with some of these challenging situations. To do this, this essay uses the example of Frederic Henry in Ernest Hemingway’s A Farwell to Arms. First, we will talk about how Henry has a series of misfortunes from his past, which he appears to cope with rather well. Second, we will talk about Catherine Barkley, Frederic’s love interest. She has also lost her fiancé when she meets
Resilience is about being independent, standing on your own two feet or taking back the power.
In my term paper, I would like to talk about Resilience which I believe is a prerequisite for an effective leader. Life has ups and downs and adversities are inevitable. Things can beyond our control, it is impossible for us to prevent unpleasant circumstances from happening. Difficulties and problems come out of nowhere, the stress and anxiety associated with adversity may knock us down if we cope with them inadequately. Chronic stress can lead to mental collapse if we still cannot manage them well, which is definitely undesirable for a leader because it can affect the cooperation with others as well as the team morale.
Billig,(1995) supported the theory of Barrett and Oppenheimer 2011 has demonstrated that “despite the pervasiveness of national identity, it is also true to say that national identities are often invisible, to children and adults alike. (Cited in Gallagher P.2015.2.5)
Resilience is defined as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.” While everyone has gone through a hardship or a difficult time in their life, not many people have been resilient enough to make it through. In my case, my hardship was a car accident.
Dick has passed through a lot of difficulties and faced a lot of obstacles in his life, but finally he turned his life and took it to a different place. He found a new job and started to earn more money, so his life changed completely with hope, determination and work. Finally, He started to achieve his life goal “the American Dream”.
Over decades, the research of resilience has developed from understanding individual’s resilience qualities and protective factors, to the process of resilience and the interventions that promote resilience (Richardson, 2002; Wright et al., 2013). Recently, the focus of resilience shift to the neurobiological process because of the development of science and technology (Wright et al., 2013). While these literatures emerging, there are two noteworthy issues. First, the outcome of the studies were mainly emphasized on main-stream population (Ungar, 2006). Second, little attention was given to resilience across cultures (Ungar, 2006; Ungar et al., 2005). Hence, it is important to investigate how resilience is being defined and understand in different cultures; what are the challenges when conducting a cross cultural research; and what are the key elements when implementing intervention in different cultures.
The importance of a person centred and inclusive approach is that your looking at the individual child and the needs of that child and also trying to meet the needs of the individual child. Such things like setting targets for them to meet and achieve would or possibly could help a child achieve. Also such things as individual learning plans can help.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) frequently headlines newspapers and newscasts across America. Veterans fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan return to a life they left but inside they are tormented with flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, anger, and depression. Many people suffer from PTSD after experiencing traumatic events in his or her life. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) is chosen for the basis of this assignment to evaluate someone who exhibits symptoms of PTSD. Sometimes the symptoms of PTSD are exaggerated or faked. The basic characteristics and the purpose of this tool will be discussed as well as how the tool is used. An analysis of the MMPI-2 will reveal the relationship between MMPI-2 and a major theory of
Ms. C. is a 57year old single female living with fiance. Using the Family Stressor System inventory (FS3I) she was able to identify multiple highly stressful area in her family. Even though she concerned with many of areas identified as highly stressful, she elected to focus on
Another research shows that by doing cognitive reappraisal or reinterpreting the meaning of an emotional stimulus, would increase the activity of prefrontal cortex. Person with greater activation of the prefrontal cortex is very important in resilience because it enables the person to recover faster from a negative emotion such as sadness, anger, and fear. Activation of PFC also helps to facilitate rational planning and behavior (Acton, 2012).
Tommy entered the house, it was quiet, and he went to the kitchen to get a snack. Tommy dropped his plate causing a loud clattering noise, waking his mother. Tommy’s mom was furious, walked around the corner and started beating Tommy for waking her. As she was beating him a man came around the corner to stop her. It was Tommy’s dad. In a blind rage, Tommy’s mom grabbed the gun from the kitchen drawer; the one she used to threaten Tommy for all his wrong doings and shot Tommy’s father. Tommy’s experiences of regular, yet unpredictable beatings ending with a traumatic death experience forever changed Tommy’s life. After a traumatic experience, a chemical imbalance in the brain occurs; leaving this untreated can cause someone to become a serial killer. Traumatic life experiences, abuse, and an inability to have healthy coping strategies can lead to a chemical imbalance in the brain. Abuse, trauma, and poor coping skills combined can lead to the creation of a killer. Criminologists have identified several common life experiences that convicted serial killer have had in common. One identified experience shared by convicted serial killers is the witnessing a murder or death. Another is experiencing abuse from a young age. The kind of is not as significant a factor, but many serial killers reported higher incidences of sexual and emotional abuse. Abuse combined with a significant traumatic experience has been determined to cause a chemical imbalance in the brain. Another
Nearly 600,000 people participated in The Resilience Project, which commenced in 2014 in a search for those who were immune to diseases that should’ve been impossible to be resistant to. In this research, researchers compared the medical records of a participant with their genes and discovered 13 who were fit, despite possessing genes supposed to had killed them or caused
The standardization of resilience training measures remains a major area of research. Several validated measures are available but not consistently used in evaluating effectiveness of resilience training programs. A standardized approach of developing an effective resilience training is needed across all domains. The Army has leading effort in creating advance resilience training, but there is no evidence of assessment of the long-term effectiveness of this training.