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Resilience is the process of adapting in the face of adversity or significant stress. It is a set of skills that can be developed by intentionally changing thoughts and behaviors.

The American Psychological Association has identified evidence-informed strategies to navigate challenging times:

  • Make connections
  • Avoid seeing crises as insurmountable problems
  • Accept that change is a part of living
  • Move towards your goals
  • Take decisive actions
  • Seek opportunities for self-discovery
  • Nurture a positive view of yourself
  • Keep things in perspective
  • Maintain a hopeful outlook
  • Take care of yourself

Resilience 101

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With intention and practice, we can all improve our ability to bounce back from challenges and significant stress more quickly. This four-part Zoom series offers proven tools and resources to develop healthy coping strategies and prepare ourselves to be more resilient in our everyday lives as well as when we are faced with challenges and adversity.

4-part Zoom series to be offered in fall of 2022, 12:10-12:50 p.m. Registration coming soon!

This class is also available on-demand. Access through the link below:

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Featured Resilience Videos

In response to the growing uncertainty and heightened stress during this unprecedented time, we have created several new videos to help you navigate. Find additional video resources from liveWELL and its wellness partners.

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Research and Resources

Campus Resources

liveWELL can provide presentations to UI work groups on a variety of topics. If your department or area would like us to present on a topic, please fill out this form. We request at least 6 weeks notice and we require an audience of at least 12 UI employees.