The Neuroscience of Building a Resilient Brain

Author: Debbie Hampton

What makes one person more resilient than another?

Some people go through unfathomable pain, tremendous suffering and extreme hardship. While these events may slow them down and set them back for a bit, they manage to somehow endure, keep moving forward and even grow through it all. On the other hand, some people are completely derailed by stressful life events, get stuck in depression and maybe even spiral out of control.

As it turns out, it all boils down to how your brain handles stress.

What is Resilience?
Resilience is the process of adapting in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress, such as family or relationship problems, serious health challenges, or workplace and financial issues. It means “bouncing back” from difficult life experiences.