TALK­ING TOWNS

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT - Richard Roth Peo­ple for Eidsvold

RE­SILIENCE is a term used in psy­chol­ogy to de­scribe the ca­pac­ity of peo­ple to cope with stress and catas­tro­phe.

This psy­cho­log­i­cal mean­ing of re­silience is of­ten con­trasted with “risk fac­tors”.

Be­ing re­silient doesn’t mean go­ing through life with­out ex­pe­ri­enc­ing stress and pain. Peo­ple feel grief, sad­ness and a range of other emo­tions after ad­ver­sity and loss. The road to re­silience lies in work­ing through the emo­tions and ef­fects of stress and painful events. Take a look through this pub­li­ca­tion, smil­ing faces, sport­ing events and school hol­i­days in a com­mu­nity back to work and ready to go.

Yes, there is much to do and still some mis­ery for some, but on the whole the com­mu­ni­ties have worked to­gether and stepped up to the plate, stuck out their chins and said “let’s get on with it”. This to me is re­silience.

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