Resilience and Moving On - January 2022

The 7 C’s of Resilience

  1. Competence – is the ability to know how to handle stressful situations effectively.
  2. Confidence – is the belief in one’s own abilities and is rooted in competence.
  3. Connection – people with close ties to friends, family, and community groups are likely to have a stronger sense of security and sense of belonging. These individuals are more likely to have strong values and are less likely to seek out alternative destructive behaviors.
  4. Character – Individuals with “character” enjoy a strong sense of self-worth and confidence. They are in touch with their values and are comfortable sticking to them. They can demonstrate a caring attitude towards others.
  5. Contribution – if someone can experience personally contributing to the world, they can learn the powerful lesson that the world is a better place because they are in it.
  6. Coping – Individuals who have a wide repertoire of coping skills (social skills, stress reduction skills) are able to cope more effectively and are better prepared to overcome life’s challenges.
  7. Control – when on realizes that they have control over their decisions and actions, they are more likely to know how to make choices in a way that they can bounce back from life’s challenges.