AFFECTION Builds Resilience

Psychological resilience is an individual's tendency to cope with stress and adversity. This coping may result in the individual "bouncing back" to a previous state of normal functioning, or simply not showing negative effects. A third, more controversial form of resilience is sometimes referred to as 'post-traumatic growth' or 'steeling effects' where in the experience adversity leads to better functioning (much like an inoculation gives one the capacity to cope well with future exposure to … [Read more...]

Celebration House™ features MICHAEL BALLARD – NOV 26

SAVE THE DATE - NOV 26   Imagine Yourself© The Imagine Yourself© program was developed by Michael H. Ballard. It is available as a keynote, workshop, training or train-the-trainer session. This is a program to assist people of all ages to learn what to do to prepare them, or assist them work towards recovery should they feel overwhelmed when faced with unrelenting stress, adversity, grief and or a serious loss. We have and do work with groups on how to use this material in … [Read more...]

Bishnu Maya Pariyar – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this brave woman, one born into extreme poverty, and treated as an outcast in her own society. Housing  a strong spirit, this powerhouse forged her way through education, walking four hours per day to attend and complete her secondary education, being the first girl in her community to achieve such success. She further achieved more education in the USA, and returned home to work with her local women through an organization … [Read more...]

What is Personal Resilience?

Resilience in Women     Sustainable Self-Esteem One of the terms that is often used when considering how we cope collectively with the triple challenges of peak oil, climate change and economic meltdown is “resilience”. It seems we would benefit from cultivating this collectively at the levels of local community, at a national level and globally.Whenever we attempt to establish resilience at a community level (any sort of community, whether this is your household, the town … [Read more...]

LOSS of a Loved One – Donna Bellafiore

Resilience - The Ability to Bounce Back “And thus, like the wounded oyster, he mends his shell with pearl.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson   All of us experience major disruptions at certain points in our lives and think that sometimes we've been pushed to the edge and almost about to blow. In fact, this is an expected and predictable hallmark of the human condition. For some, these hard times come frequently - the impact of the trauma is overwhelming and recovery, if it comes at all, … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Charmaine Hammond

A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of yet another Amazing Woman. She lives by the Voice in her head, that one saying: " Be Yourself because Everbody Else is Taken." WOMAN of ACTION™ Charmaine Hammond Beginning her career as a Correctional Officer in adult and young offender facilities she later pursued her interest in conflict management, obtaining a Masters Degree in Conflict Analysis & Management and was a Chartered Mediator for 10 … [Read more...]

Resilience in Women – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Resilience in Women     Sustainable Self-Esteem One of the terms that is often used when considering how we cope collectively with the triple challenges of peak oil, climate change and economic meltdown is “resilience”. It seems we would benefit from cultivating this collectively at the levels of local community, at a national level and globally.Whenever we attempt to establish resilience at a community level (any sort of community, whether this is your household, the town … [Read more...]

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