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Psychology ~ Resilience!

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What Is Resilience? In psychology, resilience is considered a positive adaptation that takes place after a stressful event or an adverse situation. Many psychologists think of resilience as an attitude that can be developed, not a personality trait that people must be born with. Some psychologists also believe that resilience can be strengthened by good hormones which is released when someone is around a person they love. This feeling of connection can help in forming resilience. Resilience is often defined as the mental reservoir of strength that helps people handle stress and hardship.

1Resilient people are able to draw upon this strength to cope and recover from challenges. That’s true even when they face significant traumas, such as job loss, financial problems, serious illness, relationship challenges, Resilience also means understanding that life is full of challenges. While we cannot avoid many of these problems, we can remain open, flexible, and willing to adapt to change.

Strong Social Connections

Whenever you’re dealing with a problem, it is important to have people who can offer support. Talking about the challenges you are facing can be an excellent way to gain perspective, look for new solutions, or simply express your emotions. Resilient people have a network of friends, family members, co-workers, and online support groups to keep them socially connected.5

Characteristics of Resilient People

Resilient people are aware of situations, their own emotional reactions, and the behavior of those around them. By remaining aware, they can maintain control of a situation and think of new ways to tackle problems. In many cases, resilient people emerge stronger after such difficulties. While people vary dramatically in the coping skills they use when confronting a crisis, researchers have identified some key characteristics of resilience.2 Many of these skills can be developed and strengthened, which can improve your ability to deal with life’s setbacks.

Sense of Control

Do you perceive yourself as having control over your own life? Or do you blame outside sources for failures and problems? Generally, resilient people tend to have what psychologists call an internal locus of control.3 They believe that the actions they take will affect the outcome of an event. Of course, some factors are simply outside of our personal control, such as natural disasters. While we may be able to put some blame on external causes, it is important to feel as if we have the power to make choices that will affect our situation, our ability to cope, and our future.

Survivor Mentality

When dealing with any potential crisis, it is essential to view yourself as a survivor. Resilient people avoid thinking like a victim of circumstance and instead look for ways to resolve the problem. While the situation may be unavoidable, they stay focused on a positive outcome.

Emotional Regulation

Resilient people are able to regulate their emotions effectively. The ability to recognize that they are having an emotional response and to understand what is causing the response can help them better handle emotions and cope with the situation at hand.

Self-Compassion

Resilient people are also compassionate toward themselves. They tend to notice when they need to take a break and are able to accept their emotions, which is important for resilience. Self-compassion can help boost overall health and resilience and ensure that you’re ready to face life’s challenges.

How to Ask for Help

While being resourceful is an important part of resilience, it is also essential to know when to ask for help. During a crisis, everyone can benefit from the help of psychologists and counselors specially trained to deal with crisis situations. Other potential sources of assistance include:

  • Books: Reading about people who have experienced and overcome a similar problem can be motivating and suggest ideas on how to cope.
  • Online message boards: Online communities can provide continual support and a place to talk about issues with people who have been in a similar situation.
  • Psychotherapy: If you are having trouble coping with a crisis situation, consulting a qualified mental health professional can help you confront the problem, identify your strengths, and develop new coping skills.6

Support groups: Attending support group meetings is a great way to talk about the challenges you’re facing and to find a network of people who can provide compassion and support.

Resilience is important for mental health and well-being, and luckily, everyone can learn to be resilient. While some people may be naturally more resilient, it’s a skill that you can strengthen. Start by practicing some of the common characteristics of resilient people and focusing on your existing strengths. Don’t get discouraged; becoming more resilient may take time, but the investment will have big payoffs on your health and well-being.

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Once You have Read and understood, “There are 10 Questions to answer and Test Your Own Resilience” I will write the score later down here. And where you stand from Your score”!

1. I am calm in a crisis

2. I manage my stress levels well.

3. When something doesn’t go to plan, I learn from it and change my approach next time.

4. I don’t tend to worry about issues that I have no control over.

5. I don’t take criticism personally.

6. I feel confident nd secure in myself.

7. I would describe myself and optimist.

8. I have strong goals that I have a clear plan for achieving.

9. I concentrate on my strengths as opposed to focusing on my weaknesses.

10. I focus more on finding solutions to problems rather than being overwhelmed by them.

Your Total score= __ __

You give marks for yourself, 1 to 5.
In between 1 being not like me at all and 5 being very much like me. Add up your score and, see where you are “Out of 50 marks”!

What your score means from: 10 marks to 50 marks 🙂

1) 10-20:You have low level of Resilience and would benefit developing this area of your life. Perhaps you have a pessimistic view of life or you find problems as major set backs instead of challenging to overcome. Luckily Resilience can be honed (improved) so you can feel stronger during tough times.

2) 20-35:You have a good level of Resilience and although you may have bad days, you may veer (change direction) towards an optimistic view or keen to learn from mistakes. You are unlikely to give up in a hurry! Use the tips I will write to help develop your resilience even more and become “The Best Version of Yourself”

3) 35 and over: You have a strong levels of Resilience and love setbacks into opportunities. You are excellent at “Bouncing Back” and generally see the Positives in everyday or even bad days. Keep Developing this skill as it will “Help’ Your Confidence, Optimism and Reduce stress levels.

Even I have not got 50! More in the 2nd group 😛 No one is perfect. So I will have to see if I need to write a new post itself “How to Build up Resilience Although I have written extensively on “On how to get over stress and to Relax”!

This for The, Time being: By Dr Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. himself. Roadmap To Resilience ! Roadmap To Resilience~Appendix A! Roadmap To Resilience Appendix B! Resilience ~ Revised!

In fact I have done, Resilience ~ Revised! Myself See how You learn from what I have written. I will do reference and write more clearly the Topics that is possible to do generally.

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I hope you enjoyed “All what I have written about Resilience” The Journey and of All The pictures Quotes As usual I have taken a “Lot of Time and effort to “Do Reference, find Good and Different Pictures from “The I net, Books and Magazines for Useful Ideas and of course “My Knowledge and Experiences. Thanking You All For Reading. I am Moving on as usual with “My Own Journey of Wellness, Encouraging and Healing” So that Everyone can have “Faith, Hope and to Heal” To Lead a Better Life of Good Health, Happiness and Joy”. If you click on the Link You can Read This Post: The Therapists Voice Forward!

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The Topics in Green, if you “Click” on them “Will take you to My other different posts which you will be able to find more information and even Pronunciation”. I have another website with “My own little Poems and Pictures of some of My Hobbies” if you are interested on seeing, “What else I am doing” during my spare time you can have a look at :https://deepanilamani.com/

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Students ~To Study From Home!

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Hope All of You are keeping in Good Health as much as possible. And “Keeping yourself Positive and Motivated as Best as possible in these times”. I have been writing about Various way of Therapies to Become Well” And after I wrote about The Therapies itself, I am writing about how the children can manage with The latest Health issue and manage with Studying from home, “During Lockdown”. You can see from “The post below” how children can work at home 🙂

Students can work and study through “The I net” Some of The schools have started this way and even send Their Home work through E mails.

From “The Chart Below” You can see how “The Parents” can help.

This is “The Time” all can find and do “Various Hobbies” or things you like to do alone or even with Friends near by without leaving home and going too far.

There will be, “School Teachers and School Counsellors” who also can advice and offer Guidance from the I net 🙂

See from the Picture Posts below how Teachers can help!

Reading is a “Great Way” to spend your time in a very useful way. You can see and learn so much with books and even Story Books

So many Different Topics You can choose how you like. And You can “Read from The I net also” 🙂

So many Different Topics You can choose how you like. And You can “Read from The I net also”. Below so many “Different ideas 🙂

Here is something small you can write what is being done at home you can do. We all do these things around where we live. See if you can do other things also like this to keep you going ❤

So many Games also, That You can Play on “The I net” also Many others Hobbies. By chance you do too much and get a little Tired and stressed 🙂

I hope what I have Written and The Picture Quotes will help you. I have taken a “Lot of Time and effort to Give Good Ideas, and You will “Work, Relax and Can Have Fun and Be Happy also ❤

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I am in Good Health and as, “I have been able to, “Receive Healing Energy in to My Hands” since “Beginning of 2016” All my Hard work and Praying has been rewarded. Healing Energy can go to others too, and where ever it is needed to be received with a Clear Mind and Lot of Loving Kindness ❤

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Also: “On The Left Hand side “Under the, “Recent Posts” with “The New Topics adding up. “It will be too long to post so many number of posts on the side. You can also “Click and see all The older Topics” Under “Archives and Categories”. Make Note: “Community, “Archives” and “Meta” Which has been repeated, some change of format at the moment and I am unable to change!

I am Moving on as usual with “My Own Journey of Wellness, Encouraging and Healing” So that Everyone can have “Faith, Hope and to Heal” To Lead a Better Life of Good Health, Happiness and Joy”. If you click on the Link You can Read This Post: The Therapists Voice Forward!

The Topics in Green, if you “Click” on them “Will take you to My other different posts which you will be able to find more information and even Pronunciation”. I have another website with “My own little Poems and Pictures of some of My Hobbies” if you are interested on seeing, “What else I am doing” during my spare time you can have a look at :https://deepanilamani.com/

As always, It is all free”. You can share and pass it on also for others who can benefit from this post. I hope All those who Read will be able to make the maximum use of all these facts and make, “Your Lives More Healthy and able to Lead Better lives in Happiness and Peace”. I wish it to be so as, ”Peace which is our Ultimate Goal in Life ❤

Thank you for Reading and The I net for the picture quotes I have shared ❤

Sending Love, Light and Healing Energies to All ❤

May God’s Blessings be Upon You ❤

Deepa Nilamani 🙂

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Mandala Art!

Note: I have NOT finished. Then finish colouring and post the final one again ❤

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Hope All of You are keeping in Good Health as much as possible. Thought of writing about Mandala Art. Hope All of You are in Good Health, and “Keeping yourself Positive and Motivated as Best as possible in these times”. Today I am writing about How you can Relax with “Drawing Mandala and Relaxing as well as keeping yourself Occupied!

You can draw a simple Mandala. As it is popular these days. No need of books itself You can see on the I net or just imagine one on your own. A little info about mandalas. Mandala is a Sanskrit word loosely meaning circle. They are intricate, repeating geometric shapes that make up a circle. Basically mandalas symbolize our universe, and the idea that everything in our universe is connected. If you are making these with kids, these will give them a taste of design, proportion, symmetry, and working with abstraction. Plus, they are meditative (Mindful). And beautiful. It is said that drawing a Mandala can be extremely relaxing and a healing activity. Here is a video on drawing a mandala to help you get started. If drawing is not your thing, then you can even buy ready made Mandalas and color them instead.
Directions: Trace a big circle on a piece of paper. We used an old plate (at least they’re getting used for something. Cut out the circle carefully – hold 2 pieces of paper together to double time your cutting process, since you will want to be making more than one of these things. Kids can easily make their own easy mandalas with this folding trick, and use personal symbols or random abstract shapes to make this art project.

Below is what I have coloured so far. If you have done differently which is obvious You can take other copies and do hem again need not colour the same way. Or take tracing paper and draw the same thing!

Here is a little more information: Cultures sometimes seen as religious images also, around the world have drawn Mandala for centuries. You can use many different things from, “Paint to sand”. All Mandalas have the, “Same Radial Symmetry” (From the central point, a symmetrical design radiates outwards. That means all the sections that radiate from the central point are made up of exactly similar parts. The symmetry can be vertical, horizontal, or radial. Using a ruler and pencil, draw lines of symmetry on the mandala.)~ The I net!

The first step is: Practice drawing different patterns. From “The floor, Ground you walk on, on Trees, Leaves, Flowers and Fruits, Patterns are everywhere, even in the sky. First by using simple lines, You can improve your drawing skills as well as your eyes for details, and then improve from simple patterns to more advanced, how ever You like to draw. You can use” your own blank paper or ready made ones”. Also pencils, pens, crayons, or what ever coluring things. You can also draw many shapes, or patterns such as: circles, tringles, flower petals fruits, dots, even rain drops. You can Begin: in the middle or from any place you like. Let your imagination (from the mind) Guide you. Keep in Mind the :Main aim is to: “Keep The Circular Symmetry. So if you draw a pattern. You have to Repeat in All the other sections. Do not rush as the aim is “It is Mindful (To Relax) and again feel Free and have Fun 🙂

I came across this picture. It is not exactly Mandala Art, But Mindful Colouring and also Few Questions about What do you Most enjoy and Appreciate about Night Time? You can do different Questions also. Like: Day Time, Gratitude, or any other Topic and You can write Your Answers also 🙂

Latest Update: 25th March 2022. This is “The 185th Post” and with the “Introductory Page this will be all in Total up to date, 186th posts. On Top Right Hand side you are able to see: The word “Menu” when you click on it, You will see will see The word “Home” All the posts from “The Very Beginning comes ~ Under “Home”. Which is The Introductory Page about: Who I am & Why I am Writing!

I am in Good Health and as, “I have been able to, “Receive Healing Energy in to My Hands” since “Beginning of 2016” All my Hard work and Praying has been rewarded. Healing Energy can go to others too, and where ever it is needed to be received with a Clear Mind and Lot of Loving Kindness ❤

Note: There is a change: The Topics from The very beginning up to 152 is, Posts That Has Been Published ~ 1! and “The 2nd Lot is being added to the: Posts That Has Been Published ~ 2!

Also: “On The Left Hand side “Under the, “Recent Posts” with “The New Topics adding up. “It will be too long to post so many number of posts on the side. You can also “Click and see all The older Topics” Under “Archives and Categories”. Make Note: “Community, “Archives” and “Meta” Which has been repeated, some change of format at the moment and I am unable to change!

I am Moving on as usual with “My Own Journey of Wellness, Encouraging and Healing” So that Everyone can have “Faith, Hope and to Heal” To Lead a Better Life of Good Health, Happiness and Joy”. If you click on the Link You can Read This Post: The Therapists Voice Forward!

The Topics in Green, if you “Click” on them “Will take you to My other different posts which you will be able to find more information and even Pronunciation”. I have another website with “My own little Poems and Pictures of some of My Hobbies” if you are interested on seeing, “What else I am doing” during my spare time you can have a look at :https://deepanilamani.com/

As always, It is all free”. You can share and pass it on also for others who can benefit from this post. I hope All those who Read will be able to make the maximum use of all these facts and make, “Your Lives More Healthy and able to Lead Better lives in Happiness and Peace”. I wish it to be so as, ”Peace which is our Ultimate Goal in Life ❤

Thank you for Reading and The I net for the picture quotes I have shared ❤

Sending Love, Light and Healing Energies to All ❤

May God’s Blessings Be Upon You ❤

Deepa Nilamani 🙂

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Therapy ~ Art!

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Hope All of You are keeping in Good Health as much as possible. Thought of writing about Colour Therapy.  Hope All of You are in Good Health, and “Keeping yourself Positive and Motivated as Best as possible in these times”. Today I am writing about How you can Relax with “Colouring” So it is Therapy to do with Colouring. Art groups and Mandalas – are all examples of something called ‘Art as Therapy’. The term ‘Art as Therapy’ captures the idea of Creativity being beneficial for our well-being!

What makes art as therapy so beneficial?

There are two Things to do with Art:
1. Art materials themselves can be soothing and enjoyable to look at and touch.
2. We can express ourselves in a non-verbal (without speaking) way.

Art materials

Using clay as an example, this material can help us feel grounded when we start to concentrate on the feeling and texture. The moment it is first touched clay in a session, they have a reaction of surprise as it is usually a lot colder than room temperature. Another curious but pleasing effect is seeing our fingerprints show up in the clay. This is a very tactile material, which can help relax you when you’re having a stressful day. There is something indescribably pleasurable about handmade pottery, both for the user of the vessel and the potter who makes it.

Below are, “Straw Berries” they are called as they are grown on the ground usually with straw, one thing is not for mud to get, other thing is to keep safe from Birds eating them 🙂

Making Colours with Fruits and Vegetables. You can take The Juice and colour with that also!

See how “The Carrot is cut to make patterns” You can use different colours too with it 🙂

You can take some paints from The colours that are being used to pant walls. Which are very cheap Painting!

See this is also Art. Patterns done with Stones of Different shapes and Colours.

Sea shells found free on “The Sea Beach” you can make patterns. Heart shape made of seashells on the beach:)

Art Therapy: “Art can show the very deepest part of us, where one does not speak. Colouring is a Great way to forget about worrying or Thinking too much.

This is if you like to Colour. Focusing(Concentrating) and staying quiet it is fun to spend time coloring with many different and Beautiful Colours. It can be any type of colouring. You can see many different colours, shapes, Patterns as you colour. With each stroke “Your Stress is taken off” 🙂

Expression:

Expression can help us feel better because, generally, we need to get things off our chest or mind. When we do this we clear mental space and make room for insight. Now we’ve briefly looked at why it could be beneficial, let’s look at some examples of art as therapy. Get ready because it can be so, so many things 🙂

  • art group – painting, clay work, knitting, etc.
  • journaling
  • mindful mandalas
  • destress colouring books
  • paint by numbers 
  • writing poems

Knitting is a method by which yarn is manipulated to create a textile, or fabric. It is used to create many types of garments. Knitting may be done by hand or by machine.

Knitting creates stitches: loops of yarn in a row, either flat or in the round (tubular). There are usually many active stitches on the knitting needle at one time. Knitted fabric consists of a number of consecutive rows of connected loops that intermesh with the next and previous rows. As each row is formed, each newly created loop is pulled through one or more loops from the prior row and placed on the gaining needle so that the loops from the prior row can be pulled off the other needle without unraveling.

Differences in yarn (varying in fibre type, weight, uniformity and twist), needle size, and stitch type allow for a variety of knitted fabrics with different properties, including color, texture, thickness, heat retention, water resistance, and integrity. A small sample of knitwork is known as a swatch.

The list goes on. Basically, any creative expression that you enjoy can be seen as ‘Art as Therapy’. That’s great that it can help people, but what about Art Therapy?

The list goes on. Basically, any creative expression that you enjoy can be seen as ‘Art as Therapy’. That’s great that it can help people.

What is art therapy?

Art therapy is a mental health treatment, also known as “art psychotherapy“. It uses art materials to use expression alongside verbal communication, although in some cases it may be solely non-verbal (dependent on the client group). We may also simply find it easier to talk when the spotlight isn’t on us and we can play with some “Art Material” as we talk. We may also simply find it easier to talk when the spotlight isn’t on us and we can play with some clay as we talk. It can be helpful when it is hard to find the words to say how we are feeling or what we experienced.

Listed below are some of the key differences between art as therapy and art therapy.

Art as therapy:

  • You can do it alone or with others.
  • Can be combined with mindful practice for added benefit.
  • Any frequency – daily, weekly, etc.
  • Any medium – journaling All About Writing!, clay work, etc.
  • Art, expression and creativity are in lots of things we may enjoy that help our well-being – cooking, baking, walking, playing, dancing Hobbies ~ Do What You Really Like To Do!
  • It’s a form of self-care.

Art therapy:

  • A form of therapy also known as art psychotherapy.
  • A mental health treatment.
  • Always facilitated by a Art Psychotherapist
  • Usually sessions are one hour per week.
  • Can be one to one or in group sessions.
  • Nonthreatening form of communication.

I hope you have learnt some new facts and like what I have written, and All those who Read will be able to make the maximum use of all these facts and make, “Your Lives More Healthy and able to Lead Better lives in Happiness and Peace”. I wish it to be so.” Peace which is The Ultimate Goal in our Lives” If you have any questions or suggestions you are welcome to ask or comment. 

Latest Update: 23rd March 2022. This is “The 184th Post” and with the “Introductory Page this will be all in Total up to date, 185th posts. On Top Right Hand side you are able to see: The word “Menu” when you click on it, You will see will see The word “Home” All the posts from “The Very Beginning comes ~ Under “Home”. Which is The Introductory Page about: Who I am & Why I am Writing!

I am in Good Health and as, “I have been able to, “Receive Healing Energy in to My Hands” since “Beginning of 2016” All my Hard work and Praying has been rewarded. Healing Energy can go to others too, and where ever it is needed to be received with a Clear Mind and Lot of Loving Kindness ❤

Note: There is a change: The Topics from The very beginning up to 152 is, Posts That Has Been Published ~ 1! and “The 2nd Lot is being added to the: Posts That Has Been Published ~ 2!

Also: “On The Left Hand side “Under the, “Recent Posts” with “The New Topics adding up. “It will be too long to post so many number of posts on the side. You can also “Click and see all The older Topics” Under “Archives and Categories”. Make Note: “Community, “Archives” and “Meta” Which has been repeated, some change of format at the moment and I am unable to change!

I am Moving on as usual with “My Own Journey of Wellness, Encouraging and Healing” So that Everyone can have “Faith, Hope and to Heal” To Lead a Better Life of Good Health, Happiness and Joy”. If you click on the Link You can Read This Post: The Therapists Voice Forward!

The Topics in Green, if you “Click” on them “Will take you to My other different posts which you will be able to find more information and even Pronunciation”. I have another website with “My own little Poems and Pictures of some of My Hobbies” if you are interested on seeing, “What else I am doing” during my spare time you can have a look at :https://deepanilamani.com/

As always, It is all free”. You can share and pass it on also for others who can benefit from this post. I hope All those who Read will be able to make the maximum use of all these facts and make, “Your Lives More Healthy and able to Lead Better lives in Happiness and Peace”. I wish it to be so as, ”Peace which is our Ultimate Goal in Life ❤

Thank you for Reading and The I net for the picture quotes I have shared https://www.online-image-editor.com/ for the picture quotes I have done ❤

Sending Love, Light and Healing Energies to All ❤

May God’s Blessings Be Upon You ❤

Deepa Nilamani 🙂

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