People can learn resilience skills to use when facing challenging times, and increase the quality of the experience and change the quality of the outcome.

As survivors of abuse we sometimes feel we have to beat a lot of odds… I know that sometimes we feel so overwhelmed by life’s circumstances that may to the rational mind seem marginal, that we want to just give up. Because the prospect of even those small hurdles makes us remember the huge task of healing that lies in front of us. It makes us feel that we will never be able to deal with life’s big stuff, the complications that every life knows and every person has to face.

Develop resilience and be brave. There are days when it is very discouraging. You have to develop personal resilience to environmental things that come along. If you let every single environmental challenge knock you off your game, it’s going to be very, very hard.
Renee James

The Podcast

This Bonus is part of the Healing Mindset Module in the SwanWaters Healing Academy. Aside from the podcast you just listened to, the bonus also includes a write up, a download options, various hand-outs and a discount for Michael’s course. You can gain access here.
Michael Ballard
Michael is an author, speaker, trainer, and consultant. He travels the world helping people learn how to add more resilience into their lives at home, work and community. Michael specializes in helping people, families, organizations and community’s learn how to thrive with resiliency. Resilience is a process, a set of key assets, skills and beliefs that can change our lives. Resiliency can changes the quality of our journey and often the quality of the outcomes. Connect with Michael on Twitter and Facebook or check his website for more information. Michael's new book "The Gift" is due out in later winter 2016.
While I may technically be the Director here at SwanWaters, my unofficial title is Healing Cheerleader! I’m a survivor of childhood emotional abuse and workplace bullying. And believe me when I say that I’ve walked the walk when it comes to healing from trauma. I firmly believe that we can undo some of the damage that abuse has done to us, and learn the necessary skills to handle life and all it brings us.

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