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We Create the World with Our Minds

Our experience of the world as an adult is largely influenced by how supportive our childhood environment was. Resilience is the capacity to not only survive difficulties but also adapt to and grow from them.  Although resilience comes across as an individual characteristic it really begins as a social factor. Developing a core belief that the world is a loving place where our needs will be met leads to a resilient attitude.

A Supportive Childhood Environment is a Key to Resilience

Although some people can deal with situations easier than others, resilience is not only an individual characteristic but a result of our social environment and upbringing as well. People who benefitted from security and support have a better sense of agency and possibility than those who were deprived and isolated.


Dr. Gabor Maté