Lucy Lucas

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5 Ways to Build Resilience

The emotional soup that follows a stressful event can whip up negative stories about yourself or others that goes on and on, beyond being useful. Mindfulness reduces this rumination and, if practiced regularly, changes your brain so that you’re more resilient to future stressful eventsIn mindfulness, we do this by practisting gently turning towards the unpleasant experiences: difficult emotions, negative thoughts, painful sensations, challenging people and events. In doing so, we re-write our relationship with these experiences. They are still just as they are, but our story about them changes; in fact, maybe we don't have a story about them at all anymore. As we practice in this way, so our resilience to unpleasant events can improve over time.