Resilience—the capacity to respond to, adapt to and grow from loss, adversity or disruptive change—is at the heart of our psychological well-being, particularly as we age. Current research holds the promise of increased resilience in later life: the more we understand the nature of resilience and the conditions that create it, specific to our own lives, the more likely we are to savour this life stage with inspiration, courage and zest for life.
Reflecting on both current research and wisdom traditions, as well as engaging in discussion and self-reflective exploration, we will consider resilience from multiple perspectives. We’ll not only identify the elements in our own lives that may enhance resilience, but also appreciate more fully the innate human capacity for generating resilience at any age.
Note: Back by popular demand, from spring 2018.
Please note that enrollment in this course is reserved for adults 55+.