What exactly is resilience?
The word “resilience” originally comes from Latin (resilire) and means to bounce back or rebound. Resilience refers to the inner strength that enables people to overcome crises and difficulties without long-term impairment and even to emerge stronger from them. Resilient people regain their strength after periods of stress and find their balance again. Resilience is therefore also known as the “immune system of the soul”. Resilience is not just an innate quality – people can also learn how to deal with crises and their own reaction to stressful situations.
The seven pillars of resilience
We work with the model of the seven pillars of resilience. In a way, these pillars represent different aspects of human resilience. This image makes the abstract concept of resilience more tangible – because each of the seven pillars is also associated with areas where something can be done.