Session 7: The Psychology of Resilience
Resilience is expressed in terms of Vitality, the state of being strong and active in powering the continuance of life; it is present in all living organisms. The mind is the conductor that orchestrates the organs and functions of the body in shaping survival-related behavior and genetic activity. The mind is not a single entity, it has two major subdivisions, the Conscious Mind versus the Subconscious Mind. Conscious Mind is creative while Subconscious Mind is the source of habits. These centers cooperate in manifesting resilience or opening us to vulnerabilities. This presentation will show that the programming of these minds, especially before age 7, shapes the character of our lives and determines our resilience and our vulnerabilities.