Resilience is not merely endurance: it is the long-term ability to adjust to and healthily “bounce back” to our original state after periods of stress. Resilience is not just a matter of “shrugging off” or ignoring stress; it requires strategies both for managing stress and for periods of rest and recovery to recharge after the stressor is removed. And while some are more innately in tune to what most effectively works for them, our capacities for resilience can be built over time with observation, experience, and support.


Barbara Fredrickson: Positive Emotions Transform Us

Barbara Fredrickson suggests that positive emotions make us more resilient to setbacks, improve our relationships, and may even change our biological makeup.


How to Hardwire Your Brain for Happiness! | Rick Hanson | “Buddha’s Brain” | Positive Psychology

Today I’ll be talking with Rick Hanson, Ph.D.


Using Positivity to Bounce Back from Inevitable Setbacks

Barbara Fredrickson, Boston University’s 2009–2010 Templeton Fellow, is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


The Science of a Happy Mind, Part 2 | Nat Geo Live

Renowned neuroscientist Richard Davidson is finding that happiness is something we can cultivate and a skill that can be learned. Working with the Dalai Lama, Davidson is investigating the far-reaching impact of mindfulness, meditation, and the cultivation of kindness on human health and well-being.


Happiness in Dark Times - with Dr Maria Sirois

Dr Maria Sirois shares how we can find happiness in our lives, even in dark times, combining the latest research with personal stories and how we can put this into practice. This was filmed at an Action for Happiness event in London on 13 February 2019.