Poulson (2008, p.47) states that 'resilience is about rising - you rise above it, you rise to the occasion, you rise to the challenge. Rising is an active choice. When someone dumps on you, when you are entangled in a petty fight, when you are faced with a frustrating inconvenience, you rise above it'.
Looking at the four steps to resilient behaviour:
1. Identify stressor
Think about someone (either a friend, acquaintance or external person) and discuss how they travelled through the 4 steps of resilient behaviour. You can research online to find someone who has risen through a challenging situation. For instance, look at the following website http://www.oddee.com/item_96763.aspx for a list of 8 very inspirational people. These people are living proof that no matter the obstacle, there is a way it can be overcome.