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Practices for Resilience?

Grieving rituals touch on themes of loss, upheaval and reorientation, which is often painful. I recommend taking good care of yourself in the days before and after the ritual. Helpful questions to ask can be: What are resilience practices? What might be walks in nature for one person, might be films, good food, dancing or singing for another - these can all be things that help to find centre and balance after and before the mourning. What supports you?

Resilience practices are activities and behaviors that can help individuals develop the ability to cope with and bounce back from adversity, stress, and difficult life events. Here are some examples of resilience practices:

  1. Mindfulness meditation: Practicing mindfulness meditation can help individuals develop greater awareness of their thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations, and cultivate a sense of calm and centeredness. This can help individuals build resilience by reducing stress, increasing self-awareness, and enhancing their ability to manage difficult emotions.

  2. Nature Connection, walks in Nature, find Places, Plants, Trees, Stones and lean into them. Speak to them. It creates a sense of belonging.

  3. Exercise and physical activity: Regular exercise can help individuals build physical and mental resilience by improving cardiovascular health, reducing stress, and boosting mood. Even moderate amounts of exercise, such as walking, can have significant benefits for resilience.

  4. Social support: Having strong social support networks can help individuals build resilience by providing a sense of connection, emotional support, and a sounding board for difficult experiences. Building and maintaining positive relationships with friends, family members, and other supportive individuals is an important resilience practice.

  5. Gratitude practice: Cultivating a practice of gratitude, such as journaling about things for which you are thankful, can help individuals build resilience by fostering a positive outlook, reducing stress, and increasing feelings of happiness and well-being.

  6. Self-care: Engaging in self-care practices, such as getting enough sleep, eating well, and taking breaks when needed, can help individuals build resilience by promoting physical and mental health and reducing stress levels.

  7. Learning new skills: Engaging in new activities or learning new skills can help individuals build resilience by increasing confidence, developing a sense of purpose, and providing a sense of accomplishment.

Overall, resilience practices can be an important part of building the ability to cope with and bounce back from adversity, stress, and difficult life events. By cultivating these practices, individuals can enhance their ability to thrive in the face of challenging circumstances

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