“CONSTRUCTING RESILIENCE THROUGH BUILDING EXPERIENCE”
08 May 2020
Prof. (Mrs.) Gowramma I.P., Head of Department of Education, Regional Institute of Education, (NCERT), Bhubaneswar, Odisha conducted a webinar on 8th May 2020. The webinar was hosted by School of Education.
Prof. Gowramma talked about how to deal with disasters, difficult situations of lives and how to overcome them. She took all the students belonging to different age groups into consideration. She said resilience is not a trampoline, where you’re down one moment and up the next but it is more like climbing a mountain without a trail map. It takes enough time, strength, and help from people in your surroundings, and you’ll likely experience setbacks along the way. But eventually you reach the top and look back at how far you’ve come.
People experience all kinds of adversities in life. There are many personal experiences, such as illness, loss of a loved one, abuse, bullying, job loss, and financial instability and there is the shared reality of tragic events in the news, such as terrorist attacks, mass shootings, and natural disasters. All of us must learn to cope with them and work through very challenging life experiences.