Bouncing Back: The Keys to Resiliency

March 10, 2014
Hosted by Cathy Roberts

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Episode Description

Why is it that some people can pick themselves up after a traumatic experience and move forward in life, while others remain stuck and unable to move on? In this hour, my guest, Linda Graham, will define resiliency and explain the role our brains play in allowing us to compassionately “bounce back” from traumatic and stressful life events. We will also explore how to get our brains back on-line and restore a sense of equilibrium after an overwhelming experience occurs. We will discuss the importance of developing secure attachments, the ability to incorporate mindfulness, empathy, and acceptance, and how these internal and external resources allow us to work through and transcend challenges. Linda will offer listeners a number of tools and strategies for successfully creating narratives that promote self-compassion, resiliency and healing after a traumatic experience. She will also explain her 6 C’s for coping and how we can strengthen those capacities within ourselves.

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Voices for Healing supports people dealing with loss and change. Our show brings experts who transform loss to people who want to become whole. Serving as wise friends, counselors, and guides, our host and guests help us turn adversity into opportunity. Our vision is to create a diverse community of listeners and guests who learn and teach tools and techniques to help us wake up to who we really are and to become the masters of our own lives.

Cathy Roberts

Cathy is a counselor, teacher, and healer with 35 years of experience inspiring and guiding people to live life to the fullest. Her quest to heal her own early childhood loss and trauma began in her 20’s and continues to this day. Especially interested in psychology and spirituality, Cathy is involved in a variety of individual and group practices.

After many years as an educator and parent, Cathy completed a master’s degree in pastoral counseling in 2000. At about the same time she became interested in energy healing, and continues to study and practice QiGong, Yoga, Energy Medicine, and Reiki. In 2004 she opened her counseling practice, working with individuals and families who want to get the most out of life and create healthy relationships. She is an engaging speaker and leads spiritual and organizational retreats.

Cathy believes that life holds ongoing possibilities for resiliency and renewal. She knows firsthand that loss can motivate people to change and grow. Passionate about sharing the transformative power of loss with others, she is delighted to broaden her outreach via radio. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, long walks in nature, delicious foods, and connecting with friends and family, including her three adult children, their partners, and her two grandchildren.

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