|Counselor's Corner: We all need a person to lean on|
School counselors from all over Louisiana just met for our annual conference in Lake Charles last Sunday through Tuesday. There were lots of interesting speakers and programs.
One outstanding session was presented by Froma Walsh, Ph.D, called "Healing, Transformation and Positive Growth out of Adversity." She discussed how serious crises and stresses can shatter lives and relationships, but some individuals and families can overcome their challenges and grow stronger. This is a result of resilience.
She identified some keys to resilience that enable individuals to cope with troubled situations. Most of these keys to resilience deal with relationships. When times are tough, many of us would like to be the "rugged individual" that can handle tough situations alone and don't need anyone or anything else.
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Nancy Blanchard, Ed.S, NCC/NCSC, LPC is a counselor at Highland and Lenwil Elementary Schools in West Monroe.