Resilience in life and faith
The journey towards resilience
‘As a teenager I would never have been described as resilient; I was emaciated, fragile, weak, timid, low in mood, self-critical, isolated and spiritually muddled’, says BRF author Dr Debbie Hawker, now a psychologist with a global reputation in trauma counselling.
‘God has taken me on a journey of healing – spiritually, physically and emotionally. He has taught me many truths. I have learned from resilient people I have met around the world, who have endured wars, earthquakes and terrorist attacks. And now, as a psychologist, I conduct research related to resilience.’
Illustration © Hannah Wheeler
Ruth and Boaz by Gustave Dore, public domain
Author photo © Debbie Hawker
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