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Kyle MacDonald: Will teaching resilience in our schools work?
Who wouldn’t want to be more resilient? More able to cope with life’s up and downs, better able to manage stress, less susceptible to negative emotions, to quickly bounce back from adversity.
On paper resilience training seems like a no-brainer. The current Government certainly seems to think so: it’s made a resilience training in schools one of its (election bribe) mental health pilot programmes.
There’s no doubt resilience is “real”. Evidence shows when you look at groups of children, and adults, exposed to similar sorts of pressures, stresses and traumas, some do less worse than others. These individual differences in broad terms are understood as being caused by differences in resilience…
How did Hurricane Harvey get so strong?
Hurricane Harvey is whirling towards Texas with winds reaching 130 miles per hour — a Category 4 hurricane that was fueled by an unlucky pit stop over a deep patch of warm water in the Gulf of Mexico.
Warm water feeds hurricanes, which form when a weather disturbance, like a small storm, sucks the moist, warm air over the ocean’s surface into the lower atmosphere. When that moisture-laden air reaches cooler temperatures higher up in the atmosphere, the water condenses to form clouds — which spin and grow, fueled by more warm ocean water as it evaporates…
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