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Josh Connolly

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Josh Connolly is one of the UK’s most influential mental health advocates. He regularly speaks on BBC, ITV & Channel 5 news. Josh is a resilience coach and has a powerfully fluid d...

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Who are you?

Hello, my name is Josh Connolly and I'm a resilience coach and in this experience you can ask me any questions on anything to do with resilience.

What is resilience?

So resilience, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, and it also uses the word toughness. I would separate the word toughness as being part of our resilience, but a slightly separate part. And ultimately it's finding ways to be able to understand what we need to do in order to be able to recover quickly.

Can anyone be resilient?

Look, absolutely anybody can be resilient. It is certainly a skill or a journey that anybody can find themselves on, and when you fully understand what resilience means and how you can develop it, it's something that all of us can tap into. Of course, like with anything, there may be personality traits that might make it more tricky, or personality traits that might make it more simple, but ultimately it's something that we can all tap into.

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