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- Chronic abuse puts individual at risk of developing mental and physical problems as a result of chronic stress.
- Survivors of DV often find daily life events difficult to manage.
- Day to day life events can make individuals vulnerable to developing emotional and medical problems due the nature of stress.
- Some positive behaviours can reverse the deleterious effects of stress and create buffers to enable individuals to remain resilient or develop resilience.(self-esteem- confidence)
- Certain stress hormones and neurotransmitters(brain chemicals) are responsible for the vulnerability associated with chronic stress and promote the development of mental health problems(together with genetic influences)
- The development of resilience is a process involving making changes in behaviour , thinking/beliefs and emotion.
- This program provides detailed technical information about Stress and Resilience
- This information may or may not be relevant for all individuals.
- The program provides exercises to complete over a six week period.
- The program provides detailed information- forms – guides- audios and exercises that individuals can use to monitor and track progress.
- The information is presented in PowerPoint style