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Resilience is Actually a Skill We Can Build

At the beginning of the pandemic, I was ready to crawl out of my own skin. I’m the type who dreads the upheaval of a snow day— I get super rage-y when time I’d planned to write or work on a house project evaporates, and instead I’m refereeing arguments between my kids, fetching snacks and policing screen time. But lately, even with winter looming, the pandemic worsening, and political tension the likes of which I’ve never experienced before… I actually feel pretty good. I’ve been trying to figure out why, and I think it’s partly about resilience—our ability to adapt when life gets hard. I think we sometimes imagine resilience is a characteristic we’re either born with or not, like blue eyes, double-jointed knuckles or the ability to wiggle our ears. But resilience is actually a mental muscle. We have

  • “Hannah is solid, very intelligent, and seems to have endless amounts of emotional resilience for her clients.”

    — Abigail, South Portland, Maine —
  • “I left feeling like I had a ‘bag of tools’ to access and felt a sense of empowerment and support.”

    — S., Windham, Maine —
  • “I feel healthier, taller, and truer to myself since starting EMDR.”

    — H., Portland, Maine —
  • “I am still shocked that all of that worry has been lifted. All thanks to Hannah!

    — S.D. —
  • “The work I’ve done with Hannah has been a game changer in my day to day life.”

    — A.M. —
  • “Hannah has been an unwavering source of inspiration and encouragement that has allowed me to discover and be my best self. I feel that anyone would benefit from the guidance she has to offer.”

    — Melissa E. —