Beliefs In Times of Transition

Our beliefs are the cornerstone of how resilient we are. It’s why it is the first resilience skill we teach. In times of transition many of our old ways of viewing the world will be challenged. And this can be a good thing where we can solidify those thoughts and beliefs that sustain us and modify those that now longer work in our lives today. As we come out of the pandemic, what beliefs have lifted you up and kept you going, and which one’s do you need to change?

Michael Wm. Marks Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Marks is currently a Professor of Practice in Psychology and Program Director of the Supportive Education for Returning Veterans at the University of Arizona. Dr. Marks was co-founder of Vietnam Veterans of Montana and has received the Disabled Americans Veterans Humanitarian Award. Dr. Marks has dedicated his career to working with trauma survivors, both military and civilian, adults and children, for the last 44 years.

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“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.”

— Dalai Lama
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