Losing a spouse or loved one is among the most challenging experiences we face in life. The sadness of loss is unavoidable; however, it doesn’t have to be devastating. Researchers have affirmed that we are naturally resilient when confronted with traumatic events. We possess the ability to bounce back in the face of adversity, and in some ways, be even stronger after working through loss. The good news is, resilience isn’t something you either have or don’t have. Regardless of where you start, resilience, or grit, can be improved through certain skills. Researchers have identified tools that tools can be developed through practice. The tools can be applied to grief as well as other challenging life events, and can enhance well-being and personal growth. In this course, we will identify tools resilient people use, and how those tools can be developed through practice in everyday life. After this course, participants will have a better understanding of how to be resilient in grief and how to support others when they are working through loss. Led by the Director of Research for Soaring Spirits Resilience Center at Schreiner University.