Events in my Life What events have I experienced in my life that have been extremely stressful for me? Natural disaster like a tornado Personal disaster like a death House Fire Divorce Bankruptcy Job Loss
My Management of Events How did I deal with my feelings Did I avoid talking about what was happening? Did I allow myself to discharge the feelings about the event? Did I think about significant others in my life and how they had dealt with similar crises?
Asking for Help How did going it alone work for you? If you asked for help, who helped you through these hard times?
Role Models Who have been the role models in my life for dealing with adversity? What did I learn from them?
Helping Others Have I helped others through bad times? Did helping others help me? How?
911 How was I impacted by 911? After 911, did my attitude toward others who were different from me by religion or race change? If so, how?
Staying Busy Have I thrown myself into work or other activities as a way of coping with hard times? Was this helpful? What was the upside and downside?
What I have learned How has the global financial crisis affected me? What have I learned about myself from dealing with difficult situations?
Using My Head Am I able to think clearly during a crisis? Can I problem solve? Did thinking clearly help me manage my feelings, specifically the fear anger that come up during a crisis?
Am I Stronger? Have adverse events in my life changed my way of thinking about myself and the world I live in? Am I a stronger person for having gone through a life crisis? How?