Can you build resilience?

Many years ago, in fact it seems like a lifetime ago, I worked as an experiential learning instructor…what's one of those I hear nobody ask? In its most basic sense, I took young people who were having difficulties up rock faces(climbing), down rivers(canoeing), over mountains(walking or biking) and under ground(caving). I worked for a specialist team for a local authority (this was back in the days when there was money for anything beyond the bare minimum). The young people I worked with were a whole range; those in foster care, those from abusive families, neglected, unloved, abandoned. There were a few aims…