Resilience is an essential ingredient to a healthy life. The world population is getting older. The study of the phenomenon of resilience has often been examined in the psychological domain, but its complexity requires further investigation from both conceptual and methodological perspectives. The interdisciplinary approach is important to understand mind-body practices and their effects on health. Studies show how contemplative practices help people change in ways that promote a reduction in suffering and improve resilience. The paper being presented is a literature review exploring the conversations around resilience, contemplative practices, and qualitative methodology.

Edna Kahhale

Catholic University of São Paulo


Aurea Pascalicchio

Health Institute, Catholic University of São Paulo