The Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce’s next keynote program, including breakfast, is on Thursday, Aug. 11, at Cairn University’s Mason Activity Center, 200 Manor Ave. in Langhorne. Networking is from 7:30 to 8 a.m. and the program runs from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Lise Deguire, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist at a private practice, will present “Finding & Cultivating Your Resilience.” The childhood burn survivor will share her own story of overcoming multiple trauma and discuss the mental mindset of psychological resilience.
– Learn the six strengths of psychologically resilient people
– Learn ways to enhance your capacity to bounce back from difficulties and live a full and joyful life
– Hear an inspiring story of recovery from tremendous odds, a story which will give hope about the power of resilience
At the age of four, Deguire was third degree burned over 65 percent of her body, a result of both maternal and corporate negligence. Against the odds, she lived through this injury, enduring countless surgeries, extended hospital stays and, while attending different schools, faced loneliness, ostracism and bullying. She grew up in a dysfunctional family and lost four members of her family to suicide.
Despite these life challenges, Deguire has forged a triumphant path toward love, health and life satisfaction. She waited 50 years, until all of her family members had died, to tell her story. She is the author of her multi-award-winning book Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience from a Burn Survivor.
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