BounceBack Applications

Training

How many real-world applications does BounceBack have?

  • Build and reinforce your own resilience skills in order to teach others. Practice individually or with a partner. Play in a group to learn more from one another. 

Use: All.

  • Use BounceBack in a support group in order to generate difficult discussions. 

Use: Adolescents/Teens, An Addict Among Us, Being Different in North America, Caregiver at Heart, Chronic Pain, Disability, Family/Relationships, First Responders/Public Safety, Healthcare Dilemma, Immigrants, Insulin’s the Issue (Diabetes), Matters of the Heart (Heart Disease), More than Homesick (adjustment to college), On My Last Nerve (Multiple Sclerosis), Recovery, Spirituality, The Big “C” (Cancer), Veterans, What’s on the Menu? (dietary issues).

  • Improve communications within your community. 

Use: Active Shooter/Shelter in Place, Being Different in North America, Blue & Red Politics, Caregiver at Heart, Disability, Immigrants, Occupational Hazard (adapting to A.I.), Radicalization, Resilient Communities, The 13.5% (poverty), Veterans.

  • Improve communications with your family. 

Use: Adolescents/Teens, An Addict Among Us, Being Different in North America, Boomers (Baby Boomers), Caregiver at Heart, Chronic Pain, Disability, Divorce/Finance, Family/Relationships, Healthcare Dilemma, Millennials, Rank and File (middle class), Spirituality, The 13.5% (poverty), What’s on the Menu? (dietary issues), Work/Money.

  • Address burnout within your practice/organization/institution. 

Use: Active Shooter/Shelter in Place, Boomer (Baby Boomers), Business, Civil Servant (public service), Entrepreneur, First Responders/Public Safety, Healthcare Professional, Immigrants, Millennials, Natural Disaster, Occupational Hazard (adapting to A.I.), Radicalization, Resilient Communities, Work/Money.

  • Give your children an advantage. Teach them the Skills & Attitudes of resilience. 

Use: Active Shooter/Shelter in Place, Adolescents/teens, An Addict Among Us, Being Different in North America, Disability, Divorce/Finance, Family/Relationships, More than Homesick (adapting to college), Natural Disaster, Occupational Hazard (adapting to A.I.), Radicalization, Resilient Communities, The 13.5% (poverty), What’s on the Menu? (dietary issues).

  • Improve communications/relationships with those who do not share your views. 

Use: Active Shooter/Shelter in Place, Adolescents/Teens, An Addict Among Us, Being Different in North America, Boomers, Caregiver t Heart, Chronic Pain, Civil Servant (public service), Disability, Entrepreneur, Family/Relationships, First Responders/Public Safety, Healthcare Dilemma, Healthcare Professional, Immigrants, Occupational Hazard (adapting to A.I.), Rank and File (middle class), Recovery, Resilient Communities, Spirituality, The 13.5% (poverty), Veterans, What’s on the Menu? (dietary issues).

  • Reduce educational distractions by building more resilient students.

Use: Active Shooter/Shelter in Place, Adolescents/Teens, An Addict Among Us, Being Different in North America, Blue & Red Politics, Boomers (Baby Boomers), Caregiver at Heart, Chronic Pain, Disability, Divorce/Finance, Family/Relationships, Healthcare Dilemma, Immigrants, More than Homesick (adapting to college), Natural Disaster, Occupational Hazard (adapting to A.I.), Radicalization, Rank and File (middle class), Recovery, Resilient Communities, The 13.5% (poverty), The Unlikely, What’s on the Menu? (dietary issues).

  • Help your organization to better survive the 21st. century challenges it faces 

Use: Active Shooter/Shelter in Place, An Addict Among Us, being Different in North America, Blue & Red Politics, Boomers (Baby Boomers), Business, Caregiver at Heart, Chronic Pain, Disability, Healthcare Dilemma, Immigrants, Natural Disaster, Occupational Hazard (adapting to A.I.), Radicalization, Recovery, Resilient Communities, What’s on the Menu? (dietary issues).

  • Build the strength of our public service employees by addressing the very real challenges that wear them down. 

Use: An Addict Among Us, Being Different in North America, Blue & Red Politics, Caregiver at Heart, Chronic Pain, Civil Servant (public Service), Disability, First Responders/Public Safety, Healthcare Dilemma, Insulin’s the Issue (Diabetes), Immigrants, Matters of the Heart (heart disease), More than Homesick (adapting to college), Natural Disaster, Occupational hazard (adapting to A.I.), On My Last Nerve (Multiple Sclerosis), Radicalization, Rank and File (middle class), Recovery, Resilient Communities, The 13.5% (poverty), The Big “C” (Cancer), Veterans, What’s on the Menu? (dietary issues).

  • Prepare families and communities to respond with more resilience to environmental or personal disaster. 

Use: Active Shooter/Shelter in Place, An Addict Among Us, Blue & Red Politics, Chronic Pain, Disability, First Responders/Public Safety, Healthcare Dilemma, Healthcare Professional, Immigrants, Insulin’s the Issue (Diabetes), Matter of the Heart (heart disease), Natural Disaster, O My Last Nerve (Multiple Sclerosis), Radicalization, Recovery, Resilient Communities, Spirituality, The 13.5% (poverty), The Bid “C” (Cancer), The Unlikely, Work/Money.

  • Increase personal and community safety by teaching more focused responses to threats. 

Use: Active Shooter/Shelter in Place, Natural Disaster, Radicalization, Resilient Communities, The Unlikely,

  • Use BounceBack to build understanding and tolerance of human differences. 

Use: Adolescents/Teens, An Addict Among Us, Being Different in North America, Blue & Red Politics, Boomers (Baby Boomers), Caregiver at Heart, Chronic Pain, Civil Servant (public service), Disability, Entrepreneur, Family/relationships, First Responders/Public Safety, Healthcare Dilemma, Healthcare Professional, Immigrants, Insulin’s the Issue (Diabetes), Matters of the Heart (heart disease), Millennials, More than Homesick (adapting to college), Radicalization, Rank and File, Recovery, Resilient Communities, Spirituality, The 13.5% (poverty), The Big “C” (Cancer).

  • Learn to empathize with the challenges of others. Take a walk in the shoes of another. 

Use: All.

Exploring BounceBack

Looking through a magnifying glass at a sunrise through a wooded area.

Who’s Exploring BounceBack and What do they have to say?

As feedback comes in, we will post it here. If you have explored BounceBack or our free Downloadable Demonstration Deck, and you have feedback to share please contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

  • A large Maine public school district is interested in resilience training for their middle school alternative education program.
  • Public Safety officers are interested in working with the Immigrant community using BounceBack to better understand/coach one another.
  • BounceBack was used by Richard Lumb, Ph.D. to teach an online class at the University of Maine Augusta called ‘Resilient and Safe Communities’. Here’s what the students had to say.
  • “The game is very interesting and shows you how many choices you really have when dealing with adversity and struggle.”
  • “What I didn’t anticipate was how easily most of the skills and attitudes would fit into each scenario.”
  • “I played the game with my 10 year old son and he was able get the concept.”
  • “I quickly realized that I needed to actually emotionally invest myself into this “game” in order to learn something from it.”
  • “I found that each natural disaster situation required different resilience skills. Who knew?”
  • “Before taking this class I didn’t have a very good understanding of what resilience really means. It was just a buzz word that had limited application.”
  • “After taking this class I can appreciate the value of a game like this. The scenarios were tough situations that happen in everyday life, we just don’t like to think about them.”
  • “In each scenario, I kind of put myself in that role and really tried to make this as real life as possible to ensure that I learned something from this game.”
  • We were invited by the University of Southern Maine to meet with a group from their Health and Counseling Center comprised of employees, trainees, graduate assistants, and interns. We presented an overview of resilience and introduced the 10 Skills & Attitudes. Following a demonstration, we spoke about BounceBack and how they might make use of it at U.S.M.
  • The Portland recovery community is reviewing some of our decks to explore the usefulness of Bounceback as a peer coaching tool. Here’s one comment.

“I did the Recovery cards with the guys a few days ago and it was very well received. It opened up some tremendous discussions.”     – Adam Miller, York County Shelter Programs Inc.-Serenity House

“In our fast-paced world, Bounce Back provides a valuable invitation to stop and focus on how our day-to-day life choices affect both us and those in our sphere of influence. It allows us to walk in others’ shoes by opening a safe space for dialogue and insight. BounceBack is an invitation to bridge the fractures that keep us from understanding ourselves and others—that keep each and all of us from being whole.”      -Wanda Whittnen: Editor-in-Chief, I-DEAL WORDS Professional Editing

  • “The ability to Bounce Back from challenge and difficulty is the behavior and attitude we all need in today’s society given the continuous change and uncertainty that is part of our daily life. The work the BounceBack team is doing has huge potential for human empowerment. It nurtures and develops the skills required to help us deal with the unexpected and with our own frustrations and perceived limitations, giving us the confidence to face our challenges and move forward.

If we were all able to bounce back in real time, we would surely live in a much more stable society where collaboration, connection and cohesion would be the main attributes we share.

The team at PocketConfidant is proud to align and partner with BounceBack, sharing their vision and goals.” –Our Partners at PocketConfidant

Image Credit: Erkan Utu via Pexels CC0

 

Why BounceBack?

Today we celebrate the availability of BounceBack online. These are my thoughts.

A Path to Resilience

I worked in the human/social services field for forty-four years. I tried everything on the menu from non-profits to educational and medical institutions, self-employment, and government service. I was searching for the system that wasn’t flawed and/or broken. There was always something blocking the path to consistently effective service. Lack of funding, lack of staffing. Inadequate training or inconsistent support from co-workers, supervisors and/or the community. And then there are the unexpected (and sometimes tragic) changes that are implemented by unknowing bureaucrats in terms of how much and what type of services they determine necessary. Try as I may I never found the system that wasn’t flawed. Many were in fact broken. Continue reading “Why BounceBack?”

The Dropped Ball

Red and white life buoy with round, black and white Bounceback logo in the center. This image is a link that leads to the Sales page.

Have you ever ‘dropped the ball?’ I did yesterday. I was so focused on other issues that I did not post “Let’s Play BounceBack”.  For that, I wish to apologize. We’ll pick it back up tomorrow. Having said that, it leads me to some thoughts I’d like to share.

While it is not a good thing to drop the ball, it happens. The proverbial ball can be in serious play at the time of the drop or it can be the focus of recreational fun. The severity of the drop is usually determined by the setting in which it occurred. Recovering that ball may be a lifesaving measure or a matter of fun in the sun.

Challenges are part of life. As are our mistakes. It’s our responses to them that shapes our course in life. The above symbol reminds me that we can recover from the dropped ball. We need only reach for the tools we have to either save our lives or enjoy the fun.

You’ll see this symbol on our website and in our literature. When you see it, remember that you can build your resilience toolkit and we’re here to help.

Charlene Fernald Moynihan