The Meaning of the Drums

Semi-circular formation of Barundian drummers from above.

On November 23, 2019, our partner and friend, Alphonse Ndayikengurukiye (n-D-ah-ih-kehn-goo-roo-KEE-yea), left for NYC in the company of the Batimbo Foundation Family team of drummers who have been invited to perform for America’s Got Talent (AGT). Alphonse will document the journey and its motivations in the form of a video or the Batimbo Foundation Family.

This is but a small piece of a much larger project that Alphonse and Building Resilience will initiate. Alphonse will call on drummers from many countries and cultures to come together and explore the messages loaded by and through drumming. The act of drumming spreads the spirit within the drum to the sensation of those around. In Burundi, Alphonse’s homeland, a master drummer faces a team of drummers, in semi-circle formation, with the sole objective of following the master. In doing so a powerful spirit of unity and solidarity is shared. Continue reading “The Meaning of the Drums”

Crowdfunding Kickoff

We believe that resilience is key to managing both personal and global stressors. We know that resilience can be learned. We help to build resilient communities; one individual at a time. With your help, we will provide no-cost training to three communities that research indicates would benefit from increased resilience, and, who we believe are in a position to make a significant contribution to building community resilience. Those communities are immigrants, students, and 1st responders. Click the image below to learn more about our target communities.

Firefighter in full gear pointing with ruins of 911 in the background.

Tomorrow we launch our Indiegogo Crowdfunding campaign, Building Resilience in Maine and Beyond, in an attempt to raise the funds needed to do just that. Our initial target markets are federal, state and local government, social service, and non-profit programs that serve our target communities. These programs have limited operational budgets and even smaller training budgets with stiff competition for those training dollars. If we are to compete for those funds, we must be able to demonstrate the value of what we have to offer. Continue reading “Crowdfunding Kickoff”

Building Resilience in Maine and Beyond: A Crowdfunding Event

This is a link to our crowdunding Pre-Launch page. Darkened version of our "thumbs up" image with the following text. Resilience is key to managing global stressors. Building Resilience in Maine and Beyond. Resilience can be learned. We create the tools.
Click on the image t be taken to our Crowdfunding Pre-Launch page.

To our valued supporters,

On May 15, 2019, we will embark on a crowdfunding campaign intended to finance six no-cost training sessions to three communities that research indicates would benefit from increased resilience, and, who we feel are in a position to positively impact the quality of our current and future lives. Those communities are immigrants, students, and 1st. Responders.

Children are our future. We all benefit from our future decision-makers becoming more resilient in an era where these Skills & Attitudes have not evolved as naturally as in past generations. Immigrants bring value by way of diversifying our thinking. They can have a stabilizing effect on our economy. We need to focus on what is good in them and help them to manage the adversities that brought them to us. 1st. Responders are our lifelines. They face adversity daily. We need to help them help us by providing Skills & Attitudes and support that will enable them to better manage the trauma that they encounter. Continue reading “Building Resilience in Maine and Beyond: A Crowdfunding Event”

Building Resilience Community Training Program

Group photo of participants in the conference.

We are excited to say that we have completed the first presentation of our new Building Resilience Community Training Program. The training was arranged by Agents of Change, of Massachusetts, and hosted by the Tampa Parks & Recreation Department. This was a dynamic group that engaged with the material and readily worked to apply it to their circumstances. We could not have asked for a better first run. They provided lots of good feedback that we will incorporate into future presentations. Continue reading “Building Resilience Community Training Program”

Building Resilience in Maine and Beyond

An arm from the elbow up emerging from a breaking wave and giving the "thumbs up". BounceBack Traemark appears in the corner.

Building Resilience, L.L.C. provides resilience training and tools to individuals and communities that wish to promote independent management of adversity and problem-solving among their members. We work with those who have a desire to create an atmosphere of peer support and mentoring within their communities. The focus of our training is on personal resilience because that is where the learning must start. When large groups of individuals develop resilience Skills & Attitudes, communities can be strengthened. Abundant research supports the affirmation that resilient individuals are the building blocks of resilient communities. It is our goal to build resilient communities; one individual at a time. 

Join us for a free presentation as we introduce ourselves, our training program and the services we have to offer on: March 14, 2019, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.HopeGateWay Church, 509 Forest Avenue, Portland ME 04101  Continue reading “Building Resilience in Maine and Beyond”