Happy New Year 2019

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Another year has passed. 2018 delivered many challenges. These challenges (some feeling quite impossible) have only served to deepen our commitment to improving the human response to adversity. Life IS uncertain. You don’t always get a heads-up before a crisis. Long before we get to processing and problem-solving any given crisis, we must respond. How we respond impacts the way in which we approach resolution. We know that the Skills & Attitudes of resilience can help. Continue reading “Happy New Year 2019”

Building Resilience Newsletter 11/2018

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Our Newsletter will be posted for the last time as of 12/2018.

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As 2018 comes to a close, we are feeling grateful for a productive year and optimistic that good things are yet to come. We thank all of you for your ongoing support and encouragement as we continue to pursue our goals.

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Building Resilience Newsletter

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What’s New?

Building Resilience, L.L.C., Train-the-Trainer Program

We are currently developing a new training program targeting students from middle school to the post-secondary level. The student training content will come from the challenges presented in our premier tool, BounceBack. BounceBack is a serious game, a tool to help build mental toughness by asking people to respond to real-world challenges, using the Skills & Attitudes of resilience. BounceBack was developed as a tool to practice responding to life’s challenges. It’s very simple. It’s practice. Continue reading “Building Resilience Newsletter”

News from Building Resilience: 05/17/18

America Retires v.3 Now Available

Work is done. It’s time to enjoy. It’s a whole new way of going about living our lives. For many, this signals changes in our health, socioeconomic status, and family dynamics. For others, it calls for major adjustment. We spend much of our lives at work and what was once routinized now needs to be remolded. As with all changes, good or bad, comes increased stress. If we are to enjoy retirement, we must learn to manage the change.

You now have time on your hands. Use this deck with friends and family to initiate conversations regarding the changes associated with retirement. Connect with other retirees and work together to apply the Skills & Attitudes of resilience to the challenges presented as well as your own. Use this deck in retirement seminars to prepare new retirees for the challenges ahead. Use it as a coaching tool ease the transition.

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Southern Maine Resilience Task Force:

Meets 05/24/18 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Hope Gateway Church, 509 Forest Avenue, Portland ME 04101.

News from Building Resilience: 04/26/18

Civil Servant v.3 – Now Available:

Making an honest living in service of others is an admirable goal. It’s a love of people and a willingness to work with them to build a better world.  But it’s not always easy. Many issues, beyond your control, can stand between you and person you hope to serve: language barriers, mental illness, cognitive disability, lack of transportation, faulty computer systems, inadequate budgets and ever-changing bureaucrats. There are more but you understand, right? In an ideal world, these things would not stand in the way. But that’s not where we live and we must be realistic if we are to remain in this role.

Use this deck to relieve your work-related stress by working through the scenarios to practice applying the Skills & Attitudes of resilience. It can be used to train and introduce new employees to the realities of service. Use it at staff meetings to connect/communicate with your peers and problem solve stressful issues.

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Other News:

Since response to challenges varies from one individual to the next, we will remove the asterisks  that indicate suggested Skills & Attitudes from the back of the cards. Its really up to you, your coach and/or teacher to decide which and how to apply the Skills & Attitudes appropriate to each challenge. We hope that this leads you to more in-depth discussion and creative problem- solving.

Southern Maine Resilience Task Force:

Meets today from 4-5:50 p.m. at Hope Gateway Church, 509 Forest Avenue, Portland ME 04101.

 

PocketConfidant AI is developing the first virtual coach powered by Artificial Intelligence.

 

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Building Resilience…Survival Skills for the 21st. Century was conceived by Ron Breazeale, Ph.D., in order to promote and facilitate the acquisition of resilience skills and attitudes among individuals and groups of diverse origin and a wide array of vocations, with a need to survive the tragedy and adversity that befalls each of us at one time or another. To that end, he gathered a team of professional colleagues, interns, friends and volunteers willing to help pursue the goal. Building Resilience is an outgrowth of Maine Resilience and its ambitions.  Maine Resilience is a non-profit agency started in January of 2007.  Building and sustaining the resilience of all Maine citizens its goal. Dr. Ron Breazeale and Alpha One worked together to form Maine Resilience and to create materials used to teach resilience through storytelling. Building Resilience has partnered with others over the years in order to facilitate an increase in resilience skills. We have provided more than sixty workshops with diverse groups including individuals with disabilities, first responders and educators since 2007.

One of our newest partners is PocketConfidant AI. PocketConfidant AI is developing the first virtual coach powered by Artificial Intelligence.

“Our goal is to be a preventive tool, supporting individuals going through personal, professional or academic transitions, helping them develop the competencies they need to enhance their critical thinking and problem solving skills, become more resilient and self-confidant.”

PocketConfidant virtual coach will learn through interaction with users. Think of this as the development of a huge library of knowledge from which to draw the right question at the right time. Would you like to help build the library that enables PocketConfidant to be the best tool possible?

PocketConfidant AI seeks to engage organizations, institutions and/or businesses whose patrons might benefit from this unique coaching tool; the purpose of which is to empower people and develop resilience through technology. We encourage you to participate. Contact us or contact PocketConfidant AI to be a part of this innovative coaching experience.

This is an exciting opportunity and we hope that you’ll take advantage of it. If you have questions please address them to us or to PocketConfidant directly.

Thanks for you support.

Charlene Fernald Moynihan