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

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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

 

Let’s Play BounceBack: 12/07/17

Demo: Adolescents/Teens

For a better understanding of BounceBack, view our video on the right-hand side of this page.

BounceBack will be available for purchase via our website soon. We’d like to introduce you to BounceBack by playing a bi-weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays) game on our homepage using our free Downloadable Demonstration Deck.

Here is your Challenge Card from our Downloadable Demonstration Deck. Once you’ve dealt with the challenge, magnify your screen and take a close look at the bottom of the card. There you will see the Skills & Attitudes we feel might be most helpful in managing the scenario. You can also use other skills and attitudes that you find helpful as long as you can explain how you would apply them.  We challenge you to find new ways of responding to adversity.

Caricature of a woman applying red lipstick.
Demo: Adolescents/Teens

Click on each image to enlarge.  Which of these Skills & Attitudes will you choose to apply?

Follow along alone, with a friend or a group. Talk to others and find out how they would respond. We can learn much from one another. But if we wish to learn from our experiences, we must first get through them.

Please feel free to contact us with your feedback.

Let’s Play BounceBack: 12/05/17

Demo: Active Shooter/Shelter in Place

BounceBack will be available for purchase via our website soon. We’d like to introduce you to BounceBack by playing a bi-weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays) game on our homepage using our free Downloadable Demonstration Deck.

For a better understanding of BounceBack, view our video on the right-hand side of this page.

There many ways to use BounceBackBounceBack decks present challenges that relate to various subjects, populations, vocations or issues. Each deck contains a set of Challenge Cards and a set of Skills & Attitudes cards. The Skills & Attitudes cards are used to respond to the scenarios on the Challenge cards. It’s simple.

Here’s how we’ll play this particular game. We’ve posted our Skills & Attitudes deck below. You will use these cards to manage the challenges that we present. Challenges from our Downloadable Demonstration deck will be posted each Tuesday and Thursday above the Skills & Attitudes Deck. Read the challenge assuming the perspective indicated on the card.  Select the Skills & Attitudes that you feel would best help you manage the challenge posted. Keep in mind that it is not your job to fix the problem.  It is your task to get through the crisis using the Skills & Attitudes of resilience.

Click on each image to enlarge.  Which of these Skills & Attitudes will you choose to apply?

 

Here is your first Challenge Card from our Downloadable Demonstration Deck. Once you’ve dealt with the challenge, magnify your screen and take a close look at the bottom of the card. There you will see the Skills & Attitudes we feel might be most helpful in managing the scenario. You can also use other skills and attitudes that you find helpful as long as you can explain how you would apply them.  We challenge you to find new ways of responding to adversity.

Black silhouette of a young boy in a darkened school hallway.
Demo: Active Shooter/Shelter in Place

Follow along alone, with a friend or a group. Talk to others and find out how they would respond. We can learn much from one another. But if we wish to learn from our experiences, we must first get through them.

Please feel free to contact us with your feedback.

 

 

Common Ground: Bridging Police and Community Collaboration

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Communities must work together to become resilient. Please enjoy this piece from our Guest Blogger: Richard C. Lumb, Ph. D.

As loud voices erupt to demand their particular agenda, the focus of disruption is often against police.  Remove the effectiveness of police and social chaos emerges.  Dampen the courage of leaders in support of order and chaos occurs.  Active or tacit refusal to demand social order for the substantial majority of citizens has the effect of emboldening the aberrant behaviors.  Peaceful protest, making a convincing argument and seeking collaborative change disappears to be replaced with chaos, and the effect on many is an unnecessary fear. Continue reading “Common Ground: Bridging Police and Community Collaboration”

Welcome back 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.

We hope to have our first decks available for purchase by September 2017. Watch our No Cost Resilience Tools page for the free downloadable Demonstration Deck.

We suggest several ways to use BounceBack below. But you may choose to use these cards differently. That’s the beauty of BounceBack. It’s flexible. It can be used alone, with a coach, with a peer or in a small group. There are many ways to use BounceBack. Take a look at our suggestions below or create your own game according to your unique needs.