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”

Let’s Play BounceBack: 02/06/18 – Immigrants

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It’s not easy for new arrivals. Immigrants face tremendous challenges upon entry and while adapting to American culture/systems. We are a nation built by immigrants. Many in our society seem to have forgotten this. Giving up one’s home and trying to make a new home in a country far away and unfamiliar is a difficult process. Language barriers alone present tremendous challenges. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 02/06/18 – Immigrants”

Holidays

Portrait of Santa from 1881.

The Myriad Challenges of the Season.

Holidays are a time that should bring joy but often bring feelings of isolation and sadness. It should be a time when we count our blessings, but holidays often are a time when we count and remember the losses in our lives. This can be especially true for those who are living in a new country. These may be holidays they have never celebrated or understand. This is a time when the majority needs to understand the challenges that a minority of its citizens may be facing. Continue reading “Holidays”