Building Resilience: A Peer Coaching Manual

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By Richard C. Lumb, Ph.D.  and  Ronald L. Breazeale, Ph.D.

Building Resilience: A Peer Coaching Manual, Assisting Others to Aquire and Sustain Positive Change is now available for purchase at $34.95.

“This manual is premised on the assumption that there is no single most effective model of helping people when conditions, situations, or events occur to upset the balance in life. We know the impact of stress, adversity, and trauma is often left to work itself out. But at what cost? Usually, an event occurs that disrupts normal life and forces the individual to refocus differently in resolving the problem. Finding a path around the obstacles encountered is often too daunting to consider. We need not got it alone when faced with a negative experience, especially when associates are trained to assist us. We can move forward to a return to balance more quickly when we are supported.”

To help you understand the principles and objectives of our training and how it helps to build stronger, more resilient communities and organizations, we have composed the article below.  Follow the link below to access the PDF version.

Foundations of Resilience Training: Moving to Personal Balance by Richard C. Lumb, Ph.D., Ronald L. Breazeale, Ph.D., and Charlene Fernald Moynihan, B.A.-pdf

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Charlene Fernald Moynihan

Why Peer Coaching?

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“A man falls into a hole so deep he can’t get out. A doctor walks by, and the man calls for help. The doctor writes a prescription, tosses it into the hole, and walks on. A priest walks by, and the man tries again. The priest writes a prayer, tosses it into the hole, and walks on. Finally, a friend walks by, and again the man asks for help. To his surprise, the friend jumps in with him. “Why did you do that?” the man asks. “Now we’re both in the hole.” “Yes,” the friend responds. “But I’ve been in this hole before, and I know the way out.”

—Rebecca Clay, SAMHSA News 2004

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