The Resilience Tools We Use


We began teaching people the skills and the attitudes of resilience in 2007 primarily through storytelling. We utilized novels such as Reaching Home and Duct Tape Isn’t Enough as some of our tools along with various workbooks and video resources. 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.

In 2011  BounceBack was conceived; a very simple card game that asked players to apply the Skills & Attitudes of resilience in dealing with real-life challenges. We experimented with an electronic version and decided to return to the simplicity and adaptability of the card game. But we know that digital material and apps are the way of the future. We see a BounceBack app in our future.

Click the trademark below to learn more about BounceBack.

BounceBack Trademark. Red and white life buoy with black center and white letters reading BounceBack.
Click this image to be taken to our sales page.

The Literature:

We support peer coaching as a means of building community resilience. Building Resilience: A Peer Coaching Manual will explain how. Duct Tape Isn’t Enough will undergo a rewrite and transform into a personal resilience workbook. The 2nd. Editions of Reaching Home and First Night are with the publishers at this time along with Dr. Breazeale’s newest novel, Starjacked, which completes the Trilogy.  For more detailed information our the literature, click the image below.

Bright sunshine reflecting over water.
Click this image to learn more about our literature. You will be taken to our storefront.

Building Resilience Community Training Program:

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.

The Building Resilience Community Training Program can be customized to focus on particular challenges (by topic) presented in our BounceBack decks. It can be generic using a mix of challenges from our decks to meet broader training needs. We can work with specific challenges relevant to and provided by your community. Individuals are most engaged by challenges that they can relate to. We are willing and prepared to work with you to customize our training to meet the needs of your community.

Click the image below to be taken to the Training page of our storefront.

Building Resilience Community Training Program


Please bear with us. We are uodating this page. Thanks you.


Please follow this link to download your free BounceBack Demonstration Deck.