Resources for surviving tough times
- The terrorist attacks of 9/11
- The devastation of Hurricane Sandy.
- The recession.
- School shooting in Connecticut
Tragedy and adversity are a part of life. We can't avoid them, but we can learn to seize the wheel and steer through them.
Be a Survivor - Not a Victim.
Duct Tape Isn't Enough and Reaching Home
In Duct Tape Isn’t Enough, Dr. Ron Breazeale has created a unique and effective method for doing just that. He combines his novel, Reaching Home, which outlines his own achievement over adversity, with a hands-on workbook and other training materials that provide a step-by-step method for learning and building the skills and attitudes that create resilience.
Written in cooperation with the Maine Resilience Project, Duct Tape Isn’t Enough is an essential resource for trainers, educators, and others searching for the powerful secrets of adapting to adversity.
- We are pleased to announce the advanced publication of First Night - The Conflict Between Hope and Cynicism, a new novel by Dr. Ron Breazeale. Those of you who are familiar with Ron's first novel, Reaching Home, will want to read this one. Learn more about the new book...
- Dr. Richard Lumb and Dr. Ron Breazeale have published a new book called, Resilience Building: Peer Coaching Manual: Assisting Others to Acquire and Sustain Positive Change and Overcome the Effects of Stress, Adversity and Trauma. Philosophically, 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 balance in their life. Read more about the book and order your copy today...
- Workshop in Bangor teaches local First Responders the importance of personal resilience: View this news video report from WABI-TV5 Bangor about the personal resilience workshop at the University of Maine at Augusta in Bangor offered by Dr. Richard Lumb and Dr. Ron Breazeale.
- Training aims to build resilience in Scarborough: View this video news report from WCSH-6 TV Portland about our work with public employees in Scarborough.
- Check out our new Resilience and Your Health feature. Resilience and Your Health is a program designed to assist you in learning and practicing the skills and attitudes of resilience so that you can better manage your health and navigate the healthcare system. What is resilience?
- Learn more about the "Eleven Skills and Attitudes that Can Increase Resilience"
- Measure your own skills and attitudes. Download and complete a Resilience Questionnaire -
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