Resources for surviving tough times
- The terrorist attacks around the world...
- The devastation of hurricanes and other natural disasters...
- School shootings around the county...
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.
Books about resilience
Released in September 2009 as a training guide, Duct Tape Isn’t Enough: Survival Skills for the 21st Century integrates the novel Reaching Home into a series of modules used to help teach individuals survival skills. Reaching Home, which outlines author Dr. Ron Breazeale's own achievement over adversity, is combined 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.
In a sequel to his first novel, Dr. Ron Breazeale's continues to explore the themes of resilience, conflict and hope, and overcoming adversity in his new work, First Night: The Conflict Between Hope and Cynicism.
News about resilience
- In the next few weeks we will be releasing Coaching: Bounce Back-Be Happy, the on-line tool based upon Bounce Back: A Game of Mental Toughness and Resilience. Read more about, and view a video about this new on-line tool...
- 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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