Building Resilience I Seminar


The goal of this 4-hour workshop is to build resiliency in individuals, thus allowing them to overcome adversity more quickly and to lead a healthier life.

Benefits of Resilency Training

  • Manage stress at work or home
  • Increase team spirit, cooperation, and job satisfaction
  • Improve morale
  • Build stronger relationships with coworkers
  • Decrease medical and mental health problems
  • Accept change in the workplace
  • Manage job loss and other grief circumstances
  • Prepare for and managing retirement

How the Program Works

Through instruction, program trainers teach participants the skills and attitudes necessary to “bounce back” from adversity, whether it be a personal life crisis, work/life issues, or a national disaster such as a hurricane, ice storm, or a terrorist attack.

Program Outline

  • Understanding resilience: Defining the skills and attitudes that make up resiliency.
  • Learning from the past: Identifying and examining the skills and attitudes participants have utilized during a time of crisis.
  • Learning from role models: Examining lessons learned, both good and bad, from parents and role models.
  • Resilience skills through storytelling: The program utilizes two publications. 1)
  • Reaching Home, a novel that explores the disabling effect of fear on individuals and their society, and the attitudes and skills that build resilience. Written by resiliency expert, Ronald Breazeale, Ph.D. 2) Duct Tape Isn’t Enough assists individuals and groups in using the book, Reaching Home, to learn and teach the attitudes and skills that build resilience.
  • Developing a plan for building resilience: Participants develop their own plan utilizing information found in
  • Duct Tape Isn’t Enough.


Training sessions are comprised of lecture, written exercises, large and small group discussions, PowerPoint and video presentations. Workshops materials include the books Reaching Home and Duct Tape Isn’t Enough.