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. It was developed as a tool to practice responding to life’s challenges. Challenges are presented and the user chooses Skills & Attitudes that he or she wishes to apply in order to respond to that challenge. It’s very simple. It’s practice. With 35 decks and 680 challenge questions, it’s a lot of practice.
Each BounceBack deck focuses on challenges faced by particular people. People of differing race, color, religion, national origin, socioeconomic standing, sexual orientation, occupation/vocation and/or state of physical/mental health to name a few. How do we know what challenges are faced by whom? By listening to the stories of others who have offered to share them with us. The struggles are real.
Not all challenges are unique to only one individual/community
but some are. Police officers, immigrants and those who live in poverty
certainly face challenges very unique to their situations. While not quite as
unique, there are challenges relevant to ones’ age. Adolescents and teens face
a different set of challenges than Baby Boomers do. Individuals with
health/mental health concerns may share similar challenges related to illness
and/or disability and yet still have unique challenges directly related to their particular
condition(s). What we provide by creating many decks, is something that speaks
to everyone while asking others to empathize with and respond to unfamiliar circumstances. We
provide a tool that initiates the conversation that speaks directly to some of
those unique challenges that may be difficult to discuss and even harder to
BounceBack is unique in that it allows us to come together,
discuss difficult challenges and coach one another based on what we have
learned about the Skills & Attitudes of resilience. A facilitator, teacher
or coach would certainly bring structure and direction to that discussion but
it is not required. A new hire is not necessary to carry out this program. We know that resilience can be learned. Once learned, we
support/promote peer coaching as a means of maintaining a resilient community. In the face of adversity,
there will not always be someone to provide structure and direction. We must
depend upon ourselves and our peers. That’s who will be there before the first
responders arrive on the scene of any disaster and that is who will be beside
us as we face more and more 21st century challenges.
BounceBack is a serious game, a tool that may help build mental toughness by asking people to respond to real-world challenges using the Skills & Attitudes of resilience. It is intended to help develop and apply the Skills & Attitudes of resilience.
This tool is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice for which your healthcare professional is your best source. If you believe that you may benefit from care, you should consult a licensed mental health professional.
Statements or descriptions contained in BounceBack are informational only. They do not represent the opinions of Building Resilience, L.L.C. They are but a reflection of the diverse thoughts, attitudes, and actions of the characters and challenges to be addressed in today’s society. The content of some challenges may not be appropriate for all users.
The purchaser of BounceBack is solely responsible for determining the adequacy of this material and its’ application. The use of this material shall not be subject to any implied warranties of fitness for that purpose.
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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.
Building Resilience, L.L.C.
Our mission is to create, promote and distribute affordable training and tools to help build resilience for those in need, and today, that includes all of us.
• We believe that resilience is key to managing personal and global stressors.
• We know that resilience can be learned.
• We create tools that support the acquisition of resilience Skills & Attitudes.
• We help to build resilient communities one individual at a time.