News and views on resilience – thriving under stress.

Let’s use more dogs!

Yesterday I led a workshop on integration of dogs with crisis response, CISM and peer support, which arose from the successes and relationships that...

Who’s disconnected?

I found hope in a Reader's Digest article last week about school shootings, just when I needed it. On the day of the Florida...

Why I now focus on resilience rather than stress

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My introduction to Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) was a dozen years ago. A few months after a heartbreaking line of duty death in...

Resilience is Like the Flu – It is Contagious!

Love is contagious. When I share love, it comes back to me multiplied. - Louise Hay
If you are involved in helping others with stress and trauma, you surely have been taught about "vicarious" or "secondary" trauma. Our brains are...

A resilience framework – connecting up, down and around

All of us are surrounded by sources of strength, resistance and resilience.  The better connected we are, socially, physically and spiritually, the more stress and challenges...
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