The Resilience Project equips children, youth and adults with greater awareness, strength, mindfulness, determination and confidence through six, 90-minute sessions and one Saturday session. Delivered in sponsored schools and community locations, the program consists of lessons, activities, meditations and projects for young people ages 15 to 18 (grade 10 to 12). Participants work individually and in groups to challenge their thinking, solve problems and better understand themselves and their environment.
The program works through a series of exercises to explore a young person’s ideas, feelings and thoughts, while encouraging them to express themselves and process their emotions. The Resilience Project focuses on developing tools to:
• Thrive in challenging situations
• Process emotion and reason
• Adapt to meet the demands of their external environment
• Stay calm under pressure
The Resilience Project has four learning outcomes:
• Self-Awareness: Being able to know and define who they are
• Self-Regulation: Having the ability to learn from mistakes and move forward
• Self-Motivation: Demonstrating intrigue and excitement over goals and objectives
• Sense of Agency: Having the ability to act independently, make choices and experience a sense of belonging
The mission of this program is to inspire a generation of resilient people.
Essentially, there are three things to know about resilience:
• Resilience is a cluster of positive behaviours and habits of mind that can be cultivated and reinforced through contemplative interventions ;
• The skills and attitudes of resilience can be transmitted from one person to another through social networks, and that these skills will themselves strengthen social bonds and therefore communities; and
• Strengthening the resilience of an individual will have a positive impact on the resilience of the larger communities in which that individual is embedded.
We have four programs: .a (for adults) .b (for school-aged children) .c for corporate and workplace group and .w (workshops).