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Resilience Training

What is resilience training?

Resilience training is about developing the skills – in thought, word and deed – to better confront life’s challenges.  As Dr. Michael McGriffy has been quoted to say “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape”.  Resilience allows one to adapt to circumstances in a way that honours their values and promotes their health and wellbeing.

What are resilience training's methods?

Resilience training is a very broad field and it’s foundation is psychoeducation and fostering awareness of underlying themes in one’s modus operandi.  This will help patients set out in empowering their responses.  Generally, promoting resilience will see individuals more consciously leveraging their strengths. It will also see them learning and restructuring areas that they would like to see stronger. So, for any given individual, their journey of resilience training will be unique to them.  Common constituents of Resilience training include:

  • Psychoeducation
  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation
  • Self-care
  • Cognitive restructuring (which is also a very broad field and methods will vary according to one’s desired outcome)
  • Developing coping strategies
  • Leveraging social support
  • Assertiveness
  • Improving executive function through improving systems and cognitive approaches
  • Developing self-esteem
  • Value-highlighting and self-intimacy

Resilience training offered in...

psychotherapy, IBFM Institute for Behavioural & Functional Medicine Ontario, Canada


Getting your mind in line with what you want

occupational therapy, IBFM Institute for Behavioural & Functional Medicine Ontario, Canada

Occupational therapy

Reintegrating into one’s work, life, and community

Group Counselling, ibfm, Institute for Behavioural & Functional Medicine, free psychotherapy

Group Counselling

OHIP-funded, MD-delivered, evidence-based programs, virtually