So what is the Resilience Doughnut?

Short video clips for you

People are often intrigued by the title “The Resilience Doughnut”. Browse these video clips to see an explanation of the Resilience Doughnut model and how it builds resilience in young people and adults – in the home, in schools, in welfare agencies, communities and organisations.

Introduction to The Resilience Doughnut

Where to get started

Can the Resilience Doughnut be used by parents and teachers?

What are Coordinators and Accredited Trainers.

Why is resilience so important in the lives of young people?

Why do some people cope better than others?

What is The Resilience Doughnut?

Where did your interest in resilience develop?

Has the need for resilience in young people changed over the years?

How does the Resilience Doughnut help to build resilience?

Is the Resilience Doughnut ‘The Answer’ to building resilience?

How does a parent use The Resilience Doughnut to build resilience in their child?

Is it possible for young people to build up their own resilience?

Building resilience in schools.

How do I bring The Resilience Doughnut into my school?

How do I link in parents in a high school situation?

Will The Resilience Doughnut compliment other resilience building programmes?

Stephanie Schwartz on presenting at Families In Global Transition

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  • Mindfulness

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    In an era of marriage and family breakdown – many families are doing it on their own. Davide Di Pietro, a clinical social worker at the Resilience Centre, has had a wealth of experience helping parents and children navigate this fraught arena of today’s world. In this podcast on Resilience Radio, Davide says if a family is destined to breakdown, children must have a ‘separation story’, crafted by both parents – without blame.

  • Dealing with the Dark Days


    Leigh Hatcher interviews psychologist Sarah Piper and her client “Robyn” who came to Sarah looking for support through her depression. Gain insight into what happens in a session with a psychologist, by listening to a re-creation of a segment of a past session with “Robyn”. They also discuss the importance of getting the right “fit” when choosing a practitioner to work with.

    Apologies to Sarah and our listeners for incorrectly posting one of Sarah’s previous podcasts (Psychologists are Human) under the title ‘Dealing with the Dark Days’.

  • 20th Anniversary Reflections

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    In the second of this three part series of weekly podcasts on forgiveness, Lyn Worsley discusses how forgiveness can work in abusive relationships, both personal and work related ones. Starting with self respect. forgiveness enables both parties to move towards growth.

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    Clinical psychologist, Lyn Worsley talks to Leigh Hatcher about forgiveness in this three part series of weekly podcasts. Forgiveness is so much a part of healthy relationships and in the first of the series Lyn discusses the process of moving to a place of “letting go” and how even in the psychological sphere of our minds, every action has an equal and opposite reaction.