When you need an instant mood boost or a quick tip to get you through the week – or the next 15 minutes – Resilience in Focus can help. This series of resilience-building tools and infographics cover common challenges like how to make stress work for you (stress can be good, really), become more optimistic (it is possible!), cultivate mindfulness (what is that exactly?), or stick to your goals (at last!). Start by exploring some of the topics below, and when you have time to learn more, reach out to your nearest R2 Performance Center to schedule an individual or group workshop.

Rebuilding Relationships

To repair a damaged, strained, or tense relationship, it’s important to engage in practical strategies that help rebuild and strengthen it. Use these three methods: acknowledge and apologize, stop, and spend quality time together, to get a relationship back on track.

Helping Kids Cope With Their Emotions

Coping with intense emotions can be difficult, especially for children. As adults, we can help children learn to cope by encouraging them to label or identify what they are feeling, helping them understand their emotions, and then providing them strategies to handle those ups and downs.

Combat Loneliness

Loneliness is a common experience that can make you feel like you’re alone and isolated, even if you’re surrounded by others. You can feel like you lack meaning, purpose, or direction in your life, or that you lack meaningful connections with people.

Conflict Resolution

How skilled are you at resolving conflict with your significant other? Relationship experts have spent decades researching the differences between thriving couples and unhappy couples. Couples that fail to thrive often have interactions that include one or more of what relationship expert Dr. John Gottman, founder of The Gottman Institute, calls “the four horsemen of the apocalypse”: criticism, defensiveness, stonewalling and contempt.


Do you dwell on the bad and forget to notice the good? Could you easily name several stressful, frustrating or just outright bad things that have happened in the last couple of days? Do you, or someone you know, tend to vent off a list of grievances and irritations at the end of a long day? Are you feeling a lot of anxiety and sadness? Our tendency to focus on the negative is a natural process of our brains, but we can do something about it.