Bounce Back is a community project
created to improve health through happiness.

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Daring Way Event

The Daring Way™
Workshops

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Experience Resilience

Join us Saturday,
September 17, 2016 to
Experience Resilience

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Resilience in Guatemala

Join us to experience
Resilience in Guatemala
September 23–30, 2016

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WHAT IS THE BOUNCE BACK PROJECT?

The Bounce Back Project is a unique collaborative of physicians, nurses, hospital leaders, and staff who have come together for a single purpose — to impact the lives of individuals, communities, and organizations by promoting health through happiness.

Numerous studies have shown using simple tools to help us retrain our mind to focus on the positive can increase feelings of well-being and decrease feelings of depression. These tools can also open us to the possibility of greater social connections, improved sleep, enhanced memory, and stronger immune system function. It’s simple… and life changing.

Learn more about the Bounce Back Project and how it got started by watching this video.

A DELICIOUS ACT OF KINDNESS

FOR YOUR MAILMAN

Leave a snack & a thank you
note in your mailbox

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#2 OF THE THOUGHTFUL TEN

SMILES ARE BLOOMING!

Bring flowers to a nursing home

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A FREE ACT OF KINDNESS

BRIGHTEN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Write chalk messages on
the sidewalk throughout town

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KIDS ACT OF KINDNESS

KIDS CAN HELP OUT TOO!

Dry the slides at the
park after it rains

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Research has shown that performing an act of kindness produces the single most reliable momentary increase in well-being of any exercise that has been tested. We challenge you to find one wholly unexpected kind act to do — and simply do it!

The Bounce Back program is designed to help make our community healthier & happier

We all know what it’s like to be overwhelmed and have too much on our plates. It’s easy to become discouraged and feel the weight of everything and not know how to respond in a healthy way. Resilience is our ability to bounce back from the stresses of life. It’s not about avoiding stress, but rather, building good coping skills that we can use to deal with stressful situations.

We used to believe that resilience is something that you are born with. Some people just seem to be able to handle more than others. However, new research shows that resilience is actually a skill, not just a personality trait — and it can be learned!

Resilience is made up of five pillars and by strengthening these pillars we become more resilient. Instead of experiencing a downwards spiral when we encounter stress in our lives, these five pillars work together to lift us up out of the chaos we are feeling. this is important to recognize, because we cannot eliminate stress from our lives.

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re•sil•ience

1. The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity

2. The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness

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What is resiliency?

Resiliency is about building good coping skills that we can use to deal with stressful situations.

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5 Pillars? Please explain.

The five pillars are self awareness, mindfulness, self care, positive relationships, and purpose. By strengthening these pillars, we in turn, become more resilient.

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Stress, will you be my friend?

The goal is not to avoid stress, but to learn how to thrive within the stress. We can provide you with easy tools to help you respond to stress in a positive way.

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Can I turn a negative into a positive?

“The negative screams at you, but the positive only whispers…”
— Barbara Fredrickson

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How can I help myself or someone else be more resilient?

Start with a resilient attitude! We’ll show you how.

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“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.” 

— author unknown

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Bounce Back is a partnership of Allina Medical Clinic–Buffalo, CentraCare–Monticello Hospital, Buffalo Hospital, and Stellis Health to help individuals in our community improve their health through happiness.

By choosing to take part in the various Bounce Back programs you will not only build your own resilience, but be healthier and happier. Check back often as we continue to roll out programs and events.