Resilience

Understanding the causes of anxiety, stress, and depression—and having the tools to manage those challenges—can help people achieve lasting improvements in their mood.

But it can be hard to identify what those triggers are, and even taking the first steps needed for self care can feel overwhelming. AbilTo’s Resilience program can help.

Expert, Individualized Behavior Change Support

Resilience is AbilTo’s program for individuals who are dealing with the challenges of managing depression, stress, and anxiety. Two special Resilience programs are also available: Bereavement, a program for individuals who have suffered the recent loss of a loved one, and Caregiver, developed for those who are caring for a loved one with medical or other special needs.

Success Story:
Decreased Number of Medications, Increased Medication Adherence

Although Mr. Harris was taking multiple medications to treat his anxiety and depression, he still felt anxious and sad. He admitted that he didn’t always take his medications as prescribed, and that he was stuck in a cycle of erratically stopping and starting them again and again.

After only a few sessions, Mr. Harris realized that his moods and triggers were a major influence on his behavior. He quickly learned how to replace negative thinking patterns with more affirmative thoughts. He also developed a plan to improve his diet and exercise.

No longer feeling anxious or sad by the end of the program, Mr. Harris was able to decrease the number of medications he was taking down to only one, at a very low dose. He also committed to remaining compliant with the new dosage and, with his doctor’s approval, hoped to soon stop taking medication altogether.

Over the course of eight weeks, Resilience participants get focused, personal support to help them manage their feelings and find more meaning and purpose in their lives. Guided by AbilTo’s specially trained team consisting of a transition specialist* and a behavior coach, they learn practical strategies for setting manageable goals and achieving life balance.

Things like finding the time for self care, balancing job demands and family responsibilities, and managing feelings of stress, anxiety, or sadness all become easier and achievable. Participants who are caregivers are able to balance their different roles and fulfill their responsibilities without feeling guilty and without neglecting themselves. Those who are grieving are able to begin the process of healing, while still honoring their loved one. The result is better physical health and mental well-being—in only eight weeks.

Resilience participants:
• Successfully identify and manage their moods and feelings.
• Overcome obstacles to health and wellness.
• Avoid unnecessary medical visits.
• Limit disability time and time away from work.
• Improve relationships.
• Make lasting changes in their physical and emotional health.

Participants feel better, faster, and can begin to make the most of every day.

Able to find balance and meaning.

Able to make positive changes.

AbilTo.

Contact us to learn more.

(*) Transition specialists are licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) or the equivalent.

Testimonials

  • With the help I received, I went from being extremely depressed to feeling like a normal person again. My relationship with my wife improved considerably. So did my ability to deal with all of the things that stressed me out.
    – Resilience Graduate
  • The cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices I learned really helped me reframe my thoughts and gave me the tools to feel less overwhelmed. I appreciated the support I received. It let me connect with my values and engage in more meaningful life activities.
    – Resilience Graduate