Resilience Spotlight: Ronald Cohen, MD, Family Psychotherapist, Part 2


        WMB (Watch Me Bounce): How do you train people in resilience?     RC (Ronald Cohen): Unlike traditional therapy and psychiatry, I work with the entire family so that it comes out whole in a manner that is less costly, more focused and results in greater efficacy, in a shorter period of time. A family-resilience approach is positive, competency and strength based, health oriented, and non-pathologizing. Bowen Systemic Family coaching promotes optimal resilience by supporting family strengths and resources, and promoting healthy adaptation to adversity. The goals of resilience-based training include:   · Help individuals address the unmet psychosocial needs of chronic and fatal illnesses and disability within their family. · Help families pay attention to the biological, ...

July 25, 2013

Resilience Spotlight: Ronald Cohen, MD, Family Psychotherapist, Part 1


        Questions for Ronald Cohen, MD, Family Psychotherapist.             WMB (Watch Me Bounce): Please tell us a little about what you do.   RC (Ronald Cohen): I am an Board Certified Psychiatrist turned Systemic Family Therapist  trained at Family Institute of Westchester in the multicultural, multicontextual extension of Bowen Theory, who specializes in helping families adapt and heal from unexpected crises and stressful life-cycle challenges, especially those caused by severe and chronic medical and psychiatric illness, trauma, and disability. I provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational services to help families resolve relationship difficulties and live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives. As a consultant specialist I provide clinical supervision and help other health ...

June 27, 2013

Resilience Spotlight: Celia Tomlinson, Entrepreneur, Engineer, Author,and Motivational Speaker


      Watch Me Bounce Interview with Celia Tomlinson, Entrepreneur, Engineer, Author, and Motivational Speaker     WMB (Watch Me Bounce): Please tell us a little about what you do.   CT (Celia Tomlinson): In 2008, I retired as President & CEO of RHOMBUS P.A. Inc., a company that I founded in 1983. RHOMBUS, a full-service engineering and environmental firm, provided services in states including NM, AZ, NY, LA, AR, TX, WY, OR, WA. Since 2002, when my autobiographical book Don't Ever Tell Me YOU CAN'T was published, I have been a professional motivational speaker. Perhaps to fully appreciate my situation, I must mention that I came to the United States alone in 1968, confident that ...

February 15, 2013

Resilience Spotlight: Angela Wheelock, Blogger


      Interview with Angela Wheelock   WMB (Watch Me Bounce): Please tell us a little about your blog.   AW (Angela Wheelock): My blog was originally called, Sitting With Sorrow, but I’ve recently changed the name to Life After Trauma because I think it reflects more what I’m writing about. There definitely is life after trauma. I write about all aspects of trauma. Much of what I write deals with resilience, even if I don’t always call it that. I am especially drawn to trauma survivors speaking out and ideas for traveling the healing path.       WMB: How does your work relate to helping people be resilient to adversity and/or trauma?   AW: I tell my own story about ...

October 8, 2012

Resilience Spotlight: Charles Brooks III, Poet & Author


          Watch Me Bounce Interview with Charles Brooks III, Poet and Author     WMB (Watch Me Bounce): Please tell us a little about yourself and what you do.   CB (Charles Brooks): I was born and grew up in Georgia. I am lucky to have great parents. Much of the support that’s pulled me through has come from them. No matter the trauma, good friends and family are cornerstones of recovery. I first noticed issues with depression/mania in my early teen years, and by the college years I had begun to self-medicate by using alcohol, which, for a while, seemed to curb the rollercoaster, but in reality ...

September 9, 2012

Apply for an Interview in the Resilience Spotlight


      Are you a Resilience Hero? Do you train people in the art and science of being more resilient? Are you a symbol of resilience yourself? Whether you are a psychologist, human rights activist, social worker, police or military trainer, or any type of person who thinks they have important lessons on building resilience to share, then Watch Me Bounce would love to interview you for our Resilience Spotlight. If you are selected to be in our "Resilience Spotlight," you will be interviewed by a Watch Me Bounce editor and featured on our website for 2-6 weeks. Interested in applying? Please e-mail with a short biography of yourself and one tip ...

November 12, 2011

Resilience Spotlight: The Story of Detachment Commander Brad Coulbeck


      Resilience Spotlight: A New Initiative by Watch Me Bounce   Stories of resilience can come from survivors who have experienced resilience firsthand. They can also come from writers who have witnessed this phenomenon. Here at Watch Me Bounce, we want to highlight the stories that teach us about resilience from another, additional perspective: the hero. Just as stories of people being resilient can inspire us, so too can stories from people who train others in this very important area. These resilience builders are more than heroes: they not only save people, but help people learn how to save themselves. To kick off this series, the team at Watch Me Bounce decided to ...

September 2, 2011