We Are Resilient™
For Healthcare Providers

We are excited to be an

ACES Aware grantee

We can provide We Are Resilient™ training and materials
to all Medi-Cal providers at no cost! Contact us today!

We Are Resilient™

  • Helps you provide trauma-informed care, preventing and mitigating the detrimental health effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma on your patients.
  • Helps transform ACEs and trauma into a source of healing and resilience for the families in your practice.
  • Explores resilience in a more meaningful way to help you grow personal resilience, relational resilience, and your healthcare team’s resilience.
  • Helps you navigate your personal daily stressors and work/life changes such as providing telehealth while caring for family members due to COVID-19.
  • Identifies common reactionary patterns and gives skills to help you move from reactivity to choice.
  • Enhances your clinic team by providing researched-based practical skills to handle conflict quickly.
  • Helps your staff members deal with their own trauma, particularly vicarious trauma, and boost their ability to center, connect, and collaborate.
  • Provides a common language to strengthen communication and greater self awareness.
“I highly recommend Dovetail’s ‘We are Resilient™’ training for medical providers. I learned a lot of practical tools that have proven helpful in centering myself and putting a little more calm into my hectic days.”
— Dr. Joan Jeung, pediatrician and Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

The We Are Resilient™ Approach

We Are Resilient™ offers simple, effective, and research-based skills that help medical administrators,
healthcare providers, and clinic staff cope with stress and develop a stronger team.
These skills help us Center, Connect, and Collaborate.

STEP 1: Starts with Noticing our Protective Patterns

Protective Patterns
When facing a challenge, our initial response can be a common pattern of reactive resilience. These default reactions can be:
• Normal under stress
• Developed as protective mechanism
• Helpful in certain circumstances
• Limiting for us
• Assessed for each situation: Is my reaction helping or making it worse?

STEP 2: Skills for Centering Myself

Centering Skills
When facing a challenge, we can choose our Centering Skills to mindfully engage our Personal Resilience. These skills can:
  • Restore inner balance
  • Relieve stress and anxiety
  • Reduce negative thoughts
  • Enable focus on the present
  • Support pursuit of goals

STEP 3: Skills for Connecting with Others

Connecting Skills
When a relationship is experiencing difficulties, we can choose our Connecting Skills to grow our Relational Resilience. These skills can:
  • Create safety, trust, and belonging
  • Enable an open mind and curiosity
  • Reduce blame, judgement, and bias
  • Encourage equity

STEP 4: Skills for Collaborating Together

Collaborating Skills
When a group is not working well together, we can choose our Collaborating Skills to strengthen Group Resilience. These skills can:
  • Foster a shared vision
  • Honor contributions of all
  • Encourage healthy boundaries
  • Create shared accountability
  • Support pursuit of common goals