R2 Resilience

Build Your Resilience with R2

A Resilience-building Intervention

About the R2 Program

R2 is a program built on promising practices that have been shown to enhance wellbeing among individuals experiencing stress and adversity. It integrates the principles of a social ecological approach to resilience developed by Dr. Michael Ungar and his colleagues from all around the world who are part of the Resilience Research Centre.

R2 builds resilience by strengthening two types of factors:

Rugged protective factors are changeable internal qualities, such as our level of selfesteem, optimism, mindfulness, and our ability to set goals and think critically. Resources can include experiences of control, meaningful relationships with others, access to services and supports, structures and routines, and a positive peer group at work.

Michael Ungar, PhD, Founder and Director of the Resilience Research Centre, Dalhousie University

Some of the R2 Resilience program affiliates:


The R2 Resilience Program: Standard Manual for Educational Settings

The R2 Resilience Program©: Standard Manual for Educational Settings uses an evidence-based approach to help educators incorporate resilience-promoting factors in their classrooms and curriculum. The Program helps teachers and school staff create a nurturing environment and school culture that protects against the various risks young people experience, as well as promote student well-being.The R2 Resilience Program© is unique with its focus on two types of protective factors that build resilience: the rugged qualities inside us and the external resources that provide us with the many kinds of support we need to thrive when stressed.

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Customized Programs

A detailed multi-day series of meetings that tailors R2 to a specific organization, business or educational setting.

Standard Programs

Off-the-shelf materials that provide training in how to master resilience and cope with everyday stressors.

Workshops & Webinars

Expert keynotes, workshops and webinars offered by Dr. Ungar and members of the R2 team.

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R2 Resilience Expert Training

A multi-day workshop at the Resilience Research Centre to train individuals to become R2 trainers.

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R2 Workshops

Join Dr. Ungar and members of his team for a masterclass in resilience where you will discover the R2 approach and how to build resilience in your organization, business, school or community. The events can be tailored to all kinds of meetings, from a 1-hour keynote or webinar to a multi-day onsite workshop.