Evidence-based health and well-being for entire populations.

Reset, Rethink & Reconnect for Higher Resilience

Resilience is a buzzword lately—and with good reason. Individuals with higher resilience are 4 times more likely to have excellent physical and mental health, 65% less likely to experience productivity loss, and 79% less likely to be depressed. The key question is how we can help individuals and organizations build resilience to bounce back in the face of adversity.

“Many people believe that you are either resilient or not, but the truth is that it is a skill that can be built and developed over time,” stated Dr. Kerry Evers, Pro-Change Co-President & CEO. Recognizing the need for a comprehensive resilience-boosting solution, Pro-Change applied decades of behavior change science and expertise to develop two innovative, off-the shelf programs:

 an innovative two-way text messaging based solution  an end-to-end digital solution with on-demand reporting      

Guided by insights from the Resilience Evaluation Measure©, Pro-Change’s innovative and validated assessment of resilience, the recharge solutions are designed to boost participants’ resilience by helping them reset their life’s meaning and purpose, rethink their mindset, and reconnect through strong social connections. The recharge solutions provide continuous tailored communications informed by behavior change science. Users receive individualized feedback on their level of resilience as well as skills they can develop to build resilience. Ongoing assessments capture improvements over time and continually tailor the experience to users’ needs.

Are you interested in how you can help your population reset, rethink, and reconnect?

Introducing the Resilience Evaluation Measure

Ready to Bounce Back? Find out with the Resilience Evaluation Measure©

Brief, valid assessments are critical for the successful implementation of behavior change solutions. They provide the necessary building blocks to appropriately tailor messaging and allow us to consistently track impact over time.

Pro-Change recently developed and validated its Resilience Evaluation Measure© (REM), a 9-item survey that assesses three key drivers of resilience: mindset, meaning, and social connection. Building on this effort, they also developed a 3-item resilience screener (REM-3). The measures, which are at the core of recharge & recharge+, Pro-Change’s newly developed resilience-boosting solutions, enable the provision of individually tailored feedback and the ability to demonstrate improvements in resilience over time.

Dr. Kerry Evers, Pro-Change’s Co-President & CEO, will be describing the REM at the upcoming Health Enhancement Research Organization Forum in Austin, TX on October 13th. For more information on the 2021 Forum, please visit: https://forum.hero-health.org/

Resilience

An ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change– Merriam-Webster

The process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress– American Psychology Association

Lifestyle for Small Business

Award-winning, affordable, programs for all

As a small business itself, Pro-Change recognizes the unique challenges smaller organizations face in ensuring the well-being of their employees, clients, and partners. For this reason, we created an offering specifically tailored to the needs of small businesses. Lifestyle for Small Business offers unlimited usage of Pro-Change’s most popular, science-backed online behavior change programs for a single annual fee.


Lifestyle for Small Business also includes our most popular features—Social Login and text-messages that provide micro-motivational nudges—at no additional cost.

Also included is on-demand aggregate reporting so small business owners can track their organization’s behavior changes and health improvements over time.

For more information and purchasing info: https://www.prochange.com/lifestyle-purchasing-and-use-agreement

Staying Resilient in a Stressful Election Season

Regardless of their political affiliations, feeling anxious and stressed over elections is nothing new to Americans. In 2016, Washington-based therapist Dr. Steven Stonsy coined the term “Election Stress Disorder” to describe the rise in irritability, resentment, anxiety, and sense of powerlessness people feel in the weeks and months surrounding an election. Unfortunately, Election Stress Disorder seems to be at an all-time high, due in part to the rise in smartphone usage, the prevalence of social media in everyday life, and the 24-hour news cycle. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce and manage election stress!

Two key elements of coping with Election Stress Disorder and staying resilient are maintaining your social connections and practicing mindfulness. According to Dr. Stonsy, “The best antidote is connection” and “Underlying all of that (anxiety) is powerlessness.… The rule (for enhancing) power is focus.”

If you find yourself getting stressed and anxious over the election, try reaching out to those around you, either via a socially-distanced meet-up, a Zoom call, or even just a quick phone call or text. Try giving those in your social bubble a hug or telling a friend you appreciate them. And while the quality of your social connections matter more than the quantity, activities such as volunteering can be a great way to expand your network with the added benefit of helping others! You may even be able to volunteer at your local polling place!

You can also practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is all about being present in the moment. Certain activities such as journaling, meditation, and yoga can help you achieve mindfulness. If you don’t have time for a structured mindful activity, take a moment, clear your mind, and turn your attention to your breathing. Do not think about the election, the future, or the “what ifs” in life. Our minds have a tendency to stray toward the negative but when you focus on the negative thoughts, you give those in your life more power than the positive thoughts. Take just a few moments each day to focus on and be grateful for whatever is right now.

And, of course, vote if you haven’t already!