Resilience and Wellbeing Resources

Pratt’s Center for Teaching and Learning is committed to supporting faculty so they can more intentionally integrate wellbeing practices into classroom and studio content, activities, and assignments.  Participants from our COMPOSE project, and WelCoMe projects have began learning about and sharing with each other contemplative practices, skills from positive education and experimenting with various skills and mindsets that support the ‘whole student’.


Covid19 Resilience and Wellbeing Resources for faculty

***To be shared widely with colleagues, students, family and friends***



Resilience is your ability to cope with and bounce back from stress and adversity, and hopefully even grow through the experience. We refer to this “thriving” and not just surviving.

Resilient people are more likely to …

  • meet the demands of their academic/work and personal lives successfully
  • take action to deal with challenges, problems, and setbacks
  • seek support and assistance when they need it
  • know when to stop, rest, and replenish inner resources
  • have a sense of independence, self-efficacy, and self-worth
  • form and maintain positive, mutually-respectful relationships with others
  • have a sense of purpose and goals for the future

Resilience is not a fixed state, it can be learned, practiced, developed, and strengthened.

“In the context of exposure to significant adversity, whether psychological, environmental, or both, resilience is both the capacity of individuals to navigate their way to health-sustaining resources, including opportunities to experience feelings of well-being, and a condition of the individual’s family, community and culture to provide these health resources and experiences in culturally meaningful ways.” – Michael Ungar, Resilience Across Cultures (2008)


Radical Resilience Framework:
  • Social and Healing Justice
  • Self Compassion
  • Purposeful Action
  • Harnessing Strengths
  • Community and Belonging
  • Collective Care and Support




















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