Elaine Poulin is the author of North of Darkness. Her workshops and seminars are inspired by the journey she undertook towards overcoming the debilitating effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In her presentations, Elaine embarks on a twofold quest: 1) – to demystify PTSD and 2) – to help people build resilience in order that they may prosper despite the adversities they face.

Life always brings to us many challenges which must be faced and overcome and resilience is the required capacity to absorb those challenging events, disturbances, pressures and or traumas. It’s the ability to re-organize the values of our lives in order to continue living fully despite any and all constraints. In essence, resilience is the capacity to spring back.

Some seem to have higher levels of resiliency than others. Nonetheless and overwhelmingly, experts seem to agree that resilience is a process. It is something that must be addressed, integrated, that which requires a daily commitment.

In her workshop “ Building Resilience Elaine presents a holistic approach to resilience building.

Our support network is an important factor in resiliency. How can we therefore improve our peer support services within our organizations? How can we put into place better structures within our systems? What are the benefits of peer support for our communities? Elaine Poulin offers consultation and facilitation services for organizations who wish to develop formal peer support programs.