Fostering Mental Health

Books, videos, and guides that are easy to understand and apply

Fostering Mental Health

Books, videos, and guides that are easy to understand and apply

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to make brain science easy to understand and apply in order to promote mentally healthy communities. 

Our vision is of a world where everyone understands mental health and can discuss it with clarity and confidence.

Our programs are based off of a simple brain model...

The Resilient Mindset Model™ serves as a framework for understanding the brain to help people make mindfully resilient choices. Mindfulness is the focusing of attention and awareness.

The idea behind the model is that by becoming consciously aware of what is happening in the brain, we are empowered to make more mindful, intentional choices, and foster brain health (i.e mental health).

Created by an educator, a neuroscientist, and a designer, this model uses four characters to illustrate different brain areas and functions. As students get older, more attention is focused on scientific and strategic aspects of the model.

The Resilient Mindset Model™

The Dragonfly

The Dragonfly

The Dragonfly

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  • Located in the cortex
  • Is in charge of overriding The Glowworm's response
  • Has the Four S's of Resilience on her wings
  • Is strengthened through mindful practice

The Ant

The Dragonfly

The Dragonfly

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  • Located in the cortex
  • Holds the tools for a healthy brain
  • Is in charge of long-term decisions

The Grasshopper

The Grasshopper

The Grasshopper

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  • Located in the limbic system
  • Is in charge of short-term decisions
  • Is also in charge of 'Fight - Flight - Freeze' response

The Glowworm

The Grasshopper

The Grasshopper

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  • Located in the limbic system
  • Is in charge of looking out for danger
  • REACTS to both physical & social threats and rewards

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Watch our founder, Dr. Donna Volpitta, explain the model her

Tools for Parents

Tools for Educators

Tools for Educators

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We want you to feel confident that you are developing resilient, mindful, and mentally healthy children. Challenges are inevitable, but each one is an opportunity for growth.


We demystify this process with actionable strategies that you can begin using today.

Tools for Educators

Tools for Educators

Tools for Educators

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New legislation for teaching mental health literacy is being released each day. More than 20 states have mandated some form of mental health education in the last 2 years. 


We offer comprehensive support for educators so that they can begin implementing and meeting these mandates

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