Everyone Need Resilience!

It's easier than you might think!

Twenty years of research and development led me to believe that bite-sized is better. Check out my book for simple skills you can apply to your life immediately!

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An Evidence-Based Model

The resilience training curriculum I developed has been validated in four studies with researchers from The Duke Clinical Research Institute, published in peer-reviewed journals, and proven to promote clinically significant improvement in key mental health outcomes, including anxiety, depression, distress, self-efficacy and PTSD. 

I have designed resilience training programs for a diverse array of organizations, including Navy SEALs, the LAPD, 20 hospitals across the country, including Duke Health and the National Institutes of Health, the National Guard, the Veterans Administration, non-profits who support at-risk youth, and schools.

My programs have received funding from The National Cancer Institute, Navy SEAL Family Foundation, Pfizer, Genentech, Amgen, Livestrong, Duke Cancer Institute, Colorado Health Foundation, Women’s Cancer Research Fund, the Aspen Center for Integral Health, Susan G. Komen Foundation, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the Annenberg Foundation, and they have improved the lives of numerous populations from first responders and military personnel to cancer patients and people with Type 1 Diabetes, from healthcare practitioners and family caregivers to people facing end of life and those suffering from grief, and from corporate executives and high net worth families to inner city kids and divorcing parents.

One of my programs is the subject of a documentary called What Love Is: The Duke/Pathfinders 50, which aired on pbs for over a year.

I am the author of three books: It Takes Two Minutes to Shift Your Mindset and Build Resilience, which breaks resilience down into bite-sized skills anyone can apply to their life immediately; Resilience: Why Some People Have It, Others Don’t, and 47 Skills to Get It; and Resilient Family Capital: The 15 Strategies Every Family of Wealth Needs.

In 2018, I founded of The MacDermott Method to bring my unique model of resilience-training to children, especially teens.

The US Surgeon General has declared a mental health crisis for our children and young adults, and Kristin’s mission is to make her evidence-based resilience-training programs accessible to all young people through their schools, after-school programs, and families.