KonTerra Resilience Services

KonTerra Resilience Services

The KIRB® assesses behavior and experiences in 10 key areas that research suggests are foundational to resilience.

KonTerra Inventory of Resilience Builders® (KIRB®)

Over time, stress can have a significant impact on your physical and psychological wellbeing. The KIRB® is designed to help you review your behaviors and experiences in important areas that contribute to resilience.

It is important to periodically undertake this sort of review because both your stress levels and your resilience fluctuate as your context, pressure levels, and coping resources change over time.

The 90-item KIRB® assesses behavior and experiences in 10 key areas that research suggests are foundational to resilience. The KIRB® also provides a simple measure of high-risk coping. This measure enables you to review and reflect upon the extent to which you have been using high-risk coping to help you manage stress.

After taking the KIRB® you will receive an assessment feedback report that outlines your results and includes reflection questions and practical tips related to your current growth-edge areas.

If you are interested in taking the KIRB® yourself or using it with your staff, download the KIRB® flier for more information.

The KIRB® Resilience Builder Factors

  • Sleep

    Sleep allows the brain and body to rest, repair, rebalance, and reorganize.

  • Exercise

    Exercise and physical movement can help you reduce stress chemicals and maintain or build cardiovascular health, strength, balance, and flexibility.

  • Nutrition

    What you eat and drink fuels your body and brain and influences your general health and wellbeing.

  • Supportive Connections

    Supportive relationships allow you to give and receive help and experience care, belonging, and understanding.

  • Relaxation and Enjoyment

    Activities unrelated to work that you find enjoyable and relaxing help refresh and refuel you.

  • Boundaries

    Boundaries around work and other demands help create space for rest and sustain energy over time in demanding contexts.

  • Positive Outlook

    Your attitude and perspective toward life influences your choices and emotional experiences. An outlook that contributes to resilience involves a sense of optimism, contentment, and enjoyment.

  • Emotional Regulation

    Your ability to tolerate and manage strong emotions helps you use healthy coping strategies, maintain important relationships, achieve goals, and work effectively on problem-solving.

  • Adaptive Coping

    How you approach and engage with challenges influences how effectively you can cope with difficulties and hardships, solve problems, and achieve important goals.

  • Meaning and Purpose

    Beliefs and experiences that are meaningful contribute to resilience by fostering a powerful sense of energy, purpose, fulfillment, and enrichment.

What Clients Are Saying

“Overall I thought it was really helpful. I appreciated the tool and the report. I appreciated the process. I particularly appreciated the one-on-one session.”

NGO staff member

“After you receive the report you can reflect, and then discussing it all gives you lots of additional insights.”

NGO staff member