May - Building Resilience

Norman Grit! Build Resilience and Prepare for Finals.
Hello Normans!

Never before during our lifetime has there been a greater opportunity to build resiliencethan now.  Resilience can help us get through and overcome hardship from surviving uncertain pandemic times to preparing for our final exams. But resilience is not something we’re born with - it’s built over time - as the experiences we have interact with our unique, individual genetic makeup.

We all respond to stress and adversity differently. During this month, we will teach students how to cope with adversity, retain a hopeful outlook, adapt and thrive.

May is “Resilience” month.
Our motto for this month is “Honor Your Own Metamorphosis”. Please join us in our May’s Support programs.

Check the GET SUPPORT on Resilience and Self-Care sections full of resources on our website.

(May 12th)

NormanAid Wellness MFT, Matthew Porter and Wellness Intern Barbara Thomas, will lead students in a mindful yoga session. Students will learn tools to build resilience and care for their mental health before finals.


(May 17th)
Season 2 Episode 5: “Norman Grit: Trauma, Resilience, and Healing”
Rachel Kove, a BHHS alumni, is a certified recovery coach and the CEO & co-owner of Transformational Solutions. She is driven to help people create and lead fulfilling lives where they are able to pursue their passions and dreams. She hosts the podcast Kicking it With the Koves with her father Martin Kove (aka “Sensei John Kreese” from the Cobra Kai TV series) and brother Jesse Kove and they discuss Hollywood, pop culture, spirituality, mental health, bullying, and so much more. Rachel believes passionately in people and will help our listeners build resilience as she believes that with the right guidance and support, anyone can undergo a complete transformation.

(May 25th)
Wellness Wednesday

Finals are approaching and we want to help students build their resilience and take care of their mental health. To show our support and to remind students of the NormanAid services available to them, Peer Counselors will be passing out popsicles during lunch in front of building B. Come CHILL with us!