1. What is resilience?; 2. Optimism: belief in a brighter future; 3. Facing fear: an adaptive response; 4. Moral compass, ethics, and altruism: doing what is right; 5. Religion and spirituality: drawing on faith; 6. Social support: learning the tap code; 7. Role models: providing the road map; 8. Training: physical fitness and strengthening; 9. Brain fitness: challenge your mind and heart; 10. Cognitive and emotional flexibility; 11. Meaning, purpose, and growth; 12. The practice of resilience; Appendix 1: further information about posttraumatic stress disorder; Appendix 2: community resilience.
This inspiring book presents ten factors to help anyone become stronger and more resilient to life's challenges.
Steven Southwick is a recognized expert on the psychological and neurobiological effects of extreme psychological trauma. Dr Southwick is the inaugural Greenberg Professor of Psychiatry, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Resilience at the Yale University School of Medicine and the Yale Child Study Center, adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Medical Director of the Clinical Neurosciences Division of the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. He has worked with a wide range of trauma survivors including combat veterans, civilian children and adults with PTSD, and very high functioning stress resilient former prisoners of war and active duty Special Forces soldiers and Navy Seals. Dennis S. Charney is a world expert in the neurobiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. Dr Charney is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York and President for Academic Affairs at Mount Sinai Health System. He has led pioneering research on the psychobiological mechanisms of human resilience to stress.