Preface; 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. Training: physical fitness and strengthening; 8. Brain fitness: challenge your mind and heart; 9. Role models: providing the road map; 10. Cognitive and emotional flexibility; 11. Meaning, purpose and growth; 12. The practice of resilience; Index.
An inspiring guide to coping with stress and adversity, written by world experts. Incorporates real-life interviews and up-to-date scientific research.
Steven M. Southwick is Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine and Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT, USA. Dennis S. Charney is Dean and Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.
'[The authors] have written a crisp, user-friendly guide to the
latest scientific research on resilience. With a light touch, they
illuminate what seems to be every major study in the field over the
last 20 years. In reading this short book, one can come away with
much like a PhD or MD in the new science of resilience ...
splendid.' The Washington Independent Review of Books
'... an enjoyable and informative read. Those seeking inspiration and hope that adversity can be survived will be reassured; readers who want an overview of contemporary research on resiliency will be nourished by the thorough reviews; and those seeking self-improvement advice will find many promising practices.' PsycCRITIQUES
'An important resource for all mental health clinicians and others interested in trauma and resilience.' Journal of Clinical Psychiatry