Books on Resilience

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Books on Resilience

Selected books on resilience that complement MasterClass: Creating Resilient Minds

The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life
by: Dr. Robert Brooks and Dr. Sam Goldstein

Drs. Brooks and Goldstein describe what each of us can do to break through existing psychological or emotional barriers to achieve success and happiness. They explore the ways in which people can sabotage themselves personally and professionally and explain how negative scripts can lead to hopelessness, depression, and anxiety. Using real-life, moving stories, they describe how to re-write these scripts and cultivate inner strength and optimism in ourselves and those around us. They outline realistic strategies to enhance empathy, interpersonal relations, problem solving, self-discipline, self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-confidence.

The Charismatic Advisor: Becoming a Source of Strength in the Lives of Your Clients
by: Dr. Robert Brooks and David Richmond

Dr. Brooks and David Richman, a coach to many of the most successful financial advisors in the United States, describe the qualities that help advisors to have a positive impact on the lives of their clients. Drawing from a resilience framework, Brooks and Richman offer practical strategies to assist advisors to create "motivating environments" in which they will become more effective with their clients. They also describe ways in which advisors can reinforce their own "stress hardiness." Insights from successful advisors are included. While the examples and discussions revolve around the financial advisory relationship, the principles articulated are applicable to all those in the position of delivering advice to others.

Raising Resilient Children
by: Dr. Robert Brooks and Dr. Sam Goldstein

This book presents a parenting model based upon the research-proven framework of fostering resilience and hope in children. In their work, Drs. Brooks and Goldstein draw upon over fifty years of experience and the publication of fifteen texts, numerous scientific articles, and their contact with thousands upon thousands of parents in clinical practice and workshops.

Experience confirms their opinion that the concept of resilience must take center stage in the process of raising our children. Yet, their experience also reflects that many well-meaning, loving parents either do not understand those parental practices that contribute to raising a resilient child or do not use what they know. For Drs. Brooks and Goldstein, the concept of resilience defines a process of parenting – a process that is essential if we are to prepare our children for success in all areas of their future lives.

Given this process the guiding principles in all interactions with children should be to strengthen their ability to be resilient and to meet life’s challenges with thoughtfulness, confidence, purpose, hope and empathy.

Resilience: How to Bounce Back When the Going Gets Tough!
by: Frederic Flach MD KCHS

Learn to come back from life's inevitable crises by making friends with stress! There's no escaping stress. It appears on our doorstep, uninvited in the shattering forms of death and divorce, or even in the pleasant experiences of promotion, marriage, or a long-held wish fulfilled. Anything that upsets the delicate balance of our daily lives creates stress. So why do some people come out of a crisis while others never seem quite themselves again? Now, Dr. Frederic Flach takes the anxiety out of hard times by showing you how to embrace you fears and become stronger because of them. Drawing on over thirty years of experience, Flach reveals the remarkable antidote to the destructive qualities of stress: RESILIENCE. Readers will discover: how to develop the 14 traits that will make you more resilient; why "falling apart" is the smartest step to take on the road to resilience, the sanity-saving technique of distracting yourself, the helpful five-step plan for creative problem-solving, the power of language to destroy and heal...and more!

The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe
by: Lynne McTaggart

In this groundbreaking classic, investigative journalist Lynne McTaggart reveals a radical new paradigm—that the human mind and body are not separate from their environment but a packet of pulsating power constantly interacting with this vast energy sea, and that consciousness may be central in shaping our world. The Field is a highly readable scientific detective story presenting a stunning picture of an interconnected universe and a new scientific theory that makes sense of supernatural phenomena. Documented by distinguished sources, The Field is a book of hope and inspiration for today's world.

Coaching For Resilience: A Practical Guide to Using Positive Psychology
by: Adrienne Green and John Humphrey

Many people are ill-equipped to deal with modern-day stressors, causing them to react as though they are being attacked. In Coaching for Resilience, Adrienne Green and John Humphrey use the principles of positive psychology to show coaches, trainers, and managers how to motivate and inspire people to build greater resilience to pressure. They present seven key strategies for managing stress that are based around the awareness and understanding of the two psychological drivers that underlie all stress. With practical exercises and examples, this comprehensive resource offers an effective way to deal with stress that will enhance personal and work-related performance.

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