The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life


In this breakthrough guide, the authors show adults how to call forth and nurture the power of resilience in themselves.

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The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life

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In this breakthrough guide, the authors show adults how to call forth and nurture the power of resilience in themselves.

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Publishers Weekly
In their latest book, psychologists Brooks and Goldstein (the authors of Raising Resilient Children) describe how adults can develop a "resilient mindset." According to the authors, while the word "resilient" is usually associated with people overcoming great adversity, daily stress often requires resilience. Using many examples from their clinical practice, Brooks and Goldstein outline how this mindset is best achieved. The first step is "rewriting negative scripts," or changing behavior that one repeats over and over despite its negative outcome, such as a manager yelling at his employees for being uncreative. Other strategies include developing empathy; communicating effectively; accepting oneself and others; and developing self-discipline. An appendix offers worksheets addressing the concepts covered in each of the chapters. Throughout, the authors emphasize taking responsibility for one's actions and their impact on others, as well as setting realistic short- and long-term goals. Their examples, such as the demanding manager and the couple who nag their teenage son, are familiar figures in whom readers may be able to see themselves or people they know. Although it's likely that, for many, a major change in one's approach toward life's difficulties would require the professional help that Brooks's and Goldstein's patients sought, their book does offer hope and a number of useful strategies readers can try to put into practice on their own. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Soundview Executive Book Summaries
Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein write that a resilient mindset provides a foundation of strength that sees us through routine challenges and sudden problems. In The Power of Resilience, they describe how we can create a more positive mindset - and the skills and behaviors it develops - to help us better cope with stress, take responsibility for our actions, become more productive, and communicate more effectively. Copyright © 2004 Soundview Executive Book Summaries
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932378610
  • Publisher: America Media International
  • Publication date: 1/15/2005
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Abridged, 4 CDs, 4 hrs. 30 min.
  • Pages: 4
  • Product dimensions: 6.78 (w) x 4.82 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert R. Brooks, Ph.D., is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the staff of McLean Hospital.

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., is on the faculty of the University of Utah and is an internationally recognized expert on child development and neuropsychology.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2005

    Wonderful read

    I have attended one of Dr. Brooks' workshops on building resiliency in children and was inspired to read this book. It is a wonderful read. Dr. Brooks offers exercises in building resiliency in 'self.' If everyone read this book, the world would be a much happier, more peaceful place. Good luck on your road to self-discovery!

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