Overcoming a cruel past
What allows one victim of a cruel past to live a life filled with healthy relationships, satisfying work, and community involvement, while another is left broken and isolated? Gina O Connell Higgins has studied survivors for twenty years and has created a powerful account of the roots of resilience. Through compelling portraits, Resilient Adults provides the clues to an individual s ability to snap back and celebrate the hidden strengths in each one of us.
A deeply moving book: inspirational, celebratory, incredibly optimistic, practical, powerful, and beautifully written.
Excellent .There are many new titles about optimal personality development but few are as well researched or as inspiring as Higgins s Resilient Adults. THE READER S REVIEW
Resilient Adults is an inspiring and invigorating book! I recommend it to the courageous women and men who struggle each day to overcome their own cruel pasts, to the therapists who work with them, and to anyone interested in the relationship between adult development and mental health.
ROBERT KEGAN, Harvard University and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
2. Two Portraits: Shibvon and Dan.
3. The Locus of Hope: A Developmental Approach to Early Love.
4. The Later Loci of Hope: Adolescent "Adoptive′′ Relationships as Developmental Opportunities.
5. Faith and Vision.
6. Social and Political Activism: Healing Pathways.
7. "Struggling Well′′: The Sea Beyond the Sirens.
8. Recommendations from the Resilient.