"One of the best books I′ve ever read on practical resilience."
—Miriam Akhtar, positive psychologist and author of What is Post–Traumatic Growth?
BUILD YOUR RESILIENCE
What do you do when life throws a curveball? Adversity is an inescapable part of life, but it′s how you deal with it that really counts. Resilience is about using those challenges, however large or small, to reset your course and create the life you want.
BOUNCE BACK FROM ANYTHING
Real strength is not just about surviving hard times, but thriving despite the challenges. Using the latest research and advice from experts in the field of wellbeing and resilience, Psychologies magazine will help you:
- Feel more confident in your ability to overcome change
- Tap into and build on the inner resilience you already have
- React in a healthy way to problems and opportunities
- Avoid the common pitfalls that rob you of your strength
- Adopt new techniques to help you start getting stronger today
When life knocks you back, you need to tap into those reserves of strength and find a way to move forward again. You are strong, you are brave and you are about to take the first step.
"Essential reading for anyone who wants a step–by–step guide on how to challenge themselves and grow."
—Dr Tamara Russell, Director, Mindfulness Centre of Excellence
Suzy Greaves, Editor, Psychologies v
1: WHAT DOES REAL STRENGTH MEAN TO YOU? 7
Chapter 1 : What is real strength? 9
TAKE THE TEST: What does real strength mean to you? 28
Chapter 2 : How are you feeling right now? 33
TAKE THE TEST: How do you deal with adversity? 47
Chapter 3 : Moving towards real strength 53
TAKE THE TEST: How do you deal with uncomfortable feelings? 63
2: WHAT’S STOPPING YOU FROM BOUNCING BACK? 69
Chapter 4 : Are some people more resilient than others? 71
TAKE THE TEST: How resilient are you? 87
Chapter 5 : Tackling change 93
TAKE THE TEST : How do you react to uncertainty? 106
Chapter 6 : Strength robbers 111
3: HOW CAN YOU BUILD REAL STRENGTH? 131
Chapter 7 : Manage your emotions 133
Chapter 8 : The two Cs: compassion and connectedness 147
Chapter 9 : Building on your resilience every day 165
What Next ? 183
ABOUT PSYCHOLOGIES 185