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The Resilience FactorBy Karen Reivich, Ph.D. and Andrew Shatté, Ph.D.Published by Broadway BooksPaperback book; 342 pages
7 keys to finding your inner strength and overcoming life's hurdles
How resilient are you? How well do you react to unexpected challenges and conflicts? Do you tend to shy away from problems or bravely face them? Now, in The Resilience Factor, Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatté, two expert psychologists and the country's preeminent resilience research team, reveal seven proven techniques that have helped thousands improve their capacity to handle life's inevitable surprises and setbacks. Contrary to popular belief, the secret to resilience lies in accurate thinking, not positive thinking. By practicing the seven key skills outlined in The Resilience Factor, you will learn to: Cast off harsh self-criticisms and negative self-images Navigate through the fallout from any kind of crisis Cope with grief and anxiety Overcome obstacles in relationships, parenting, or on the job Acheive greater physical health Bolster optimism, take chances, and embrace lifeAs the authors demonstrate, it's not what happens to us but how we respond to what happens to us that have the greatest effect on the trajectory of our lives. The Resilience Factor proves that resilience is not only an ability that we're born with and need to survive. it's a skill that anyone can master in order to thrive.