The authors synthesize decades of research in cognitive psychology, particularly the work of Aaron Beck and Martin Seligman, to create seven practical strategies for bouncing back. Each strategy demonstrates how "thinking styles" affect emotions and behavior. "The secret is accurate thinking, not positive thinking," they explain. After completing a "Resilience Questionnaire," readers learn to turn off negative thoughts, avoid thinking traps, detect "icebergs"--the basic beliefs that cause us to overreact--and restore perspective. Each strategy is illustrated with vivid examples, including acting-out teenagers, battle-torn marriages, downsized workplaces, and the loss of loved ones. This insightful book offers clear descriptions of resilient thinking and workable tools for changing our minds. --Barbara Mackoff --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Positive psychology is a deeply suspect and somewhat Fascistic movement in which perfectly innocent people who haven't had enough love get the blame for their lack of resiliency. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alex Brunel
I bought it for a class I was taking. Dropped the class but still reading the book...Published 5 months ago by kate williams
This is probably one of the best self-help books I have read. There are a number of shared experiences that help people how to really build resilience step by step. Read morePublished 9 months ago by LFP
This Kindle app won't let me proceed without rating this book. I am on the cover page and since I have not read a single page that will be difficult to do! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mary J. Murphy