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Real Strength: Build Your Resilience and Bounce Back from Anything

ISBN: 978-0-85708-669-3
192 pages
September 2017, Capstone
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"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

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Table of Contents

Contents

FOREWORD
Suzy Greaves, Editor, Psychologies v

INTRODUCTION 1

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

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Psychologies is the leading magazine for intelligent people, covering work, personal development and lifestyle issues. Psychologies exists to help its readers learn about and understand themselves and what they really want, doing this through training programmes, live and webinar events and the magazine itself. Gathering the latest, most compelling thinking and translating it into practical and accessible wisdom, Psychologies cover a range of topics to help readers reach their happiest and most fulfilled selves. They partner with a variety of associations on different issues such as Action for Happiness, and the 30% Club.
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