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Bounce : Living the Resilient Life

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Stress is a fact of modern life. And as more and more people face greater financial insecurity, longer work hours, and the increasingly complex personal and social demands of our fast-paced, multi-tasking, high-tech lifestyle, finding healthy ways to handle stress is more important than ever. In Bounce: Living the Resilient Life, Robert Wicks shows you not just how to manage stress, but how to transform stressful situations into opportunities to live a more meaningful, self-aware, and compassionate life. Wicks makes available to everyone techniques he has used for over 30 years in helping physicians, nurses, psychotherapists, educators, social workers, ministers, and relief workers not only survive but flourish in highly stressful occupations. You'll learn a wide range of methods-normally reserved for those in helping and healing professions-to help you bounce back from stress and live life to the fullest. Bounce shows you how to: BL Recognize the insidious nature of denial and avoidance as responses to stress BL Employ psychologically powerful approaches to self-awareness BL Improve self-talk through the use of cognitive behavioral principles BL Apply daily-debriefing techniques BL Utilize a structured reflection guide to uncover areas that require special attention BL Incorporate silence, solitude, and mindfulness into daily life BL Stop the drain of valuable emotional energy caused by toxic life situations and unexamined attitudes and beliefs BL And much more Most important, Bounce helps you develop your own self-care protocol and personal renewal program, based on an honest assessment of your needs, life situation, and habitual ways of dealing-or failing to deal-with stress. Insightful, practical, and filled with wise guidance, Bounce shows us all how to live with greater resilience in a world that grows more stressful by the day.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 147.32 x 220.98 x 27.94mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195367685
  • 9780195367683
  • 251,998

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Bounce treats us to 'Have a Life!'and live it more fully. Wicks helps us to develop hardiness, learn to debrief ourselves after a hard day, and create a personal self-care program we will actually follow. Insightful, practical, and often humorous, Bounce is the right tonic for the spirit that we need in today's stressful world. * Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walkingr * This is a book that may be of value to professionals, students and parents as it provides practical techniques that have been developed for those working in highly stressful occupations. ...it feels as though it has been written with integrity and the style is very engaging. * Mary Mountstephen, Special Educational Needs Magazine *show more

About Robert J. Wicks

Dr. Robert Wicks received his doctorate in psychology from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. Presently, he is a professor at Loyola University Maryland. In 1994, he was responsible for the psychological debriefing of relief workers evacuated from Rwanda during their bloody civil war. In 2006, he delivered a presentation on self-care at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and Walter Reed Army Hospital to health care professionals responsible for Iraqi war veterans with multiple amputations and severe head injuries. Dr. Wicks is author of numerous books including The Resilient Clinician (OUP, 2008), Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice (OUP, 2006), and the acclaimed best seller, Riding the Dragon: 10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times (Sorin Books, 2003). He lives with his wife Michaele in Ellicott City, Maryland.show more

Table of contents

1. Have a Life! An Introduction ; 2. Navigating Life's Rough Waters ; 3. Expanding the Horizons of Personal Renewal: Creating and Tailoring Your Own Self-Care Protocol ; 4. A Powerful Healing Combination: Friendship, Resilience, and Compassion ; 5. Discovering the Rest of Your Story: Employing Positive Psychology in Self-Appraisal and in Raising the Quality of Your Life ; 6. The First Step toward Self-Knowledge: Debriefing of Yourself ; 7. Solitude, Silence, and Mindfulness: Centering Yourself in a Driven World ; 8. The Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart: A Brief Epilogue ; Appendix A. Creating and Reflecting Upon Your Own Resilience Profile: An Exercise in Strengthening Your Inner Life ; Reading Further. Resilience, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Contemporary Autobiographies/Biographies of Resilient People ; Works Cited ; Indexshow more

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