Build Your Resilience

Build Your Resilience : CBT, mindfulness and stress management to survive and thrive in any situation

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Resilience: How to Thrive and Survive in Any Situation helps you to prepare for adversity by finding healthier ways of responding to stressful thoughts and feelings. You will learn a comprehensive toolkit of effective therapeutic strategies and techniques, drawing upon innovative "mindfulness and acceptance-based" approaches to cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), combined with elements of established psychological approaches to stress prevention and management. The book also draws upon classical Stoic philosophy to provide a wider context for resilience-building.

This book is a complete course in resilience training, covering everything from building long-term resilience by developing psychological flexibility, mindfulness and valued action, through specific behavioural skills such as applied relaxation, worry postponement, problem-solving, and assertiveness. Each chapter contains a self-assessment test, case study, practical exercises and reminder boxes and concludes with a reminder of the key points of the chapter (Focus Points) and a round-up of what to expect in the next (Next Step), which will whet your appetite for what's coming and how it relates to what you've just read.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 191 x 197 x 18mm | 232g
  • Teach Yourself Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1444168711
  • 9781444168716
  • 103,548

Table of contents

1.: Introduction: What is Resilience?
2.: Letting Go of Experiential Avoidance
3.: Values Clarification
4.: Commitment to Valued Action
5.: Acceptance and Defusion
6.: Mindfulness and the Present Moment
7.: Progressive Relaxation
8.: Applied Relaxation
9.: Worry Postponement
10.: Problem-Solving Skills
11.: Assertiveness and Social Skills
12.: Stoic Philosophy and Resilience
: Bibliography
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Crammed with strategies and techniques to improve your psychological resilience. * Management Today *
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About Donald Robertson

Donald Robertson is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, specialising in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), clinical hypnosis, and other evidence-based approaches. He has been in practice as a therapist for over fifteen years and mainly treats clients with anxiety-related problems at his clinic in Harley Street, London. Donald is also an experienced trainer and workshop facilitator. He is the author of dozens of articles in therapy journals and magazines and of the books The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (2010) and The Practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy (in press). He is also the editor of The Discovery of Hypnosis (2009), the complete writings of James Braid, the founder of hypnotherapy.
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