Bounce: Living the Resilient Life

Hardcover | September 28, 2009

byRobert J. Wicks

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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 inhelping 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 fromstress and live life to the fullest.Bounce shows you how to: * Recognize the insidious nature of denial and avoidance as responses to stress* Employ psychologically powerful approaches to self-awareness* Improve self-talk through the use of cognitive behavioral principles* Apply daily-debriefing techniques* Utilize a structured reflection guide to uncover areas that require special attention* Incorporate silence, solitude, and mindfulness into daily life * Stop the drain of valuable emotional energy caused by toxic life situations and unexamined attitudes and beliefs* And much moreMost 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.

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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, Rober...

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...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.4 × 5.6 × 1 inPublished:September 28, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Have a Life! An Introduction2. Navigating Life's Rough Waters3. Expanding the Horizons of Personal Renewal: Creating and Tailoring Your Own Self-Care Protocol4. A Powerful Healing Combination: Friendship, Resilience, and Compassion5. Discovering the Rest of Your Story: Employing Positive Psychology in Self-Appraisal and in Raising the Quality of Your Life6. The First Step toward Self-Knowledge: Debriefing of Yourself7. Solitude, Silence, and Mindfulness: Centering Yourself in a Driven World8. The Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart: A Brief EpilogueAppendix A. Creating and Reflecting Upon Your Own Resilience Profile: An Exercise in Strengthening Your Inner LifeReading Further. Resilience, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Contemporary Autobiographies/Biographies of Resilient PeopleWorks CitedIndex

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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 spiritthat we need in today's stressful world." --Sister Helen Prejean, author of 'Dead Man Walking'