Surviving Survival

Surviving Survival

The Art and Science of Resilience

Book - 2012
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Highlights the survivors of various traumas and describes their lives both before and after and offers a detailed discussion of the fear, courage, and the flexibility of the spirit that drives people onward after a life-threatening experience.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780393083187
Branch Call Number: 155.935 GON
Characteristics: viii, 257 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Art and science of resilience

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okbookgirl
Jul 06, 2014

Gonzales profiles a number of people who survived harrowing experiences (attacks by wild animals, domestic violence, horrific injuries in war), and talks to these people about their experiences while healing and moving ahead in their lives. The author seamlessly interweaves what brain scientists and psychologists can tell us about the difficulties and successful strategies. At first I thought this book was going to be somewhat voyeuristic, looking into some of the most intense and terrible moments of people's lives, but Gonzales respects and admires their resiliency and courage- and lets the individuals speak for themselves.

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lilypad_1
Aug 04, 2013

insightful advice on how to overcome trauma in one's life whether physical or psychological. instructions on what to do if you feel stuck in a place where things that have happened in the past affect you in the present and the future. Karen G.

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JudithE
Dec 29, 2012

Pretty good, if you are interested in how people survive the after-efects of severe trauma.

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