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Upside : the new science of post-traumatic growth
Rendon, Jim, author.
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First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Touchstone, 2015.

Physical Description:
xv, 269 pages ; 24 cm
Drawing on interviews with researchers and trauma survivors, a journalist delves into the study of post-traumatic stress disorder, using accessible language, prescriptive takeaways, and tools to promote positive responses to trauma.
Reversing psychology : how two researchers discovered the transformative power of trauma -- The psychiatrist in the death camp : from modern psychology to popular culture, post-traumatic growth is everywhere -- That was traumatic? : neuroscience and the personal nature of trauma -- Telling a new story : why your narrative makes or breaks growth -- Relying on others : community and support are vital for change -- Expressing yourself : growth requires honest communication -- Looking for the positive : the transformative power of optimism -- Finding meaning in faith : the religious path to growth -- Opening up to new experiences : creativity spurs change -- Racing boats and climbing mountains : getting active opens the door to growth -- Bonding with those who get it : how the sad dads saved each other -- Managing distress and learning to grow : the path to change through therapy -- Fulfillment vs. happiness : why growth can last a lifetime.
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