This is a fascinating show with author Linda Graham about the art of resilience. She just released an extremely compelling book of the same title that is filled with well-researched life wisdom designed to help us navigate through the challenges of being a human being. There is so much here for any of us to use on a daily basis to improve our sacred moment.
In her own words… “I have been passionate about learning and growth all of my life, guiding people on reliable paths of personal growth and self-transformation – healing and awakening – all of my professional life.
“I became a licensed marriage and family therapist in 1995, specializing in helping people reverse the impact of stress and trauma, manage anxiety, depression, loneliness and shame, shift out of reactivity, contraction and smallifying to more openness, trust and conscious, compassionate connection, cultivate the mindful awareness that shifts perspectives, discerns options, and makes wise choices, turn regrettable moments into teachable moments, recover a sense of resilience, centeredness and wholeness, and move into thriving and flourishing.
“As a seasoned psychotherapist, consultant and trainer for more than two decades, my interactive model of therapeutic transformation is accelerated and effective.
“My first book, Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being (New World Library, 2013) integrated the paradigms and practices of modern neuroscience, Western relational psychology and Eastern contemplative practices to help readers shift out of old patterns of response to life events – neural “swamp” or neural “cement” – to more flexible, adaptive coping strategies that lead to more authentic resilience and well-being.
Bouncing Back leads readers through more than 80 experiential exercises to strengthen the brain’s capacities of response flexibility to get through hard times and even learn and grow because of them. Additional exercises are currently posted in my weekly Resources for Recovering Resilience and monthly e-newsletters Healing and Awakening into Aliveness and Wholeness. I continue to write for national publications such as The Psychotherapy Networker, Mindful, Wise Brain Bulletin, and the Greater Good Science Center newsletters.”