You're Stronger Than You Think: Tapping into the Secrets of Emotionally Resilient People

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9780071464802: You're Stronger Than You Think: Tapping into the Secrets of Emotionally Resilient People

A leading medical doctor identifies the scientific factors behind emotional resilience and how readers can use them to survive the tough times in life

For five years, Dr. Peter Ubel and a team of leading scientists studied the nature of human resilience through thousands of cases of people who faced extreme medical setbacks. The result is You're Stronger than You Think, which explains how some people not only survive but also thrive in adversity, while others crumble.

More important, the book identifies traits and behavior patterns of resilient people and offers specific advice on how people can develop the emotional strength to triumph in difficult times.

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The results of a fascinating and surprising five-year study on the power of emotional resilience that shows readers how to tap into their inner strength to make it through the tough times in their lives.

About the Book

Why can some of us handle life's greatest trials with ease while others become burdened by the slightest inconveniences? The answer is resilience. For the past five years, Dr. Ubel and a team of leading psychologists and behavioral economists have studied thousands of cases of people who have been diagnosed with terminal diseases and have faced other horrible medical setbacks. YOU'RE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK answers why some of these people not only survive but thrive in the face of adversity and why other people crumble. It also teaches readers what they can do to tap into their own emotional strength and learn how to become resilient during the difficult times of their lives.

Dr. Ubel's studies of these physically challenged people have uncovered many of the “mechanisms of resilience” - the conscious and subconscious ways people shift their goals and expectations in order to overcome adversity. And these studies reveal that most people are unaware of the power of their own untapped emotional resilience. More importantly, Dr. Ubel and his team identify many of the traits and behavior patterns of the most resilient people they've come across and offer specific and easy-to-follow advice on how all of us can become more emotionally stronger to face difficult times.

Features

  • Five-year long study shatters some of the most commonly held beliefs about resilience.
  • Author is a medical doctor who, with a team of leading psychologists and behavioral economists, studied people with severe physical impairments to find out the real science behind resilience.
  • Each chapter ends with prescriptive exercises and checklists to help readers tap into their personal stockpiles of resilience.

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The people who made books like Emotional Intelligence and Finding Your Strength in Difficult Times successes. The self-help market.

Benefit to the Customer

  • Readers will learn how to tap into their own powers of emotional resilience.
  • Unlike other books on resilience, this is written by a medical doctor who has studied the physiological elements of resilience.
  • No other book offers advice on resilience based on a five year study of people who have had to overcome major medical obstacles.

About the Authors

Dr. Ubel is uniquely qualified to write this book, being not only a physician, but also a researcher and authority on how people respond to chronic illness and disability. Currently a Professor of Medicine and Psychology at the University of Michigan, he is also director of the Program for Improving Healthcare Decisions. He is an internationally recognized researcher and writer, and has won many awards for my research, including a Presidential Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Clinton. He has written well over 100 scientific articles, which have been published in leading journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Health Psychology, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. He is frequently called upon by the NIH to offer his scientific expertise, and he currently holds over five million dollars of federal funding to conduct his research.

His research has been reported on by the Associated Press, the New York Times, Harper's, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many other local and national newspapers. He has been interviewed about his research on television and radio stations as far away as Japan and Australia.

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Survive the tough times by tapping into the power of your emotional resilience

What would it be like to suddenly lose the ability to walk or see? How would it feel to experience an unexpected divorce or a loss of a child? When asked to imagine such predicaments, most people cannot fathom finding happiness again. Yet millions not only survive such losses, they thrive. What's their secret? Emotional resilience.

For the past several years, Dr. Peter Ubel and a team of leading scientists have studied the nature of resilience by examining thousands of cases of people who faced extreme medical setbacks. The results were astonishing, and they are revealed in this inspiring and immensely hopeful book.

In You're Stronger than You Think, Dr. Ubel identifies the traits and behavior patterns of resilient people. He offers powerful and sensitive advice on how you can develop the emotional strength to triumph in difficult times. By tapping into your personal stockpile of resilience, you can greatly improve the way you live your life in the face of tremendous challenges and through everyday struggles.

You are, indeed, stronger than you think.

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