The Resilience Toolkit: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty and Even Disaster
More than 100 evidenced-based tools to strengthen our innate capacities to cope with anything, anything at all.
* A step-by-step process to create new patterns of skillful coping and heal previous conditioning or trauma that would derail resilience now.
* Discoveries from neuroscience and the behavioral sciences that validate the efficacy of that process.
* Practices that work precisely the way the brain learns best, “little and often,” carefully selected experiences repeated many times.
Resilience is the learned capacity to cope with any level of adversity, from a series of small annoyances to the struggles and sorrows that break our hearts to coming through to the other side of an utter disaster that changes forever our life as we knew it. Resilience is essential for surviving and thriving in a world full of troubles and tragedies, and it is completely trainable and recoverable - when we know how.
The toolkit offers clear guidance in developing skills of somatic, emotional, relational and reflective intelligence that deepen the reader’s trust in their own competence – and effectiveness - in learning to cope with the challenges and crises inevitable in a human life.
Available September 15, 2018 in bookstores and can be pre-ordered online from
LINDA GRAHAM, MFT is an experienced psychotherapist, coach, and trainer in the recovery
of resilience. She integrates practices of mindfulness, relational psychology, and modern
neuroscience in her international trainings, workshops and conferences.
Creative in its groundbreaking integration of ancient contemplative wisdom, relational psychology, and modern neuroscience - and supremely useful in its compassionate focus on what will help you here and now.
- Rick Hanson, author of Buddha's Brain and Hardwiring Happiness, from the foreword to Bouncing Back
We each have the capacity to meet the most challenging life circumstances with deep intelligence and a courageous, open heart. Yet when our resilience is diminished, we suffer. In her pioneering new book, Linda Graham explores the psychological, relational, and neurological dynamics of resilience and offers a rich array of meditations and attentional practices that can help us navigate everything from daily stressors to deep trauma. Written with great lucidity and compassion, this book helps us cultivate a heart that is ready for anything.
- Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
In Bouncing Back, Linda Graham offers a beautiful and wise understanding of neuroscience combined with immensely practical tools for healthy living and genuine well-being.
- Jack Kornfield, PhD, author of A Lamp in the Darkness: Illuminating the Path through Difficult Times
Linda Graham has written the ultimate handbook for dealing with life’s inevitable bumps, challenges, and, yes, even traumas. It is both practical and inspiring: Graham draws equally on modern science — neuroscience, psychology, and sociology — and contemplative philosophy to create a must-have resource for all those looking to make a full comeback.
- Christine Carter, PhD, author of Raising Happiness and The Sweet Spot
We all know what it's like to feel stuck. Grounded in solid neuroscience and relational psychology, bouncing Back is the perfect guidebook to help us not only get through hard times but develop the capacity for thriving in their midst. With extraordinary clarity, empathy, and depth, Linda Graham shows us how to navigate through life's challenges with confidence, trust, and the feeling of the wind in our sails.
- James Baraz, coauthor of Awakening Joy
Linda Graham provides a masterful integration of novel research findings in neuroscience and psychology with deep clinical insight into optimal human functioning. A joy to read and full of easy-to-follow exercises, this book offers a deceptively simple yet rich and complex road map for building and maintaining emotional resilience.” — Kristin Neff, PhD, associate professor of human development and culture at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
— Kristin Neff, PhD, associate professor of human development and culture at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself