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Surviving Survival

The Art and Science of Resilience
Gonzales, Laurence (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Surviving Survival


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Drawing on cases across a range of life-threatening experiences, Laurence Gonzales makes a compelling argument about fear, courage and the adaptability of the human spirit.
Authors: Gonzales, Laurence, 1947-
Title: Surviving survival
the art and science of resilience
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Co.,, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: viii, 257 p. ;,25 cm.
Contents: Prologue : no way home
Be here now : from victum to rescuer
The crocodile within : the burden of invisible memory
The way of survival : rage in the realm of the spirits
The gift of adversity : a survivor's attitude and the personal scum line
The tyranny of reason : blindsight, gut feelings, and the sixth sight
Want it, need it, have it : of phantom limbs and children
See one, do one, teach one : the secret of seeking
"Please, God, let me kill her" : dismantling the self
Seaching for Frankenstein : knitting with words
Lessons from Ishmael : the neurophysiology of travel
The bear : one flew east, one flew west
The bricklayer : the long way home
The courage to suffer : if he can do it, you can, too
The science of adaptation : there's no revenge like success
The rules of life.
Summary: Drawing on cases across a range of life-threatening experiences, Laurence Gonzales makes a compelling argument about fear, courage and the adaptability of the human spirit.
ISBN: 9780393083187
0393083187
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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 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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