Back to Life: Getting ...
Alicia Salzer
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Back to Life: Getting Past Your Past with Resilience, Strength, and Optimism

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  4 reviews
"Back to Life" is a feel-good approach to overcoming that lets you try on the skills of the heroes you most admire. From icons of survival like Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela to contemporary heroes like Michael J. Fox and Elizabeth Edwards, this book allows you to see what resilient survivors actually do when they feel lousy.

This is a revolutionary approach to feeling bette...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Harper Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2011)
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Salzer brings her experiences working with 9/11 survivors to provide readers with methods for overcoming trauma. She begins by acknowledging that people react differently to life-changing traumas that can be both large or small (spousal infidelity and job loss compared to being the victim of rape or war) and discusses how differently people react to trauma. First she asks and answers why some people recover more quickly, or perhaps, suffer hardly at all. She then proceeds to examine ways of copi...more
A really wonderful book that puts profound teachings in an extremely accessible and simple way. Do not think that this book is useful to you only if you have suffered from a traumatic past, this book will help you look at your life with a new perspective and even goes on to tell you how to keep doing that over and over again!
Hmm... it's okay though sometimes i find it hard to follow some of the thoughts and methods...
Would read this again. Practical tips
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