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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} Resilience: How to Thrive and Survive in Any Situation helps you to prepare for adversity by finding healthier ways of responding to stressful thoughts and feelings. You will learn a comprehensive toolkit of effective therapeutic strategies and techniques, drawing upon innovative "mindful ...more
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Published May 25th 2012 by Hodder
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Jul 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Donald Robertson (2012) ‘Resilience: Teach Yourself How to Survive and Thrive in Any Situation’ Hodder Education (Paperback)

I was thumbing through Epictetus’ ‘The Art of Living – the classic manual on virtue, happiness and effectiveness’ interpreted by Sharon Lebell at the same time as reading this book. Epictetus’ writings in the first century Roman Empire, a founder of Stoicism, are considered by some to be a primer for living the best possible life.

Centuries later, Stoicism is a foundation fo
Henry Manampiring
Jan 05, 2019 rated it liked it
At times, it feels more like instruction manual for therapists rather than a self-improvement book, and this may be hard to follow for some. However, it contains real practical gems to apply in real life situations.
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Thrive and Survive In Any Situation

A review of ‘Build Your Resilience’ by Donald Robertson

There are a number of self help books and programs designed to build and maintain resilience. Donald Robertson's 'Build Your Resilience' draws upon established resilience training programs but is perhaps the first to also offer a powerful toolkit of therapeutic techniques and strategies from ancient stoic philosophy right the way though to the cutting edge new wave cognitive behavioural therapies of accept
E Zane
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Since I am a*practicing* stoic, I found the book contains some very helpful exersizes. The writer compared something called ART to many of the stoic
Practices. In a later book he compared stoic thought to CBT. I think it is interesting that even modem behavioral therapy are based in Stoicism. I enjoyed the read.
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very dense. A lot to chew on.
Elf M.
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was hoping to get more out of this book (which has since been retitled Build Your Resilience) than I did. It's just that I've read enough self-help books throughout the years that, to be honest, everything in this book has been said before, and frankly said better, by other people.

Robertson's biggest flaw is that he writes like an academic addressing other academics, and his work is a slog to slog through unless you're used to that mode of address. Much of his work about values clarification a
Sabrina Gant
Nov 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The title of this book appealed to me as I've had a difficult year this year and found life generally hard to cope with. The first few pages of this book were captivating. As I read more I've found myself agreeing with some of the examples set and the practical information has really helped me to feel stronger. I understand now that I don't have to change who I am. I just have to be comfortable with who I am. The book's not just about me though. It'll help me to be resilient when coping with som ...more
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I do not have much regard for the psychology profession, but I am interested in Stoicism and decided to give the book a go. I was pleasantly surprised and do not regret to have picked it up. The ideas are interesting and the exercises worth taking up, but it makes sense to concentrate on a few. It is not a book for deep intellectual insights, but a psychology self-help book with a coherent intellectual framework in the background, and as such, the only one I have read so far that I do not regret ...more
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