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Resilience is about how you respond to challenges. Prosilience is about how you intentionally prepare yourself to deal with them. Everyone encounters challenges in life. While some can be energizing and exciting, others are difficult and draining. You can learn to overcome adversity by understanding the elements of resilience and deliberately practicing them. Bringing together insights from a wide range of fields including psychology, neuroscience, physiology, and spirituality, Prosilience: Building Your Resilience for a Turbulent World helps you assess your readiness for challenge and design a plan to become even stronger.You will learn: * How to assess a challenge so you can better prepare to deal with it* The importance of paying attention to "micro-challenges" * Why calming down is the first step to a resilient response-and how to do it* Three strategies for dealing with challenges-and how to select the best one* Seven resilience muscles that help you solve problems-and exercises to strengthen them* Four kinds of energy that power your resilience-and how to build and replenish them* Tools and exercises for building your Prosilience Plan.
About the Author
Linda Hoopes is the founder of Resilience Alliance, an Atlanta-based training and consulting firm that helps individuals, teams, and organizations thrive in turbulence. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee in 1988, and her A.B. in Psychology from Davidson College in 1981. She has served on the faculties of Georgia Tech, Rutgers University, and Colby College, and has spent more than twenty-five years in the field of organizational change. She is licensed as a psychologist in Georgia, and is past president of the Atlanta Society for Applied Psychology and a member of SIOP, the Academy of Management, and the Association of Change Management Professionals. Linda is also certified as a massage therapist; although she is not currently practicing, she incorporates influences from this training into her work. She is also a musician, sailor, traveler, and amateur photographer. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find Linda's blog and additional resources for developing your resilience at www.prosilience.com. She is available for workshops and speaking engagements.