While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Resilience books.
- Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life (2016)
- Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster (2018)
- Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges (2018)
- The Resilience Factor: 7 Keys to Finding Your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life’s Hurdles (2003)
- The Resilience Workbook: Essential Skills to Recover from Stress, Trauma, and Adversity (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2017)
- Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings (2014)
- Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma–An Integrative Somatic Approach (2018)
- The Resilience Breakthrough: 27 Tools for Turning Adversity into Action (2014)
- Building Resilience to Trauma: The Trauma and Community Resiliency Models (2015)
- Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators (2018)
- The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2018)
- Resilience: It’s Not About Bouncing Back: How Leaders and Organizations Can Build Resilience Before Disruption Hits (2019)
- 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience: Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism & Happiness Each Day (2015)
- The Community Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval (2017)
In 2012, Eric Greitens unexpectedly heard from a former SEAL comrade, a brother-in-arms he hadn’t seen in a decade. Zach Walker had been one of the toughest of the tough. But ever since he returned home from war to his young family in a small logging town, he’d been struggling. Without a sense of purpose, plagued by PTSD, and masking his pain with heavy drinking, he needed help.
Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster (2018)
Whether it’s a critical comment from the boss or a full-blown catastrophe, life continually dishes out challenges. Resilience is the learned capacity to cope with any level of adversity, from the small annoyances of daily life to the struggles and sorrows that break our hearts.
Most of us at some point in our lives will be struck by major traumas such as the sudden death of a loved one, a debilitating disease, assault, or a natural disaster. Resilience refers to the ability to ‘bounce back’ after encountering difficulty. This book provides a guide to building emotional, mental and physical resilience by presenting ten factors to help anyone become more resilient to life’s challenges.
Resilience is a crucial ingredient–perhaps the crucial ingredient–to a happy, healthy life. More than anything else, it’s what determines how high we rise above what threatens to wear us down, from battling an illness, to bolstering a marriage, to carrying on after a national crisis. Everyone needs resilience, and now two expert psychologists share seven proven techniques for enhancing our capacity to weather even the cruelest setbacks.
The Resilience Workbook: Essential Skills to Recover from Stress, Trauma, and Adversity (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2017)
Why do some people sail through life’s storms, while others are knocked down? Resilience is the key. Resilience is the ability to recover from difficult experiences, such as death of loved one, job loss, serious illness, terrorist attacks, or even just daily stressors and challenges. Resilience is the strength of body, mind, and character that enables people to respond well to adversity. In short, resilience is the cornerstone of mental health.
This award-winning guide from bestselling author and pediatrician Dr. Ken Ginsburg guides parents and other caring adults how to help kids from the age of 18 months to 18 years build the seven crucial “C’s”–competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control.
Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma–An Integrative Somatic Approach (2018)
Kathy L. Kain and Stephen J. Terrell draw on fifty years of their combined clinical and teaching experience to provide this clear road map for understanding the complexities of early trauma and its related symptoms.
Christian Moore is convinced that each of us has a power hidden within, something that can get us through any kind of adversity. That power is resilience. In The Resilience Breakthrough, Moore delivers a practical primer on how you can become more resilient in a world of instability and narrowing opportunity, whether you’re facing financial troubles, health setbacks, challenges on the job, or any other problem.
After a traumatic experience, survivors often experience a cascade of physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual responses that leave them feeling unbalanced and threatened. Building Resilience to Trauma explains these common responses from a biological perspective, reframing the human experience from one of shame and pathology to one of hope and biology.
Onward tackles the problem of educator stress, and provides a practical framework for taking the burnout out of teaching. Stress is part of the job, but when 70 percent of teachers quit within their first five years because the stress is making them physically and mentally ill, things have gone too far.
The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2018)
Resilience is a key ingredient for psychological health and wellness. It’s what gives people the psychological strength to cope with everyday stress, as well as major setbacks.
Resilience: It’s Not About Bouncing Back: How Leaders and Organizations Can Build Resilience Before Disruption Hits (2019)
The power of resilience within organizations and can transform an average company into a powerhouse. Yet, even in times of rapid disruptive change, there is no manual for building resilient organizations.
Did you ever wish you knew the secret to bouncing back from life’s toughest roadblocks, wounds and obstacles? According to psychotherapist, international mindfulness teacher, and former Buddhist monk Donald Altman, there is no secret. There is simply the skills of applying mindfulness to whatever new problem knocks on your door each day.
The Community Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval (2017)
The sustainability challenges of yesterday have become today’s resilience crises. National and global efforts have failed to stop climate change, transition from fossil fuels, and reduce inequality. We must now confront these and other increasingly complex problems by building resilience at the community level.
Best Resilience Books: The Ultimate List
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some resilience books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Love & Courage: My Story of Family, Resilience, and Overcoming the Unexpected
Author(s): Jagmeet Singh
ID: 2421374, Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Year: 23 Apr 2019, Size: 15 Mb, Format: epub
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Career Resilience (with bonus article "Reawakening Your Passion for Work" By Richard E. Boyatzis, Annie McKee, and Daniel Goleman)
Author(s): Harvard Business Review; Peter F. Drucker; Laura Morgan Roberts; Daniel Goleman; Herminia Ibarra
ID: 2847470, Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub
The Rise of Autonomous Smart Cities: Technology, Economic Performance and Climate Resilience
Author(s): Zaheer Allam
ID: 2887968, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2021, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.