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Best Resilience Books: The Ultimate List

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.

1. Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life (2016)

Best Resilience Books: The Ultimate List      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. Zach and Eric started writing and talking nearly every day, as Eric set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives.   Eric’s letters—drawing on…
Author(s): Eric Greitens

2. Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster (2018)

Best Resilience Books: The Ultimate ListWhether 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. Resilience is essential for surviving and thriving in a world full of troubles and tragedies, and it is completely trainable and recoverable — when we know how. In Resilience, Linda Graham offers clear guidance to help you develop somatic, emotional, relational, and reflective intelligence — the skills you need to confidently and effectively cope…
Author(s): Linda Graham

3. Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges (2018)

Best Resilience Books: The Ultimate ListMost 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. Specific resilience factors such as facing fear, optimism, and social support are described through the experiences and personal reflections of highly resilient…
Author(s): Steven M. Southwick, Dennis S. Charney

4. The Resilience Factor: 7 Keys to Finding Your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life’s Hurdles (2003)

Best Resilience Books: The Ultimate ListResilience 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 science in The Resilience Factor takes an extraordinary leap from the research introduced in the…
Author(s): Karen Reivich, Shatte Ph.D., Andrew

5. The Resilience Workbook: Essential Skills to Recover from Stress, Trauma, and Adversity (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2017)

Best Resilience Books: The Ultimate ListWhy 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. Combining evidence-based approaches including positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and skills for regulating stress, The Resilience…
Author(s): Schiraldi PhD, Glenn R.

6. Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings (2014)

Best Resilience Books: The Ultimate ListThis 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.  These are the critical ingredients young people need to bounce back from life’s challenges and thrive far into the future. This invaluable book will guide you how to put into place the parenting style and communication strategies that will prepare your child for a meaningful and successful life.It provides a…
Author(s): Kenneth R. Ginsburg

7. Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma–An Integrative Somatic Approach (2018)

Best Resilience Books: The Ultimate ListKathy 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. Experts in the physiology of trauma, the authors present an introduction to their innovative somatic approach that has evolved to help thousands improve their lives. Synthesizing across disciplines–Attachment, Polyvagal, Neuroscience, Child Development Theory, Trauma, and Somatics–this book provides a new lens through which to understand safety and…
Author(s): Kathy L. Kain , Stephen J. Terrell, et al.

8. The Resilience Breakthrough: 27 Tools for Turning Adversity into Action (2014)

Best Resilience Books: The Ultimate ListChristian 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. We can all have our own resilience breakthrough, Moore argues, and can each learn how to use adverse circumstances as potent fuel for overcoming life’s hardships. As he shares engaging…
Author(s): Christian Moore

9. Building Resilience to Trauma: The Trauma and Community Resiliency Models (2015)

Best Resilience Books: The Ultimate ListAfter 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. It also presents alternative approaches, the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) and the Community Resiliency Model (CRM), which offer concrete and practical skills that resonate with what we know about the biology of trauma. In…
Author(s): Elaine Miller-Karas

10. Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators (2018)

Best Resilience Books: The Ultimate ListOnward 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. Unsurprisingly, these effects are highest in difficult-to-fill positions such as math, science, and foreign languages, and in urban areas and secondary classrooms—places where we need our teachers to be especially motivated and engaged. This book offers a…
Author(s): Elena Aguilar

11. The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2018)

Best Resilience Books: The Ultimate ListResilience 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. For many people, stressful events may include job loss, financial problems, illness, natural disasters, medical emergencies, divorce, or the death of a loved one. But if you are queer or gender non-conforming, life stresses may also include discrimination in housing and health care, employment barriers, homelessness, family rejection, physical attacks or threats,…
Author(s): Singh PhD LPC, Anneliese A., Ehrensaft PhD, Diane

12. Resilience: It’s Not About Bouncing Back: How Leaders and Organizations Can Build Resilience Before Disruption Hits (2019)

Best Resilience Books: The Ultimate ListThe 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. This book is that manual.Resilience, left to individuals, will only ever be built by people in the moments that require them to dig deep and find it. The real power in building resilience before we need it, lies in what we can accomplish when our organizations become resilient. This book presents a simple framework for leaders and organizations to prepare for sustainable results in the face of rapid, disruption.The power for…
Author(s): Jennifer Eggers, Cynthia Barlow

13. 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience: Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism & Happiness Each Day (2015)

Best Resilience Books: The Ultimate ListDid 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. It works because mindfulness rewires your brain and dramatically changes your relationship to the problem. The 101 mindfulness ‘tools’ in this book will give you newfound hope, optimism, and strength. These simple, yet powerful mindfulness practices that you can apply in just…
Author(s): Donald Altman

14. The Community Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval (2017)

Best Resilience Books: The Ultimate ListThe 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. But what does that mean in practice, and how can it be done in a way that’s effective and equitable?The Community Resilience Reader offers a new vision for creating resilience, through essays by leaders in such varied fields as science, policy, community building, and urban design. The Community Resilience…
Author(s): Daniel Lerch , Sarah Byrnes, et al.

Best Military Inspired Resilience Books Resilience: Hard-won wisdom for living a better life – Eric Greitens. In Greitens’ book, he writes as if he is talking to us, the reader, and trying to walk us through our own hurdle(s), and making something really big and unique feel very small and common, and less of wall and more of a window or door. His book Resilience, offers advice to his friend, that is intended to be useful to any reader in overcoming hardship and becoming a resilient person. Content. In his book, Greitens covers many topics, meant to help his friend recover and heal including: happiness, identity, philosophy, pain, freedom, and death. Ee Ling Lim:“This book is about resilience, and I only wish there was such a book when I was younger. I was 18 when my dad passed away and it was something that I didn’t talk about because I was so afraid of opening the floodgates. It hit me hard, the day my daughter commented that I didn’t seem to miss my dad – because I never talked “It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to first principles of hope and enjoyment.”

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 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
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Year: 23 Apr 2019, Size: 15 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2421374

Adaptive Agricultural Practices: Building Resilience in a Changing Climate

Author(s): Pradeep Kumar Dubey, Gopal Shankar Singh, Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2407779

Planning for Resilience: New Paths for Managing Uncertainty

Author(s): Elena Pede
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408093

Advances in Human Error, Reliability, Resilience, and Performance: Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Error, Reliability, Resilience, and Performance, July 24-28, 2019, Washington D.C., USA

Author(s): Ronald L. Boring
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 23 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408511

European Water Law and Hydropolitics: An Inquiry into the Resilience of Transboundary Water Governance in the European Union

Author(s): Gábor Baranyai
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408799

Shape Memory Alloys for Seismic Resilience

Author(s): Cheng Fang, Wei Wang
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2020, Size: 18 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2411354

Urban Resilience for Risk and Adaptation Governance

Author(s): Grazia Brunetta, Ombretta Caldarice, Nicola Tollin, Marti Rosas-Casals, Jordi Morató
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2250923

Cyber Resilience of Systems and Networks

Author(s): Alexander Kott, Igor Linkov
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2251036

Resilience to Climate Change

Author(s): Candice Howarth
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2252345

Framin Community Resilience

Author(s): Maureen Fordham; Hugh Deeming; Christian Kuhlicke
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2285718

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.

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