Bouncing Forward is your best friend when you`re facing tough times. It delivers deeply personal interviews and time-tested, empathetic heartfelt advice for finding healing and new resilience after setbacks: a cutting-edge look at the uplifting discovery of how we can turn pain into purpose.
Bouncing Forward: The Art and Science of Cultivating Resilience radically shifts our perspective on adversity. Author Michaela Haas, PhD, explores the new science of posttraumatic growth through her moving personal story, encounters with survivors from all walks of life—from soldiers to surfers—and a practical take on the latest scientific research. Filled with powerful insights and more than 60 tried-and-true methods to grow in five areas of your life, this treasury of wisdom will shine a light when life seems overwhelming.
Michaela Haas, PhD, is a resilience researcher and author of Bouncing Forward (Atria/Enliven, 2015) and Dakini Power (Shambhala, 2013). She is a reporter, educator, and consultant who has taught at the University of California Santa Barbara, the University of the West, and all over the world. In her 20s she left her career as a TV host to study meditation and Buddhism in Asia. She has been practicing mindfulness meditation for more than twenty years and combines powerful storytelling with scientific research and spiritual depth. Visit www.MichaelaHaas.com!
“Engaging stories of modern survival with uplifting and often surprising takeaways.”
—Gay Hendricks, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of The Big Leap and Conscious Loving
“Bouncing Forward shows us how adversity can turn us toward our deepest inner resources of trust, wisdom, and love.”
—Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
“Discover the advantages of adversity and find meaning in the messiness…[Bouncing Forward] shows the reader how to cultivate the mindset of resilience that can catalyze healing and growth from catastrophe. Brilliant, inspiring, to be read, re-read, and treasured.”
—Linda Graham, MFT, author of Bouncing Back
“One of the most inspirational books of 2015”
—Cyrus Webb, Conversations Book Club
“So beautiful! The world needed that!”
—Jenny McCarthy, Sirius XM
“A great message of hope.”
—Claire Fordham, The Huffington Post
“Some of the most interesting research I`ve ever read. I don't think this has ever been done before.”
—Sheila Hamilton, Kink FM Radio
“This book is phenomenal!”
—Allen Cordoza, Answers for the Family LA Talk Radio