Monthly Archives: December 2010

Is Optimism Really Toxic?

Highlights: Optimism is about looking at reality and attending more to a positive interpretation of it than to a negative one. Thinking that “The glass is half full” rather than “The glass is half empty” is almost a paradigm of … Continue reading

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Encouraging Positive Attitudes Can Enhance Your Resilience

Highlights: Resilient actions and resilient attitudes are centrally important to becoming more resilient. In this post we want to call your attention to the value of optimism. Research on the influence of optimism and pessimism has tended to be focused on three … Continue reading

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Building Personal Resilience: How Hard Is It?

Highlights: When the exercise came to an end, I realized that it had produced far more than merely “taking the edge off the anxiety”. I was downright serene. Somehow, my entire perspective had shifted. ********************************************************** We strongly advocate devoting a … Continue reading

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The Basic Paths to Becoming More Resilient

Highlights: “Often, anti-stress programs come close to being useless. Their goal is off the mark and their method of creating change is misguided. “When you are told something in order to change your emotion system, the telling goes to the … Continue reading

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Getting Yourself To Act On What You Learn About Building Resilience

Highlights: It is important to get clear about the deeply held values that make your change of habits personally valuable. To do that, you have to spend some time looking into yourself and asking what you will get out of … Continue reading

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A Key Step in Resilience Training is Learning Deep Relaxation

Highlights “The point we are making here is that you can accomplish things that are now out of your reach if you commit yourself to mastering the art of deep relaxation. There are many methods for attaining these deep states, … Continue reading

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