• Resilient

  • How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness
  • By: Rick Hanson, Forrest Hanson
  • Narrated by: Rick Hanson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (562 ratings)

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Resilient

By: Rick Hanson,Forrest Hanson
Narrated by: Rick Hanson
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Publisher's Summary

These days it’s hard to count on the world outside. So, it’s vital to grow strengths inside like grit, gratitude, and compassion - the key to resilience, and to lasting well-being in a changing world.

True resilience is much more than enduring terrible conditions. We need resilience every day to raise a family, work at a job, cope with stress, deal with health problems, navigate issues with others, heal from old pain, and simply keep on going.

With his trademark blend of neuroscience, mindfulness, and positive psychology, New York Times best-selling author Dr. Rick Hanson shows you how to develop 12 vital inner strengths hardwired into your own nervous system. Then no matter what life throws at you, you’ll be able to feel less stressed, pursue opportunities with confidence, and stay calm and centered in the face of adversity.

This practical guide is full of concrete suggestions, experiential practices, personal examples, and insights into the brain. It includes effective ways to interact with others and to repair and deepen important relationships.

Warm, encouraging, and down-to-earth, Dr. Hanson’s step-by-step approach is grounded in the science of positive neuroplasticity. He explains how to overcome the brain’s negativity bias, release painful thoughts and feelings, and replace them with self-compassion, self-worth, joy, and inner peace.

©2018 Forrest Hanson, Rick Hanson (P)2018 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Rick and Forrest have laid out a simple, elegant matrix of powerful tools to grow that 'unshakable core of calm, strength, and happiness' that is the secret longing of every human heart. Speaking as both a psychologist and a fellow traveler, this is the most valuable, comprehensive book on human development that I’ve ever read." (Joan Borysenko, PhD, author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind)

"Using practical methods at the intersection of neuroscience, psychology, and contemplative practice, Dr. Rick Hanson teaches us how we can develop durable psychological resources such as grit, gratitude, and compassion - and become resilient human beings in this modern, hectic world. If you're looking to create more calm, joy, and inner peace, this is the book for you." (Mark Hyman, MD, director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine)

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This is Rick Hanson's BEST book yet!

I listened to the whole book in two days.

Somehow the author(s) has managed to synthesize all of his best teaching and put into the pages of this book.

Resilient, is my new favorite book by Rick Hanson.

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  • 05-04-18

Super good!

I really love this book! Lots of good advice, even you know all of this , its like a good smart friend who reminds you these things in your bad days! This book is something what i like to listen many many times more! Thank you Rick Hanson ❤️

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How To Do Life - (Listen to this Gem)

Amazing book. I just finished and I am already reviewing my notes each day to keep it fresh in my thoughts. I’ve had a year of therapy due to life stresses and had learned a lot about mindfulness, meditation and wise speech. It probably primed me to be so receptive to this book, but anyone will get so much out of this. The author/narrator was incredible. His voice was calming and encouraging and energizing. Each morning on my walk, I looked forward to listening and learning as I took notes. Thank you, Rick Hanson for keeping me on track. Definitely a book to listen to again and again. Well worth the credit.

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Powerful, soothing guide to equanimity

Rick helps center your mind and relieve your anxiety and stress. His HEAL steps required me to listen a few times as it takes practice to step through each phase of healing your mind. Fantastic pace and neighborly tone that makes listening enjoyable.

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Being mentored by a loving old friend.

This book has made me have some A-ha moments and has shifted my perspective in a lot of ways! The narration feels kind and loving like the author has known me my whole life and wishes the best for me.

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Nice organization

The book content is great but i most appreciate part of the book is the index. It is well organized with actual chapter title instead of just "chapter 1" like most audible books do.

Very helpful when relistening a particular chapter, thank you!

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

This book offered great insight for my healing journey. If you're dealing with anxiety and need to learn and grasp fundamental concepts for coping skills this book is ideal!

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Another excellent book by Rick Hanson

I appreciate the author chose to read his own book. Rick has a wonderful balance between the very practical, the scientific, and being visibly human in his writing and presentation.

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Much needed message in light of our global challenge in 2020. While I do not share the author's Buddhism practice, I was able to receive so much insight and applications to enhancing my own mindful practice as a Christian. This is an audible that I will listen to again and again. I am a healthcare provider and I serve hurting and fearful patients and their families every work day. I typically come home exhausted and depleted. My days off have just been spent in catch up work at home and meeting the needs of my family. I have to replenish to be effective. For myself, my family and my patients it all begins with a calm mind and mindful approach to each day. This book teaches one how to do that and become more compassionate and resilient.

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Dense with good points.

The book is full of pearls, to get them all one has to pay attention the whole time. I tend to drift away... the voice of the author made me drift away too, so relaxing, I could not stay focused.

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