Book: Developing Resilience: A Cognitive-Behavioural Approach

Book Title:

Developing Resilience: A Cognitive-Behavioural Approach.

Author(s): Michael Neenan.

Year: 2017.

Edition: Second (2nd).

Publisher: Routledge.

Type(s): Hardcover and Kindle.


Some individuals emerge from grim experiences stronger in mind and spirit than others who suffered the same ordeal. In this updated and revised edition, Michael Neenan focuses on the meanings we attach to life’s adversities in order to understand how we respond to them. This is why different people can react to the same adverse event in a variety of ways such as fighting back or crumbling. Different meanings of what constitutes resilience are also discussed and the author takes issue with the simplistic view of it as bouncing back from adversity which suggests the absence of struggle and emotional pain as well as underestimating how long the process of self-righting can sometimes take.

Developing Resilience shows how people can find constructive ways of dealing with hard times by using the ideas and techniques of cognitive behavioural therapy as well as drawing on the viewpoints and experiences of other writers presented here. This book provides useful guidance and advice on topics including:

  • Managing negative emotions in difficult times.
  • Using an assets and liabilities model to understand resilient behaviour.
  • Distinguishing between what’s within and outside of your control.
  • Identifying and changing attitudes that undermine resilience building.
  • Developing self-belief.
  • Increasing your level of frustration tolerance.
  • Maintaining a resilient outlook.

This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in learning more about resilience as well as for mental health professionals, coaches and therapists looking for guidance in helping their clients to cope better with adversity.

Book: The Mental Toughness Handbook

Book Title:

The Mental Toughness Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Facing Life’s Challenges, Managing Negative Emotions, and Overcoming Adversity with Courage and Poise.

Author(s): Damon Zahariades.

Year: 2020.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Independently Published.

Type(s): Paperback, Audiobook, and Kindle.


Bravely Endure Hardship, Perform Under Pressure, and Overcome Challenges More Easily Than You Ever Thought Possible!

Do you feel overwhelmed by your circumstances? Are you exhausted and overburdened with stress? Are you tempted to give up whenever you encounter obstacles and mishaps? If so, The Mental Toughness Handbook is for you.

Imagine boldly facing any challenge that comes your way. Imagine confronting any problem you run into and resolving it with confidence.

Imagine being 100% certain that you can handle any predicament or setback life throws at you.

Amazon bestselling author, Damon Zahariades, provides a step-by-step training program for toughening your mind against adversity. You will learn how to persevere when life become difficult and your circumstances deviate from your plans. You will discover how to handle pressure, control your impulses, and endure the emotional and psychological distress that accompany misfortune.

And best of all, you will learn how to achieve more than you thought possible through sheer tenacity and determination.

  • Hhow mental toughness differs from grit (most people mistakenly think they’re the same thing).
  • the top 7 traits mentally-tough people adopt to conquer any problem they encounter.
  • how mental toughness is closely entwined with emotional mastery (as well as the importance of self-awareness and empathy).
  • 5 daily habits you must embrace to strengthen your mind and harden your resolve.
  • why willpower and motivation are unreliable (and how mental toughness trumps both!).
  • 5 simple tips for controlling your impulses and delaying gratification
  • how Navy SEALs develop mental toughness (and 5 surprising tactics they employ to do so).

Plus, you will received 18 exercises that will help you to apply the advice and tactics you will learn throughout this book!

Book: The Art Of Resilience


Book Title:

The Art Of Resilience – Strategies For An Unbreakable Mind And Body.

Author(s): Ross Edgley.

Year: 2020.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Harper Collins.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and Kindle.


Bestselling author and award-winning adventurer Ross Edgley has been studying the art of resilience for years, applying all he has learned to become the first person in history to swim around Great Britain, breaking multiple world records. Now Ross focuses on mental strength, stoicism and the training needed to create an unbreakable body.

Ross Edgley famously ran a marathon pulling a 1.4-tonne car and climbed a rope the height of Everest (8,848m), after living with Yamabushi warrior monks in Japan and partaking in Shamanic pain rituals with fire ants in the Amazon jungle. On his epic 1,780-mile journey around Great Britain, which lasted 157 days, Ross swam through giant jellyfish, arctic storms, ‘haunted’ whirlpools and polluted shipping lanes, going so hard, and so fast, his tongue fell apart.

Ross’s previous book, The World’s Fittest Book, was a Sunday Times bestseller and explored the science of physical fitness. Now, in The Art of Resilience, Ross uses his swim experience and other amazing endurance feats, where he managed to overcome seemingly insurmountable pain, hardship and adversity, to study the performance of extreme athletes, military and fitness specialists and psychologists to uncover the secrets of mental fitness and explore the concept of resilience, persistence, valour and a disciplined mindset in overcoming adversity.

This ground-breaking book represents a paradigm shift in what we thought the human body and mind were capable of and will give you a blueprint to become a tougher, more resilient and ultimately better human – whatever the challenge you face.

What are the Effects from Perinatal Period to Adulthood on Psychosocial Stress & Adversity?

Research Paper Title

Psychosocial Stress and Adversity: Effects from the Perinatal Period to Adulthood.


Early exposure to stress and adversity can have both immediate and lasting effects on physical and psychological health.

Critical periods have been identified in infancy, during which the presence or absence of experiences can alter developmental trajectories.

There are multiple explanations for how exposure to psychosocial stress, before conception or early in life, has an impact on later increased risk for developmental delays, mental health, and chronic metabolic diseases.

Through both epidemiologic and animal models, the mechanisms by which experiences are transmitted across generations are being identified.

Because psychosocial stress has multiple components that can act as stress mediators, a comprehensive understanding of the complex interactions between multiple adverse or beneficial experiences and their ultimate effects on health is essential to best identify interventions that will improve health and outcomes.

This review outlines what is known about the biology, transfer, and effects of psychosocial stress and early life adversity from the perinatal period to adulthood.

This information can be used to identify potential areas in which clinicians in neonatal medicine could intervene to improve outcomes.


Barrero-Castillero, A., Morton, S.U., Nelson, C.A. & Smith, V.C. (2019) Psychosocial Stress and Adversity: Effects from the Perinatal Period to Adulthood. NeoReviews. 20(12):e686-e696. doi: 10.1542/neo.20-12-e686.