The chapter on the 7 Principles first establishes a foundation of knowledge-with different maps borrowed from research. Each principle is discussed with examples, giving readers confidence that our mind-body system is designed to transform instead of succumb to stress. The next chapter translates research from 10 different areas of modern science including neuroplasticity, post-traumatic growth, resilience, social capital, and the author's own studies on team wellness.
The Tool chapter gives readers simple exercises, most of which can be completed in 10 minutes and systematically designed to tap into our capacity for resilience. The purpose and background of each tool is described and specific steps are given that make these easy to use. A Resource section also gives different tips on where and how to get additional help. Much of Raw Coping Power is based in scientific research and a Notes section gives additional citations and capsule clarifications for studies and other references used. A list of definitions also makes this a very useful tool for communicating this innovative approach to audiences who are looking to see stress in a whole new and positive light.
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] "One tool will never be obsolete: your own inner strength. Joel Bennett walks you through exactly how you can uncover these priceless forces of resilience and use them to great advantage and satisfaction. A remarkable book." Marshall Goldsmith author, the New York Times and global bestseller 'What Got You Here Won't Get You There'
] "With obvious expertise, clear compassion, keen insight, and genuine wisdom, Joel Bennett explains why, and how, to cultivate this inner source of strength-and live a better life as a result." David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP; Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center
] "Dr. Bennett is an undisputed leader in the field of organizational wellness and particularly stress management. A powerful inspirational resource that will build strength and resilience for anyone. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did." Connie Tyne, Vice President of External Affairs; The Cooper Institute
] "Be open to the journey, be open to just being. Let Raw Coping Power unleash the raw, life energizing, spirit deep within you" William B. Baun, EPD, CWP, FAWHP; Wellness Officer, MD Anderson Cancer Center; President, National Wellness Institute
] "Dr Joel Bennett is a bona fide thought leader, his work spot on, timely, and powerfully practical. Raw Coping Power is an accessible "system," helping individuals, teams, and workplaces to tap their capacity to transform stress into a positive learning force." Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD; Author, "The Healer Within"
] "A must read for anyone, especially those who wish to reveal new potential within their daily lives." Michaela Conley, MA, MCHES, CSMS; Founder and President: Health Promotion Live, HP Career.Net