Resilience: A Workbook Outlines 7 Key Traits of Resilient People
Grand Rapids, MI, February 23, 2021 — Some individuals seem positively unsinkable, no matter how tumultuous the circumstances, while others have difficulty weathering any storm at all. What is it that makes some people bounce back more readily in the face of life’s challenges?
Psychologist Kathryn Den Houter addresses this question and offers valuable, actionable tools in her illuminating book, Resilience: A Workbook: Powering Through Adversity to Find Happiness.
“We have a culture that demands adaptability, personal insights, and a willingness to change,” Dr. Den Houter writes. “Resilience is essential for optimum survival.”
After 25 years in private practice, Dr. Den Houter identified seven qualities of resilience that her successful clients had in common. In Part One of Resilience: A Workbook, she devotes a chapter to each of these traits, using client case studies to illustrate the ways in which these traits impact lives. She also draws comparisons to famous personalities who share these same resilient qualities. Each chapter concludes with study questions ideal for both personal introspection as well as group settings.
Part Two converts the awareness and understanding of these resilient qualities into action, with valuable tools to help readers harness the healing power of relaxation, cognitive behavioral therapy, positive visualization, improved self-esteem and more.
Resilience: A Workbook is intended for individuals as well as group leaders, teachers, psychologists, pastors and social workers. Special consideration is given to the role of faith in the lives of resilient individuals.
Not only did Dr. Den Houter use her expertise as a therapist to inform her message, but she also drew upon her rich background as an educator for two decades and as a mother of four. The result is a practical, easy to understand guide that puts the power of resilience in the palm of your hand.
Author Kathryn Den Houter has been writing novels actively since her retirement in 2013, but before that, she wrote an untold number of novels in her head. Her last novel, Abigail’s Exchange, was a winner in the Eric Hoffer writer’s contest and a semi-finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Award. She has often said and steadfastly holds to the maxim that “good stories heal.”
Before her writing career, she had two careers that spanned 45 years. She taught in preschool, elementary school, middle school and high school before completing a doctorate in psychology, after which she developed a private practice in Grand Rapids. Her most beloved career was raising four children with her late husband, Len.
She and her husband of 10 years, Jim, live near Grand Rapids and enjoy spending winter months in Florida.
For more information, please visit www.kathryndenhouter.com.
Resilience: A Workbook: Powering Through Adversity to Find Happiness
Publisher: Jambo Press
Available from Amazon.com and wherever books are sold