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Seeking help to deal with stress or trauma?  These library books on resilience can help.  Use the call number at the end title below to find it on our library shelves.  Need help?  Ask us!!


  • Bouncing back : rewiring your brain for maximum resilience and well-being / Linda Graham, MFT - BF698.35.R47G73 2013
  • Daring greatly : how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead / Brené Brown - BF575.A85B76 2012
  • Fail, fail again, fail better / Pema Chödrön - BF575.F14C474 2015
  • Fear : essential wisdom for getting through the storm / Thich Nhat Hanh - BQ4302.N425 2012
  • Full catastrophe living : using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness / Jon Kabat-Zinn - RA785 .K33 2009
  • Living beautifully with uncertainty and change / Pema Chödrön - BQ5405.C45 2012
  • Necessary losses / Judith Viorst - BF 575 .D35 V56 1998
  • Resilient life : the art of living dangerously / Brad Evans and Julian Reid - B65.E93 2014
  • Rising strong / Brené Brown - BF637.S4B8118 2015
  • The places that scare you : a guide to fearlessness in difficult times / Pema Chödrön - BQ5410.C433 2005
  • The upside of stress : why stress is good for you, and how to get good at it / Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. - BF575.S75M394 2015
  • The willpower instinct : how self-control works, why it matters, and what you can do to get more of it / Kelly McGonigal - BF632.M363 2012
  • Vicarious trauma and disaster mental health : understanding risks and promoting resilience / [edited] by Gertie Quitangon and Mark R. Evces - RC480.8.V53 2015
  • When things fall apart : heart advice for difficult times / Pema Chödrön – NO CALL NUMBER