Friday, January 23, 2015

How to bounce back when life knocks us down

Linda Graham, MFT, is a San Francisco Bay Area psychotherapist and meditation teacher in practice.

She integrates her passion for neuroscience, mindfulness, and relational psychology through national trainings, consultations, workshops, and conferences.

She publishes a monthly e-newsletter, Healing and Awakening into Aliveness and Wholeness. She also sends out weekly inspirational quotes on resources for recovering resilience at

(Neuro Summit III)
As the saying goes, It’s not what happens to us that matters but how we react to what happens to us. While some suffer, others take it all in stride. What’s the difference? Resilience -- the ability to face and handle life’s challenges. 

Today’s interview with Linda Graham, author of the book Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being, teaches many simple methods to remain resilient.

Graham recommends Buddhist mindfulness, as used in Western psychology, to rehearsal to talk therapy to reinterpretation of what happens to us, proving we can control our own reality by how we respond. Tune in for tips and techniques on how to "rewire" the brain for increased resiliency. More
  • Be Super Resilient This Year:  "How to Emerge Stronger from Any Crisis" - see Graham’s cover story in this month's (Jan. 2015) issue of Complete Well-Being Download the PDF
Compassion for myself? (
Linda Graham teaches Compassion for Self and Others: listen to three segments of Graham’s daylong at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Dec. 13, 2014:

VIDEO: Resilience is our innate capacity to face and handle life’s challenges, to weather everyday disappointments and even extraordinary disasters. Bouncing Back integrates brain science, relational psychology, and Buddhist mindfulness practices to help us change old patterns of coping encoded in our neural circuitry for the better and to develop new ways to respond to pressures and tragedies quickly, adaptively, and effectively.

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