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Table of Contents

1: Have a Life! An Introduction 2: Navigating Life's Rough Waters 3: Expanding the Horizons of Personal Renewal: Creating and Tailoring Your Own Self-Care Protocol 4: A Powerful Healing Combination: Friendship, Resilience, and Compassion 5: Discovering the Rest of Your Story: Employing Positive Psychology in Self-Appraisal and in Raising the Quality of Your Life 6: The First Step toward Self-Knowledge: Debriefing of Yourself 7: Solitude, Silence, and Mindfulness: Centering Yourself in a Driven World 8: The Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart: A Brief Epilogue Appendix A. Creating and Reflecting Upon Your Own Resilience Profile: An Exercise in Strengthening Your Inner Life Reading Further. Resilience, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Contemporary Autobiographies/Biographies of Resilient People Works Cited Index

About the Author

Dr. Robert Wicks received his doctorate in psychology from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. Presently, he is a professor at Loyola University Maryland. In 1994, he was responsible for the psychological debriefing of relief workers evacuated from Rwanda during their bloody civil war. In 2006, he delivered a presentation on self-care at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and Walter Reed Army Hospital to health care professionals responsible for Iraqi war veterans with multiple amputations and severe head injuries. Dr. Wicks is author of numerous books including The Resilient Clinician (OUP, 2008), Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice (OUP, 2006), and the acclaimed best seller, Riding the Dragon: 10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times (Sorin Books, 2003). He lives with his wife Michaele in Ellicott City, Maryland.


"Bounce treats us to 'Have a Life!'and live it more fully. Wicks helps us to develop hardiness, learn to debrief ourselves after a hard day, and create a personal self-care program we will actually follow. Insightful, practical, and often humorous, Bounce is the right tonic for the spirit that we need in today's stressful world." --Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking "Wicks has written a reflective book for counseling professionals seeking personal change and growth...counseling professionals searching for self-knowledge will find this book instructive, insightful and compelling." --Counseling Today

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