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The first book of its kind in the new science of posttraumatic growth: a cutting-edge look at how trauma survivors find healing and new resilience

The uplifting science of posttraumatic growth presents groundbreaking research and proven methods to survive and thrive in the face of challenges. Twelve inspiring role models share their profound insights on how they emerged from hardship stronger, wiser, and more compassionate—from civil rights icon Maya Angelou, who healed deep childhood trauma; flight surgeon Rhonda Cornum, who found a new purpose after being captured in Iraq; renowned autistic pioneer Temple Grandin, who overcame crippling panic attacks; and famed jazz guitarist Coco Schumann, who played for his life in Auschwitz. In Bouncing Forward, Michaela Haas draws upon powerful storytelling, psychology, history, and twenty years of Buddhist practice to reshape the way we think of crisis.

Unlike books from the medical community, Bouncing Forward is a user-friendly source of techniques that actual trauma survivors have used to benefit from pain and adversity. Haas draws on common coping threads to beautifully combine inspirational stories of growth through trauma with science and spirituality. Perfect for people from all walks of life who are recovering from loss, pain, illness, or violence—as well as their friends and family—Bouncing Forward offers examples and inspiration for growth and a mindful approach to finding a deeper meaning in life.

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  • “Michaela Haas’ latest book, Bouncing Forward, breaks through our great confusion around how to be happy. Full of goodness, this book shares stories, including her own, of people who have suffered in many ways and come through it into strength and love. Together, these varied, living examples reveal an important truth: ultimately there is no way to avoid pain in life, and turning toward our challenges, whatever they may be, is the way to real happiness.”

    Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness

  • Bouncing Forward propels our entire understanding of posttraumatic growth to a new level…Brilliant, inspiring, to be read, re-read, and treasured.”

    Linda Graham, MFT, author of Bouncing Back

  • “In this volume, Michaela Haas applies the wisdom of Buddhist mind training to real-life experiences in the modern world, thereby enriching the Buddhist tradition as well as our current understanding of ways to fruitfully transcend the miseries of the past, present, and future.”

    B. Alan Wallace, author of Genuine Happiness

  • Bouncing Forward is a testament to the strength, resilience, and hope of the human psyche and spirit…A wonderful and entertaining read as well as a reasoned and reasonable guide to resilient living.”

    Sam Goldstein, PhD, coauthor of The Power of Resilience

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About the Author

Michaela Haas, PhD, is an international reporter, lecturer, author, and consultant. She is the owner of HAAS live!, an international coaching company that combines her experience in media with mindfulness training. She has been studying and practicing Buddhism for almost twenty years, holds a PhD in Asian Studies, and is a visiting scholar and lecturer at the University of California–Santa Barbara. She is a regular contributor to Die Zeit, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post.