Starting where resiliency studies leave off, two
psychologists explore the science of remarkable accomplishment in the wake of
trauma, revealing the surprising principles that allow people to transform
their lives and achieve extraordinary things.
Over four billion people worldwide will survive a trauma
during their lives. Some will experience severe post-traumatic stress. Most
will eventually recover and return to life as normal. But sometimes, survivors
do more than bounce back. Sometimes they bounce forward.
These are the Supersurvivors—individuals who not only
rebuild their lives, but also thrive and grow in ways never previously
imagined. Beginning where resilience ends, David B. Feldman and Lee Daniel
Kravetz look beyond the tenets of traditional psychology for a deeper
understanding of the strength of the human spirit. What they have found flies
in the face of conventional wisdom—that positive thinking may hinder more than
help; that perceived support can be just as good as the real thing; and that realistic
expectations may be a key to great success.
They introduce the humble but powerful notion of grounded
hope as the foundation for overcoming trauma. The authors interviewed dozens of
men and women whose stories serve as the counterpoint to the latest scientific
research. Feldman and Kravetz then brilliantly weave these extraordinary
narratives with new science, creating an emotionally compelling and
thought-provoking look at what is possible in the face of human tragedy. Supersurvivors will reset our thinking
about how we deal with challenges, no matter how big or small. Download and start listening now!