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Author Nadel, Laurie, 1948- author.

Title The five gifts : discovering hope, healing and strength when disaster strikes / Laurie Nadel, PhD ; foreword by Dan Rather.

Publication Info. Deerfield Beach, FL : Health Communications, Inc., [2018]


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Description xv, 272 pages ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-264) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Prepping. There is no change without loss, no loss without change ; When you can't change the channel -- Self-care in troubling times. Aftermath: survival and self-rescue ; Gas masks and Dom Perignon ; After the cameras leave, the story is not over ; My life with PTSD -- Regrouping. The first anniversary: there are good days and bad days and today is one of them ; The second and third waves: financial trauma and institutional betrayal ; Soul vitamins for the long haul ; New strength from ancient wisdom ; Stronger in the broken places -- Renewal: welcoming the five gifts. Humility: the first gift ; Patience: the second gift ; Empathy: the third gift ; Forgiveness: the fourth gift ; Growth: the fifth gift -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Dr. Laurie's pocket guide to self-care for acute stress -- Appendix B: homeopathic remedies for acute stress -- Appendix C: resources.
Summary "It's a club that none of us wants to belong to--you are comfortably living your life when suddenly your world turns upside down. Everything normal is ripped apart. Where do you turn to pick up the pieces? It's a question many of us are asking in these troubling times. While there is no way to predict exactly how you would respond to catastrophic loss, this book offers a psychological roadmap through cycles of shock and trauma to discover meaning, renewal, and hope. First a journalist and then a psychotherapist, Laurie Nadel recognized the need to help people whose lives were shattered by violence. She created emotional first aid tools to calm acute stress reactions after catastrophes and led a program for teenagers whose fathers were killed in the September 11th attacks. But it was when her own home was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 that she discovered the Five Gifts that helped her rebuild her life. In this practical and compassionate guide, Nadel distills wisdom from several spiritual traditions as well as the latest science on the positive benefits of the Five Gifts--humility, patience, empathy, forgiveness, and growth--gifts that can keep you moving forward when your life veers off course. Each chapter includes keys to calm your mind, body, and spirit, plus inspiring interviews from first responders and survivors of such major events as the Thailand tsunami, the Rwandan genocide, and the Boston Marathon bombing."--Page [4] of cover.
Subject Psychic trauma -- Popular works.
Victims -- Psychology.
Added Author Rather, Dan, writer of foreword.
Added Title 5 gifts : discovering hope, healing and strength when disaster strikes
ISBN 9780757320446 (paperback)
0757320449 (paperback)

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