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Rise Surviving and Thriving After Trauma by Sian Williams
  

Rise Surviving and Thriving After Trauma

Lifestyle & Health   The Real World   

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Rise is a deeply researched exploration of trauma, grief and illness, and most importantly resilience in the darkest of days. It is an inspiring and powerful piece of work, full of honesty, warmth and wisdom.

Synopsis

Rise Surviving and Thriving After Trauma by Sian Williams

'A week after my 50th birthday and just as our family was about to move home, something happened that changed the way I looked at life. I spoke to others about how they rebuilt their shattered worlds after very different personal traumas, emerging stronger than before. I hope our experiences, together with the latest science on resilience, will help guide all those going through tough times. This book says that it's possible not just to survive them, but to thrive. To rise.' Renowned as a much-loved and highly respected journalist and broadcaster with thirty years' experience, Sian Williams has studied the impact of acute stress for many years and is also a trained trauma assessor. In RISE, she explores the science of resilience and growth after trauma, offers advice from the experts, and learns from those who have emerged from horrific experiences, feeling changed yet stronger, with a new perspective on their life, their relationships and their work. She also documents her own path through breast cancer, with candid and unflinching honesty. Her story provides a narrative thread through a book designed to help others deal with all manner of adversity, including physical or mental ill health; loss of a loved one; abuse and post-traumatic stress.

Reviews

'Brave Sian's honest words will help so many women ... When we are plunged into a real-life crisis, an ongoing nightmare which could end in tragedy, we need handbooks. They are extremely comforting. Books help us to make sense of life, to feel our hand is being held and crucially that we are not alone. Sian is a wise and warm woman and all of us owe her our thanks' -- Judy Finnigan DAILY EXPRESS

'Stories of triumph and survival really do help others. Sometimes cancer sufferers find it easier to unburden themselves to strangers rather than worry their families. They will find much comfort' -- Jan Moir DAILY MAIL

'Searingly honest and deeply personal' MAIL ON SUNDAY

'Sian writes with honesty and feeling about her experience of breast cancer, from its initial diagnosis in 2014 through to the double mastectomy, her slow recovery and reconstructive surgery. Written in diary form, it describes her sense of bewilderment and vulnerability but also her resilience and some of the lessons she learnt ... Now she hopes the book will be a help to other people' HELLO

About the Author

Sian Williams is an award-winning journalist with three decades of experience and is well known nationally for her work on BBC television and Radio 4. As well as continuing her BBC work, she has also joined ITN/C5 as the 'face' of their flagship 5pm news programme. From 2001 until 2012, Sian co-presented BBC Breakfast from Mondays to Thursdays alongside Dermot Murnaghan, and later Bill Turnbull. She regularly anchored the BBC News at One and also presented the News at Six and the News at Ten, as well as hosting primetime BBC One series. Sian has been the presenter of the factual BBC One programme SUNDAY MORNING LIVE since 2014 and recently made two Radio 4 series about the mind, with another in production. She has also written articles for many newspapers on trauma and stress and has an MSc in Psychology.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st June 2016

Author

Sian Williams

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Publisher

Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Hardback
336 pages

Categories

Lifestyle & Health
The Real World

Coping with illness & specific conditions
Memoirs
Trauma & shock

ISBN

9781474602686

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