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Rise Surviving and Thriving After Trauma

by Sian Williams

Lifestyle and Health The Real World

Rise Surviving and Thriving After Trauma Synopsis

'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.

Rise Surviving and Thriving After Trauma Press 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

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ISBN: 9781474602686
Publication date: 02/06/2016
Publisher:
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474602686
Publication date: 2nd June 2016
Author: Sian Williams
Publisher:
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Lifestyle & Health, The Real World,
Categories: Coping with illness & specific conditions, Memoirs, Trauma & shock,

About Sian Williams

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 ...

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