As we approach the end of the book, we hope that by now you are feeling more confident about your ability to overcome whatever you are going through. Like all skills, however, building resilience and real strength is not something you do overnight, nor is it something that you learn once and that’s it for life. Instead, think of real strength as a psychological muscle: you have to work at it to make it strong in the first place, then you have to keep working at it to keep it strong. ‘Use it, or lose it’ goes for resilience like it goes for learning languages, maintaining a good memory and all other cognitive skills. This final chapter, then, is full of real skills and techniques that you can ...

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