New Book on Transformational Resilience for Climate Change by Bob Doppelt

Transformational Resilience: How Building Human Resilience to Climate Disruption Can Safeguard Society and Increase Wellbeing

ORDER NOW: Save 20% now with code TRPRO6This book calls for a rapid expansion of efforts to address the climate crisis beyond emission reductions and adapting physical infarstructure and natural resources to include a third major focus: bulding the capacity of individuals and groups to cope with and use the adversities generated by climate change as catalysts to learn, grow and flourish. The book also calls on mental health, public health, emergency response, education, and faith leaders to expand beyond post crisis-treatment to emphasize building preventative personal and psychosocial resilience skills.

Failure to proactively build human capacity to deal constructively with the harmful mental health and psychosocial impacts of climate disruption will seriously impair the safety and health of individuals and families. It will also threaten the security and social wellbeing of organizations, communities, and entire societies for generations to come. Just as important, the failure to build personal and psychosocial resilience threatens to delay or completely block efforts to cut carbon emissions, adapt to warming, and reduce the climate crisis to manageable levels.

Doppelt begins by describing how natural human psychobiological reactions to the traumas and toxic stresses generated by climate disruption damage the psychological, emotional, and social wellbeing of individuals, organizations, communities and whole societies. Using numerous examples, including his own organization's Transformational Resilience program, Doppelt describes methods and skills that may be used to build capacity within all levels of societies to avoid self- and socially harmful reactions and use the traumas of climate change as catalysts to find new meaning, direction, and hope in life. This book applies an important new perspective to the question of how to successfully respond to climate change.

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Accolades Just 2 weeks After It's Release:

Praise from Psychology Today

"Transformational Resilience: My Go-To Book for Hope"

Bob Doppelt's book "is a great read and a game changer" It..."should be a must read for anyone working on any of the negative and daunting things that are happening in our challenging world that simply and unrelentingly eat away at our time,energy and heart and seem utterly hopeless"... Read the full article in Psychology Today here.
- Marc Bekoff, Ph.D 

Praise from The Garrison Institute

"The book Transformational Resilience by Bob Doppelt is major contribution to understanding the emotional and psychological impact climate change is having on people, whether those recovering from an extreme weather event, or those who are simply becoming more acutely aware of the deepening crisis. The book is the most comprehensive look to date at the trauma and pain people are experiencing and how to respond to it. The psychological impact will grow as evidence of the changing climate becomes more obvious, so Doppelt’s book is timely, to say the least."
- John K. McIlwainʉ۬Director
Climate, Mind and Behavior, The Garrison Institute 

Praise from Leaders in the Climate Field

"Doppelt is right.  Young people have been dealt a bad hand, but there is no merit in hand-wringing or blaming others.  We still reside on the planet of most remarkable life and beauty.  We must use the challenge of preserving this for future generations to overcome any feelings of regret or despair."
- Dr. James Hansen
Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Columbia University.
Former Head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

"The planet--and all of us who ride on it--will go through the crucible of climate change in the next decades. How we respond--as individuals and societies--will shape the world to come, as surely as the rising oceans. Here's one recipe for making that response constructive and generous."
- Bill McKibben
Author Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

"While most companies are now taking action on climate change in some form, very few are actually preparing their workforce and their communities for the impacts of climate change.  Doppelt provides the first ever tool for organizations and communities to do the hard work of pursuing the type of culture we will need in an era of climate change. I hope that organizational and community leaders will heed his advice!"
- Keya Chatterjee
Executive Director, US Climate Action Network

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Praise from Mental Health/Pscychology Leaders

"Climate change impacts all of us in ways we might not be aware.  Bob Doppelt’s book on Transformational Resilience pinpoints that impact succinctly and offers solutions in order to build resilient communities, nations and globally.  Written clearly and with great understanding for the challenges we will face whether we like it or not, the “Resilient Growth Model” allows us to explore choices and options to be fully prepared.  Resilience can be learned by the individual, the community, and for all of us having a human experience."
- Cheryl S. Sharp, MSW, ALWF
Senior Advisor for Trauma-Informed Services
National Council for Behavioral Health

"Bob Doppelt’s new book, Transformational Resilience, reads like a thriller. The plot line, climate change, is packed with information, anticipation, anxiety, and hope. Extreme weather events are a threat to every part of our being, including our ability to be creative problem-solvers. Doppelt frames the issues we, the entire planet, are facing and then offers us  a simple and elegant method for becoming our best selves. Doppelt himself is present in every page – smart, kind, compassionate, and wise. Climate change is upon us, and Bob Doppelt’s new book prepares us to deal with it."
- Maggie Bennington-Davis, MD

Chief Medical Officer
HealthShare of Oregon

"In this exceptionally important work Bob Doppelt appeals to the head and the heart as he urges us to face the science and the emotions needed to respond to climate change - and to the deeply traumatic psychological changes they bring to us individually and to society.  But he doesn’t stop there. A true teacher, he shows us that we have the capacity to channel the power of our minds, drawing from our deepest and most powerful cores - to heal our personal wounds and the planet with a renewed capacity for fundamental change through Transformational Resilience. Open the book like I did to begin an essential journey."
- Dr. Lise Van Susteren
Psychiatrist
Board member, Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School and The National Wildlife Federation
Co-Author: The Psychological Effects of Global Warming in the United States and Why The U.S. Mental Health Care System Is Not Adequately Prepared.

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Praise from Social and Climate Justice Leaders

"At a time when individuals, communities, organizations and others are already struggling with the emotional impacts of stressors from climate disruption, which are only on the increase, this book is a timely intervention. With the populations with whom I work who disproportionately suffer from loss of life, livelihood, home and hearth and who suffer from cultural erosion, the teachings in this book are critical to our efforts to strengthen local resilience. Taking the reader from deep work on individual resilience to ways that organizations, communities, and society can work collectively, this is a critical resource for us all in this time of increasing climate crises."
 - Jacqui Patterson
Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP

Praise from Spiritual Leaders

"Now the work to do in the face of climate chaos, and the proper uses of mind and will, become refreshingly clearer, as Bob Doppelt respects us enough to assume we want to face the music--and thereby find our greatness and a future.  I learned a lot from this excellent book and hope it will be read by millions."
- Joanna Macy
Scholar of Buddhism; Founder, The Work That Connects
Author: Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World

"Disasters can bring out the worst in us--fear, anger, greed--or the best--courage, generosity, compassion. Climate disruption will surely present us with events that will lead to these choice points. This book offers us the tools for not only coping in difficult times but for transforming trauma into personal and collective noble response. Transformational Resilience is an invaluable guidebook to bring out the best in us in the midst of dark times."
- James Baraz
Co-founder Spirit Rock Meditation Center  
Co-author of Awakening Joy

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