Foreword by Diane Ehrensaft
Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression
How can you build unshakable confidence and resilience in a world still filled
with ignorance, inequality, and discrimination? The Queer and Transgender Resilience
Workbook will teach you how to challenge internalized negative messages, handle
stress, build a community of support, and embrace your true self.
Resilience is a key ingredient for psychological health and wellness. It's
what gives people the psychological strength to cope with everyday stress, as
well as major setbacks. For many people, stressful events may include job loss,
financial problems, illness, natural disasters, medical emergencies, divorce,
or the death of a loved one. But if you are queer or gender non-conforming,
life stresses may also include discrimination in housing and health care, employment
barriers, homelessness, family rejection, physical attacks or threats, and general
unfair treatment and oppression-all of which lead to overwhelming feelings of
hopelessness and powerlessness. So, how can you gain resilience in a society
that is so often toxic and unwelcoming?
In this important workbook, you'll discover how to cultivate the key components
of resilience: holding a positive view of yourself and your abilities; knowing
your worth and cultivating a strong sense of self-esteem; effectively utilizing
resources; being assertive and creating a support community; fostering hope
and growth within yourself, and finding the strength to help others. Once you
know how to tap into your personal resilience, you'll have an unlimited well
you can draw from to navigate everyday challenges.
By learning to challenge internalized negative messages and remove obstacles
from your life, you can build the resilience you need to embrace your truest
self in an imperfect world.
Verlag: Little, Brown and Company
Seiten: 216 S. Erscheinungsjahr: 2018 Ausführung: Kartonierter Einband (Kt)