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Unlocking the Code to Human Resiliency
Building Professional Resiliency Against Burnout, Traumatic Stress, and Compassion Fatigue
Author: Dr. Thomas E. Rojo Aubrey and J. Eric Gentry
Paperback: 446 pages
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About the Book
‘Unlocking The Code to Human Resiliency: Building Professional Resiliency Against Burnout, Traumatic Stress, and Compassion Fatigue’ is a groundbreaking book that defines a new paradigm to help professionals mitigate the effects of work-related stress. It presents a never-before-seen look into the neurobiological effects of stress upon professionals in relationship-intense occupations. By developing a comprehensive understanding of human neurophysiology, professionals such as yourself who face stress on a daily basis will be able to push past barriers and find greater success in your careers.
How is this possible, you may ask? The tools in this book allow you to tap into the code to building resiliency and provide you with the keys to unlock your future – a future where you will thrive and flourish despite the highly stressful nature of your career.
Written with a variety of professionals in mind— mental health professionals, healthcare professionals, first responders and other public safety personnel, teachers, peer support specialists, foster parents, and other caring and helping professionals—this book will help to ameliorate the symptoms of work-related stress, burnout, traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue.
Unlocking the Code to Human Resiliency will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to counteract various types of stress. You will learn the techniques to access the code to human resiliency and unlock the door to your professional success. You will also learn how to break down barriers and move past obstacles that work-related stress has placed on your career path. Filled with evidence-based skills, anecdotes, hands-on exercises, and tried-and-true strategies, this book will teach you how to live a less stressful life and build the skills that provide an immunity against stress-related disorders.
Get ready to take your life from one of stress to one of greater success, all by way of Unlocking the Code to Human Resiliency.
Those who will find the book helpful include:
- Mental health professionals
- Social Service Professionals
- Healthcare professionals
- First responders and other public safety personnel (local fire departments, police stations, ambulance, etc.)
- Hospital staff
- Peer support specialists
- Foster parents and other caring and helping professionals
- Mental health providers and agencies
About the Authors
Dr. Thomas E. Rojo Aubrey, DBH-c, MSC, LAMFT, CMHFA,CCTP, CFTP, CFTPI, is the Director of the Behavioral Health Sciences, Professor and e-Course Supervisor at Glendale Community College’s Department of Behavioral Health Sciences (GCC) in Glendale, Arizona. He is also an adjunct professor at Northern Arizona State University.
Dr. J. Eric Genry, PhD, LMHP is the Vice President of the Arizona Trauma Institute. He is a board-certified and internationally recognized leader in the study and treatment of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue.
Testimonial about Unlocking the Code to Human Resiliency
“The book ‘Unlocking the Code to Human Resiliency’ by Dr. Aubrey has changed my professional and personal life by instilling in me self-care… nurturing myself in many ways, including using the ‘wet noodle technique’ – letting all my muscles go while also letting all air release from my body to leave oneself loose (like a deflating balloon!) – then ‘dropping’ my body. In any hectic moment, after two months of mindfully practicing this technique, I no longer respond in the same way to hectic and trying situations. I used to argue, fight, and allow myself to feel overwhelmed in response to adverse situations. Adopting the techniques advised in this book allowed me to maintain my professional efforts while caring for myself and others. Self-care taught me to approach situations with more kindness toward all aspects of my life. I learned that knowledge transfer goes both ways, so I don’t feel indebted or ‘less than’ just because I choose to ask for help in unfamiliar situations. I even used repetition and positive self-talk, along with using mindfulness, when I ate and lost 30 lbs. Dr Aubrey writes that acute relaxation allows one to be intentional and maintain integrity, instead of becoming ‘slapdash’ disorganized and acting in a way that betrays one’s principles. Dr. Aubrey talks about reducing our threat response and using self-regulation to release tension in our bodies, and returning attention to focus. This is exactly what works.”
(Note: The above testimonial has been slightly edited by the publisher for improved readability)