The key steps to leading a happier, more contented and fulfilling life.
THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER
*1 in 4 adolescents have a mental illness
*1 in 7 primary school kids have a mental illness
*1 in 5 adults will experience mental ill-health throughout the year
*65% of adolescents do not seek help for mental illness
Hugh van Cuylenburg was a primary school teacher volunteering in northern India when he had a life-changing realisation- despite the underprivileged community the children were from, they were remarkably positive. By contrast, back in Australia Hugh knew that all too many people found it hard to be happy, or suffered from mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. His own little sister had been ravaged by anorexia nervosa.
How was it that young people he knew at home, who had food, shelter, friends and a loving family, struggled with their mental health, while these kids seemed so contented and resilient? He set about finding the answer and in time came to recognise the key traits and behaviours these children possessed were gratitude, empathy and mindfulness.
In the ensuing years Hugh threw himself into studying and sharing this revelation with the world through The Resilience Project, with his playful and unorthodox presentations which both entertain and inform. Now, with the same blend of humour, poignancy and clear-eyed insight that The Resilience Project has become renowned for, Hugh explains how we can all get the tools we need to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
In this book you will discover-
* Powerful and touching stories from people Hugh has met and helped during his years on the road spreading the message of resilience.
* An exploration of the neuroscience of 'resilience' and how we can address it.
* The crucial role of parents in helping raise happier children (and how to do it).
'Hilarious, inspiring and heartbreakingly vulnerable, this book has the potential to be life-changing' Missy Higgins