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"Thoughtful, accessible, well written and inspirational"​

Dr Michael Carr Greg PhD, Adolescent Psychologist

"This book has the potential to bring resilience into the common language of families."

Andrew Fuller, Psychologist

"This book has a relevance to parents, teachers and community workers and of course, most importantly to young men and women as they travel the path not yet trod."

Steve Billington, High School Principal

Since its publication in Australia in 2006, this book has become a topic of conversation in schools, families, youth organisations, and with psychologists and among children and adolescents themselves. 

This book is a timely and valuable resource for:

  • parents

  • grandparents

  • youth workers

  • psychologists

  • social workers

  • doctors

  • magistrates

  • family workers

  • teachers

  • child care workers


… and anyone who works with children and adolescents.​


The seven factors that resilient children, adolescents and adults have in common are illustrated in the shape of a doughnut. Ways of helping them through stressful times and building their resilience are shown using a simple the common sense formula: 'If something is working, do more of it'. Lyn Worsley has written this book in everyday useable language, making it an easy read, and a resource that can be used for anyone experiencing the difficulties that life inevitably brings. Children as young as 5 years old have used The Resilience Doughnut and understood what makes them strong!

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"The adult Resilience Doughnut is a simple way to structure discussions with colleagues to see how future decisions will impact on their own resilience."

Corporate Manager

"The adult Resilience Doughnut is so easy to use and I’m finding it helpful to apply it to myself as I go through the next chapter of my life."

 Office Worker

This book takes The Resilience Doughnut to a new level.

After many years of speaking to parents, teachers, youth workers and people involved in helping young people develop resilience, Lyn Worsley has responded to the call to bring The Resilience Doughnut into the adult world. In 2012, she published The Secret of Strong Adults.

It seems that The Resilience Doughnut resonates with many adults, particularly those who have struggled during tough times and have, not only survived, but have grown as a result of their tough times. As adults, resilience is not set. It is a continual process and we can affect the changes that we need to make.

The book explores:

  • Research into adult resilience

  • The seven Resilience Doughnut adult factors

  • Case studies

  • Transitional stages and resilience

  • Relationships

  • Conflict

  • Couples

  • Ageing

This book is a timely and valuable resource for all adults to use for themselves or to better enable the process of resilience in friends, family, colleagues or clients.

£15 plus postage and packaging

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