Renowned as a highly-respected journalist and broadcaster with thirty years’ experience, Sian Williams is also a trained trauma assessor, and spent two years investigating psychological stress as part of a Master’s thesis. In Rise, Sian explores the science of resilience and growth after trauma, hears tips from the experts and learns from those who have emerged from horrific experiences, feeling changed yet stronger, with a new perspective on their life, their relationships and their work. She also documents her own path through a recent and sudden life-changing event, with candid and refreshing honesty. Her own story provides a narrative thread through a book designed to help others navigate through tough times.
Sian Williams speaks to others about how they rebuilt their shattered worlds after very different personal traumas, emerging stronger than before. Their experiences, together with the latest science on resilience, should help guide all those going through tough times. This book indicates that it is possible not just to survive them, but to thrive. To rise.