‘A brilliant and compelling guide’ WOMAN AND HOME
‘An honest, wise and surprisingly witty piece of work’ WATERSTONES
‘The book every woman MUST read’ DAILY MAIL
‘A poignant and inspirational account’ THE BOOK PEOPLE
A week after my 50th birthday and just as our family was about to move home, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to undergo a double mastectomy. It changed the way I looked at life and forced me to reassess everything. It was a hard-fought road to recovery, so I sought out others who had rebuilt their shattered worlds after very different personal traumas, to see how they’d done it and why they felt stronger than before.
Their lessons are in this book, along with my personal diaries and I hope you’ll find them honest, uplifting and helpful. They’re woven together with the latest science on resilience and my research on how to make psychology, sleep, diet and activity work for all of us, to get us through the toughest of times.
The power of resilience and growth exists within everyone – we just need a helping hand to find it. This book says it’s possible not just to survive difficulties, but to thrive. To rise.
When Rise is published in June, I’ll be giving talks to the public and the media about my experiences and what I have learned. I’ll be updating my website with the latest news about the book, and giving details about where and when you can come to hear me speak. I’ll also be adding blogs and resources about overcoming trauma.
I hope you find something in Rise that helps you, or someone you love. And please let me know your reflections and thoughts – you can comment below. If you want to tweet please use the hashtag #RiseBook so I can keep track. I’d really love to hear from you and learn from you, too. We are all doing this together.
What are readers saying about Rise?
‘Highly recommended to anyone, but those among us who are in the midst of trauma will find they have a friend in Sian Williams and her excellent book’ AMAZON READER
‘My book arrived Sian Williams Rise, about surviving trauma. Can’t put it down, different cancer, same story. It’s a must read’ @raffcirillo
‘Absorbing book. I can’t put it down. Her psychology background makes it even more informative’ AMAZON READER
‘Bought your book and can’t put it down. Well written and so very honest. Thank you, it’s helping’ @claudia_tanuggi