Life is stressful. It's the most identified problem by adults. It is also one of the primary causes of symptoms that send us to the doctor. At the same time, most of us have great resistance to reducing our stress, or "managing" stress. Dr. Sideroff brings his over 40 years of work in the field of psychology as researcher, clinician, professor, trainer and consultant to this most important yet baffling issue of the 21st century. The Path: Mastering the Nine Pillars of Resilience and Success is based on his innovative new model of resilience that considers all factors that contribute to one's ability to navigate and master the challenges of today and live with the greatest level of health and success. His book however, goes beyond simply presenting important and useful information. He identifies and then addresses all the sources of resistance that interferes with addressing this problem. An example of this resistance is found in the concept of Primitive Gestalts that Dr. Sideroff identifies to explain how our brain develop based on childhood lessons and then freezes adaptation that interferes with new learning. Essentially, we adapt to our childhood environment and then get locked into these lessons. Dr. Sideroff is not simply interested in presenting important and useful information for the reader. He wants to make sure that the reader actually follows through and puts these lessons into practice. To do this he anticipates the defenses, blind spots and resistances of the reader and preemptively addresses them. One key factor that he deals with is the typical person's sense of overwhelm when facing the daunting list of behavioral, emotional and cognitive changes one feels they need to make to become resilient. Dr. Sideroff anticipates this and has created a device that he refers to as The Path. As a way of guiding the reader step by step on a journey of growth and increasing mastery he distills the process down to asking one question at any time: "Am I on The Path, or off The Path." As he explains, by working on the nine pillars of resilience, the reader begins to learn how to be on The Path. To avoid overwhelm, one only has to ask that one question, and if they determine that they are off The Path, the book guides them gently back onto The Path. Based on Dr. Sideroff's own brain research and clinical experience, the nine pillars cover such areas as relationship with self, relationship with others, relationship with something greater (spirituality, purpose and service), physical balance and mastery, mental balance and mastery, emotional balance and mastery, presence, flexibility and last, power (defined as the ability to get things done). This comprehensive model and program leaves no one behind in its goal of helping each reader develop greater resilience.