Dr. Ronald L. Mann has interviewed world-class athletes who have faced overwhelming and life-threatening circumstances and have emerged whole, intact, and victorious. Their inspirational stories provide the insight and direction for overcoming personal disasters and achieving great success in all aspects of life, both on and off the field. These great athletes such as football legend Jim Brown, boxing champions Jose Torres and Diego “Chico” Corrales, Olympic Gold Medalist and creator of the Fosbury flop in high jump Dick Fosbury, Baseball greats Doug DeCinces and Buck Rogers, and Women’s World Long Drive Campion Lee Brandon reveal personal insights and key principles that kept them engaged and preserving during their most difficult life tests. Doug Decinces replaced third base legend Brooks Robinson. Doug was twenty-four years old and had thirty thousand people booing him because he was not Brooks Robinson. His story is chilling and riveting.
Lee Brandon, the RE/MAX Women’s World Long Drive Champion, and had her arm surgically replaced after it was amputated in an accident when she was a teenager. She died on the operating table and had a profound death experience that brought her back to life and set her on a course of recovery, service and success. It took her seven years to rehab her arm and regain function. Her story provides both the psychological guidance and spiritual inspiration to find meaning, hope, purpose and direction when life gets really tough. She shares her amazing story regarding how she recovered and those who were most helpful in that process.
The great athletes like Doug DeCinces and Buck Rogers teach us: “The wisest and most adaptive individuals have the inner strength and mental clarity to perceive what is right for them in that moment. They are not merely following old conditioning and blending in with convention.” Bouncing Back will give you the insight and technology to transform your life. This information is designed to provide a foundation for young people as well as adults of all ages to help them throughout life. These athletes were able to succeed and overcome adversity, and so can you. They explain the importance of coaching and openness to change.
Dr. Mann and these great athletes demonstrate that, “If you can hold a positive mental state that affirms, ‘God will provide,’ you can be supported through the trials and tribulations of physical, psychological, and economic crises.” Bouncing Back provides the inspirational stories regarding this truth and shows you how to accomplish it.
Dr. Mann brings a life long understanding of psychology, spiritual development and peak performance coaching to this book. He is a best selling author of Sacred Healing: Integrating Spirituality with Psychotherapy and adds a depth of wisdom and insights into the life stories of these great athletes.