GLENN R. SCHIRALDI, Ph.D., Lt. Colonel (USA, Retired), has served on the stress management faculties at the Pentagon, the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and the University of Maryland School of Public Health, where he received the Outstanding Teacher Award and other teaching/service awards. His 14 books on stress-related topics have been translated into seventeen foreign languages, and include: The Resilience Workbook; The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook; World War II Survivors: Lessons in Resilience; and The Self-Esteem Workbook,
His latest book, The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Workbook, helps people heal the hidden wounds from toxic childhood stress, which lead to a wide array of adult medical and psychological disorders.
Dr. Schiraldi has trained high-risk groups (such as the military, police, and firefighters), mental health professionals, and laypersons around the world on various aspects of stress, trauma., and resilience His research at the University of Maryland has found that resilience skills training increases resilience, happiness, self-esteem, optimism, and curiosity, while reducing anxiety, depression, and anger.
He is the founder of Resilience Training International (www.ResilienceFirst.com), which teaches people how to prevent and recover from stress-related conditions (such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety), while optimizing mental health and performance under pressure.
Glenn is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and a Vietnam-era veteran. His doctoral degree is from the University of Maryland. He and his wife recently completed four years volunteering as leaders of an addiction recovery program.