Mindfulness for the Frazzled (Penguin Life, 2016)

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Title:

A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled

Author:

Ruby Wax

Publisher:

Penguin Life

Review…

Opinion in short: An easy to read  beginners guide to a subject often made overly complex. Witty, practical, balanced and searingly honest. Fans of Ruby Wax won’t be disappointed!

Star rating 3.5

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How To Win Friends & Influence People… (Vermilion, New Ed. 2006)

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Image courtesy of ©Vermillion

Title:

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Author:

Dale Carnegie

Publisher:

Vermillion

Review…

Opinion in short:

Star rating 5

 

I first read this book when I was about 18 or 19 years old. It really twisted my dials and got me thinking back then. Just finished another run through and it’s just as impactive today. If you want to connect with people better – don’t hesitate, just buy it. It’s a blinder and an absolute bargain at around £6. The audio book, though more pricey, is very well narrated and easy to listen to.

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Looking After No.1 – paperback version published!

Photo courtesy of © 123rf/Ion Chiosea (adapted)

Photo courtesy of © 123rf/Ion Chiosea (adapted)

Lots of people have asked whether my latest eBook is available in paperback. Well it is now!

It’s available on Amazon here for the princely sum of £3.97

I hope you find it helpful.

(P.S. The audio version is on its way too!  :0)

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Robinson, 2012)

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Image ©Robinson publishing

Title:

Mindset

Subtitle:

The New Psychology of Success

Author:

Carol Dweck

Review…

Opinion in short:

Star rating 4

A book which lays out the notion of having a growth mindset. This is explained and contrasted with the fixed mindset. The author goes through how the growth mindset applies to parenting, education, relationships and business. Well worth a read – I’ve already changed the way I praise my kids…

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The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults (Harper Paperbacks, 2016)

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Title:

The Teenage Brain

Subtitle:

A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults

Author:

Frances E. Jensen M.D. with Amy Ellis Nutt

Review…

Opinion in short:

Star rating 4

A must-read book for brain info junkies. Not for those looking for practical “how to” solutions. Technical and accessible. A definite for those working with troubled young people – or those parents who want more info on the inner-workings of the teen/s they love!

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The Chimp Paradox (Random House, 2012)

This is my first completed book of 2016. I want to start making book reviews a bigger feature of the website – so here goes…

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Image courtesy ©Random House Publishing

Title:

The Chimp Paradox

Subtitle:

The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help you Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness

Author:

Prof. Steve Peters

Opinion in short:  

Star rating 3.5

Overall, a book well worth reading. A bit too long – the main juicy stuff is in the first 3 or 4 chapters, but there are some helpful application sections later on.

Very good for illustrating the difference between different parts of the human psyche, with tons of examples and illustrations on how to apply it all.

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Guide for Parents of Children & Young People Who Have Got in Trouble Online…

This FREE parents’ guide from the Faithfull Foundation is fab!

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Image courtesy of ©Faithfull Foundation

It has 3 sections, each covering a different kind of online problem:

  1. My child exhibits risk-taking behaviour by accessing adult pornography…
  2. My child has behaved irresponsibly by sending or receiving sexual images…
  3. My child has been arrested for viewing indecent images of children…

It’s a great bit of kit from a reliable source – download it FREE here.

My new book chapter!

A colleague and I have contributed a chapter to this book.

HEALING THE HIDDEN HURTS:

Transforming Attachment & Trauma Theory into Effective Practice with Families, Children & Adults

 

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Blurb: Healing the Hidden Hurts is a unique collection of professional and personal responses to the challenges that arise in supporting children with attachment difficulties and their families.

The book was the brain-child of colleagues from the Attachment Network Wales and is out now.

For more info or to get your copy just click here

“…if I were to recommend a book on the subject of how attachment affects children, as well as excellent suggestions for healing, this is the book.”  (Nancy Verrier – author)

“I hope when you have read the following 14 chapters, each one as brave as it is personal, you will feel as uplifted as I did when I first had the pleasure of reading this exceptional volume.”  (From the foreword by David Howe)

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Harmful sexual behaviour in adolescents – key books…

When I meet someone who’s an expert in their field, I often ask this question: “What single book would you recommend to someone who wants an overview of this subject?”

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Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/Sashkinw

Occasionally-when there are no experts available!-I’m asked the same question. One of the subjects that crops up more than most is harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) in children and young people…

Good reading on HSB…

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