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The Reality Slap (2nd Edition)

Due for release in ANZ November 2020. Pre-order your copy now!

Sometimes, it can feel like life holds endless setbacks and challenges; like reality is continually slapping you in the face and causing pain that you aren’t equipped to handle. This ‘reality slap’ can take many forms, from the death of a loved one to the loss of a job, loneliness to rejection. And whatever form it takes, it hurts! With constructive methods based on real-world research, this guide gives you the tools to rebuild your life and thrive after serious setbacks.

Ten years after the success of its first edition, this fully updated and rewritten edition of The Reality Slap contains a new wealth of advanced expertise on coping effectively when life hurts. Dr Russ Harris shows you how to apply the scientifically proven methods of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in your daily life and reconnect with yourself and others.

Written in a kind, supportive voice with lots of examples and exercises, this timely self-help book contains mindfulness wisdom, hands-on advice and case-studies. Every aspect of the book is designed to be accessible, simple to implement, and to comprehensively tackle emotions arising from setbacks.

If you are facing difficulty and don’t know where to turn, The Reality Slap is the essential guide to finding happiness and fulfilment. Learn how to heal from your pain and come out stronger than before with this powerful book that might just change your life.

Specifications: 9781925820911 | Paperback | 234 x 151mm / 9.25 x 6in | 248 Pages

The Changing Man

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A Mental Health Guide

Due for Release November 2020. Pre-order your copy now!

Too many men are suffering with their emotional health issues in silence, and male suicide rates are high. Men are affected by everyday stress, high workloads, anxiety and depression, loss of confidence or identity, relationship breakdowns, family disruption, addictions and trauma — just the same as women. But society has placed a stigma on men’s mental health. Men have found it hard to reach out in the past because of a sense of shame that comes from our society. But men are changing. They are re-defining what it is to be ‘strong’, and are more open to understanding their emotions and reaching out for help.

The Changing Man: A Mental Health Guide explores a range of issues affecting men’s emotional health and wellbeing, and provides a collection of tried and tested tools to ensure no man suffers in silence again. From dealing with addiction, to bettering relationships, overcoming depression, working through sexuality concerns and realising that it is okay not to be okay, The Changing Man’s methods and knowledge may just change your emotional health for the better. No shame. No silence. No anger.

Specifications: 9781925820355 | Paperback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6in | 288 pages

Purposeful Breathing

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Reset Your Mind • Improve Your Energy • Enhance Your Health

Purposeful Breathing is a practical, user-friendly guide to simple breathing skills that can rapidly reduce states you don’t want and increase states you do want. For anyone suffering from anxiety, feeling calmer can happen in a breath or two. For anyone wanting to boost performance, the right breathing skills will help them to get into ‘the zone’. The book also teaches breathing skills for longer term health and healing, informed by new discoveries from psychology and neuroscience.

Specifications: 9781925820591 | Paperback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6in | 216 Pages

Nurturing a Healthy Mind (Paperback)

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Knowing your child’s mind…

There is nothing so fascinating as the human brain. Over the past couple of decades, advances in technology have made possible new and exciting insights into how the brain grows, learns and operates. And there is growing consensus that this knowledge is of great relevance to parenting and all manner of child-rearing contexts.

Nurturing a Healthy Mind takes the available science on how the brain responds to environment stimuli and presents it in an easy-to-understand and user-friendly format. It ‘translates’ what neuroscience is telling us about the development of the brain from infancy to the early school years and explains how this knowledge can help us deal with the everyday realities of raising healthy and happy children.

So if you’ve ever wondered whether enrolling your three-year-old in enrichment programs will give them a head start in life, or have simply despaired at your four-year-old’s inability to sit still, you’ll find the book Nurturing a Healthy Mind essential reading.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781921966026| Paperback | 234 x 153mm / 9.25 x 6 in | 248 Pages |

Your Anxiety Beast and You

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Your Anxiety Beast and You is a kinder, more compassionate approach for people suffering from anxiety.

Don’t live with an enemy inside your mind, see anxiety for what it really is—an inner hero. It tries to protect you from threats but gets confused about what the true threats are. Learn to cope and train your anxiety to be a better inner-companion through methods based on compassion-focused therapy, CBT and ACT with humour and compassion.

Specifications: 9781925820331 | Paperback | 229 x 152mm/ 9 x 6 inches | 216 pages

Parenting Made Simple

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Straightforward, Practical Strategies for Common Childhood Challenges

All children go through periods of poor behaviour, so parents need strategies to manage this. In this practical guide, Dr Sarah Hughes offers a warm and commonsense approach all parents can benefit from. Dr Hughes delves into the behavioural development of children and roots out just why kids can’t always behave well. She answers hard questions with real-world examples and offers easy-to-implement, realistic approaches parents can adapt to a style of parenting that suits them.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820324| Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 inches | 240 Pages

Intuition

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How to Develop it and Use it in Everyday Life

Intuition: it’s instinctive by nature. It’s that gut-feeling or ‘sixth sense’ independent of rational analysis or deductive thinking. But can we actively develop and learn how to better utilise it? Author Dr Cate Howell believes we can, empowering us to use our intuition in everyday life through these key principles and practical seven-step plan, so that we can experience an increased sense of peace, purpose and joy in our lives.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 198 x 129 mm / 7.75 x 5 inches | 216 Pages | Empower

The Creative SEED

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How to enrich your life through creativity

Skills, Experimentation, Evaluation and Discovery: SEED — an original approach empowering beginners and established creators to clearly understand the nature of the creative process. Whether you are already involved in some form of creative expression, think you don’t have an ounce of creative flair, are a raw beginner or well established, you can discover and nurture new, exciting dimensions in your life with The Creative SEED to keep you inspired and on track in living your creative dream. 

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 198 x 129 mm / 7.75 x 5 inches | 200 Pages | Empower

Brave

Brave, the second book in the Lessons of a LAC series, provides kids with a strategy for how to face things that worry them. While kids are blessed with imagination, that can be a source of anxiety. However, it can also be tapped to help them to feel calm, confident and BRAVE! In Brave, Curly teaches Loppy how to manage his worries, specifically his worries about going to school. However, the technique of helping children to ‘find their brave’ can be applied to any challenging situation.

SPECIFICATIONS:  9781925117844 | Paperback | 310 x 230 mm / 12¼ x 9 inches | 32 Pages | Colour

The Wisdom Years

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 Unleashing your potential in later life

We are now experiencing one of the most significant revolutions in human life: the dramatic rise in life expectancy.

The Wisdom Years is a practical, thought-provoking and life-changing read that reveals how we can re-frame our mindset so that we live life based on our ‘functional age’ rather than our ‘chronological age’.

The result is a book that carries a unique and inspiring message: life after retirement is to be enjoyed as a new, exciting and uplifting journey of personal evolution.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820232| Paperback | 210 x 135 mm / 8.25 x 5.25 inches | 248 Pages | Emotional Inheritance

 

Emotional Inheritance

Emotional Inheritance is a new imprint from Exisle Publishing. Capturing the wisdom of the past to enhance our future. Find out more at EmotionalInheritance.org

Mind Kind

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Your Child’s Mental Health

In Mind Kind you will not find parenting techniques, but rather a parenting philosophy. Recognizing that there are no absolute answers, distinguished psychotherapist, mother and grandmother Dr Joanna North instead aims to help you become aware of the types of emotional support your child may need. Through following this practical advice, you can help your child grow a strong and resilient mind, even when going through difficult times.

Mind Kind: Your Child’s Mental Health helps parents and carers support their children towards positive mental health and wellbeing. Mind Kind devotes chapters to behaviour management; helping children in difficult times; dealing with mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression; eating disorders; family break-ups, divorce and step-parenting. Dr North also addresses common parental misunderstandings and provides the tools to create an environment that promotes positive mental health.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 inches | 256 Pages

Dealing with Depression

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Dealing with Depression offers a simple, easy to follow, non-judgmental and, above all, effective exploration of depression and how to manage it. A range of strategies is outlined, including the physiological fundamentals of sleep, healthy diet and exercise as well as ideas from positive psychology that help us to take care of ourselves. Case studies show how Jan Marsh’s approach can be tailored to the individual, enabling anyone to successfully deal with depression and get their life back.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 198 x 129 mm / 7.75 x 5 inches | 192 Pages | Empower

Being You

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How to Build Your Personal Brand and Confidence

Practical, authoritative, inspirational, and illustrated with stories and case studies based on Maggie Eyre’s own international work and experience, this is the essential toolkit to developing a confident, authentic personal brand, whether you’re an established businessperson or just starting out in your career.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 inches | 296 Pages

Stop Talking, Start Influencing

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Whether walking clients through a new program, guiding an audience through a presentation, or helping our children to kick a ball, every day we share knowledge with others. But very few of us have been taught how to teach! Stop Talking, Start Influencing draws on the author’s 15 years of experience in neuroscience and education to outline 12 principles of how people learn. The result is a book that shows readers how to impart knowledge to others so that it sticks with and truly influences them.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 inches | 304 pages

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

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Fewer Highs, Fewer Lows, Better Health

In this essential resource for any diabetes sufferer, Professor Merlin Thomas from the world-renowned Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute offers clear, effective guidance on how to manage all aspects of the disease.

The book examines what diabetes is and how it comes about. It describes the many practical changes you can make to your diet, while also looking at physical activity and the different ways exercise can be used to maintain and improve your health.

The book also explores the medical aspects of diabetes care, including the best ways to achieve control of your waistline, blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and how to avoid major complications. Individual chapters look at the effects of diabetes on the heart, vision, feet, kidneys, bladder, mind, mood, sleep and sex — all critically important areas for sufferers wanting to maintain optimum health.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 198 x 129 mm / 7 ¾ x 5 Inches | 336 Pages |

Escaping the Emotional Roller Coaster

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ACT for the Emotionally Sensitive

If you’ve ever been told that you’re ‘too sensitive’ or felt overwhelmed by your emotions, this is the book for you. Using the principles of ACT and positive psychology, Dr Zurita Ona provides a simple roadmap for every ‘super-feeler’ on how to avoid being hijacked by your emotions. You will discover that you are far more than your emotions, and that you can always choose to act in a way that is consistent with your personal values, in order to experience fulfilling, loving relationships.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | Black & White | 248 Pages |

Skip the Drama

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Practical, Get-Ahead Strategies to Survive Your Daughter’s Teenage Years

Top specialist clinical psychologist Dr Sarah Hughes delivers new practical, immediate strategies for parents living with potentially difficult, rebellious, or irresponsible teenage daughters. Supported by real-life examples, studies and research into the adolescent brain, Hughes’ solutions will help mothers and fathers grow a stubborn, reckless or challenging teenager into a well-adjusted, respectful, and self-sufficient young woman.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 216 Pages |

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Social Courage

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Coping and thriving with the reality of social anxiety

Whether you are struggling with social anxiety of phobic proportions or are just held back when it comes to public speaking or meeting a specific social goal, Social Courage offers help with its effective, structured, step-by-step program that draws from a range of therapeutic approaches. Packed with practical exercises and case studies, it gives you the tools to boldly move towards your social goals, while minimizing suffering along the way.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 / 9 x 6 Inches | 232 Pages |

Engaging Adolescents: Parenting Tough Issues with Teenagers

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Parenting teenagers is tricky at the best of times! When tough issues arise, parents can struggle with what to do and how best to approach challenging situations. In this highly practical, skills-based book, psychologist Michael Hawton draws on 30 years of experience to enable you to steer your teenager through the tough times with confidence.

Using case studies and based on universally accepted mediation principles, this valuable guide will help you develop tools to sort out behaviour so you don’t overreact, and explains the scripted approach to encouraging positive behaviour changes. Engaging Adolescents empowers you in learning to resolve conflicts, ease distress and build better family relationships.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 216 Pages |

Heartfulness

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Mindfulness: a buzzword that’s everywhere these days, a trend that has seen this ancient concept become devalued as superficial. Heartfulness: another, richer concept, and a word you should remember.

In this important and insightful book, psychology expert Dr Stephen McKenzie pushes through the limitations often imposed by a misinterpreted idea of mindfulness, and introduces us to the vast, deep waters at its roots. By exploring the nine paths to heartfulness, with thought-provoking exercises, anecdotes and things to do, you too can find your way to living a more rewarding, happy and fully connected life.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | Colour | 192 Pages |