Self-Help Books

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The Happiness Trap (2nd Edition) Ebook

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Free yourself from depression, anxiety and insecurity, and instead build a rich and meaningful life, with the world’s best-selling guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Updated and expanded in its second edition, this empowering book presents the ground-breaking techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), covering more topics and providing more practical tools than ever before. Following on from its million-copy bestselling first edition, The Happiness Trap will help anyone who is facing illness, coping with loss, working in a high-stress job, or suffering from anxiety or depression, to build authentic happiness from the inside out.


The Happiness Trap (2nd Edition)

Free yourself from depression, anxiety and insecurity, and instead build a rich and meaningful life, with the world’s best-selling guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Updated and expanded in its second edition, this empowering book presents the ground-breaking techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), covering more topics and providing more practical tools than ever before. Following on from its million-copy bestselling first edition, The Happiness Trap will help anyone who is facing illness, coping with loss, working in a high-stress job, or suffering from anxiety or depression, to build authentic happiness from the inside out.


SPECIFICATIONS 229mm x 152mm | B/W Diagrams |Paperback | 320 pages | 9781922539199

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Dancing With Your Muse

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Out Now in ANZ| Due for release 16th November UK and 7th December US & CA


For the adult who is trapped in their own psyche

Have you ever had a dream, but let it go because you were too afraid of failure to try?
Dancing with Your Muse is a heartfelt, motivational guide to understanding this fear, realising that you are not alone in it, and working past it to achieve your goals without inhibition.

Written in a gentle, contemplative tone, this book will encourage you to determine and strive for success on your own terms. Performers, business people, students, and everyday dreamers alike will learn to courageously choose the most direct pathways to creative success and, more importantly, personal fulfilment, holding only a desire to contribute fully to their own life.


For the creative warriors of the world, Gilda Joffe’s new book couldn’t have come at a better time. With grace, wisdom, and heart, she reminds us that the courage is not only the precursor to realizing one’s artistic aspirations but also the difference between a life of magic or mediocrity. If you are tired of feeling like a wallflower, Dancing With Your Muse will not only get you on your feet but, in the end, teaches you how to fly.”

– Michael J. Chase – Bestselling Author & Founder of The Kindness Centre



SPECIFICATIONS: 210mm x 135mm | Hardback with jacket | 224 pages | 9781922539069

Sleep Sense

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Improve your sleep, improve your health

Sleep is fundamental to our health and wellbeing. In Sleep Sense, international sleep expert Dr Katharina Lederle draws on the latest research to explore how sleep is connected to each of the three pillars of successful living: physical health, cognitive performance, and emotional wellbeing. She then provides readers with a ‘menu’ of healthy sleep options from which they can choose in order to effectively establish better sleep habits that improve day-to-day health and wellbeing.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820935 | Paperback | 198 x 129mm / 7.75 x 5in | 224 pages | Empower

Mindfulness for Life

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The Updated Guide for Today’s World

Written by experts, Mindfulness for Life is the complete guide to being fully present in life. In a state of full awareness, we connect more with our children, work more efficiently, drive more safely and stress less. This revised and updated second edition of the guide includes the latest research on mindful techniques, alongside practical guidance for applying them. Take a leap towards mindful living and you might just discover that you become a calmer, happier and healthier being – for life.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781922539014 | Paperback | 198 x 129mm / 7.75 x 5in | 272 pages | Empower

How to Get a Good Job After 50 (2nd edition)

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A step-by-step guide to job search success

These days, many people are looking to stay in the workforce longer and are seeking satisfying, fulfilling jobs. How to Get a Good Job After 50 is a step-by-step guide to taking control of your career with expertise and confidence. With age comes experience, reliability and practised skills, and this book explains how to market these qualities to prospective employers in clear, practical chapters. Covering all aspects of the job search, this is a tried and tested recipe for career success!


SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820829 | Paperback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6in | 320 Pages

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The Cancer Companion

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How to Navigate Your Way From Diagnosis to Treatment and Beyond

A cancer diagnosis can cause a torrent of unfamiliar emotions felt by both the patient and those who care for them. The Cancer Companion is a compassionate, down-to-earth guide for those navigating these difficult and complex emotions. Its simple structure and comprehensive approach turns modern psychological research into constructive strategies for dealing with anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, management of relationships, and many more components of cancer-related distress.

A video from author, and Clinical and Health Psychologist, Dr. Toni Lindsay

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820805 | Paperback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6in | 224 pages

A Well Mind

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The Tools for Attaining Mental Wellbeing

A Well Mind provides a holistic approach to mental wellness that explores how we can begin to feel better mentally by improving how we care for our physical health. Author Lisa Parkinson Roberts has struggled with mental health, and here she explains the tools and expertise which have helped her regain control of how she feels. Improve your eating, sleep, stress management and exercise routines, and ultimately your mental health, with this essential guide to feeling the best you can in your mind!


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Specifications: 9781925820782 | Paperback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6in | 280 Pages

The Reality Slap (2nd Edition)

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.


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

The Changing Man

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Limited Stock in ANZ – Backorders Available

A Mental Health Guide

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

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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