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Hodder & Stoughton

Growing Pains

Dr Mike Shooter
Authors:
Dr Mike Shooter

'A remarkable, powerful, tender and insightful book that will change lives. I cannot doubt that hundreds - I would hope thousands - of families can be helped by Mike Shooter's profound, careful and utterly convincing insights.' STEPHEN FRY'A unique book . . . The stories [Shooter] tells are poignant and powerful testimonies to the resilience of the human spirit and will fascinate all of us who struggle to make sense of our own and other people's lives.' MARJORIE WALLACE CBE'Brilliant book. Mike Shooter has . . . given us a truly 3D picture of the struggles of growing up.' PROFESSOR DAME SUE BAILEY, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges* * * * * * * * * *Child psychiatrist Dr Mike Shooter sheds light on the painful issues and universal experience of growing up, through the stories of his patients and their families.Growing up isn't easy. We can be at our most vulnerable and confused. And the right help isn't always there when we need it most. For over forty years psychiatrist Mike Shooter has listened to children and adolescents in crisis, helping them to find their stories and begin to make sense of their lives. Mike Shooter's own life has been shaped by his battle with depression. It makes him question received wisdom. He knows labels won't always fit and one diagnosis will not work for all. His patients' stories are at the heart of this book. Mike Shooter shares their journey as, through therapy, they confront everything from loss and family breakdown to bullying, grief and illness. We see how children begin to make breakthroughs with depression or anxiety, destructive, even sometimes violent behaviour.Growing Pains is compelling and compassionate - a book to make us wiser and braver, and to help us see how children's stories can find happier endings.

Coronet

Get Fit, Get Happy

Harry Judd
Authors:
Harry Judd
Coronet

Mind of a Survivor

Megan Hine
Authors:
Megan Hine

***Shortlisted for the Great Outdoors Book of the Year***Surviving in the wild takes a great deal of strength. Often faced with frozen tundra, sweltering deserts, humid jungles, perilous mountains and fast-flowing rivers, Megan Hine is no stranger to perilous conditions. Whilst leading expeditions and bushcraft survival courses and in her work on television shows such as Bear Gryll's Mission Survive and Running Wild, she has explored the corners of the globe in pursuit of adventure.Faced with the toughest of conditions: bad weather; lack of food and being in the presence of predators, is the ultimate test of character and often the biggest challenge to overcome is in the head. In these situations, the human brain is simultaneously the greatest asset and biggest liability. Not everyone is suited to the great outdoors and when danger calls many aren't as well-equipped to survive, no amount of top of the range kit will save you if you don't have the right frame of mind. Here Megan Hine examines the human ability and instinct for survival, showing us how others have developed the attitudes and attributes to thrive in the most dangerous situations, and how those same attitudes and attributes help them confront problems and obstacles at work and at home. Being chased through the jungle by armed opium farm guards, abseiling past bears and lighting fires with tampons, Megan has seen and done it all. In Mind of a Survivor she takes you along for a series of life-and-death adventures and shows you what happens to people when they are pushed to their limits. Inspirational rather than instructional, Megan examines the human ability and instinct for survival sharing the life tools that she uses and showing how they can as easily be applied to more domestic everyday life - from careers to relationships, from overcoming adversity to decision making. Filled with her own experiences, Mind of a Survivor is packed full of adventure and can help people survive in any situation and cope with whatever life throws at them.

Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Humans Are Underrated

Geoff Colvin
Authors:
Geoff Colvin
John Murray

The Cyber Effect

Mary Aiken
Authors:
Mary Aiken

Covering everything from the impact of screens on the developing child to the explosion of teen sexting, and the acceleration of compulsive and addictive online behaviours (gaming, shopping, pornography), The Cyber Effect also examines the escalation in cyberchondria (self-diagnosis online), cyberstalking and organized crime in the Deep Web. Cyberspace is an environment full of surveillance, but who is looking out for us? Full of surprising statistics and incredible-but-true case studies of the hidden trends that are shaping our culture, this book raises troubling questions about where the digital revolution is taking us.Dr Mary Aiken is the world's leading expert in forensic cyberpsychology - a discipline that combines psychology, criminology and technology to investigate the intersection between technology and human behaviour. In this, her first book, Aiken has created a starting point for all future conversations about how the Internet is shaping our perception of the world, development and behaviour, societal norms and values, children, safety and security.Upending your assumptions about your online life and forever changing the way you think about the technology that you, your friends and your family use, The Cyber Effect offers a fascinating and chilling look at a future we can still do something about.

Yellow Kite

Beyond Happiness

Anthony Seldon
Authors:
Anthony Seldon
Teach Yourself

How To Be Happier

Paul Jenner
Authors:
Paul Jenner

"It's an easy read and will help you find the silver lining behind every cloud." - Prima **** NEW EDITION FULLY UPDATED THROUGHOUT WITH FUN FACTS, POSITIVE MESSAGES AND NEW RESEARCH ****Everyone wants to be happy. But it's a lot easier said than done. Most books on happiness are fixated on particular routes to happiness, such as wealth, NLP, positive thinking, or mindfulness. This book takes a more joined-up approach, using each of these techniques, but also including the latest scientific research on what really makes us happy (clue: it's not the things you think).

Yellow Kite

Sane

Emma Young
Authors:
Emma Young
Sceptre

In Search of Solace

Emily Mackie
Authors:
Emily Mackie
Yellow Kite

Beyond Willpower

Alex Loyd
Authors:
Alex Loyd
Teach Yourself

The Life Coach Workbook: Teach Yourself

Jeremy Raymond
Authors:
Jeremy Raymond

Are you at a crossroads in life?Do you want to make a career change or other transformation?Would you like lasting strategies to help you set achievable goals and targets?This workbook uses a holistic and whole-life approach to life coaching along with self-assessment and interactive tasks to help you set and achieve new goals. It doesn't just tell you how to change your life; by using diagnostic tests, practical exercises, and thought challenges, it will show you how to identify the areas of your life which are making you feel less than satisfied, and achievable plans for change. The contents help you identify your own life-coaching needs, allowing you to pick a path through the book that works for you, while giving you practical support for managing change and long-term planning for a happier future.

Hodder & Stoughton

Sexuality: All That Matters

Louise Foxcroft
Authors:
Louise Foxcroft

"Sexuality" may be an eighteenth-century coinage, but as this new study by award-winning historian Louise Foxcroft shows, it has fascinated and frightened us for millennia.From proscription to prescription, and from humour to anxiety, Sexuality: All That Matters explores the vast sex-scape of experience and response over time.Looking at authorised and unauthorised works on sexual knowledge, from scientific, religious, medical, philosophical and political ideas, to letters, diaries, court cases and medical histories, it reveals popular and orthodox assumptions as well as individual experiences, and reminds us of just how complex we really are. This accessible book will appeal both to students and general readers, giving a compelling introduction to sexuality - and to what matters most about it.

Teach Yourself

Social Psychology: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Paul Seager
Authors:
Paul Seager

Written by Dr Paul Seager, a social psychology specialist who teaches at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, Social Psychology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then provides added-value features like summaries of key studies, lists of questions to test your understanding of the concepts covered, and a 'Food for thought' section at the end of each chapter which challenges you to put the academic theories to practical use.The book uses a structure that mirrors many university courses on social psychology - starting off by explaining what social psychology is and how it is researched, before exploring a wide variety of the fascinating areas social psychologists have looked at in both classic and lesser-known studies. Areas covered include: the self; attributions; social cognition; interpersonal attraction; social influence; attitudes and persuasion; prosocial behaviour; aggression; groups; leadership; group decision making; intergroup behaviour; and prejudice. A final chapter looks at how social psychology can, and has been, applied in the real world to make a difference.'Teach Yourself' titles employ the 'Breakthrough method', which is designed specifically to overcome problems that students face. - Problem: "I find it difficult to remember what I've read."; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter summaries and questions to test your understanding. - Problem: "Most books mention important other sources, but I can never find them in time."; Solution: this book includes fully referenced quotes ready to use in your essay or exam, and each chapter lists further suggested readings for each topic. - Problem: "Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course."; Solution: this book is written by a current university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.

John Murray

What If?

Randall Munroe
Authors:
Randall Munroe
Hodder & Stoughton

Emotion: All That Matters

Sandi Mann
Authors:
Sandi Mann
Teach Yourself

Live a Life of No Regrets

Suzie Hayman
Authors:
Suzie Hayman
Hodder & Stoughton

Psychology In A Week: Teach Yourself

Nicky Hayes
Authors:
Nicky Hayes

Learn in a week, remember for a lifetime!In just one week, this accessible book will give you knowledge to last forever. End of chapter summaries and multiple choice questions are all designed to help you test your knowledge and gain confidence. So whether you are a student or you simply want to widen your knowledge, you will find this seven-day course a very memorable introduction.Sunday: Learn how humans grow up in and adapt to a social environmentMonday: Discover what emotions are and what affects our state of mindTuesday: Consider why we are motivated to do what we doWednesday: Discover the Buddhist scriptures and learn how they are interpreted today.Thursday: Engage with evolutionary psychology and the role of genes. Think about what intelligence is and how it comes about.Friday: Discover the factors influencing the psychological development of children, adolescents and adults.Saturday: Explore what psychologists do and how

Teach Yourself

Persuasion And Influence In A Week

Di McLanachan
Authors:
Di McLanachan

SundayExplore factors that influence, both positively and negatively and discover how influencing is selling MondayUnderstand the power of personality and charisma and ensure you are putting the right message acrossTuesdayUse the Assertiveness Sentence technique to sound more confident in any situationWednesdayDiscover the three elements of communication and how to use them to build rapid, effective rapport with othersThursdayLearn to recognize the internal filters that we all have and utilize them in patterns of persuasionFridayUse NLP models to influence at an unconscious level, including the technique of 'chunking' to gain agreement SaturdayLearn how to use proven persuasion techniques such as emotional 'triggers', scarcity, the law of reciprocity, the power of three, and the AIDA formula

Teach Yourself

Overcome Depression: Teach Yourself

Alice Muir
Authors:
Alice Muir
Teach Yourself

Appraisals In A Week

Di Kamp
Authors:
Di Kamp

The ability to give a successful appraisal is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career and get the best from their team.Written by Di Kamp, a leading expert on appraisals as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order give a successful appraisal.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!