A Year to Change Your Mind : Ideas from the Therapy Room to Help You Live Better

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by Maddox, Dr Lucy


Published 04/01/2024 by ATLANTIC BOOKS in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 336 pages

130 x 198 x 27mm | 290g

'Twelve months' worth of smart self-help from someone you'd want on your team in a crisis ... genuinely useful, charming, comforting' - Guardian'Compelling, warm and authoritative' - Viv Groskop, bestselling author of Lift As You Climb'A compassionate book filled with useful tips to help us through life' - Claudia Hammond, bestselling author of The Key to KindnessHelp yourself to live a better life in 2023Psychology underpins everything we do, determining the decisions we make, the relationships we build, the roles we play and the places we live, and our behaviour is further influenced by the changing seasons, encouraging many of us to fall into unhelpful patterns again and again each year.

In A YEAR TO CHANGE YOUR MIND, consultant clinical psychologist Dr Lucy Maddox explains how psychological processes thread through our lives, pinpointing those issues most frequently encountered in each month, and shows us how by reflecting upon past experiences, both joyful and painful, and considering evidence-based ideas from the realm of psychology, we can learn to live a more thoughtful, positive life that better prepares us for the future.

From the tendency to lack motivation in January and to experience red-hot anger in the heat of August, to the weight of expectation associated with that back-to-school feeling in September and the pressure to enjoy the December holiday season, we're shown recognisable features of behaviour over the course of the year. In sharing with us the most useful psychology ideas the author has learned in her 15 years as a clinical psychologist - ones she uses in her own life, and returns to time and time again with people who have come to see her for therapy - she provides plenty to think about that we too can put into practice to improve our own lives.

'Compassionate and easy to read, this book can lead us to better ways of living. It is filled with unpretentious wisdom' - Henry Mance'A fantastic book crammed full of practical - and evidence-based - tips to shift your thinking' - Sonia Sodha'Warm, assuring' - Independent