Managing Your Mind Author:Gillian Butler, Tony Hope Manage Your Mind is well-written and contains a wealth of psycho-education and practical strategies... Highly recommended. The Psychologist It is well written, easy to read and understand - and one of the most interesting books I have read in this field. Nursing Standard Manage Your Mind delivers up-to-date and detailed strategies on keeping men... more »tally healthy. Healthcare counsellors may find this book a useful reference on a range of client problems. Clients may find it valuable in providing supplementary information during of after counselling, particularly in helping with a grasp of therapeutic ideas.
Self-help and personal betterment tomes are often so earnest and so zealous to help everybody have a perfect life that they are off-putting to readers who merely want some advice. Butler and Hope's low-key compendium of mental self-help is refreshingly free of such obsessiveness. Bright, readable, and insightful, it offers modest goals that are bracingly achievable by means of "skills, understanding, and strategies to suit your circumstances and inclinations." This may sound foggy or indefinite, but it is positively precise and reasonable for works in this genre. Butler and Hope present problems in broad contexts, indicated by such chapter titles as "Treating Yourself Right," "Good Eating Habits," and "Making Decisions." Then, drawing on their clinical experience, they dissect and illuminate specific complaints and offer simple advice. Consider the resulting wide-ranging adviser a fitness book for the mind, rather like a Kathy Smith workout video for the sexiest, rather than the bounciest, part of your body.« less