• The Smokefree Formula

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    The SmokeFree Formula reveals the TRUTH about stopping smoking from leading expert Professor Robert West. A revolutionary Way to Stop Smoking Now

    This book shows, for the first time, how you can create your personal SmokeFree Formula so that you are free from cigarettes for good.

    Professor Robert West is a world authority on smoking and addiction and has been helping smokers stop for more than 30 years. He is an advisor to the Department of Health and helped set up the NHS Stop Smoking Services. The book was written with Chris Smyth, Health Correspondent at The Times, and Jamie West.

    The SmokeFree Formula is the ultimate guide to stopping smoking once and for all.

  • The Sound of Silence (primary age)

    Mindfulness - Young People

    The words and illustrations in this story come together beautifully to tell the story of little Yoshio who lives in Tokyo, Japan. He’s curious about his world, particularly sounds. He meets an elderly woman playing the koto, a traditional stringed instrument, who tells him that the most beautiful sound is in fact “ma” (silence). As he moves through the hustle and bustle of the day, Yoshio eventually becomes aware that silence is always there too, if only you learn how to notice it. The ideas explored in this book align nicely with some of the Five Ways to Wellbeing concepts, and the story encourages children to be curious, to contemplate, to get out and explore, connect with others, and to be respectful of the passing of knowledge between generations.

    The Sound of Silence encourages young readers to get fully involved in the story, try out the ever-changing sounds with Yoshio and ask questions about Japanese culture and customs. Important values are portrayed throughout this story, such as respect for elders, rituals, music, the environment and studying. The background information contained within the afterword adds depth to the story and connection to the author and illustrator’s lives. This book encourages readers to experience the story through multiple senses, and perhaps come away a little curious to enable them to reflect on their own lives to see if they can find pockets of silence among all the noise.

  • The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens (secondary age)

    Stress - Young People

    Mindfulness Skills to Help you Deal with Stress

    First, the bad news: your teenage years are some of the most stressful of your life. Up to 70 percent of teens say they’re stressed out, and with pressure about grades at school, parents who just don’t seem to get it, and friends who drive you crazy, it’s no wonder. Here’s the good news! If you learn a few strategies for getting stress under control now, you’ll have the skills you need to deal with problems and difficult feelings that life sends your way in high school and beyond.

  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

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    Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book’s range of nursing advice, stories, and information—from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk. With all-new photos and illustrations, this ultimate support bible offers.

  • This Can’t Happen To Me – Tackling Type 2 Diabetes

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    Weaving practical advice with humorous and inspiring personal stories, Tim Bowden explains everything you need to know about Type 2 diabetes.

  • Tuesdays with Morrie

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    Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.

    For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.

    Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?

    Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final “class”: lessons in how to live.

    Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

  • Turtles All The Way Down (secondary age)

    OCD - Young People

    This book centres on 16-year-old Aza who lives with anxiety and OCD.  Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

    Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

  • Understanding Obsessions and Compulsions

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    A Self-help Manual

    This guide is by the author of “How to Stop Worrying”. People suffering from some degree of obsessive compulsive disorder may be embarrassed by their symptoms and not present themselves for treatment. This book, therefore, attempts to provide a comprehensive guide to self-help, explaining the principles of anxiety reduction, giving treatment instructions in easy-to-understand language. It covers compulsive checking, washing, hoarding, obsessional thoughts and worry, obsessional personality and depression.

  • Unlikely Hero of Room 13B (secondary age)

    OCD - Young People

    Filled with moments of deep emotion and unexpected humor, this understated and wise novel explores the complexities of living with OCD and offers the prospect of hope, happiness and healing.

    ADAM’S GOALS:
    Grow immediately.
    Find courage.
    Keep courage.
    Get normal.
    Marry Robyn Plummer.

    The instant Adam Spencer Ross meets Robyn Plummer in his Young Adult OCD Support Group, he is hopelessly, desperately drawn to her. Robyn has an hypnotic voice, blue eyes the shade of an angry sky, and ravishing beauty that makes Adam’s insides ache. She’s also just been released from a residential psychiatric program—the kind for the worst, most difficult-to-cure cases; the kind that Adam and his fellow support group members will do anything to avoid joining.

    Adam immediately knows that he has to save Robyn, must save Robyn, or die trying. But is it really Robyn who needs rescuing? And is it possible to have a normal relationship when your life is anything but?

  • Visiting Feelings (primary age)

    Emotions - Young People

    This hardcover book is a beautifully illustrated children`s book that looks at children`s feelings, and explores how they can be welcomed in. It allows children to fully experience the present moment and accept their feelings using awareness and mindfulness. Visiting Feelings is easy to read and takes children on a safe mindfulness journey.

    Also included is a note to parents section that provides more information about emotional awareness and mindfulness. This includes practical advice and activities for introducing mindfulness into daily family routines, and helpful guidance when dealing with childhood stress and anxiety.

  • What Abi Taught Us

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    The inspiring story of how Lucy Hone coped with the tragic death of her daughter and how strategies from the science of resilient grieving can help anyone face an equally helpless situation.

    Lucy Hone’s beloved 12-year-old daughter Abi was killed in 2014 in a devastating car accident in Canterbury that also claimed the lives of Abi’s friend Ella and Ella’s mother Sally.

    Lucy works in the field of resilience psychology, helping ordinary people exposed to real-life traumatic situations. When faced with the incomprehensible fact of Abi’s tragic death Lucy knew that she was fighting for the survival of her sanity and her family unit.

    She used her practice to develop ways to support her family in their darkest days, and to find a new way of living without Abi.

    In What Abi Taught Us Lucy shares her story and research so that others can work to regain some sense of control and take action in the face of helpless situations.

  • When Happiness is not Enough

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    Happiness is such a simple, unifying concept. We all want to be happy. We all want to die happy.

    But do we really know what happiness is? Do we really understand its complexity? Does ‘pure joy’ lie on the same continuum as a ‘quiet satisfaction’? And does happiness in itself lead us to live a fulfilling life? This book helps us to discriminate clearly between two fundamental types of happiness. It helps us to know ourselves better, and to make active choices towards a more fulfilling life.

    The central theme here is that the simple concept of plain ‘Happiness’ is not enough. Instead, complete happiness is to be found by blending feelings of sensory pleasure with feelings of satisfaction through achievement. We learn to balance the excitable pleasure of the moment with the deeper satisfaction of achieving our established goals in life. If we can establish a healthy balance between Pleasure and Achievement for ourselves, then we learn to live a fulfilling life. And by applying the Pleasure/Achievement Principle to the lifestyle decisions that we make, we will learn to experience a far deeper sense of personal fulfillment in our lives.

  • When Life Gives You Lemons (secondary age)

    Anxiety and Depression - Young People

    When Life Gives You Lemons is a beautifully written and illustrated creative book for young people experiencing, or wanting to understand and learn how to manage, depression and anxiety. The two young female authors share their experience and support other young people to develop an understanding of depression and anxiety. This book is short and easy-to-read, serving as a great self-help resource packed with helpful and clearly presented information. The illustrations are bright, colourful and expressive for readers who learn visually. It is an inspirational read filled with tips and quotes, with a continuous thread of hope woven throughout. Facts, experiences and practical ideas are presented from a young person’s perspective, therefore creating a tool to support other young people to recognise they are not alone in their experiences.

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