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This Too Shall Pass: Stories of Change, Crisis and Hopeful Beginnings

This Too Shall Pass: Stories of Change, Crisis and Hopeful Beginnings

by Julia Samuel

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If change is the natural order of things, why do so many people struggle with the milestones of life - from first jobs and first loves to children leaving home and retirement?

We live in a... (more)

Tea with Winnicott

Tea with Winnicott

by Brett Kahr

  • Paperback £22.99

Donald Winnicott is currently the most popular author in contemporary psychoanalysis. His writings are cited in bibliographies even more frequently than those of Sigmund Freud. And yet how many... (more)

The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves

The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves

by Stephen Grosz

  • Paperback £9.99

This book is about learning to live. In simple stories of encounter between a psychoanalyst and his patients, The Examined Life reveals how the art of insight can illuminate the most complicated,... (more)

Surviving Lockdown: Human Nature in Social Isolation

Surviving Lockdown: Human Nature in Social Isolation

by David Cohen

  • Paperback £11.69 (RRP : £12.99 save £1.30)

2020 has been the year of the virus, and it will not be a mere footnote in history. This book reflects on the unprecedented changes to our lives and the impact on our behaviour as we lived through... (more)

Sex and the Psyche: The Truth About Our Most Secret Fantasies

Sex and the Psyche: The Truth About Our Most Secret Fantasies

by Brett Kahr

  • Paperback £21.99

What's going on in your head when you go to bed? We talk about sex increasingly openly today, but when it comes to our most private fantasies it's often a different matter.

Here psychotherapist... (more)

The Psychology of Politics

The Psychology of Politics

by Barry Richards

  • Paperback £9.99

How do some political leaders capture popular support? What is the appeal of belonging to a nation? Can democracy thrive? The Psychology of Politics explores how the emotions which underpin everyday... (more)

On Kindness

On Kindness

by Adam Phillips, Barbara Taylor

  • Paperback £7.99

What is kindness? Does it make us happier? And does it have a place in a selfish world? Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips and historian Barbara Taylor present an elegant, thoughtful and concise analysis of... (more)

Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need the Wild

Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need the Wild

by Lucy Jones

  • Hardback £18.00 (RRP : £20.00 save £2.00)

Today many of us live indoor lives, disconnected from the natural world as never before. And yet nature remains deeply ingrained in our language, culture and consciousness. For centuries, we have... (more)

In Writing

In Writing

by Adam Phillips

  • Paperback £9.99

A collection of literary essays like no other - exploring the deep connections between literature and psychoanalysis - from Britain's leading psychoanalyst. For Adam Phillips - as for Freud and many... (more)

Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse

Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse

by Alison Miller

  • Paperback £56.99

In contrast to the author's previous book, Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control, which was for therapists, this book is designed for survivors of these abuses. It takes... (more)

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-so-obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-so-obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

by Jennifer Cook O'Toole

  • Paperback £13.99

Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in... (more)

How to Read Freud

How to Read Freud

by Josh Cohen

  • Paperback £6.99

In this engaging introduction, Josh Cohen argues that Freud shows above all that any thought, word or action, however apparently trivial, can invite close reading. Indeed, it may be just this insight... (more)

Philosophy of Mind: The Basics

Philosophy of Mind: The Basics

by Amy Kind

  • Paperback £15.29 (RRP : £16.99 save £1.70)

Philosophy of Mind: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to the fundamental philosophical questions and theories about the mind. The author Amy Kind, a leading expert in the field,... (more)

Heal Yourself with Emotional Freedom Technique

Heal Yourself with Emotional Freedom Technique

by John Freedom

  • Paperback £10.99

Emotional Freedom Technique is a new and innovative alternative therapy that is rapidly becoming the next big trend in personal growth and alternative health. It is a safe and non-invasive healing... (more)

The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World - New Edition

The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World - New Edition

by Iain McGilchrist

  • Paperback £14.99

A new edition of the bestselling classic - published with a special introduction to mark its 10th anniversary. This pioneering account sets out to understand the structure of the human brain - the... (more)

The Personal Development Group: The Student's Guide

The Personal Development Group: The Student's Guide

by Chris Rose

  • Paperback £22.99

The personal development group is a feature of many counselling and psychotherapy trainings. How does it facilitate personal development? Could it be more effective? Looking from the perspective of... (more)

Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf

Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf

by Oliver Sacks

  • Paperback £9.99

Written by the author of The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, this book begins with the history of deaf people in the 18th century, the often outrageous ways in which they have been treated in the... (more)

An Anthropologist on Mars

An Anthropologist on Mars

by Oliver Sacks

  • Paperback £6.99 (RRP : £9.99 save £3.00)

Oliver Sacks uses case studies to illustrate the myriad ways in which neurological conditions can affect our sense of self, our experience of the world, and how we relate to those around us. Writing... (more)

Bodies

Bodies

by Susie Orbach

  • Paperback £9.99

In the past decades, the pressure to perfect and design our bodies has been unprecedented. Men are encouraged to surgically pump up their pecs, breast enhancement is a sweet sixteen birthday present... (more)

The Psychology of Social Media

The Psychology of Social Media

by Ciaran Mc Mahon

  • Paperback £9.99

Are we really being ourselves on social media? Can we benefit from connecting with people we barely know online? Why do some people overshare on social networking sites? The Psychology of Social... (more)

Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams

Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams

by Matthew Walker

  • Paperback £10.99

Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in twenty-first-century society, with devastating consequences: every major disease... (more)

The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test and the Power of Seeing

The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test and the Power of Seeing

by Damion Searls

  • Hardback £20.00

The captivating, untold story of Hermann Rorschach and his famous inkblot test, which has shaped our view of human personality and become a fixture in popular culture. In 1917, working alone in a... (more)

Defeating Teenage Depression: Getting There Together

Defeating Teenage Depression: Getting There Together

by Roslyn Law

  • Paperback £9.99

Are you feeling down and irritable a lot of the time? Do relationships with your family and friends seem more complicated than they used to? Do you wish that someone would understand that you aren't... (more)

Unforbidden Pleasures

Unforbidden Pleasures

by Adam Phillips

  • Paperback £9.99

So much has been written about forbidden pleasures. What about pleasures that are unforbidden? Society is fascinated by taboo - we spend our lives chasing illicit pleasures - but nobody pays much... (more)

Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction

Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction

by Daniel Pick

  • Paperback £8.99

Since its inception, psychoanalysis has been hailed as a revolutionary theory of how the mind works, whilst some of its ideas such as the Oedipus complex have become part of everyday conversation. In... (more)

Mindful Compassion: Using the Power of Mindfulness and Compassion to Transform Our Lives

Mindful Compassion: Using the Power of Mindfulness and Compassion to Transform Our Lives

by Paul Gilbert, Choden

  • Paperback £12.99

Based on the latest work from Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, bestselling author of The Compassionate Mind, and Buddhist expert Choden. Professor Gilbert has spent the past twenty years developing a new... (more)

Coffee with Freud

Coffee with Freud

by Brett Kahr

  • Paperback £18.99
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This is the second volume in Brett Kahr’s ‘Interviews with Icons’ series, following on from Tea with Winnicott. Professor Kahr, himself a highly regarded psychoanalyst, turns his attention to the... (more)

Strictly Bipolar

Strictly Bipolar

by Darian Leader

  • Paperback £5.00

Strictly Bipolar is Darian Leader's treatise on the psychological disorder of our times. If the post-war period was called the 'Age of Anxiety' and the 1980s and '90s the 'Antidepressant Era', we now... (more)

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World

by Mark Williams, Danny Penman

  • Paperback £14.99

This book reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine... (more)

The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression

The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression

by Darian Leader

  • Paperback £9.99

What happens when we lose someone we love? A death, a separation or the break-up of a relationship are some of the hardest times we have to live through. We may fall into a nightmare of depression,... (more)

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