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Hands: What We Do with Them - and Why

Hands: What We Do with Them - and Why

by Darian Leader

  • Paperback £9.99
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How much do you really know about your own hands? Throughout history , civilisations have been defined by the work of human hands: inventing tools, writing records, operating machinery, typing,... (more)

In Therapy: The Unfolding Story

In Therapy: The Unfolding Story

by Susie Orbach

  • Paperback £9.99

In this complete and updated edition of the groundbreaking In Therapy, world-renowned therapist Susie Orbach reveals what really goes on in therapy. Worldwide, increasingly large numbers of people... (more)

Tea with Winnicott

Tea with Winnicott

by Brett Kahr

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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)

Coffee with Freud

Coffee with Freud

by Brett Kahr

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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)

On Form

On Form

by Mike Brearley

  • Hardback £20.00

What is being on form? How does it relate to feeling 'in the zone'? Are these states in the lap of the gods, a matter of which side of the bed we got out of that morning? Or can we do something to... (more)

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

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

by Iain McGilchrist

  • Paperback £14.99

Why is the brain divided? The difference between right and left hemispheres has been puzzled over for centuries. In a book of unprecedented scope, Iain McGilchrist draws on a vast body of recent... (more)

Before You Let the Sun In: And Other Dramatherapeutic Stories

Before You Let the Sun In: And Other Dramatherapeutic Stories

by Ian Robertson, Katerina Couroucli-Robertson

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This book consists of ten case histories that cover a wide range of themes from obesity to depression. One woman is trying to come to grips with past memories, another cannot escape from a passionate... (more)

Breathing as a Tool for Self-Regulation and Self-Reflection

Breathing as a Tool for Self-Regulation and Self-Reflection

by Minna Martin, Maila Seppa

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The book describes how to use breathing as a medium for self-regulation and self-reflection and how balanced breathing thus helps to promote mental and physical health and alleviate symptoms... (more)

Love in a Time of Loneliness

Love in a Time of Loneliness

by Paul Verhaeghe

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Noted Belgian psychoanalyst Paul Verhaeghe shows us what it is about sex that both keeps us moving and inhibits us at the same time. The first essay, “The Impossible Couple”, is both a humorous and... (more)

Why Do People Get Ill?: Exploring the Mind-body Connection

Why Do People Get Ill?: Exploring the Mind-body Connection

by Darian Leader, David Corfield

  • Paperback £12.99

Have you ever wondered why people get ill when they do? How does the mind affect the body? Why does modern medicine seem to have so little interest in the unconscious processes that can make us fall... (more)

How to Read Lacan

How to Read Lacan

by Slavoj Zizek

  • Paperback £7.99

"The only thing of which one can be guilty is of having given ground relative to one's desire." - Jacques Lacan. Is psychoanalysis dead or are we to read frequent attacks on its theoretical... (more)

In Writing

In Writing

by Adam Phillips

  • Paperback £16.99

For Adam Phillips - as for Freud and many of his followers - poetry and poets have always held an essential place, as both precursors and unofficial collaborators in the psychoanalytic project. But... (more)

Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse

Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse

by Alison Miller

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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 Emotional Foundations of Personality: A Neurobiological and Evolutionary Approach

The Emotional Foundations of Personality: A Neurobiological and Evolutionary Approach

by Kenneth L. Davis, Jaak Panksepp

  • Hardback £25.00

This book presents the wealth of scientific evidence that our personality emerges from evolved primary emotions shared by all mammals. Yes, your dog feels love-and many other things too. These... (more)

The Psychology of Gardening

The Psychology of Gardening

by Harriet Gross

  • Paperback £9.99

Why do so many people love gardening? What does your garden say about you? What is guerrilla gardening? The Psychology of Gardening delves into the huge benefits that gardening can have on our... (more)

The River of Consciousness

The River of Consciousness

by Oliver Sacks

  • Hardback £18.99

In his previous books, Oliver Sacks had addressed questions of the brain and mind through the lens of case histories of individuals with neurological disorders. Recently, however, he had been... (more)

Fifty Shades of Feminism

Fifty Shades of Feminism

Edited by Lisa Appignanesi, Susie Orbach

  • Paperback £9.99

Half a century after the publication of The Feminine Mystique, have women really exchanged purity and maternity to become desiring machines inspired only by variations of sex, shopping and masochism... (more)

The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves

The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves

by Stephen Grosz

  • Paperback £8.99

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)

Football Delirium

Football Delirium

by Chris Oakley

  • Paperback £14.49 (RRP : £15.99 save £1.50)

In the tradition of Adam Phillips and Darian Leader, Chris Oakley shines his spotlight on the world of football and with wit and erudition looks at the question of why there is this worldwide... (more)

Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain

Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain

by Antonio Damasio

  • Paperback £10.99

Explores two questions that have haunted philosophers, neurologists, cognitive scientists and psychologists for centuries: how do brains construct minds, and how do minds become conscious? Antonio... (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)

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 £20.93 (RRP : £21.99 save £1.06)

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)

Off the Couch

Off the Couch

by Noe Marchevsky

  • Paperback £10.99
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A humorous look at the world of therapy in a series of amusing cartoon drawings. The perfect present for all those interested in psychotherapy, counselling and psychoanalysis. (more)

Introducing Lacan: A Graphic Guide

Introducing Lacan: A Graphic Guide

by Darian Leader, Judy Groves

  • Paperback £7.99

Jacques Lacan is now regarded as a major psychoanalytical theorist alongside Freud and Jung, although recognition has been delayed by fierce arguments over his ideas. Written by a leading Lacanian... (more)

Full Catastrophe Living: How to Cope with Stress, Pain and Illness Using Mindfulness Meditation

Full Catastrophe Living: How to Cope with Stress, Pain and Illness Using Mindfulness Meditation

by Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • Paperback £24.00

Full Catastrophe Living is a manual for developing your own personal meditation practice and learning how to use mindfulness to promote improved health and healing in your own life. It is based on... (more)

The Psychology of Addiction

The Psychology of Addiction

by Jenny Svanberg

  • Paperback £9.99

This accessible book takes a psychological approach to understanding addiction. It considers key questions and myths surrounding addition such as `how do people get hooked?' and `can you recover from... (more)

The Psychology of Grief

The Psychology of Grief

by Richard Gross

  • Paperback £9.99

What is happening emotionally when we grieve for a loved one? Is there a `right' way to grieve? What effect does grief have on how we see ourselves? The Psychology of Grief is a humane and... (more)

Freud - The Key Ideas: From psychoanalysis and sex to dreams, the unconscious and more

Freud - The Key Ideas: From psychoanalysis and sex to dreams, the unconscious and more

by Ruth Snowden

  • Paperback £12.99

Reading the complete works of Sigmund Freud would take more time than most of us have to spare. Freud - the Key Ideas condenses all the information you need about the life and work of the great man... (more)

Depression: The Way out of Your Prison: Third Edition

Depression: The Way out of Your Prison: Third Edition

by Dorothy Rowe

  • Print £13.99

Depression is the experience of a terrible isolation, of being alone in a prison. However, by understanding how we build the prison of depression we can dismantle it forever. This text contains... (more)

Ideas in Psychoanalysis: Libido

Ideas in Psychoanalysis: Libido

by Roger Kennedy

  • Paperback £3.99

Part of the Ideas in Psychoanalysis series that explains psychoanalytic concepts, their relevance to everyday life, and their ability to illuminate the nature of human society and culture. (more)

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