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The Devil You Know: Encounters in Forensic Psychiatry

The Devil You Know: Encounters in Forensic Psychiatry

by Gwen Adshead

  • Paperback £8.99

Dr Gwen Adshead is one of Britain's leading forensic psychiatrists. She treats serial killers, arsonists, stalkers, gang members and other individuals who are usually labelled 'monsters'. Whatever... (more)

Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder

Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder

by Gabor Mate

  • Paperback £10.99

Scattered Minds explodes the myth of attention deficit disorder as genetically based - and offers real hope and advice for children and adults who live with the condition.

Gabor Mate is a... (more)

The Well Gardened Mind: Rediscovering Nature in the Modern World

The Well Gardened Mind: Rediscovering Nature in the Modern World

by Sue Stuart-Smith

  • Paperback £9.99

How can gardening relieve stress and help us look after our mental health? What lies behind the restorative power of the natural world?

In a powerful combination of contemporary neuroscience,... (more)

When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

by Gabor Mate

  • Paperback £10.99

Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a connection between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer's disease? Is there such a thing as a 'cancer personality'?

Drawing on deep... (more)

The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine

The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine

by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

  • Paperback £12.99

A thrilling story of scientific detective work and medical potential that illuminates the newly understood role of microglia, an elusive type of brain cell that is vitally relevant to our everyday... (more)

Thin Places

Thin Places

by Kerri ni Dochartaigh

  • Paperback £10.99

Kerri ní Dochartaigh was born in Derry at the very height of the Troubles. One parent was Catholic, the other Protestant. In the space of a year Kerri’s family were forced out of two homes and when... (more)

On Self-hatred: learning to like oneself

On Self-hatred: learning to like oneself

by The School of Life

  • Hardback £12.00

A guide to emotional healing and living a more self-accepting life by learning to love oneself.

Behind many of our problems lies an often ignored factor: we don't like ourselves very much. We... (more)

On Second Thought: How Ambivalence Shapes Your Life

On Second Thought: How Ambivalence Shapes Your Life

by William R. Miller

  • Paperback £10.79 (RRP : £11.99 save £1.20)

The rich inner world of a human being is far more complex than either/or. You can love and hate, want to go and want to stay, feel both joy and sadness. Psychologist William Miller--one of the... (more)

What Mental Illness Really Is… (and what it isn’t)

What Mental Illness Really Is… (and what it isn’t)

by Lucy Foulkes

  • Paperback £9.99

We need to rethink the conversation around mental health - psychologist Lucy Foulkes explores how and why.

How do mental health problems arise?

How do we distinguish between the 'normal'... (more)

Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

by Gabor Mate, Gordon Neufeld

  • Paperback £10.99

'Mate's book will make you examine your behaviour in a new light' Guardian

'bold, wise and deeply moral. [Mate] is a healer to be cherished' Naomi Klein, author of No Logo and The Shock... (more)

On Balance

On Balance

by Adam Phillips

  • Paperback £15.99

Are we too obsessed with excess? What can childhood teach us about bad behaviour? And should we be happy, or is there something better we might be? In On Balance, acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam... (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)

The Devil You Know: Stories of Human Cruelty and Compassion

The Devil You Know: Stories of Human Cruelty and Compassion

by Gwen Adshead, Eileen Horne

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

Serial homicide. Stalking. Arson. Gang crime. Who are the people behind these acts of terrible violence? What are their stories? And what is it like to sit opposite them? Dr Gwen Adshead is one of... (more)

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain: Second Edition

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain: Second Edition

by Sue Gerhardt

  • Paperback £19.99

Why Love Matters explains why loving relationships are essential to brain development in the early years, and how these early interactions can have lasting consequences for future emotional and... (more)

Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal

Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal

by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

  • Paperback £10.99

A "courageous, compassionate, and rigorous every-person's guide" (Christina Bethell, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) that shows the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences... (more)

A Brain Of My Own: A memoir about dissociation dissolved

A Brain Of My Own: A memoir about dissociation dissolved

by Wendy Hoffman

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

A Brain of My Own is about slavery, about brains stolen in childhood and before; brains that have been intruded upon, stopped, shrunk, paralyzed. We know about the history of people whose bodies were... (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)

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)

Tea with Winnicott

Tea with Winnicott

by Brett Kahr

  • Paperback £24.99

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)

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 £15.99

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)

Freud: A Modern Master: Second Edition

Freud: A Modern Master: Second Edition

by Richard Wollheim

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

Now available again in paperback. A fine, concise account of the life and work of Freud, which might prove useful to anyone seeking a general overview before plunging into Freud's works. (more)

Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving

Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving

by Julia Samuel

  • Paperback £10.99

Grief Works is a compassionate guide that will inform and engage anyone who is grieving, from the 'expected' death of a parent to the sudden unexpected death of a small child, and provide clear... (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)

Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food

Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food

by Rachel Herz

  • Paperback £11.99

An exploration into the psychology of eating in today's unprecedented first world pantry of abundance, access and excess, Why You Eat What You Eat examines the sensory, psychological, neuroscientific... (more)

The Psychology of Addiction

The Psychology of Addiction

by Jenny Svanberg

  • Paperback £11.99

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)

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)

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)

Football Delirium

Football Delirium

by Chris Oakley

  • Paperback £18.99

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)

8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing

8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing

by Babette Rothschild

  • Paperback £16.99
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Trauma recovery is tricky; however, there are several key principles that can help make the process safe and effective. This book gives self help readers, therapy clients, and therapists alike the... (more)

Love in a Time of Loneliness

Love in a Time of Loneliness

by Paul Verhaeghe

  • Paperback £18.99
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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)

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