Fear and Self-Loathing in the City: A Guide to Keeping Sane in the Square Mile

Author(s) : Michael Sinclair

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Fear and Self-Loathing in the City: A Guide to Keeping Sane in the Square Mile

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Fear and Self-Loathing in the City is a practical guide to both managing the pressures of the workplace and coping with the struggles we may have in our personal lives. It incorporates simple techniques and quick solutions to many stressful work-related issues that exist in most working cultures.

This book is crucial for today's workplace. The current state of the economy, financial disasters and general instability is having a massive affect on employees. Workers have to deal with redundancies and the pressures of finding new jobs; the number of sick days is on the rise; drug use and alcoholism is increasing; and depression and anxiety are becoming more and more common.

Although more people are seeking help, there is still a stigma in the workplace about depression, anxiety, and other very real mental illnesses. As a result, many employees suffer in silence for fear their contemporaries will find out they are not coping, see it as a sign of weakness and think badly of them. In this book, Michael Sinclair has taken a lighter approach and used language common to the workplace with which the reader can identify. In short, this book aims to remove this stigma about mental health, and promote a sense of acceptability about seeking help and resolving problems in a healthy way.

The book deals with very current topics, including: depression, anxiety, alcoholism, sleep deprivation, and unhealthy lifestyles (e.g. eating habits) amongst many others.

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'I believe this book could become essential reading for city workers. Instead of keeping a bottle of Scotch in your desk maybe a copy of this book will be more benficial. Every city worker should have a copy!'
- Dr Neil Brener, Consultant Psychiatrist, Medical Director, The Priory Hospital North London

The Contents
Foreword; Acknowledgements; About the author; Introduction
Rocking the Foundations
Under the Spotlight
Power Cut
Hot under the Collar
Uncomfortably Numb
Force of Habit
The Phantom Menace
The Weakest Link
The Rise and Fall
Stranger in the Room
A Final Word
Appendix 1: Breathing; Appendix 2: Meditation; Appendix 3: Relaxation
Useful Contacts

About the Author(s)

Dr Michael Sinclair is a chartered psychologist practicing in the City and Harley Street. He is the Founding Director the City Psychology Group. He has lectured at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, Roche Pharmaceuticals and City University, London. He has published his research in academic journals as well as contributing to Psychologies Magazine, the Times, BBC Focus and Men's Health and presenting at international conferences.

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