Managing Your Mind: The Mental Fitness Guide / Edition 2 by Gillian Butler, Tony Hope | | 9780192623836 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Managing Your Mind: The Mental Fitness Guide

Managing Your Mind: The Mental Fitness Guide

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by Gillian Butler, Tony Hope
     
 

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Integrating techniques of management with those of psychology, mixing feeling with action and work with play, this book is both an invitation to enjoy life to its fullest and a guide for achieving such enjoyment. Butler and Hope present practical ways of improving relationships, mood, health, and work, while at the same time showing ways to build self-confidence,

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Integrating techniques of management with those of psychology, mixing feeling with action and work with play, this book is both an invitation to enjoy life to its fullest and a guide for achieving such enjoyment. Butler and Hope present practical ways of improving relationships, mood, health, and work, while at the same time showing ways to build self-confidence, overcome anxiety and depression, and more. 9 illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

Mike Tribby
Self-help and personal betterment tomes are often so earnest and so zealous to help everybody have a perfect life that they are off-putting to readers who merely want some advice. Butler and Hope's low-key compendium of mental self-help is refreshingly free of such obsessiveness. Bright, readable, and insightful, it offers modest goals that are bracingly achievable by means of "skills, understanding, and strategies to suit your circumstances and inclinations." This may sound foggy or indefinite, but it is positively precise and reasonable for works in this genre. Butler and Hope present problems in broad contexts, indicated by such chapter titles as "Treating Yourself Right," "Good Eating Habits," and "Making Decisions." Then, drawing on their clinical experience, they dissect and illuminate specific complaints and offer simple advice. Consider the resulting wide-ranging adviser a fitness book for the mind, rather like a Kathy Smith workout video for the sexiest, rather than the bounciest, part of your body.
From the Publisher
"Offers modest goals that are bracingly achievable....Consider the resulting wide-ranging adviser a fitness book for the mind, rather like a Kathy Smith workout video for the sexiest, rather than the bounciest, part of your body."—Booklist

"A well-written, thoughtful guide."—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192623836
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/07/1995
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Gillian Butler, Ph.D., is Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Warneford Hospital, Headington, Oxford, and is a researcher in the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry. She is married with two grown children.
Tony Hope, M.D., a clinical psychiatrist, is leader of the Oxford Practice Skills Project at the University of Oxford and co-author, with J.M. Longmore, of The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. He is married to a physician and they have two young children.

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