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  • COMING TO OUR SENSES : HEALING OURSELVES AND THE WORLD THROUGH MINDFULNESS
    COMING TO OUR SENSES : HEALING OURSELVES AND THE WORLD THROUGH MINDFULNESS
    KABAT-ZINN JON
    ISBN: 9780786886548
    Title: COMING TO OUR SENSES : HEALING OURSELVES AND THE WORLD THROUGH MINDFULNESS
    Author: KABAT-ZINN JON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: HYPERION PRESS
    RRP: $34.99
    Price: $34.99
  • COMPLETE BUDDHISM FOR MOTHERS
    COMPLETE BUDDHISM FOR MOTHERS
    NAPTHALI SARAH
    ISBN: 9781742374499
    Title: COMPLETE BUDDHISM FOR MOTHERS
    Author: NAPTHALI SARAH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Become a calmer and happier mother with The Complete Buddhism for Mothers.

    Parenthood can be a time of great inner turmoil for a woman yet parenting books invariably focus on nurturing children rather than the mothers who struggle to raise them. These books are different.

    Together for the first time, these three bestsellers - Buddhism for Mothers, Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children and Buddhism for Mothers of Schoolchildren - explore the joy of being with your children in the all-important present moment. In these books, mothers have found the inspiration to be more patient, loving and attentive towards their children, other family members, other parents, but most of all, themselves. In her clear and engaging way, Sarah Napthali takes us on a journey through the challenges (and the pleasures!) of raising children, using Buddhist teachings and principles to help her answer the eternal questions of mothers everywhere: Who am I now? Where am I going? And how can I do my best by my children and myself? This wisdom also allows space for the deeper reflections about who we are and what makes us happy.

    Writing from personal experience, and weaving in stories from other mothers throughout her narrative, Sarah shows us how spiritual and mindful parenting can help all mothers to be more open and content. Even if exploring Buddhism at this busy stage of your life is not where you thought you'd be, it's well worth reading this book. It can make a difference.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • COMPLETE SECRETS OF HAPPY CHILDREN
    COMPLETE SECRETS OF HAPPY CHILDREN
    BIDDULPH STEVE
    ISBN: 9780732281298
    Title: COMPLETE SECRETS OF HAPPY CHILDREN
    Author: BIDDULPH STEVE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $35.00
    Price: $35.00
  • CONFESSIONS OF A SOCIOPATH
    CONFESSIONS OF A SOCIOPATH
    THOMAS M E
    ISBN: 9781447242734
    Title: CONFESSIONS OF A SOCIOPATH
    Author: THOMAS M E
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A compelling, extraordinary memoir into life as a diagnosed sociopath.

    M. E. Thomas is a high-functioning non-criminal sociopath. She is charismatic, ambitious and successful. You would be charmed by her if you met her, might even be seduced by her. You would not realise that she is studying you to find your flaws, that she is ruthlessly manipulative, has no empathy and does not feel guilt or remorse. But she does like people - she likes to touch them, mould them and ruin them. She could be your friend or your boss. She could be you . . . Now she writes with breathtaking honesty about her life. She also draws on the latest research to explain why at least one in twenty-five of us are sociopaths - and shows why that's not a bad thing. By turns fascinating, shocking and funny, Confessions of a Sociopath is a gripping insight into the mind of a self-confessed predator.

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • CONFIDENCE GAP : FROM FEAR TO FREEDOM
    CONFIDENCE GAP : FROM FEAR TO FREEDOM
    HARRIS RUSS
    ISBN: 9781921518966
    Title: CONFIDENCE GAP : FROM FEAR TO FREEDOM
    Author: HARRIS RUSS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This is a hands-on, self-help guide to gaining long-lasting confidence and overcoming fear using mindfulness-based therapy. The author explains how many of us are playing the 'confidence game' using the wrong rules, and guides the reader through clear, simple exercises designed to help you manage difficult emotions such as anxiety and build genuine confidence. The Confidence Gap has a gentler, more thoughtful approach to teaching confidence than the typically aggressive/peppy self-help approach. It is instructive, reassuring and gentle in tone, which will appeal to women as well as men and the business market.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
  • CONTENTED DEMENTIA
    CONTENTED DEMENTIA
    JAMES OLIVER
    ISBN: 9780091901813
    Title: CONTENTED DEMENTIA
    Author: JAMES OLIVER
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. Contented Dementia by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage of the illness. A person with dementia will experience random and increasingly frequent memory blanks relating to recent events. Feelings, however, remain intact, as do memories of past events and both can be used in a special way to substitute for more recent information that has been lost. The SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) outlined in this book works by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the present.

    Drawing on real-life examples and user-friendly tried-and-tested methods, Contented Dementia provides essential information and guidance for carers, relatives and professionals.

    Imprint: VERMILION
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • COPING WITH GRIEF
    COPING WITH GRIEF
    MCKISSOCK MAL
    ISBN: 9780733330889
    Title: COPING WITH GRIEF
    Author: MCKISSOCK MAL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This best-selling book offers sensitive and practical advice on how to deal with the grieving process, from coping with the funeral to managing anniversaries and special dates. Suitable for both the bereaved and their support team, it explains what to expect emotionally, psychologically and practically from the first day through the first year, as well as outlining the physical and emotional reactions to grief, why men and women react differently, how children deal with grief and some of the long-term consequences of bereavement. Whether you have been bereaved, or are part of the bereaved's support team, this self-help book will prove invaluable, and show you how to survive or help others survive, the most challenging experience a human being can have; the loss of a loved one.

    Imprint: ABC PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • COURAGE TO BE DISLIKED
    COURAGE TO BE DISLIKED
    KISHIMI ICHIRO / KOGA FUMITAKE
    ISBN: 9781760630492
    Title: COURAGE TO BE DISLIKED
    Author: KISHIMI ICHIRO / KOGA FUMITAKE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A single book can change your life.
     
    Already an enormous bestseller in Asia, with more than 3 million copies sold, The Courage to be Disliked demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be.
     
    Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, it follows an illuminating conversation between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher explains to his pupil how each of us is able to determine our own lives, free of the shackles of past experiences, doubts and the expectations of others. It’s a way of thinking that’s deeply liberating, allowing us to develop the courage to change, and to ignore the limitations that we and those around us can place on ourselves.

    The result is a book that is both highly accessible and profound in its importance. Millions have already read and benefited from its wisdom. Now that The Courage to be Disliked has been published for the first time in English, so can you.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • CRAVING MIND : From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love - Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits
    CRAVING MIND : From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love - Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits
    BREWER JUDSON
    ISBN: 9780300234367
    Title: CRAVING MIND : From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love - Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits
    Author: BREWER JUDSON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A leading neuroscientist and pioneer in the study of mindfulness explains why addictions are so tenacious and how we can learn to conquer them


    We are all vulnerable to addiction. Whether it’s a compulsion to constantly check social media, binge eating, smoking, excessive drinking, or any other behaviors, we may find ourselves uncontrollably repeating. Why are bad habits so hard to overcome? Is there a key to conquering the cravings we know are unhealthy for us?


    This book provides groundbreaking answers to the most important questions about addiction. Dr. Judson Brewer, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has studied the science of addictions for twenty years, reveals how we can tap into the very processes that encourage addictive behaviors in order to step out of them. He describes the mechanisms of habit and addiction formation, then explains how the practice of mindfulness can interrupt these habits. Weaving together patient stories, his own experience with mindfulness practice, and current scientific findings from his own lab and others, Dr. Brewer offers a path for moving beyond our cravings, reducing stress, and ultimately living a fuller life.

    Imprint: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • CRIMINAL : The Truth About Why People Do Bad Things
    CRIMINAL : The Truth About Why People Do Bad Things
    GASH TOM
    ISBN: 9780241960431
    Title: CRIMINAL : The Truth About Why People Do Bad Things
    Author: GASH TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: APRIL 2017 NEW RELEASE

    There are two contradictory narratives about crime. In one, the criminal act is a selfish choice, and tough punishment the only solution. In the other, the system is at fault, and perpetrators will change only when society reforms. Both are wrong.

    Interweaving conversations and stories of crime with findings from the latest research, Tom Gash dispels the myths that inform our views of crime, from the widespread misconception that poverty causes crime, to the belief that tough sentencing reduces it. He examines the origins of criminal behaviour, the ebb and flow of crime across the last century, and the effectiveness of various government crack-downs - and in doing so reveals that crime is both less rational and much easier to reduce than many believe. Can we suspend our knee-jerk reactions, let go of cherished myths and embrace the truth about crime?

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • DAMNED WHORES AND GODS POLICE
    DAMNED WHORES AND GODS POLICE
    SUMMERS ANNE
    ISBN: 9781742234908
    Title: DAMNED WHORES AND GODS POLICE
    Author: SUMMERS ANNE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Sexual harassment, domestic violence and date rape had not been named, although they certainly existed, when Damned Whores and God's Police was first published in 1975.

    That was before the Sex Discrimination Act of 1984 and before large numbers of women became visible in employment, in politics and elsewhere across society. It's hard to imagine an Australia where these abuses were not yet fully understood as obstacles to women's equality, yet that was Australia in 1975. It was in this climate that Anne Summers identified 'damned whores' and 'God's police', the stereotypes that characterised all women as being either virtuous mothers whose function was to civilise society or bad girls who refused, or were unable, to conform to that norm and who were thus spurned and rejected by mainstream Australia.

    These stereotypes persist to this day, argues Anne Summers in this updated version of her classic book which, in the 40 years since it was first published, has sold well over 100,000 copies and been set on countless school and university syllabuses. Who are today's damned whores? And why do women themselves still want to be God's Police?
    And although sexual harassment, domestic violence and date rape are well understood today they are nevertheless still with us and seem to be increasing.

    The fight is far from over.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • DANISH WAY OF PARENTING
    DANISH WAY OF PARENTING
    ALEXANDER JESSICA JOELLE
    ISBN: 9780349414348
    Title: DANISH WAY OF PARENTING
    Author: ALEXANDER JESSICA JOELLE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world -- and what are the secrets of Danish parents for raising happy, confident, successful kids, year after year?

    This upbeat and practical guide brings together the insights of a licensed psychotherapist and a mum on the habits of the happiest families on earth.

    The book delivers fresh advice on how to:

    Encourage free play

    Foster authenticity and confidence

    Nurture empathy

    Emphasize teamwork over power struggles

    Celebrate togetherness

    Filled with practical takeaways and inspiring examples, THE DANISH WAY OF PARENTING will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world.

    Imprint: PIATKUS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DARE TO LEAD : Bold Work Tough Conversations Whole Hearts
    DARE TO LEAD : Bold Work Tough Conversations Whole Hearts
    BROWN BRENE
    ISBN: 9781785042140
    Title: DARE TO LEAD : Bold Work Tough Conversations Whole Hearts
    Author: BROWN BRENE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In her #1 NYT bestsellers, Brene Brown taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture shifters, she's showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.

    Leadership is not about titles, status and power over people. Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas, and developing that potential. This is a book for everyone who is ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference and lead.

    When we dare to lead, we don't pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don't see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it and work to align authority and accountability. We don't avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into the vulnerability that's necessary to do good work.

    But daring leadership in a culture that's defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty requires building courage skills, which are uniquely human. The irony is that we're choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the same time we're scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines can't do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection and courage to start.

    BrenU Brown spent the past two decades researching the emotions that give meaning to our lives. Over the past seven years, she found that leaders in organisations ranging from small entrepreneurial start-ups and family-owned businesses to non-profits, civic organisations and Fortune 50 companies, are asking the same questions-

    How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders? And, how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?

    Dare to Lead answers these questions and gives us actionable strategies and real examples from her new research-based, courage-building programme.

    Brene writes, 'One of the most important findings of my career is that courage can be taught, developed and measured. Courage is a collection of four skill sets supported by twenty-eight behaviours. All it requires is a commitment to doing bold work, having tough conversations and showing up with our whole hearts. Easy? No. Choosing courage over comfort is not easy. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and work. It's why we're here.'

    Imprint: VERMILION
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DARING GREATLY
    DARING GREATLY
    BROWN BRENE
    ISBN: 9780241257401
    Title: DARING GREATLY
    Author: BROWN BRENE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable.

    Most of us try to fight those feelings - we strive to appear perfect. But in a powerful new vision Dr. Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that vulnerability is in fact a strength, and when we shut ourselves off from revealing our true selves we grow distanced from the things that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.

    Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research, across the home, relationships, work, and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous; to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees.

    This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.

    'Brilliantly insightful. I can't stop thinking about this book.' Gretchen Rubin

    'A wonderful book. I couldn't put it down.' Seth Godin

    'This is big, big, big, big, BIG!' Oprah Winfrey



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • DAVID AND GOLIATH : UNDERDOGS MISFITS AND THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS
    DAVID AND GOLIATH : UNDERDOGS MISFITS AND THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS
    GLADWELL MALCOLM
    ISBN: 9780241959596
    Title: DAVID AND GOLIATH : UNDERDOGS MISFITS AND THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS
    Author: GLADWELL MALCOLM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Why do underdogs succeed so much more than they should? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey to uncover the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty.

    From the conflicts in Northern Ireland and Vietnam, through the tactics of civil rights leaders and the problem of privilege, Gladwell demonstrates how terribly we misunderstand the true meaning of advantage and disadvantage. When is a traumatic childhood a good thing? How can a disability leave someone better off? And do you really want your child to go to the best school he or she can get into?

    Drawing on the stories of remarkable underdogs, history, science, psychology and his unparalleled ability to make the connections other miss, David and Goliath is a brilliant, illuminating book that overturns conventional thinking, and brings home the incredible leverage of the unexpected.

    'A global phenomenon . . . he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure . . . there is, it seems, no subject over which he cannot scatter some magic dust.' Observer

    'He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius.' The Times



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • DEATH TALKER
    DEATH TALKER
    CARLILE MOLLY
    ISBN: 9781742578736
    Title: DEATH TALKER
    Author: CARLILE MOLLY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This book offers a common sense approach to having the conversations we will all need to have one day how to plan a good death and to die well. This book offers a practical instruction guide on what to do when you have that 'difficult conversation' about death and identifies the services available and the steps to dying well.

    Imprint: NEW HOLLAND
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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