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Scarred - But Not For Life (Paperback): Kim McCusker Scarred - But Not For Life (Paperback)
Kim McCusker 5
R265 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R37 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Brutally dragged 780 metres beneath a taxi – a young woman’s inspiring story of survival, courage, and the will to live.

13 September 2011. The story would shock thousands and be remembered by many for years to come. It would be plastered all over the papers and continue to attract interest well after the shock factor of what happened had passed. Reports and articles would be written, and “facts”, as given to reporters by some of those involved and willing to be interviewed, would be recounted and repeated in all forms of public media over the months and even years that followed. And although these versions would generate widespread outrage, none was entirely accurate.

"The stories were about me. I was there. I am Kim McCusker - the girl who was dragged by a taxi. This, as I experienced it, is the true version of events."

Oorkant Jou - 'n Verhaal Uit Die Binnekamer (Afrikaans, Paperback): Juliana Coetzer Oorkant Jou - 'n Verhaal Uit Die Binnekamer (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Juliana Coetzer
R250 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R35 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Oorkant jou is gevul met die stories van die uiteenlopende mense wat Juliana Coetzer se pad kruis as psigoterapeut. Deur hul verhale van swaarkry en herstel, neem Juliana die leser op ʼn reis wat eintlik ons almal sʼn is: Die pad van grootword en eienaarskap neem.

Sy vertel hoe sommige klinte haar inspireer en uitdaag om haar eie vrese te konfronteer, maar ook watter uitwerking dit op terapeute het om aan die wreedheid van die mensdom blootgestel te word. Daar is die families wat uitmekaar geskeur is as gevolg van seksuele misbruik, die man wat sukkel met sy selfbeeld weens afknouery en ook die prostituut Venecia wat ’n tragiese simbool van verwaarlosing word.

Juliana se aardse humorsin maak dat sy egter ook die komiese oomblikke raaksien – totdat die volgende storie oor die menslike toestand jou wind uitslaan.

I'm The Girl Who Was Raped (Paperback): Michelle Hattingh I'm The Girl Who Was Raped (Paperback)
Michelle Hattingh
R220 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R16 (7%) In stock

That morning, Michelle presented her Psychology honours thesis on men's perceptions of rape. She started her presentation like this, A woman born in South Africa has a greater chance of being raped than learning how to read On that same evening, she goes to a party to celebrate attaining her degree. She and a friend go to the beach; the friend has something she wants to discuss. They are both robbed, assaulted and raped. Within minutes of getting help, Michelle realises she'll never be herself again. She's now "the girl who was raped." This book is Michelle's fight to be herself again. Of the taint she feels, despite the support and resources at her disposal as the loved child of a successful middle-class family. Of the fall-out to friendships, job, identity. It's Michelle's brave way of standing up for the women in South Africa who are raped every day.

Dis Ek, Anna: Die Volle Verhaal - Dis Ek, Anna / Die Staat Teen Anna Bruwer (Afrikaans, Paperback, Filmuitgawe): Anchien... Dis Ek, Anna: Die Volle Verhaal - Dis Ek, Anna / Die Staat Teen Anna Bruwer (Afrikaans, Paperback, Filmuitgawe)
Anchien Troskie as Elbie Lotter 1
R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Within 7 - 15 working days

’n Omnibus met Dis ek, Anna en Die staat teen Anna Bruwer in om met die film gebaseer op die boeke saam te val. Die omnibus bevat albei boeke.

Sy het haarself Stom Anna genoem. Omdat sy aan niemand kon vertel van dit wat tussen haar en haar stiefpa plaasgevind het nie.

Hierdie is die verhaal oor hoe sy uiteindelik die stilte verbreek het en haar verhaal aan die wreld en ook in die hof gaan vertel het. ​Dis ek, Anna ​is gebaseer op ’n ware verhaal.

Bully Proof (Paperback): Gail Dore Bully Proof (Paperback)
Gail Dore
R200 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R28 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Every day, thousands of South African children go to school filled with terror because they know they’re going to be bullied. Children who are targeted by bullies are at enormous risk, yet many parents don’t know why it is happening to their child, or what to do about it.

Bully Proof looks at every aspect of bullying, from name-calling, taunting and rumour-mongering to physical assault, and examines why and how bullies behave the way they do, and what can be done to help them and their victims. The more we understand bullying behaviour, the better we can address the underlying causes and put effective controls in place.

Studies have shown that the 'whole school' approach, involving pupils, teachers and parents, is by far the most effective method of reducing incidents of bullying, as well as limiting the potential for future incidents. Implementing an effective anti-bullying campaign is not just about changing the behaviour of a few maladjusted children; it is about changing the philosophy of the entire school.Using a step-by-step approach, this book provides educators, parents, counsellors and children with the tools they need to develop a successful anti-bullying programme.

The Anxiety Toolkit - Strategies For Fine-Tuning Your Mind And Moving Past Your Stuck Points (Paperback): Alice Boyes Ph D The Anxiety Toolkit - Strategies For Fine-Tuning Your Mind And Moving Past Your Stuck Points (Paperback)
Alice Boyes Ph D 1
R255 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R61 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Drawing on extensive social psychology research, and the author's training and clinical experience in Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, "The Anxiety Toolkit "offers actionable strategies that anyone can use to manage their anxiety--both personal and professional.
Anxious people often think a great deal about why they think and behave the way they do. They seek self-improvement information yet often get stuck in applying it. They read popular self-help books for anxiety, but these books are highly simplified, to the extent readers can't make the leap from the examples in the books to their more complex real world problems. They turn to business books because they're motivated to achieve greater success, but since these books don't address the reasons anxious people get stuck, they're not especially helpful.
The Anxiety Toolkit provides the information anxious people look for but can't find. It draws on extensive social psychology research, and the author's training and clinical experience in Cognitive-Behavioral psychology, addressing the core problems that impede people who are anxious--inhibition, biased thinking, rumination, intolerance of uncertainty, excessive responsibility taking, self-criticism, perfectionism, and avoidance coping--and providing readers with the tools to manage these tendencies.

God, Gay, Genade (Afrikaans, Paperback): Retha Benade God, Gay, Genade (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Retha Benade
R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 In stock

Hoekom is ek so, wat is fout met my? Ek kan nie regtig met iemand hieroor praat nie. Ek sien nie kans vir die verwerping, spot en veroordeling nie. Wanneer my ouers, vriende en familie dit uitvind, hoe gaan hulle reageer? Wat dink God van alles, waar pas Hy in? Hoekom straf Hy my so? Ek bly liewers stil en leef ’n lewe van leuens.

Hierdie is 'n moet-lees boek vir:

  • Die wat anti-gay is (ouers, familie, vriende, kerkleiers) en nie besef watter bloedspoor gelos word deur die misbruik van die Skrifte, mites en ongevoelige uitsprake teenoor gay mense nie.
  • Die gelowige gay mens wat met sy of haar seksualiteit sukkel en hopelik aangespoor sal word om hulleself te aanvaar.
  • Die pro-gay mense (ouers, familie, vriende, kerkleiers) wat swaar dra in die proses om die gay mens te beskerm.
The Little Book of Calm (Hardcover): Aaron Balick The Little Book of Calm (Hardcover)
Aaron Balick 1
R127 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R29 (23%) Within 15 - 20 working days

When it comes to anxiety, The Little Book of Calm has the magic formula. This definitive book, written by a trained psychotherapist, offers techniques, advice and inspiration on the best and most effective ways to manage anxiety. From exercises such as `Google yourself and zoom the hell out' helping to put worries into perspective, to a Progressive Body Relaxation method for when anxiety attacks at night, The Little Book of Calm will show readers how to control the condition.

Why We Sleep - Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams (Hardcover): Matthew Walker Why We Sleep - Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams (Hardcover)
Matthew Walker
R442 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R108 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
My Friend Fear - Finding Light and Magic in What Scares You Most (Hardcover): Meera Lee Patel My Friend Fear - Finding Light and Magic in What Scares You Most (Hardcover)
Meera Lee Patel
R308 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R66 (21%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Let Me Be Frank (Hardcover): Frank Bruno Let Me Be Frank (Hardcover)
Frank Bruno; As told to Nick Owens 1
R429 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R78 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Let Me Be Frank is the new book from one of the world's sporting greats. A deeply personal story, Bruno talks about his battle with mental illness, his time inside a mental facility, the impact his illness has had on his family and his career - and his long road back to stability. Now ready to talk about the condition that devastated his world, Frank's story offers his own unique perspective on living with bipolar disorder. His fears, his triumphs and the great affection he feels for the legion of fans he has to this day. His aim is to give others hope and inspiration. "Ever since I retired, one thing has stood between me and being the man I want to be. My mind. "In the end it saw me locked up against my will and pumped full of so many drugs I didn't have the strength to stand. When I am in the grip of my bipolar disorder and the drugs are pickling my brain I am unable to stand for days. But I will always get back up. It is the only way I know."

An Introduction to Coping with Anxiety, 2nd Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Brenda Hogan, Leonora Brosan An Introduction to Coping with Anxiety, 2nd Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Brenda Hogan, Leonora Brosan 1
R104 R88 Discovery Miles 880 Save R16 (15%) Within 15 - 20 working days

Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store.Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions worldwide, affecting millions of people each year. But it can be treated effectively with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).Written by experienced practitioners, this introductory book can help you if anxiety has become a problem. It explains what anxiety is and how it makes you feel when it becomes unmanageable or lasts for long periods of time. It will help you to understand your symptoms and is ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy. You will learn:* What anxiety is and how it develops* Physical symptoms to look out for* How to spot and challenge thoughts that make you anxious* Ways to change how you behave in order to reduce your feelings of anxiety

How to Fight (Paperback): Thich Nhat Hanh How to Fight (Paperback)
Thich Nhat Hanh
R174 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R36 (21%) Within 7 - 11 working days
At Last a Life (Paperback): Paul David At Last a Life (Paperback)
Paul David
R291 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R26 (9%) Within 15 - 20 working days
Flagging the Problem - A new approach to mental health (Paperback): Harry Barry Flagging the Problem - A new approach to mental health (Paperback)
Harry Barry 1
R280 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R46 (16%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A practical guide to understanding and coping with anxiety, depression, addiction and suicide. Flagging The Problem: A New Approach to Mental Health investigates how the mood system in the brain and the body works, and how problems in this system contribute to anxiety, depression, addiction and suicide. Bestselling author and GP Dr Harry Barry reveals a pioneering system using a coloured flag which represents a particular mental state or area of concern: - Green Flag explains the normal mood system-The Red Flag deals with depression- The Yellow Flag addresses anxiety- The Purple Flag deals with addiction - The White Flag addresses the issue of suicide.Using this system to help readers visualise the illness and its symptoms, Dr Barry aims to provide hope to those suffering from depression, addiction, anxiety and suicidal thoughts and with it the possibility of a new life where the pain can be alleviated.Previously published as Flagging the Problem: A New Approach to Mental Health, this edition has been fully revised and updated.

Katrienkie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Cara Blake Katrienkie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Cara Blake
R145 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R25 (17%) Within 10 - 15 working days

"Katrienkie is ʼn mt-lees boek, ʼn mt-versprei, mt-bespreek boek. Dit word sonder enige voorbehoud, onvoorwaardelik aanbeveel vir enige persoon wat in chroniese trauma leef of ʼn ongestrykte bondel eie trauma in ʼn laai geprop het." – Maretha Maartens

Hierdie is nie net ’n storie nie maar ’n geselsboek vanuit die skrywer se eie agtergrond wat stap vir stap terapeutiese tegnieke bied aan die getraumatiseerde.

1-2-3 Parenting with Heart - Three-Step Discipline for a Calm and Godly Household (Paperback, 3rd ed.): Thomas Phelan, Chris... 1-2-3 Parenting with Heart - Three-Step Discipline for a Calm and Godly Household (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
Thomas Phelan, Chris Webb
R272 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R59 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Cure Your Phobia in 24 Hours - Confront your fears and achieve your full potential (Paperback): Richard Reid Cure Your Phobia in 24 Hours - Confront your fears and achieve your full potential (Paperback)
Richard Reid 1
R187 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R43 (23%) Within 15 - 20 working days

Burst through the fear! Is your fear of flying preventing you from taking that life changing holiday? Are you terrified of leaving the house in case you run into a dog? Do you plan your day around avoiding your fears? If your fear, phobia or anxiety is taking over your life and stopping you from living the way you want, then Cure Your Phobia in 24 Hours is here to help. Through carefully honed techniques and strategies, psychotherapist and CBT expert Richard Reid will unlock your true inner potential. As well as overcoming your immediate fear or phobia in record time by expanding your comfort zone in a step-by-step plan, Richard will also help you build long term strategies, teaching you to discredit negative thinking and grow confidence to be the fearless person you've always want to be. Reassuring, warm and hugely practical, with accessible guides for every phobia from Agoraphobia to Ornithophobia, advice on how to manage anxiety and panic attacks and easy-to-use, practical guidance to help you on your journey, Richard will be with you every step of the way. In Sky's Extreme Phobias, Extreme Cures, Richard helped dozens of people overcome their greatest fears in a matter of hours. With his help, in just 24 hours you too can be phobia-free and ready to grab life with both hands.

A Street Cat Named Bob - How one man and his cat found hope on the streets (Paperback): James Bowen A Street Cat Named Bob - How one man and his cat found hope on the streets (Paperback)
James Bowen 1
R191 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R32 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

The phenomenal Number One bestseller about best friends James and Bob. Now a major motion picture starring Luke Treadaway.When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other's troubled pasts.A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.

Irresistible - Why We Can't Stop Checking, Scrolling, Clicking and Watching (Paperback): Adam Alter Irresistible - Why We Can't Stop Checking, Scrolling, Clicking and Watching (Paperback)
Adam Alter 3
R264 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R65 (25%) Within 15 - 20 working days

'Truly addictive' Malcolm Gladwell * 'Brilliant' Susan Cain * 'Essential' Charles Duhigg How many times have you checked your phone today? Why are messaging apps, email and social media so hard to resist? How come we always end up watching another episode? In recent years, media and technology have perfected the lucrative art of gaining and holding our attention. This extraordinary feat has changed the behaviour of billions of people, and especially the young: by current medical standards, we are experiencing an unprecedented, global pandemic of addiction. But what exactly is an addiction? And what, if anything, might we do about it? From cliff-hangers to earworms, from religion to pornography, and from the awesome allure of the 'Kim Kardashian: Hollywood' app to the unexpected benefits of the 'butt-brush effect', Irresistible blends fascinating stories with ingenious science to explain how and why we all got hooked. Revealing the surprising causes and sometimes bizarre nature of addiction, this book will equip you with the tools and understanding you need to navigate our irresistible new world.

How to be Bored (Paperback, Main Market Ed.): Eva Hoffman, The School of Life, Susan Quilliam How to be Bored (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)
Eva Hoffman, The School of Life, Susan Quilliam 2
R170 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R24 (14%) In stock

Lethargic inactivity can be debilitating and depressing; but for those living in the modern world, the pendulum has swung far in the other direction. We live in a hectic, hyperactive, over-stimulated age. Excessive busyness and overfilled schedules are the norm, as are their effects on our mental and emotional lives. How might we address and counter such problems, for the sake of experiencing our lives more fully? In How to Be Bored, Eva Hoffman explores the importance we place on success, high level function, effectiveness and alertness in today's competitive society. In a world where it is almost impossible to be idle, she draws upon lessons from history, literature and psychotherapy to help us embrace boredom and find meaning in doing nothing - to appreciate real reflection and enjoy the richness of our inner and external lives.

Awaken the Giant Within - How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny (Paperback,... Awaken the Giant Within - How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Tony Robbins 3
R215 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R53 (25%) Within 15 - 20 working days

The author offers advice on such matters as mastering emotions, overcoming debilitating habits such as over-eating, drinking and drug abuse, unleashing the hidden power of body and mind, improving personal and professional relationships, and taking control of personal finances.

Overcoming Panic, 2nd Edition - A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed): Vijaya... Overcoming Panic, 2nd Edition - A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed)
Vijaya Manicavasagar, Derrick Silove 1
R275 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R39 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Overcome the crippling effects of panic attacks and agoraphobia Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by feelings of panic that seem to come from nowhere and yet feel terrifyingly real? Do you avoid certain situations because you think you'll experience a panic attack? If so, this step-by-step self-help course can give you the necessary skills to overcome and prevent such attacks and the associated agoraphobia. Based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques and the authors' many years of experience and expertise in treating this disabling condition, it offers an indispensable guide for anyone affected, including sufferers, their friends and families, psychologists and those working in the medical profession. Explains the many forms and causes of panic Contains a complete self-help program and monitoring sheets Based on clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy

Anxiety and Panic - How to reshape your anxious mind and brain (Paperback): Harry Barry Anxiety and Panic - How to reshape your anxious mind and brain (Paperback)
Harry Barry 1
R281 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R45 (16%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A practical guide to understanding, managing and overcoming anxiety and panic attacks by bestselling author and GP Harry Barry. Do you or does someone you love suffer from general anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, a phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder? Or are you a health-care worker treating people with these disorders? Then this book is for you. Dr Harry Barry combines a deep knowledge of the inner workings of the mind and brain with a wealth of experience treating patients as a GP to offer a way out of the fear, worry and shame of anxiety. In this wise, supportive book, Dr Barry explains clearly and simply what it is about our minds and brains that generates the symptoms of anxiety. Through a series of case studies based on his real-life experiences treating patients, he explains and demonstrates how to use lifestyle changes, mindfulness, exercise and CBT techniques to cope with these symptoms and ultimately feel better.Previously published as Flagging Anxiety: How to Reshape Your Anxious Mind and Brain, this edition has been fully revised and updated.

Mindfulness for Teen Worry - Quick and Easy Strategies to Let Go of Anxiety, Worry, and Stress (Paperback): Jeffrey Bernstein Mindfulness for Teen Worry - Quick and Easy Strategies to Let Go of Anxiety, Worry, and Stress (Paperback)
Jeffrey Bernstein
R278 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R64 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Is your worrying keeping you from reaching your goals? In Mindfulness for Teen Worry, a clinical psychologist offers quick, easy-to-learn mindfulness skills teens can use anytime, anywhere to stop worries from growing and taking over. Let's face it-being a teen isn't easy. And if you're like a lot of other teens, you probably worry about getting good grades, fitting in with a certain crowd, or what the future will bring after high school. These are all completely normal worries, and signs that you are tuned in to your life and thinking about your goals. But what about chronic worrying-the kind that keeps you up at night, ruminating about that paper you just turned in, or that thing your friend said to you at lunch (what did she mean by that?), and so on. Sometimes worrying isn't helpful. In fact, it can get in the way of living your life! So, how can you start putting worry in its place before it takes up too much head space? Mindfulness for Teen Worry will show you how living in the moment will dissolve worry and help you stay grounded in the here and now. You'll learn powerful and easy-to-use mindfulness skills to manage the four most common worry struggles teens face: school pressure, coping with friendship and relationship problems, improving body image, and handling family conflicts. You'll discover why you worry and the long-term destructive impacts worry can have on your life. And most importantly, you'll be introduced to simple, effective techniques to help you become more mindful-like harnessing the power of the breath and how to relax your body in times of stress. If you struggle with worry or anxiety that gets in the way of being your best, this fun and friendly guide will help you maintain a mindful life in a frenzied world.

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