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  • BYSTANDER EFFECT : The Psychology of Courage and Inaction
    BYSTANDER EFFECT : The Psychology of Courage and Inaction
    SANDERSON CATHERINE
    ISBN: 9780008361631
    Title: BYSTANDER EFFECT : The Psychology of Courage and Inaction
    Author: SANDERSON CATHERINE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Why do good people so often do nothing when a small intervention could make a big difference? Pioneering psychologist Catherine Sanderson demystifies the mindset of bullies and bystanders to show why courage comes at such a high cost, and how we can learn to be brave.

    We are bombarded every day by reports of bad behaviour: from sexual harassment to political corruption, from bullying to corporate greed. We believe these things are wrong or even evil, but in practice few of us choose to intercede.

    The Bystander Effect draws on the latest developments in psychology and neuroscience to explain why we act differently in groups than when we are alone; how slippery slopes begin and prosper; and where the dissonance lies between good intentions and real action.

    Sanderson answers the question of why otherwise good people can become bystanders to evil of any scale, and gives practical strategies for how to resist pressures and make change in our own lives.

    Courage, this book shows, is not a virtue we're born with or without. A bystander can learn to be brave.

    Imprint: William Collins
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • C G JUNG : The Basics
    C G JUNG : The Basics
    WILLIAMS RUTH
    ISBN: 9781138195448
    Title: C G JUNG : The Basics
    Author: WILLIAMS RUTH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    C. G. Jung: The Basics is an accessible, concise introduction to the life and ideas of C. G. Jung for readers of all backgrounds, from those new to Jung’s work to those looking for a convenient reference.

    Ruth Williams eloquently and succinctly introduces the key concepts of Jungian theory and paints his biographical picture with clarity. The book begins with an overview of Jung’s family life, childhood, and relationship with (and subsequent split from) Sigmund Freud. Williams then progresses thematically through the key concepts in his work, clearly explaining ideas including the unconscious, the structure of the psyche, archetypes, individuation, psychological types and alchemy. C. G. Jung: The Basics also presents Jung’s theories on dreams and the self, and explains how his ideas developed and how they can be applied to everyday life. The book also discusses some of the negative claims made about Jung, especially his ideas on politics, race, and gender, and includes detailed explanations and examples throughout, including a chronology of Jung’s life and suggested further reading.

    C. G. Jung: The Basics will be key reading for students at all levels coming to Jung’s ideas for the first time and general readers with an interest in his work. For those already familiar with Jungian concepts, it will provide a helpful guide to applying these ideas to the real world.

    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CALM THE F**K DOWN
    CALM THE F**K DOWN
    KNIGHT SARAH
    ISBN: 9781787476202
    Title: CALM THE F**K DOWN
    Author: KNIGHT SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The latest no-f**ks-given guide from New York Times bestselling author of the international sensation The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, Get Your Sh*t Together, and You Do You.

    Do you waste time overthinking things you can't do anything about?
    Do you freak out when things don't go to plan?
    Does anxiety get in the way of you living your best life?

    When life hands you a big fat f**king lemon, CALM THE F**K DOWN gives you practical ways to manage the situation, not to mention your anxiety about the situation. One hundred per cent practical and zero percent Pollyanna-ish, this is a book that acknowledges all the bad shit that can and probably will happen to you - from break ups and breakdowns to floods, family feuds and France running out of butter - and shows you what you can realistically do about it so you can get on with your life, stop worrying and wallowing, and start bouncing back.

    Think of CALM THE F**K DOWN as the friend who, instead of reassuring you that 'everything's going to be okay,' actually shows you how to make it so.

    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CARE : The Radical Art of Taking Time
    CARE : The Radical Art of Taking Time
    MCALARY BROOKE
    ISBN: 9781760878207
    Title: CARE : The Radical Art of Taking Time
    Author: MCALARY BROOKE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: June 2021 New Release

    There is little doubt that the world is in desperate need of care; however, despite the overwhelming global problems that face us, we can find ourselves caring too much, while at the same time caring too little. By spending so much time and energy caring about the big problems of the world, we've lost sight of what smaller, personal acts of care can look like and just how powerful these small acts can be.

    Care: The radical art of taking time explores what it means to care in smaller ways - for ourselves, our loved ones and our communities - and discovers that caring doesn't need to cost us our wellbeing, happiness or relationships. That making simple changes to how we live, spending more time in nature, putting down our devices and connecting with each other face-to-face, finding awe and wonder in the world around us and remembering how to play, will have ripple effects that reach far beyond our own corner of the planet.

    With unwavering compassion and understanding, Brooke McAlary takes us on a journey to rediscover the small pleasures that create large ripples, reminding us that no one needs to shoulder the burden of doing it all by themselves - we only need to cast our eyes forward and start small, with care.

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • CARE OF THE SOUL  -  25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
    CARE OF THE SOUL - 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
    MOORE THOMAS
    ISBN: 9780062415677
    Title: CARE OF THE SOUL - 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
    Author: MOORE THOMAS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With a new introduction by the author and additional material, this 25th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller by Thomas Moore provides a powerful spiritual message for our troubled times.

    In this special 25th anniversary edition of Thomas Moore’s bestselling book Care of the Soul readers are presented with a revolutionary approach to thinking about daily life—everyday activities, events, problems and creative opportunities—and a therapeutic lifestyle is proposed that focuses on looking more deeply into emotional problems and learning how to sense sacredness in even ordinary things.

    Basing his writing on the ancient model of "care of the soul"—which provided a religious context for viewing the everyday events of life—Moore brings "care of the soul" into the 21st century. Promising to deepen and broaden the reader's perspective on his or her own life experiences, Moore draws on his own life as a therapist practicing "care of the soul," as well as his studies of the world's religions and his work in music and art, to create this inspirational guide that examines the connections between spirituality and the problems of individuals and society.

    Imprint: PERENNIAL
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • CARRY ON WARRIOR
    CARRY ON WARRIOR
    DOYLE GLENNON
    ISBN: 9780718177362
    Title: CARRY ON WARRIOR
    Author: DOYLE GLENNON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: January 2021 New Release

    On Mother's Day, 2002, Glennon Melton was unmarried, addicted to drugs, booze, food and bad love. Never comfortable with reality, her criminal record had grown steadily more muddied in her desperate quest for escapism. But by a strange twist of fate, it was on this day that she discovered she was pregnant. After twenty years of wilful self-destruction, how could Glennon rise to the challenge of looking after the helpless, innocent child growing within her, when she couldn't even look after herself?Carry On, Warrior is the remarkable and inspiring story of a mother who, for the love of her child, was determined to change her life forever. This is a true woman's book, which touches on the universal themes of friendship, marriage and family in a way that is unique and enlightening.

    Imprint: Michael Joseph
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • CHANGE : How to Make Big Things Happen
    CHANGE : How to Make Big Things Happen
    CENTOLA DAMON
    ISBN: 9781529373370
    Title: CHANGE : How to Make Big Things Happen
    Author: CENTOLA DAMON
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'A remarkable and important guide to effecting change in our individual lives, businesses, societies - and beyond' JONAH BERGER, bestselling author of Contagious

    How did movements like the Arab Spring and Black Lives Matter take off when they did?

    How did Lord Kitchener recruit 2,000,000 volunteers at the start of World War I?

    Why did Twitter take hold while Google+ has failed?

    What surprising lessons can we learn from Covid 19?

    From the spread of Covid-19 to the rise of political polarization, from implicit bias to genetically modified food, from NASA to Netflix - it's time to think differently about how change works.

    Professor Damon Centola is the world expert in the new science of networks. His ground-breaking research across areas as disparate as voting, health, technology and finance has highlighted powerful and highly effective new ways to ensure lasting change. In this book, Centola distils over a decade of deep experience into a fascinating new theory that challenges previous assumptions that new ideas are either contagious or not.

    Change shows that beliefs and behaviours are not transmitted from person to person in the simple way that a virus is. The real story of social change is more complex and much more interesting. When we are exposed to a new idea, our social networks guide our responses in striking and surprising ways. Drawing on deep-yet-accessible research and fascinating examples, Change presents a paradigm-shifting new science for understanding what drives change, recognising our blind spots and how we can change the world around us.

    Imprint: John Murray
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • CHASING THE SCREAM
    CHASING THE SCREAM
    HARI JOHANN
    ISBN: 9781526608369
    Title: CHASING THE SCREAM
    Author: HARI JOHANN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    NOW WITH A NEW AFTERWORD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE SOURCE OF THE VIRAL TED TALK

    'Screamingly addictive' STEPHEN FRY
    'Superb ... Thrilling story-telling' NAOMI KLEIN
    'A powerful contribution to an urgent debate' GUARDIAN

    What if everything we 've been told about addiction is wrong' One of Johann Hari 's earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of his relatives and not being able to. As he grew older, he realised there was addiction in his family. Confused, he set out on a three-year, thirty-thousand mile journey to discover what really causes addiction and how to solve it.
    Told through a series of gripping human stories, this book was the basis of a TED talk and animation that have been viewed more than twenty million times. It has transformed the global debate about addiction.

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • CHATTER
    CHATTER
    KROSS ETHAN
    ISBN: 9781785041952
    Title: CHATTER
    Author: KROSS ETHAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Turn your inner voice from critic to coach As humans, we all have a special ability that is unique to our species- an inner voice. It helps us focus, achieve our goals and reflect on life's most joyful moments. But it can also be our biggest enemy, chewing over painful emotions and replaying embarrassments, hijacking our thoughts to run amok with 'chatter'. How does this source of wisdom turn into our biggest critic? And how can we take back control?These are the questions one of the world's leading experts on the conscious mind set out to answer twenty years ago, when he started on an audacious mission - to study the conversations we have with ourselves. In this hugely anticipated book, that expert, the award-winning neuroscientist and psychologist Ethan Kross, reveals the sheer power of the inner voice, and shows us that we all possess a set of tools for harnessing it. Hidden in plain sight, they are in the words we use and the stories we tell ourselves, in the conversations we have with our loved ones and in the habits we undertake when tackling our goals. They are even sometimes in our bizarre rituals and lucky charms.Fascinating, entertaining and full of original insights and tips, Chatter will change the conversations you have with yourself forever, and help you lead a happier, more productive life.

    Imprint: VERMILION
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • CHECKLIST MANIFESTO
    CHECKLIST MANIFESTO
    GAWANDE ATUL
    ISBN: 9781846683145
    Title: CHECKLIST MANIFESTO
    Author: GAWANDE ATUL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Today we find ourselves in possession of stupendous know-how, which we willingly place in the hands of the most highly skilled people. But avoidable failures are common, and the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of our knowledge has exceeded our ability to consistently deliver it - correctly, safely or efficiently.
    In this groundbreaking book, Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument for the checklist, which he believes to be the most promising method available in surmounting failure. Whether you're following a recipe, investing millions of dollars in a company or building a skyscraper, the checklist is an essential tool in virtually every area of our lives, and Gawande explains how breaking down complex, high pressure tasks into small steps can radically improve everything from airline safety to heart surgery survival rates.
    Fascinating and enlightening, The Checklist Manifesto shows how the simplest of ideas could transform how we operate in almost any field.

    Imprint: Profile Books
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • 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: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE




    "[The] journey toward health and sanity is nothing less than an invitation to wake up to the fullness of our lives as if they actually mattered . . ." --Jon Kabat-Zinn, from the Introduction

    Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. Now, with Coming to Our Senses, he provides the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our physical and spiritual wellbeing. With scientific rigor, poetic deftness, and compelling personal stories, Jon Kabat-Zinn examines the mysteries and marvels of our minds and bodies, describing simple, intuitive ways in which we can come to a deeper understanding, through our senses, of our beauty, our genius, and our life path in a complicated, fear-driven, and rapidly changing world.

    In each of the book's eight parts, Jon Kabat-Zinn explores another facet of the great adventure of healing ourselves -- and our world -- through mindful awareness, with a focus on the "sensescapes" of our lives and how a more intentional awareness of the senses, including the human mind itself, allows us to live more fully and more authentically. By "coming to our senses" -- both literally and metaphorically by opening to our innate connectedness with the world around us and within us -- we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.

    Imprint: HYPERION PRESS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • COMPARISONITIS : How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Be Genuinely Happy
    COMPARISONITIS : How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Be Genuinely Happy
    AMBROSINI MELISSA
    ISBN: 9781460759691
    Title: COMPARISONITIS : How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Be Genuinely Happy
    Author: AMBROSINI MELISSA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: May 2021 New Release

    An upbeat, inspirational guide to finding happiness in an often toxic social media world, from bestselling author Melissa Ambrosini.

    Comparisonitis / com·par·isoni·tis/ (noun)The compulsion to compare one's accomplishments to another's to determine relative importance.We've all felt it - that sinking feeling when you start comparing yourself to someone else. Maybe it's a friend, maybe it's someone on social media, maybe it's just a random person on the street. Whatever the situation, you're suddenly convinced that the other person is better than you (or smarter, or more successful, or more WHATEVER) and you're left feeling gutted, deflated, and completely worthless.That feeling is called comparisonitis. And if you've suffered from it, you are NOT alone.Comparisonitis is a toxic condition that occurs when you compare yourself to others so frequently and fiercely that you're left paralysed, with your confidence in tatters and your self-worth plummeting. It can lead to a whole range of negative outcomes - including depression, anxiety, overthinking, envy, guilt, regret and defensiveness. And yet instead of moving away from this culture of comparison, it seems that we're leaning into it more than ever before...But enough is enough! Join bestselling author Melissa Ambrosini to discover why we fall prey to comparisonitis, how to free yourself from this toxic affliction, and how to raise your self worth so radically that you'll never let comparison rob you of your joy again. With her signature combo of heartfelt honesty and soulful straight talk, Melissa will show you step by step how to reboot your perspective, reconnect with what matters, and live your life for you (no one else), in a radical shift towards freedom, authenticity, and full-blown self-love.

    Imprint: Harper Collins
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • CONFLICTED : Why Arguments Are Tearing Us Apart and How They Can Bring Us Together
    CONFLICTED : Why Arguments Are Tearing Us Apart and How They Can Bring Us Together
    LESLIE IAN
    ISBN: 9780571346943
    Title: CONFLICTED : Why Arguments Are Tearing Us Apart and How They Can Bring Us Together
    Author: LESLIE IAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What is the secret of happy relationships?

    How do companies build collaborative cultures?

    What lies behind some of the greatest scientific and creative breakthroughs?

    The surprising answer is: conflict.

    Insight and empathy spring from the clash of different perspectives. In a world where it's easier than ever for people to share their opinions, we should be reaping the benefits of diverse views. Instead, we too often find ourselves mired in hostility or - worse - avoiding disagreement altogether. Ian Leslie argues that this is because most of us never learn how to air our differences in a way that leads to progress.

    Conflicted draws essential lessons on how to disagree well from world-class experts: interrogators, hostage negotiators, divorce mediators, diplomats and addiction counsellors. It tells inspiring stories of productive disagreements, from the invention of the aeroplane to the success of The Rolling Stones, and combines them with fascinating insights from the science of human communication.

    Whether it's at work, at home, or in public, confronting our differences is the only way to make the most of them. Conflicted is about how to do that successfully.



    Imprint: Faber and Faber
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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 Publishers
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • COURAGE TO BE HAPPY
    COURAGE TO BE HAPPY
    KISHIMI ICHIRO / KOGA FUMITAKE
    ISBN: 9781760529710
    Title: COURAGE TO BE HAPPY
    Author: KISHIMI ICHIRO / KOGA FUMITAKE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Courage to be Happy is a profound insight into the way we should live our lives that has already sold more than one million copies in Japan.

    As in The Courage to be Disliked, we follow a Socratic dialogue between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher believes that the key to a life of happiness and fulfillment is offered to us by the theories of Alfred Adler, a forgotten giant of 19th century psychology, who's long been overshadowed by his two contemporaries Freud and Jung. The young man is full of doubt that life can be genuinely improved by simply changing your thinking. Patiently, the philosopher explains the essence of Adler's 'psychology of courage', taking the young man through the mental steps necessary to achieve it, and demonstrating the changes it will bring to the way we live our lives.

    This is a work that is truly life-changing in its power, and universally applicable in its scope.

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • CRUISING THROUGH CALAMITY
    CRUISING THROUGH CALAMITY
    AISBETT BEV
    ISBN: 9781460759752
    Title: CRUISING THROUGH CALAMITY
    Author: AISBETT BEV
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A book for anyone and everyone who finds themselves going through big change, hard times, bad luck or tough sh∗it.

    A book for right now, as it turns out.

    From Bev Aisbett, Australia's bestselling author with decades of experience helping people through anxiety, depression and panic attacks, Cruising Through Calamity is a much-needed new book about helping people manage their emotions through big changes, hard times and big challenges. So whether you're struggling during the pandemic or navigating a personal crisis, if you're feeling anxious or overwhelmed and your emotions are getting the better of you, then this is the book you need right now to help you cruise through calamities, big and small. Written in Bev's clear, simple and straightforward style, using straight talk and humour to defuse, entertain, explain and inform, this is a most timely and topical book to help anyone feeling overwhelmed by uncertainty, difficult feelings and tough circumstances.

    Imprint: Harper Collins
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
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