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  • 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
  • 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
    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
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • CREATING AN AWESOME YOU : A Practical Guide for Young Adults
    CREATING AN AWESOME YOU : A Practical Guide for Young Adults
    HUTCHISON DIANA
    ISBN: 9780648387152
    Title: CREATING AN AWESOME YOU : A Practical Guide for Young Adults
    Author: HUTCHISON DIANA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Whatever your worries, and wherever you're starting from, this clear and friendly guidebook gives you all the tools you need to be awesome. From laying a solid foundation, to building your goals, to reaching new heights, you can become who you always wanted to be.

    Imprint: CONSIGNMENT STOCK
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • 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
  • 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: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    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
  • DENIAL OF DEATH
    DENIAL OF DEATH
    BECKER ERNEST
    ISBN: 9780285638976
    Title: DENIAL OF DEATH
    Author: BECKER ERNEST
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Winner of the 1974 Pulitzer Prize and the culmination of Ernest Beckers lifes work, The Denial of Death is one of the twentieth-centurys great works. In it Ernest Beckers passionately seeks to understand the basis of human existence. Addressing the fundamental fact of existence as mans refusal to acknowledge his own mortality, Becker sheds new light on humanity and the meaning of life itself.

    Imprint: SOUVENIR PRESS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DEPRESSION : THE WAY OUT OF YOUR PRISON
    DEPRESSION : THE WAY OUT OF YOUR PRISON
    ROWE DOROTHY
    ISBN: 9781583912867
    Title: DEPRESSION : THE WAY OUT OF YOUR PRISON
    Author: ROWE DOROTHY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison gives us a way of understanding our depression which matches our experience and which enables us to take charge of our life and change it. Dorothy Rowe shows us that depression is not an illness or a mental disorder but a defence against pain and fear, which we can use whenever we suffer a disaster and discover that our life is not what we thought it was. Depression is an unwanted consequence of how we see ourselves and the world. By understanding how we have interpreted events in our life we can choose to change our interpretations and thus create for ourselves a happier, more fulfilling life. Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison is for depressed people, their family and friends, and for all professionals and non-professionals who work with depressed people.


    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $31.99

    Price: $31.99
  • DESCARTES BABY
    DESCARTES BABY
    BLOOM PAUL
    ISBN: 9780099437949
    Title: DESCARTES BABY
    Author: BLOOM PAUL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Using his own researches and new ideas from philosophy, evolutionary biology, aesthetics, theology, and neuroscience, Bloom shows how this way to making sense of reality can explain what makes us human.

    Imprint: ARROW
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • DIVIDED SELF
    DIVIDED SELF
    LAING R D
    ISBN: 9780141189376
    Title: DIVIDED SELF
    Author: LAING R D
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    First published in 1960, this watershed work aimed to make madness comprehensible, and in doing so revolutionized the way we perceive mental illness. Using case studies of patients he had worked with, psychiatrist R. D. Laing argued that psychosis is not a medical condition, but an outcome of the 'divided self', or the tension between the two personas within us: one our authentic, private identity, and the other the false, 'sane' self that we present to the world. Laing's radical approach to insanity offered a rich existential analysis of personal alienation and made him a cult figure in the 1960s, yet his work was most significant for its humane attitude, which put the patient back at the centre of treatment.

    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • DOCTORING THE MIND : Why psychiatric treatments fail
    DOCTORING THE MIND : Why psychiatric treatments fail
    BENTALL RICHARD P
    ISBN: 9780141023694
    Title: DOCTORING THE MIND : Why psychiatric treatments fail
    Author: BENTALL RICHARD P
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Why is the Western world's treatment of mental illness so flawed? Who really benefits from psychiatry? And why would a patient in Nigeria have a much greater chance of recovery than one in the UK?

    In Doctoring the Mind, leading clinical psychologist Richard Bentall reveals the shocking truths behind the system of mental health care in the West. With a heavy dependence on pills and the profit they bring, psychiatry has been relying on myths and misunderstandings of madness for too long, and builds on methods which can often hinder rather than help the patient.

    Bentall argues passionately for a new future of mental health, one that considers the patient as an individual and redefines our understanding and treatment of madness for the twenty-first century.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • DOWN GIRL : The Logic of Misogyny
    DOWN GIRL : The Logic of Misogyny
    MANNE KATE
    ISBN: 9780141990729
    Title: DOWN GIRL : The Logic of Misogyny
    Author: MANNE KATE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Misogyny is a hot topic, yet it's often misunderstood. What is misogyny, exactly? Who deserves to be called a misogynist? How does misogyny contrast with sexism, and why is it prone to persist - or increase - even when sexist gender roles are waning?

    In Down Girl moral philosopher Kate Manne argues that misogyny should not be understood primarily in terms of the hatred or hostility some men feel toward all or most women. Rather, it is primarily about controlling, policing, punishing and exiling the "bad" women who challenge male dominance. And it is compatible with rewarding "the good ones" and singling out other women to serve as warnings to those who are out of order.

    A powerful, lucid analysis of the logic of misogyny from a remarkable feminist thinker, Down Girl is essential reading for the #MeToo era.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • DRIVE : The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
    DRIVE : The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
    PINK DANIEL H
    ISBN: 9781786891709
    Title: DRIVE : The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
    Author: PINK DANIEL H
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A book that will change how you think and transform how you live

    Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people - at work, at school, at home. It is wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and the world.

    Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation, and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward.

    Imprint: CANONGATE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • DRUNK TANK PINK : THE SUBCONSCIOUS FORCES THAT SHAPE HOW WE THINK FEEL AND BEHAVE
    DRUNK TANK PINK : THE SUBCONSCIOUS FORCES THAT SHAPE HOW WE THINK FEEL AND BEHAVE
    ALTER ADAM
    ISBN: 9781780745831
    Title: DRUNK TANK PINK : THE SUBCONSCIOUS FORCES THAT SHAPE HOW WE THINK FEEL AND BEHAVE
    Author: ALTER ADAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    'Drunk Tank Pink' is a particular shade of pink. In 1979 psychologists discovered that it has an extraordinary effect: if you stare at it for two minutes, you dramatically weaken in strength.

    In this brilliant study of the strange recesses of our minds, Adam Alter reveals the world is full of such hidden forces that shape our every thought, feeling and behaviour - without us ever realizing.

    Some letters in product names make us more likely to buy them (nearly all successful brands contain a 'k' sound).

    We're more likely to be critical if we write in red rather than green biro.

    Your first report at school can determine your future career.

    Understanding these cues is key to smarter decision-making, more effective marketing, and better outcomes for our selves and our societies. Prepare for the most astounding and fast-paced psychology book since Blink and Predictably Irrational.

    Imprint: ONE WORLD
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
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