Start reading How to Develop Emotional Health (School of Life) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

How to Develop Emotional Health (School of Life)
 
 

How to Develop Emotional Health (School of Life) [Kindle Edition]

Oliver James , The School of Life
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £7.99
Kindle Price: £3.59 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £4.40 (55%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £3.59  
Paperback £6.39  
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: Up to 70% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.


Product Description

Review

This new series of The School of Life's self-help books build on the strengths of the first, tackling some of the hardest issues of our lives in a way that is genuinely informative, helpful and consoling. Here are books that prove that the term "self-help" doesn't have to be either shallow or naive (Alain de Botton, Founder of The School of Life)

The School of Life offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of human knowledge (Independent on Sunday)

Product Description

Happiness is a loaded term that means different things to different people. To some, it might mean life satisfaction, to others, a fleeting moment of joy. Rather than seeking to be happy, Oliver James encourages us to cultivate our emotional health. Outlining the five elements of good emotional health - insightfulness, a strong sense of self, fluid relationships, authenticity and playfulness in our approach to life - he offers strategies for optimizing each characteristic to live more fulfilling lives. Helping us to understand the impact our emotional baggage has on our daily interactions, he reveals how to overcome unhelpful patterns and become more self-aware - revitalizing our approach to life.

One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched January 2014:

How to Age by Anne Karpf

How to Develop Emotional Health by Oliver James

How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland

How to Deal with Adversity by Christopher Hamilton

How to Think About Exercise by Damon Young

How to Connect with Nature by Tristan Gooley


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5782 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan (2 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FWPNGOK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,653 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
In How to Develop Emotional Health Oliver James explains how bad parenting in children leads to adults having poor emotional health. He differentiates emotional health from mere happiness, as a state in which we cope with the demands of other people in a way that is healthy, instead of a hell is other people scenario that Sartre identified. Inasmuch James doesn't really put much forward as solutions to poor adult emotional health (apart from a few suggestions, but this only takes up a short amount of the total text) and instead concentrates on what parents can do for their children through how they approach the parenting process. He also talks about how being a success in life may not be everything and how emotional health and a loving upbringing can offer an alternative route. very good
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay 17 Jun 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book was okay but I think it puts too much emphasis on your childhood in determining how your emotional health is today. I much more preferred Phillipa Berry's 'How To Stay Sane' in the same series of books by The School of Life.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good book 25 May 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
enjoyed every word, helped me understand myself a bit more. Had I developed emotional health as a child and teenager, my life would have ended up very different.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars worthwhile book 22 Jun 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A good easy read .easy to navigate no over complicated jargon and good practical examples and case studies .worth a read for anyone interested .
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars really, really good. 17 Aug 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great insights, plain, clear & concise. Not wrapped in riddles, great price. Could do with more female theorist contributions. Happy
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category