This is a well written and easy to follow self help book with lots of useful exercises. The best time to use it is when you have a few quiet moments, with a pencil and paper to hand rather than binge reading it before bed. Hazel uses her own experiences to good effect in order to talk the reader through the exercises, and to illustrate the benefits.
A step by step guide on how to deal with your inner demons. If you are like me and find that you are your own worst enemy, then this is the book for you. It's well written with clear instructions for exercises. Definitely a life changer!
I absolutely loved this book. It’s well written and very interesting. Whilst I am already familiar with the concepts in this book, it was written in a way that I still learnt new things. I recommend it to all of my colleagues and clients. Well worth a read.
Hazel's Gale's story as a boxer is fascinating and frames the book which is full of really practical and helpful exercises for reducing self-sabotage. And there are excellent recordings to listen to as well. I highly recommend it!
I first came across Hazel when I interviewed her for a piece I was writing for a national newspaper and found her bright, engaging and funny so I had high hopes for this book. Despite that, it still surpassed my (high) expectations! Using real, relatable examples of problems from her own life and those of her clients, Hazel shows rather than tells the reader how to think differently and to approach everyday issues. Not only is the book very easy to read, whilst also covering a lot of ground (and offering something new on second read, I might add) it also treats the reader like an equal, not a subordinate like so many other self-help books do. Hazel doesn't profess to be a guru, just a really well qualified, articulate person who happens to have been through the immense challenge of boxing world tournaments and chronic fatigue syndrome. It's because she's so upfront about her struggles that we trust her throughout the book and that she's able to inspire with such electric force! This is the most empowering self-help book I've ever read. It well and truly stands up against the self-help giants like Tony Robbins if you ask me.
I have read many self help books in the past that explore the power of the mind - but none have explained it as well as Hazel has in this book. She uses science and studies to back up her explanations but has written the whole book in such a beautiful way that it makes it SO hard to put down! It has seriously changed the way I think and has helped me use my mind as a beneficial tool on a daily basis. Highly recommend !!
I hadn’t really heard of Hazel Gale before I read this book but knew she was a professional fighter. This book talks about her journey with anxiety and depression that she suffered with and how she used that to her advantage to now be a hypnotherapist to teach others how to fight their inner demons and be the person they deserve to be.
What I really like about this book is that it doesn’t preach to you and Hazel takes things slowly and gives you lots of chances to reflect upon what you have learnt through the activities. I really like the concept of mind monsters and have been using this in my daily life to try and improve my social anxiety and depression. Well done Hazel for creating a brilliant book!