This is a truly helpfulbook not just for people who suffer from horrible debilitating thoughts and feelings, but for absolutely everyone who is a human being! In fact I would describe it as the self helpbook for the person who thought they would never, ever buy a self helpbook. With Hazel, you feel you're in safe hands. She recognises our struggles great and small and shows such wit, common sense and lightness of touch, that her wise words comfort like those from a much loved friend. Look, she says, stop beating yourself up, we can deal with this, together. I defy anyone to read this book without feeling wiser, stronger and ready to move forward in a healthier, happier way.
This is a well written and easy to follow self helpbook 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.
This book has changed my life immeasurably- and that’s honestly no exaggeration. Hazel manages to tread the difficult line of explaining the theory behind the self- help concepts yet still making the process fully accessible and engaging. Hazel uses her own experiences to highlight how this practice has helped her come back from the brink- something I’ve not seen before in a self helpbook- this definitely made me listen and understand the thinking behind the guidance on a deeper level. This book is something I will be going back to time and again for guidance in reframing my thinking- the self sabotaging monster within us is a powerful and scary thing but you do have control over the little blighter- this bookhelps you to understand there’s nothing to be frightened or ashamed of. Buy this book if you want to be happier, calmer and altogether more enlightened person- no brainer right?!
I generally find it hard to get into self-helpbooks. I always find myself scoffing at every line, smug in the belief that a book will never be the solution. Not so with FIGHT. I read it in three days, and have found myself recommending to friends, colleagues and family. This book has finally given me that “aha” moment... I hope it does the same for others.
This is a fantastic book to help you overcome the monsters that live in your mind, holding you back from being who you want to be. It has practical exercises, meditations and loads of information backed up by science. Brilliant!
Great self-helpbook giving advice on controlling thoughts so as not to self-sabotage and attain good health and wellbeing. Has a number of tasks to help with this process. I am pleased with my purchase and would buy again.
I love this book too! I am lucky enough to have worked with Hazel Gale and anything she writes is worth reading. This book is a game changer. It is helpful in so many different ways. I cannot recommend it enough!
This is the first time I've felt compelled to write an online review for anything, because this book really is that good. I picked it up by chance at Foyles a few months ago, and have slowly been working my way through each chapter since. It's definitely not a book to plough through, but rather something that takes time to digest and work through over some months.
The author introduces key concepts and tasks slowly and in a way that isn't too overwhelming, and writes in an approachable and down-to-earth manner. She mixes scientific research about how the mind works with personal anecdotes, which helps to relate it to my own life. She's also included helpful summaries for each chapter and all the tasks, which makes it easy to go back and review things. I also like that she doesn't promise any miraculous transformations, but gives you the tools to take control of your own thoughts and feelings to incrementally build up an internal resilience that will weather life's storms.
I'm so pleased that I stumbled across this book, and wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who wants to make a positive change.