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 help book- 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 book helps 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?!
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!
I heard about Hazel Gale’s mind monster theory and then realised she’s also written this book. This book is easy to read, written by someone who appears to “have been in the shoes of fear” and who does not come across as a theorist. It’s easy to follow, the exercises really made me think. Being a procrastinator, I actually found myself doing the exercises and remembering what I’d done, which is a first. I thoroughly recommend this book for anyone who is questioning whether they are good enough. It’s an excellent tool and an easy read.
That phrase "We're all fellow strugglers" resonates with me and this book has helped me to shine a light on my own monsters. This has given me practical steps to help me understand the things that hold me back and strategies to overcome them. The tone of the book is intelligent and sensitive, I felt like I was in the room with her, having a conversation.
Utterly accessible without the slightest hint of condescension. It's as if you are joined by a new personal champion in chapter one that leads you through, page-by-page, showing you new tools to help you make sense of things.
Every time it gets a little overwhelming you look back to see your champion give you a supportive nod - just enough to nudge you into braving the next exercise with your mind monster. So powerful to develop something tangible to represent the part of us we're scared to engage with. If you can see it, you can work with it! A seemingly scary process sometimes, but being brave has paid off. The exercises are interspersed with little breaks of contextual nerdiness, giving you just enough science to really buy-in to the process. This book is a total game-changer!
Fight is an inspiring read that promotes positive change. This book is for anyone who feels held back or stuck in their current situation. Hazel's use of examples in her own life make the book easy to understand and relatable. Unlike other self help books, she acknowledges the time and practice it takes to make change but is (along with so many of her clients), an example of how it can be done and how great it can be to live authentically.The book is filled with practical ways for us to fight our monsters, rather than just focussing on the theory alone which is incredibly empowering.This book is filled with humour, inspiring imagery and vulnerability. A fantastic read!
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!