This is not the most sophisticated of self help books, and I've heard a pretty awful review on Radio 4. However. It is very, very clear about self-sabotage and how to avoid it. The very memorable imagery that Dr Peters uses is strong enough to be accessible even when you're at your most vulnerable to negative emotions and blasts from the past. This is clearly not for everyone, but if you suffer from strong emotional reactions to daily trials and tribulations (and pat phrases like these!) then it's worth a try, promise.