REGISTER

MY ACCOUNT

HELP

CART

Gill Books - Reading Matters
HOME
BOOKSHOP
BLOG

BLOG

ALL CATEGORIES
BEHIND THE SCENES
BOOK LAUNCHES
COMPETITIONS
EVENTS
FOOD
HEALTH
JOB FAIRY
MEET THE AUTHORS
NEWS
SIGNING TOURS

The gentle and powerful way to turn feelings of distress into helpful action


22-04-2015 12:30

‘Life can be demanding enough without us causing ourselves greater upset because we ‘don’t feel happy’. Instead, let’s welcome all our feelings of distress, all of our thoughts and beliefs, and focus on transforming these in a way that is helpful for us.’

 

Dr Claire Hayes is Clinical Director of Aware and has also run her own private practice for many years. In her remarkable new book, How to Cope: The Welcoming Approach to Life’s Challenges, she demonstrates how each of us can use cognitive behavioural principles to help us cope. In a very clear, practical way she shows us how to make sense of our distressing feelings, to become aware of our unhelpful thoughts and most of all, how to focus on what we can actually do to improve things for ourselves. Rather than trying to suppress or ignore our feelings of distress, she invites us to welcome them as messengers telling us that all is not well and asking us to do something helpful.

 

The World Health Organisation predicts that by 2030 depression will be the number one global burden of disease. How to Cope is aimed at stopping this from becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. It is for anyone struggling with the stress and anxiety that can arise from coping with life’s universal challenges including pressure, rejection, failure, success and change. A range of case studies, devised for this book, but similar to issues that any of us can face, illustrate the success of Dr Hayes’ approach, while practical exercises and advice make it accessible to all readers, empowering them to take positive action to manage life’s challenges.

 

 

How to Cope: The Welcoming Approach to Life’s Challenges will be launched at Croke Park by Aogán Ó Fearghaíl, President of the GAA, on Wednesday 22 April 2014, priced at €14.99.

For further information, please contact Teresa Daly, Communications Manager, Gill Books , 01 500 9521, 086 838 3559, tdaly@gill.ie.



Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn
Comment on this article

AUTUMN-WINTER 2017 CATALOGUE OF NEW BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE!

A BOOK FOR EVERYONE

LATEST BLOG POST

Fresh from a 3-in-a row All Ireland victory, Dublin Football All Star Philly McMahon has revealed that he has penned an autobiography, The Choice, to be published on Friday, 13 October by Gill Books. Read More >

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER


© 2017 M.H. Gill & Co. Unlimited Company