Why has nobody told me this before?

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Dr Julie Smith draws on years of experience as a clinical psychologist, sharing all the skills you need to get through life’s ups and downs.

Smith was inspired to write the book by one of her patients. After weeks of therapy where the patient had made profound progress in dealing with her issues – often through well tested and simple advice – she asked Smith, “Why has nobody told me this before?” 

The comment provoked Smith to think about how these lessons could reach a wider audience. While some people will need more in-depth therapy, there are many people who just need to learn about how their mind works and what can be done to help to manage their mental health on a day-to-day basis. 

Filled with secrets from a therapist’s toolkit, this is a must-have handbook for optimizing your mental health. Smith’s simple but expert advice and powerful coping techniques will help you stay resilient no matter what life throws your way. 

The book covers everything from managing anxiety, dealing with criticism or battling low mood, to building self-confidence, finding motivation or learning to forgive yourself. The book tackles the everyday issues that affect us all and offers easy, practical solutions that might just change your life. Written in short, bite-sized entries, you can turn straight to the section you need depending on the challenge you’re facing – and immediately find the appropriate tools to help. 

Smith was particularly inspired by the high amount of misleading advice that was online and wanted to provide people with tried and tested approaches. If you prefer videos to reading she has a huge selection of short videos on many of the issues addressed in the book on her website: www.doctorjuliesmith.com