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The Mind Manual: Mental Fitness Tools for Everyone (Dr Alex George)

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By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. It helped me make an important life decision because the author spoke about making his own decisions to protect his mental health.

It has just the right amount of theoretical knowledge and studies without being overpowering to the reader.

In November 2021, presented his first full length documentary for BBC One and Children Need, Dr Alex: Our Young Mental Health Crisis. Alongside this, Alex uses is how lived experience to show how life can challenge your mental health and how he over came it. It’s full of practical advice and activities, it’s evidenced based and Alex shares extremely relatable scenarios from his own experiences, that remind you that you are absolutely not alone.

Live Well Every Day is divided into seven chapters, named after what I believe are the fundamental areas of health. Since 2020 he has amassed more than seven million followers across his channels with his refreshingly frank medical myth-busting and health-advice videos which combine education, entertainment, and generous servings of dark humor. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. He is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and appears regularly on PBS NewsHour and Meet the Press. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.I have read a lot of self-help books to help me with my anxiety, but this book is different in the most helpful way. This book is quite basic in a way that makes it accessible for everyone, and it has some hackneyed social media quotes, but strangely I’ve also found it quite profound. As well as having practical tips and tricks to how to improve your mental health from the moment you open the book. Your lifestyle is often your body's biggest support system and the more robust you can make that, the more you can rely on it to get you through.

I’ve learnt new tools too, I particularly like the circle of influence- noting down what actions and circumstances you have influence over and which ones are outside of your control. She is also a member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine, a founding member and ambassador for Plant Based Health Professionals UK and a Reiki healer. It’s good to read also if you know someone who is struggling as it can give you more of an insight to how they are feeling.It was great to go over the basics again but also allow myself some time to reflect about my habits and attitudes. Dean Leak is a high-performing teams and leadership coach with an exceptional track record of success. This book brings together everything she has learned, in twenty years of clinical experience with six essential health prescriptions distilled into simple and free, daily habits. Within the first few pages of the book, the talk of Gen Zs and Millennials made me feel excluded as I do not fit into either of these categories. In February 2021, Alex was appointed by the former Prime Minister as Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government.

Not only are these pretty vital if we want to function at our best, they’re also areas in which we can make changes and that’s key. Joe is the only non-fiction author to have secured three number 1 titles in one year with The Shift Plan, The Shape Plan and The Sustain Plan. Alex's first children's book, A Better Day: Your Positive Youth Mental Health Handbook was published in September 2022 and is also a Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller. The past few weeks I have felt my anxiety back, reading this over the weekend, made me feel a bit calmer and stronger like a hand a warm hug or chat with a friend. This is a well written book which has an abundance of practical examples and tools to help you understand and improve your mental health.Alex is on a mission to improve mental health support for young people, and has become prolific throughout the UK in his campaigning for Early Support Hubs. The author's goal of promoting mental fitness and advocating for it in many useful ways is admirable enough (4 stars), but this work quickly devolves into a concatenation of boilerplate life hacks (2 stars) citing dubious scientific underpinnings. Dean is an empathetic performance disruptor who believes in creating a culture of performance enablement, empowering individuals and teams to achieve their full potential. There are some bits that I think are a bit fluffy and that I know wouldn't help with my anxiety, but you can certainly take what you need from this book.

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