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The days of the asylum

Advantages: An interesting look at times gone by
Disadvantages: A section of history we perhaps don't want to remember

Nellie Bly was a pioneer in both the fields of mental health and investigative journalist; this is a record of an expose into the world of asylum’s in the late 19th century as she faked insanity in order to get committed. What she has written about her br ...

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Review of Ten Days in a Mad-House - Nellie Bly

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Remember to Look Out For This One

Advantages: Excellent for a newcomer to the topic.
Disadvantages: Difficult to use for research.

Over the years, I've seen the human memory at its best and worst. I watched my Nan suffer with Alzheimer's to the point she couldn't remember who anyone was, but also had a colleague who won a silver medal at the Memory Olympics for his ability to remembe ...

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Review of Pieces of Light: The New Science of Memory - Charles Fernyhough

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Fuck It!

Advantages: Eye opening
Disadvantages: Inconsistent

I have recently had a hard time in my personal life and have been struggling to get my head around certain events, as well as finding it very difficult to let go of what has happened and move on. During a conversation on Facebook with a friend, I was advi ...

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Review of Fuck It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way - John Parkin

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Let It Be

Advantages: Good fun, sensible advice
Disadvantages: None, unless you're easily offended

Background Regular readers will know that I'm a bit of a self-help junkie. As addictions go, it's fairly harmless. It doesn't cost me more than I can afford, and I've dealt with enough strands over the years to have learned to take what works for ...

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Toad in the Hole (Silly Toad)

Advantages: Wonderful insight into the counselling process using Transactional Analysis
Disadvantages: None

This amazing book explores and guides the reader through Toads depression and treatment using Transactional Analysis (TA). The book is written with characters from Wind in the Willows, with Toad as the main character who was thinking about doing someth ...

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Review of Counselling for Toads - Robert De Board

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