Books to get you through Dry January

sarah, December 28 2016

Ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline, and save some serious £££ by giving up alcohol for 31 days the January. Hampshire libraries can help you find alternative activities with our courses, and pick up some seriously healthy habits with our range of self-help and fitness books, eBooks and eMagazines.

10 Books to get you through Dry January

The power of now, Eckhart Tolle


To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language and a question and answer format to guide us. Surrender to the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here we find our joy, are able to embrace our true selves and discover that we are already complete and perfect.

Sane new world, Ruby Wax


Ruby Wax – comedian, writer and mental health campaigner – shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity. With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress. If we are to break the cycle, we need to understand how our brains work, rewire our thinking and find calm in a frenetic world. Helping you become the master, not the slave, of your mind, here is the manual to saner living

Mindfulness in eight weeks, Michael Chaskalson


Find your way into Mindfulness with this engaging and practical step-by-step guide that you can follow in your own time and in the comfort of your own home. Mindfulness training can change your life: recommended by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Excellence and prescribed by the NHS, it helps you to experience less stress and anxiety, and to discover more joy and deeper sense of being in each moment. In just eight weeks, people who have learnt these simple and easy-to-follow methods describe how it gives them new zest for life and an increased courage to face whatever obstacles they come across.

Easy way to control alcohol, Allen Carr

This text is bold and controversial and takes issue with many experts in the field and much received wisdom. It dispels all illusions about the benefit of alcohol, promises no withdrawl symptoms and removes the desire and need for alcohol.

Stop drinking now, Allen Carr

Most drinkers are convinced that it’s almost impossible to stop drinking and to free themselves from addiction; they also feel unable to solve any of the widespread problems drinking causes. The wonderful news is that this book shows them how to stop immediately, painless and permanently.

The 10 secrets of 100% healthy people, Patrick Holford

Do you know the ten habits that could help you thrive – not just survive – in the 21st century? In order to discover what those secrets are, Patrick Holford and his team have carried out Britain’s biggest-ever health and diet survey, the 100% health survey, which has now been completed by over 55,000 people. This book is a distillation of the fascinating insights provided by the survey’s top scorers and the author’s 30 years of experience studying good health and how to achieve it. It shows readers how to discover where they are on the scale of 100% health and provides a new system of good health that is easy to follow and easily measurable – one that will enable people to transform their health and wellbeing, whether they are relatively fit and healthy or struggling with various health issues.

Manage your stress for a happier life, Terry Looker

This book explains why you feel stressed and how to do something about it. It includes a free package of ‘biodots’, which will help you diagnose and manage your stress; it will also explain the causes of your tension, and show you all the different strategies you can use to deal with it. It explains how better physical health can lead to better mental health, gives practical information on things like decluttering and work-life balance, and reveals what the new discoveries of NLP and similar techniques can do to help you banish stress forever.

Be your own life coach, Fiona Harrold

All of us have dreams about what we’d like to do, who we’d like to be and where we’d like to go in life. But most of us are never able to make these dreams a reality. Now, in this highly motivating new book, Fiona Harrold uses her experience as a life coach to show us that we can turn our own lives around. With encouragement, humour and an emphasis on the practical, Fiona sets out the 10 steps to taking control of our lives. First we must set our goals, however crazy they may seem; then we must start on the path to achieving them.

Feel the fear and do it anyway, Susan Jeffers

Internationally renowned author Susan Jeffers has helped millions of people overcome their fears and heal the pain in their lives with her simple but profound advice. Whatever your anxieties, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway will give you the insight and tools to vastly improve your ability to handle any given situation. You will learn to live your life the way you want – so you can move from a place of pain, paralysis, depression and indecision to one of power, energy, enthusiasm and action. An empowering and life-affirming book, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway will help you triumph over your fears and move forward with your life.

How to stop worrying, Frank Tallis

Frank Tallis explains how you can avoid stress and anxiety, if you know how to control it. You can learn to understand your fears, and face the possibilities of life calmly.

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