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Thrive: The Power of Psychological Therapy by Richard Layard and David M. Clark. - £10.99
A ground-breaking argument for better treatment of mental health from Richard Layard (author of Happiness) and David M. Clark.   Britain has become a world leader in providing psychological therapies thanks to the work of Richard Layard and Da ... more
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In the Spirit of Homebirth: Modern Women, An Ancient Choice by Bronwyn Preece - £12.99
Inspired by Ina May Gaskin's Spiritual Midwifery, In the Spirit of Homebirth is a rich collection of diverse birth stories that celebrate the beauty and power inherent in the sacred act of giving birth: a much-needed and desired addition to the growi ... more
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The C-Word by Lisa Lynch - £7.99
Updated with new material, The C Word is the incredibly moving, darkly humorous account of one woman's fight against breast cancer. Now a BBC Drama starring Sheridan Smith.   The last thing Lisa Lynch had expected to put on her 'things to do ... more
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Pondlife: A Swimmer's Journal by Al Alvarez - £9.99
The ponds of Hampstead Heath are small oases; fragments of wild nature nestled in the heart of north-west London. For the best part of his life Al Alvarez – poet, critic, novelist, rock-climber and poker player – has swum in them almost daily. &nbs ... more
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I Met a Monk: Eight Weeks to Love, Happiness and Freedom by Rose Elliot - £10.99
Pioneering vegetarian food writer Rose Elliot hones her characteristically warm and engaging narrative style to share her fascinating introduction to Buddhism. Having never truly been convinced on the idea of single specific spiritual practice – desp ... more
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For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind by Rosemary Mahoney - £13.99
In the tradition of Oliver Sacks's The Island of the Colorblind, Rosemary Mahoney tells the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of Sabriye Tenberken, the remarkable blind woman who founded the school.   F ... more
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The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Revd. Mpho Tutu - £8.99
All of us have at times needed both to forgive and be forgiven – whether small, everyday harms or real traumas. But the path to forgiveness is not easy, and the process unclear. How do we let go of resentment when we have been harmed, at times irrepa ... more
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The Little Pocket Book of Mindfulness by Anna Black - £9.99
The perfect introduction to mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques in a pocket-sized book The Little Pocket Book of Mindfulness is an easy-to-follow guide to meditation for beginners by meditation expert Anna Black.   You could call T ... more
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How to Love by Thich Nhat Hanh, illustrated by Jason DeAntonis - £7.99
How to Love is the third title in Parallax’s Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindful relationships. This time Nhat Hanh brin ... more
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Living with a Wild God: A Non-Believer's Search for the Truth About Everything by Barbara Ehrenreich - £9.99
Barbara Ehrenreich is an acclaimed social critic on both sides of the Atlantic, renowned for her trenchant, witty polemics, her pieces of journalism, and her trademark intelligence. She writes with unparalleled precision, insight and a rationalist's ... more
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Recovery: Twelve Simple Steps to a Life Beyond Addiction - A Contemporary Recovery Handbook by Lynden Finlay - £9.99
Are you sick and tired of being addicted? Do you want to recover but think the 12-Step programme is not for you because you don’t believe in God? This book presents a new version of the Steps which is simple and do-able by everyone, whether they have ... more
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Understanding Asexuality by Anthony F. Bogaert - £14.95
Asexuality can be defined as an enduring lack of sexual attraction. Thus, asexual individuals do not find (and perhaps never have) others sexually appealing. Some consider “asexuality” as a fourth category of sexual orientation, distinct from heteros ... more
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Calm: Calm the Mind. Change the World by Michael Acton Smith - £9.99
Join the Calm revolution.   Modern life is hectic and relentless: trains delayed, endless emails filling the inbox, kids squabbling before bedtime... There has never been a more important time to rediscover your pause button. Calm is the boo ... more
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Stammered Songbook: A Mother's Book of Hours by Erwin Mortier - £8.99
'My mother, a house that is slowly collapsing, a bridge dancing to a tremor.'   It started when she could no longer remember the word for 'book'. Then her mind, her language and her identity began to slip away.   This is Erwin Mortier's moving, e ... more
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A View from A Lake: Buddha, Mind and Future by Neil Hayes - £10.99
A View From A Lake: Buddha, Mind and Future explains how to train our minds to attain lasting contentment. Drawing on the original and most powerful source of mind training – the word of the Buddha – Neil Hayes takes the reader on a journey from anci ... more
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Yoga Basics by Vimla Lalvani - £5.99
Exercises and routines to tone, energize and de-stress.  Yoga is one of the best ways to achieve top-to-toe fitness. It improves muscle tone and flexibility, boosts energy levels, increases concentration and relieves stress.  Yoga Basics i ... more
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A Brief Guide to Philosophical Classics: From Plato to Winnie the Pooh by Diane Law, - £8.99
Big ideas sometimes come from the strangest places. In this wide ranging introduction, James M Russell takes the fear out of philosophy and selects seventy-six works - from Plato, Descartes and Wittgenstein to Philip K Dick and the Moomins as well as ... more
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Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything by Sally Magnusson - £8.99
Scottish broadcaster and author, Sally Magnusson, cared with her two sisters for her mother, Mamie, during her long struggle with dementia, until her death in 2012. This moving and honest account of losing a loved one day by day to an insidious disea ... more
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The Man Who Couldn't Stop: The Truth About OCD by David Adam - £8.99
An intimate look at the power of intrusive thoughts, how our brains can turn against us and what it means to live with obsessive compulsive disorder.  A Sunday Times Bestseller  Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building, or st ... more
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A Book of Dreams by Peter Reich - £12.99
"'Cloudbusting' was inspired by a book that I found in a shop ...Written by a guy called Peter Reich, and it's called A Book of Dreams. And it's very unusual, beautiful book, written by this man through the eyes of himself when he was a child, lookin ... more
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Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig - £9.99
What does it mean to feel truly alive?   Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live ag ... more
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks, with an introduction by Will Self - £9.99
A classic work of psychology, this international bestseller provides a groundbreaking insight into the human mind.  If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self - himself - he cannot know ... more
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Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom - £14.99
Eminent psychotherapist and bestselling author, Irvin D Yalom, gives us a new collection of ten absorbing tales of psychotherapy, revealing the mysteries, frustrations, pathos and humour at the heart of the therapeutic encounter.  What makes life wo ... more
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The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith - £9.99
A powerful and exhilarating story of life and loss.  Claire Bidwell Smith, an only child, is just fourteen years old when both of her charismatic parents are diagnosed with cancer. What follows is a coming-of-age story that is both heartbreaking and ... more
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Dementia: The One-Stop Guide by June Andrews - £9.99
A practical guide to dealing with dementia for anyone affected, by a world-leading expert.   Across the world, 44.4 million people live with dementia. Hundreds of millions of people are affected by the dementia of parents, partners, siblings or fri ... more
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Picked Up, Patched Up and Sent Home: Why I Love the NHS by Carl Walker - £9.99
In this personal, irreverent book, Carl Walker represents the average stories of average people whose lives are routinely and often unnoticeably held together by the people who work in the NHS. These are the people who patch us up, sew us up, radiate ... more
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Falling into the Fire: A Psychiatrist's Encounters with the Mind in Crisis by Christine Montross - £8.99
A woman habitually commits self-injury, ingesting light bulbs, a box of nails, zippers and a steak knife. A new mother is admitted with incessant visions of harming her child. A recent graduate, dressed in a tunic and declaring that love emanates fro ... more
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The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times by Barbara Taylor - £9.99
The Last Asylum is Barbara Taylor's haunting memoir of her journey through the UK mental health system.  A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK  SHORTLISTED FOR THE RBC TAYLOR PRIZE  In July 1988, Barbara Taylor, then an acclaimed young ... more
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Angels: How to See, Hear and Feel Your Angels by Kyle Gray - £8.99
Hay House Basics is a comprehensive new series being launched by Hay House. These introductory titles cover core topics in the areas of self-development and mind, body, spirit. Clear and concise, these books aim to de-mystify popular esoteric subject ... more
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Swallow This: Serving Up the Food Industry's Darkest Secrets by Joanna Blythman - £14.99
Even with 25 years experience as a journalist and investigator of the food chain, Joanna Blythman still felt she had unanswered questions about the food we consume every day. How ‘natural’ is the process for making a ‘natural’ flavouring? What, exact ... more
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Mindfulness on the Go: Simple Meditation Practices You Can Do Anywhere by Jan Chozen Bays - £5.99
If you’ve heard about the many benefits of mindfulness practice but think you don’t have time for it in your busy life, prepare to be proven delightfully wrong. Mindfulness is available every moment, including right now, as Zen teacher Jan Chozen Bay ... more
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The Cancer Survivors Club: A Collection of Inspirational and Uplifting Stories by Chris Geiger (Editor) - £9.99
The Cancer Survivors Club brings together first-hand accounts of ordinary people who have beaten cancer. They are old and young, their diagnoses common and rare, their courses of treatment long and short, but all are survivors.  In these honest, ... more
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An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison - £9.99
A definitive examination of manic depression.  With an introduction by Andrew Solomon "It stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance and beauty."(Oliver Sacks) I was used to my mind being my best f ... more
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The Mindfulness Colouring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People by Emma Farrarons - £7.99
A pocket-sized anti-stress colouring book  Working with your hands is one of the best ways to soothe anxiety and eliminate stress. This stunning, pocket-sized colouring book offers a practical exercise in mindfulness that draws on your creativi ... more
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My Age of Anxiety by Scott Stossel - £8.99
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME PRIZE 2015   As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott ... more
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Body Respect by Dr. Linda Bacon and Dr. Lucy Aphramor - £9.99
Mainstream health science has let you down. Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies and fatness is not a death sentence. You've heard it before: there's a global health crisis, and, unless we m ... more
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Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande - £15.99
From the international bestselling author of Better, Complications and The Checklist Manifesto, a revolutionary and emotionally searing account of death, dying and medicine.  New York Times Number One bestseller Longlisted for the Samuel John ... more
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LEGO®-Based Therapy by Daniel B. LeGoff, Gina Gómez de la Cuesta, GW Krauss, and Simon Baron-Cohen - £14.99
How to build social competence through LEGO®-based Clubs for children with autism and related conditions   A comprehensive guide to setting up LEGO Therapy groups to promote social skills in children with autism spectrum disorders and relate ... more
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Sit Like a Buddha: A Pocket Guide to Meditation by Lodro Rinzler - £9.99
Believe what you’ve heard about meditation: it’ll focus your mind, open your heart, and sometimes surprise you with insight. And it’s not complicated to learn. In fact, everything you need to get started is contained in the pages of this little book. ... more
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Atheism: All That Matters by Dylan Evans - £8.99
Why are more and more people believing that there is no god?  Atheism is becoming increasingly popular and it sometimes feels that much of the western world is now post-religious. But now the initial charge of Richard Dawkins and the new at ... more
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Brilliant NLP by David Molden and Pat Hutchinson - £12.99
Master the tools of NLP and become more effective, more efficient, more powerful and more successful.   NLP will provide powerful tools and techniques to help you make positive changes in your life. ... more
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The Art of Mindful Baking: Returning the Heart to the Hearth by Julia Ponsonby - £8.99
The Art of Mindful Baking is a delightful insight into how the act of baking is, by its very nature, a practical meditation that provides a wealth of physical, mental and social benefits.   Julia Ponsonby (author of the best-selling Gaia’s Kit ... more
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The Art of Meditation by Matthieu Ricard - £9.99
Wherever he goes, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard is asked to explain what meditation is, how it is done and what it can achieve. In this authoritative and inspiring book, he sets out to answer these questions.  Matthieu Ricard shows that practis ... more
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Celtic Tree Magic: Ogham Lore and Druid Mysteries by Danu Forest - £13.99
Explore the powerful magic of the twenty-five trees in the ogham tradition. Enrich your spiritual practice with authentic Celtic wisdom and practical techniques. Written by a Druid witch and Celtic shaman, Celtic Tree Magic shows you how to:   ... more
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Psychology: A Very Short Introduction by Gillian Butler and Freda McManus - £7.99
Psychology is part of everyone's experience: it influences the way we think about everything from education and intelligence, to relationships and emotions, advertising and criminality. People readily behave as amateur psychologists, offering explana ... more
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You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Break-up, Divorce or Death by Louise L. Hay and David Kessler - £12.99
In You Can Heal Your Heart, self-help luminary Louise Hay and renowned grief and loss expert David Kessler, the protégé of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, have come together to start a conversation on healing grief. This remarkable book discusses the emotions ... more
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Pagan Portals: Moon Magic by Rachel Patterson - £4.99
Moon Magic is an introduction to working with the phases of the Moon, what they are and how to live in harmony with the lunar year and to utilise all the magical powers it provides.  It’s filled with the basics of the lunar cycle, the representations ... more
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How to Be the Parent You Always Wanted to Be by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish - £9.99
How To Be The Parent You Always Wanted To Be features fresh stories, cartoon illustrations, answers to commonly asked questions, exercises designed to sharpen your parenting skills, and audio dramatizations that demonstrate the skills in action. It a ... more
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Angel Dreams: Healing and Guidance from Your Dreams by Doreen and Melissa Virtue - £9.99
Dreams are gateways to other worlds, places and times. They are sacred portals in which we receive messages from Source, and they hold these powerful messages in the form of symbols brought to us by our dream guide and the angels.   In Angel ... more
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BUMP: How to Make, Grow and Birth a Baby by Kate Evans - £14.99
Kate Evans, celebrated author of the breastfeeding bestseller, The Food of Love, acclaimed cartoonist and mother, turns her attention to the joys and pains of growing a baby.   Evans deftly handles the physical and emotional changes that come ... more
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Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes by Christia Spears Brown - £11.99
A guide that helps parents focus on their children's unique strengths and inclinations rather than on gendered stereotypes to more effectively bring out the best in their individual children, for parents of infants to middle schoolers.   Reli ... more
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