How to Stay Sane

How to Stay Sane

Title:How to Stay Sane
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781447202301
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:160 pages

Everyone accepts the importance of physical health; isn't it just as important to aim for the mental equivalent? Philippa Perry has come to the rescue with How to Stay Sane -- a maintenance manual for the mind.

Years of working as a psychotherapist showed Philippa Perry what approaches produced positive change in her clients and how best to maintain good mental health. In How to Stay Sane, she has taken these principles and applied them to self-help. Using ideas from neuroscience and sound psychological theory, she shows us how to better understand ourselves. Her idea is that if we know how our minds form and develop, we are less at the mercy of unknown unconscious processes. In this way, we can learn to be the master of our feelings and not their slave.

This is a smart, pithy, readable book that everyone with even a passing interest in their psychological health will find useful.


    How to Stay Sane Reviews

  • Amir Tesla

    Faaaar better than I expected.Controlling and maintaining the balance of your mental being is the focus of this book which is fulfilled by examining the four following areas:1. Self-observation2. Rela...

  • Tamara

    Short and surprisingly helpful.Favorite QuotesSanity falls into two groups: one of people who have strayed into chaos and whose lives lurch from crisis to crisis, and ones who are in a rut and operate...

  • Todd N

    If I didn't know better I would say that this is Alain de Botton writing under a pseudonym. It has the same type of clear, calm prose dotted with references to the Western Canon.But if it isn't writte...

  • Marion Honey

    Actually pretty dang helpful considering this book was found in a pub and given to me as a "joke." I read it with the intention of donating it to a charity shop, but now I'm keeping it for the killer ...

  • Leo Robertson

    Great! Filled with all-too-recognisable (all me) character studies and advice to avoid negative spirals and achieve your goals!...

  • Banafsheh

    I enjoyed reading the book. Still working on its helpful and practical exercises. I guess the main purpose of School of Life which is using psychology and philosopy in daily life is the essance of thi...

  • Nickolette

    This sanity thing demands effort and time. One should reflect, keep a diary, invest in relationships..., do excersises with their partner, do physical excersises, pick up new hobbies thus keep learnin...

  • Kotryna

    A lovely read for those in need of instruction (ain't we all?) on how to observe your own feelings, actions, and work on personal growth by becoming more aware of yourself and others around you.All ve...

  • Jenni Moody

    "Part of staying sane is knowing what our story is and rewriting it when we need to" (Perry 95). A great, small book that is easy to get into and moves quickly to avoid feelings of being overwhelmed b...

  • Jody

    A friend gave me this book around eighteen months ago, and after a fairly traumatic 2015 I felt it was a good time to finally read it.I think it's a great book. It's realistic, and accessible - not a ...