Gillian Butler and Tony Hope
Oxford University Press (2007)
At over 400 pages this book is extremely good value for money, however its length might put some people off. In fact it is very readable and the authors guide you as to which chapters you need for particular issues. The approaches suggested, based on research findings and clinical experience, bring together insights from psychotherapy and management training. The book focuses on developing the mental skills you need in order to function well including: managing time, managing yourself, problem-solving, relaxation, self confidence and self esteem. Issues addressed include: anxiety and depression, relationships, habits, smoking, eating, alcohol, sleep, coming off tranquillisers, as well as study skills and improving your memory.