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Psychology underpins everything we do, determining the decisions we make, the relationships webuild, the roles we play and the places we live, and our behaviour is further influenced by thechanging seasons, encouraging many of us to fall into unhelpful patterns again and again each year.
In A YEAR TO CHANGE YOUR MIND, consultant clinical psychologist Dr Lucy Maddox explains how
psychological processes thread through our lives, pinpointing those issues most frequentlyencountered in each month, and shows us how by reflecting upon past experiences, both joyful andpainful, and considering evidence-based ideas from the realm of psychology, we can learn to live amore thoughtful, positive life that better prepares us for the future.
From the tendency to lack motivation in January and to experience red-hot anger in the heat ofAugust, to the weight of expectation associated with that back-to-school feeling in September andthe pressure to enjoy the December holiday season, we're shown recognisable features of behaviourover the course of the year. In sharing with us the most useful psychology ideas the author haslearned in her 15 years as a clinical psychologist - ones she uses in her own life, and returns totime and time again with people who have come to see her for therapy - sheprovides plenty to think about that we too can put into practice to improve our own lives.