Summary of Manage Your Mind

The Mental Fitness Guide

Oxford UP,
First Edition: 1995 more...

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Manage Your Mind book summary
This comprehensive guide says mental health is a lot like physical health: You have to work hard to achieve it.


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What you put into your body has an impact on your physical health. You are in big trouble if you live on candy, chips and root beer. Similarly, what you dwell on in your mind affects your mental health. If your thoughts are self-critical, obsessive and anxious, you will not be happy. In fact, you will probably be miserable and neurotic. Fortunately, just as you can improve your physical health with diet and exercise, you can also take specific steps to improve your mental health. Cognitive therapy experts Gillian Butler and Tony Hope show you these steps and teach you how to use them to develop a healthier, happier mind. They offer sensible techniques you can use to feel more self-confident, and less anxious, stressed and fearful. This self-help guide outlines techniques for achieving your mental health goals, including chapters on beating bad habits and building decision-making and memory skills. getAbstract suggests this exemplary book to anyone who wants to be more positive, upbeat and serene.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to improve your mental health
  • to break bad habits, eat better, and be mentally and physically healthier
  • How to increase your memory


An Effective Regimen for Mental Health
Solid mental health requires effort, but the payoffs are better relationships, a more positive mood, less obsession, fewer worries, increased physical health and more restful sleep. A “psychological fitness” regimen can help you achieve such goals...
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About the Authors

Gillian Butler, Ph.D., is a psychologist and clinician. She helped found the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Psychiatrist Tony Hope, M.D., teaches medical ethics at the University of Oxford.

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