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Sane New World : Taming the Mind - Ruby Wax

Sane New World

Taming the Mind

By: Ruby Wax

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Published: 18th May 2013
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Comedian, writer and mental health campaigner shows us why and how our minds can send us mad and how we can rewire our thinking, especially through mindfulness, to calm ourselves in a frenetic world.

Ruby Wax - comedian, writer and mental health campaigner - shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity.

With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress.

If we are to break the cycle, we need to understand how our brains work, rewire our thinking and find calm in a frenetic world.

Helping you become the master, not the slave, of your mind, here is the manual to saner living.

About the Author

Ruby Wax is a comedian, writer, performer and mental health campaigner. She has suffered bouts of depression throughout her life and completed her Masters in Mindfulness-based Cognitive therapy at Oxford in 2012.

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3.9

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86%

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  • Easy to read (6)
  • Deserves multiple readings (3)
  • Informative (3)
  • Page-turner (3)
  • Well written (3)

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      1.0

      Stick to your day job Ruby!

      By Bert's Mum

      from Adelaide Australia

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      • Easy To Read

      Cons

      • Disappointing
      • Not What I Expected

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        As I am learning Mindfulness I was excited to hear about Ruby's new book, however, upon reading it from cover to cover it did not deliver to my expectations. The book was a great read for Ruby's humour, however it failed to provide many helpful ideas in Mindfulness.

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        4.0

        Cool

        By Big Willy

        from Melton South

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        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters
        • Informative
        • Page-Turner
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          delivery was great, and the book itself is good stuff!

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          5.0

          What a great book

          By Lid the truth seeker

          from Wollongong, AU

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            Thanks to Ruby for bravely and concisely writing such a wonderful book. I found it funny, interesting and valuable. Good on her.

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            5.0

            Great Read!

            By MsBookworm

            from Canberra

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                Funny, smart and raises awareness of the stigma of depression!

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                4.0

                comedic interruptions were grating

                By wordwhore

                from Sydney

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                • Easy To Read
                • Forces You To Reflect
                • Informative
                • Page-Turner

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                • Needs more editing

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                read this because I could relate to the major meltdown in the motorway of life. I found it be Therapeutic( hate that word!) because it offers easy- to- implement tools that raise your awareness of our physiological ancestry, there is stuff which we are saddled with that needs to be workshopped in the privacy of our bedroom, this is that textbook.

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                4.0

                jolly good book

                By Vika

                from Tasmania

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                    Very good & insightful book. Funny & clever. Not as much of the 'how to' as I was led to expect but a good starting point for engaging with the idea of mindfulness

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                    4.0

                    Funny and helpful.

                    By Love to read

                    from Perth

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                    • Easy To Read
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                      Ruby Wax has gone through hardships but has come out and shared how to over come the difficulties in life.

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                      Ruby Wax has an extraordinary mind, and she has brought it to bear with trademark wit and searing honesty on the subject of that mind, and the minds of all us. Very few will be able to read this wonderful contribution to the literature of mental health without recognising some part of themselves, and certainly of someone they know. A ruby beyond price. Stephen Fry I love this book more than I love Ruby. And that's saying quite a bit...in a loud, funny voice. Yes...I love this book. And I know books. And I know love. And Ruby's book is both. Carrie Fisher Ruby Wax combats ignorance with knowledge, confusion with crystal clarity, prejudice with open-mindedness, rigidity with humour and slays the dragon of stigma in this superb introduction to the twenty-first century science of the mind. This book will be a turning point in our battle to bring parity of esteem to mental and physical health. Explaining in simple language the nature of mental disorder and describing evocatively what you can do about it, is a substantial contribution to making our society a better place. This manual for living must be read by everyone. Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis at UCL Ruby Wax is at her best in this wonderful book. Its acute observations are both extremely funny and deeply moving. Many people will be grateful for her courage, openness, humour and wisdom. Mark Williams, author of Mindfulness In Sane New World, Wax touches upon her own anxieties and fears with honesty and humour...it royally hauls a stigmatised fact of life kicking and laughing into the open. The Times Her wonderful, painfully funny and instructive book has inspired this depressive to sign up for mindfulness training. Alison Pearson, The Telegraph The book does succeed as a 'life manual' exactly because it is Ruby Wax who has written it...her life-affirming humour carries it through on a tide of quirky jokes and separate anecdotes from her life. Daily Express

                      ISBN: 9781444755749
                      ISBN-10: 1444755749
                      Audience: General
                      Format: Paperback
                      Language: English
                      Number Of Pages: 272
                      Published: 18th May 2013
                      Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.0
                      Weight (kg): 0.36