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'Sound wisdom, easy to gulp down. I'm sure this book is already helping lots of people. Great work, Dr Julie' MATT HAIG, bestselling author of REASONS TO STAY ALIVE
'Brilliant. Bite-size. Easy to understand. Easy to flick through. It's like a reference to how you feel' Phillip Schofield on ITV's THIS MORNING
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'Julie Smith is the psychology teacher you wish you'd had at school' EVENING STANDARD
'This book is a goldmine. I truly treat it like a handbook now' STYLIST
'It's real, it's authentic . . . Very practical and very, very helpful' LORRAINE KELLY
Discover exactly how to navigate life's many ups and downs with the essential and empowering guidance of TikTok sensation, Dr. Julie
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Drawing on years of experience as a clinical psychologist, online sensation Dr Julie Smith shares all the skills you need to get through life's ups and downs.
Filled with secrets from a therapist's toolkit, this is a must-have handbook for optimising your mental health. Dr Julie's simple but expert advice and powerful coping techniques will help you stay resilient no matter what life throws your way.
Written in short, bite-sized entries, you can turn straight to the section you need depending on the challenge you're facing - and immediately find the appropriate tools to help with . . .
- Managing anxiety
- Dealing with criticism
- Battling low mood
- Building self-confidence
- Finding motivation
- Learning to forgive yourself
This book tackles the everyday issues that affect us all and offers easy, practical solutions that might just change your life.
'Sound, therapeutic wisdom that is easy to gulp down. Full of principles and advice that work and comfort whether you are in a very bad situation or an everyday worrying one. I'm sure this book is already helping lots of people. Great work, Dr Julie' MATT HAIG, bestselling author of REASONS TO STAY ALIVE
'I'm blown away by her ability to communicate difficult ideas with ease, simplicity and practicality. Amazing. Go and buy it now!' Jay Shetty
'Relatable, real and easy to digest . . . As if your wise best friend is chatting to you. An essential mental-health bible for adults and teenagers' YOU Magazine
'If you want to feel like you have a therapist sitting across from you, empowering you with how to be your best self, this book is for you!' Nicole LePera, New York Times bestselling author of How to Do the Work
'Smart, insightful, and warm. Dr Julie is both the expert and wise friend we all need' Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and co-host of the 'Dear Therapists' podcast
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This book is a goldmine. I truly treat it like a handbook now ― Stylist
Julie Smith is the psychology teacher you wish you'd had at school ― Evening Standard
It's so engaging that it's even led me to switch off my phone for several hours so I can read it, and in this social media-obsessed age, I don't think I can give a bigger recommendation than that -- Bryony Gordon ― Telegraph
The book's great. It's real, it's authentic . . . Very practical and very, very helpful -- Lorraine Kelly
Smart, insightful, and warm. Dr Julie is both the expert and wise friend we all need ― Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and co-host of the 'Dear Therapists' podcast
This book is basically an inside scoop into a therapist's tool kit. Covers so many important topics such as managing anxiety, battling low mood, building self-confidence and learning to forgive yourself. It is no wonder that the author has become an online sensation with all her amazing advice ― Marie Claire
Relatable, real and easy to digest, it covers everything from understanding low mood to emotional pain, self-doubt and anxiety as if your wise best friend is chatting to you. An essential mental-health bible for adults and teenagers ― YOU Magazine
Now more than ever, people are struggling with their mental health and Dr Julie Smith delivers in a big way in Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?. Her practical tips and tools are for anyone struggling with anxiety, self-doubt, or depression. Readers will step away from this book feeling more resilient and able to take control of their own lives. If you want to feel like you have a therapist sitting across from you, empowering you with how to be your best self, this book is for you! ― Nicole LePera, New York Times bestselling author of How to Do the Work
I'm blown away by her ability to communicate difficult ideas with ease, simplicity and practicality. Amazing. Go and buy it now! -- Jay Shetty
This book is a goldmine. I truly treat it like a handbook now - when I feel an unpleasant feeling brewing or come up against a tricky moment at work or in my relationships, my first thought is to wonder what Smith might suggest ― Stylist
A guide for optimal mental wellbeing that you can dip into whenever you need ― Women's Health
Wise words and compassionate tone . . . Smith's work is hugely important in bringing applied psychology into the public realm ― The Psychologist
So much advice on such a wide variety of things: it's brilliant. So helpful ― Katie Piper
Smith . . . is especially adept at addressing the insecurities afflicting a younger generation raised on social media ― Financial Times
If you have never read a self-help book before, this is the book to read ― Ireland AM
Such a brilliant book -- Steven Bartlett ― Diary of a CEO podcast
Very helpful -- BBC Radio 2 ― Michael Ball
About the Author
Dr Julie Smith is a clinical psychologist with over a decade of professional experience. She is also an online educator and social media star with a combined following of more than 4 million.
Julie launched her Tik Tok account to make her services more accessible; her posts on TikTok and Instagram have already amassed more than 20 million likes. She has appeared on BBC Breakfast, CNN International, Lorraine, Radio 2, Radio 5 Live, and in The Observer, The Mail on Sunday, The Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph.
- Publisher : Michael Joseph (6 Jan. 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0241529719
- ISBN-13 : 978-0241529713
- Dimensions : 14.4 x 3.4 x 22.2 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 10 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Katie Hughes on 6 January 2022
The book is concise, informative and designed to be read and picked up when there are certain emotions we are finding difficult to tackle - how to recognise short term numbing processes and alleviate the negative thought/emotional biases we encounter when life deals us an unfair hand.
As one who has suffered innumerable setbacks in life, with frequent “Why am I so different for feeling so strongly when others seem to ride through life and tell me I’m too over sensitive” thoughts and feelings, I’m going to learn to counter them with helpful tools Dr Julie has set out so that I can build more “resilience” in future.
In my mid 40s I thought I would have it all figured out. It’s not the case at all and I’m reassured this book is going to help me identify where I could help myself better in future.
While reading this book you can feel a sense of warmth around you making you feel that you are not alone or not to be ashamed of our vulnerabilities. It is out emotions that define us and we should embrace them. The book guides you in a concise and empathetic manner sitting proudly beside me wherever I am / should I need to refer to it. You can target each topic as and when you need.
It is more than a book for me, it is a symbol of hope that we all have our place in the world and there are good people out there caring and supporting us raising mental health awareness. My only wish was that Dr Julie and the book were there when I was younger in my darkest times but I am glad she, and the book is by my side now when my thoughts started to wonder in a negative zone or feeling low. I would go as far to the book is inspiring and life-saving, I genuinely mean that.
Even writing this I am tearful but have a sense of joy knowing that I am not alone and that mental health is no laughing matter or makes me a lesser person. I am grateful for everything Dr Julie does and will continue to spread her good work to friends and family.
Dr Julie comes across as someone an absolute expert in her field with a genuine care, the world could really learn a lot from her. My final comment is "WHY HASN'T NOBODY TOLD ME THIS BEFORE!"
I then have started training to be a therapist myself and I work as a freelance hairdresser so hand in hand this book will fascinate me and help me understand the brain even more.
You can tell how passionate she is and that she actually does care.
I will leave another review once i've read the book!
congratulations on your dream of writing a book, and thank you for raising awareness!
Literally what it says on the tin! WHY HASNT NOBODY TOLD ME THIS BEFORE!! Thank you so much for providing the tools needed to aid areas that impact mental health!
I can not wait to use these tools within my work setting to support the patients including educating my daughter on mindfulness techniques and healthy tools!
Was just watching your live on TikTok and so happy for you! This is amazing and these tools could aid within mental health services! I’ll be forwarding these onto my university and placement settings.
Thank you so much