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Non-Fiction Books on Wellbeing

9 October 2018

On day two of Libraries Week we are taking a look at some of the non-fiction titles that we have in the library that promote the theme of wellbeing, some of which tell the stories of people suffering with mental health problems and their quest to understand more about their conditions:

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking      11651

Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge. This inspiring book will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress.

The Sleep Solution by Chris W Winter            12534

Neurologist Dr Winter explains the basic, often-counterintuitive rules of sleep science. He explores revolutionary findings, including surprising solutions for insomnia and other sleep disturbances, empowering readers to stop taking sleeping pills and enjoy the best sleep of their lives.

The Little Book of Kindness by Bernadette Russell         12349

Prompted by the seeming hopelessness of the world around her, Bernadette Russell undertook a pledge to be kind to a stranger every day for a year. The experience left her wanting to inspire others. Here are some fun ideas, practical tips and interactive exercises that encourage you to 'be kind' in every area of life.

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig        11487

Aged 24, Matt Haig triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him, and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, this is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.

Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise by Thich Nhat Hanh     12164

We can spend a lot of time looking for happiness, but our hearts and minds are so full of noise that we can’t always hear the call of life and love. To hear that call and respond to it, we need silence. Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh explains how through silence and the practice of mindfulness, we are free to hear, to see - and just be.

The Man Who Couldn’t Stop by David Adam        11433

David Adam has suffered from OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, for twenty years, and this is his attempt to understand the condition. Drawing on the latest research on the brain, as well as historical accounts of patients and their treatments, this book will challenge the way you think about what is normal, and what is mental illness.

Happiness: A Practical Guide by Will Buckingham 9958

By looking at the history of thought, this guide will help you do things which support your well-being, free yourself from the various disturbances of life, overcome irrational expectations that cause us distress, and understand the causes of suffering.

Purely Relaxation by Lynda Hudson             9328

Are you one of those people who would love to relax, and really need to relax, but just do not seem able to do it? Then this self help hypnotherapy recording could help as it promotes deep relaxation which is refreshing and restorative.