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Achieving Success Through Academic Assertiveness by
Call Number: Merchiston Main stock 378.198 MOO
Written for students who are aiming to achieve college success, this book focuses on the challenges that learners face and encourages positive actions that support triumphs in learning situations. Jennifer Moon creatively explores how assertiveness is linked to the process of learning and overall student development, critical thinking and academic achievement.
Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief by
Call Number: ebook
Packed with activities and real-life stories, this imaginative workbook will show you what self-esteem is, how it develops, the impact it can have and how all this applies to your own self-esteem. Using cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles and techniques, this workbook will help you change how you think and act in order to build positive self-esteem, protect your Self-Esteem Vault and banish your Self-Esteem Thief for good.
Call Number: Merchiston Main stock 823.914
In this startling debut novel from Benjamin Zephaniah, the author tackles the moving and compelling story of a young man, Martin, whose life is completely changed when his face is badly scarred in a joyriding accident. Brilliantly written with a real ear for dialogue, this is Benjamin Zepaniah breaking new boundaries.
The Feeling Good Handbook by
Call Number: Sighthill Main stock 616.891425 BUR
Free yourself from fears, phobias and panic attacks. Overcome self-defeating attitudes. Discover the five secrets of intimate communication. Put an end to marital conflict. Conquer your procrastination and unleash your potential for success. Discover techniques and practical exercises that will help you cope with problems and learn how to make life a happier, more exhilarating experience.
Quiet : the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by
Call Number: Merchiston Main stock 155.232 CAI
At least a third of us are on the introverted side. Some of the world's most talented people are introverts. Without them, we wouldn't have the Apple computer, the theory of relativity and Van Gogh's sunflowers.
Yet extroverts have taken over. Shyness, sensitivity and seriousness are often seen as being negative. Introverts feel reproached for being the way they are. In Quiet, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths.
Braving the Wilderness by
Call Number: Craiglockhart Main stock 305.8 BRO
"True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives--experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. Brown argues that we're experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other.
Are You Good Enough? by
Call Number: 158.1 MCF Merchiston, Sighthill and Craiglockhart
Bill McFarlan and leading psychiatrist Dr Alex Yellowlees from The Priory, offer explanations about what affects confidence and practical advice to build confidence to become a happy, well-rounded individual. Are You Good Enough? will help to create confidence and boost it so that you reach your goals, banish low self- esteem and eliminate self-doubt, explained in terms that all can understand.
Imagine being able to replace negatives with positives, having clarity and being able to pay and accept compliments with sincerity. Gain knowledge in pruning friendships from unhealthy "all take" and "no give " to healthy balanced friendships. Learn how to boost your own confidence. It is not possible to alter the past and your own set of circumstances that had detrimental consequences on your mindset but it is within your grasp to learn how to change your attitude and outlook to become that contented, confident person you would like to be.
Self esteem by
Call Number: 158.1 LIN Craiglockhart
Poor self-esteem can sabotage relationships and careers, cause self-destructive behaviour and can hold us back from achieving our full potential.
Lindenfield helps us to recover from a deep-seated hurt and cope with knocks to our pride. The beginnings of poor self-esteem usually lie far back in our childhood, but our confidence can easily be knocked in our adult life by criticism and trauma. A practical program that can make us feel more energized and self-reliant than ever before; and ultimately, overcome our doubts and fears to achieve self-fulfilment.
Search Inside Yourself by
Call Number: Craiglockhart Main stock 158.7 TAN
Chade-Meng Tan, one of Google's earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, presents a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work. Meng's job is to teach Google's best and brightest how to apply mindfulness techniques in the office and beyond; now, you can get insider access to one of the most sought after classes in the country, a course in health, happiness and creativity that is improving the livelihood and productivity of those responsible for one of the most successful businesses in the world.
Stay Balanced While You Study by
Call Number: Merchiston, Sighthill & Craiglockhart 378.198 THO
Want to make the most out of being a student? Award-winning mental health specialist Dr Dominique Thompson explores issues around leaving home, exam stress, socialising, safety, sex, and drugs, to help you succeed and truly enjoy your time as a student. Complemented by insights from real students, this useful guide provides credible advice, practical tips and exercises to help you safely navigate the unique pressures and opportunities that student life brings. Easy-to-read, visually appealing and convenient to carry, it's a non-judgemental toolkit for happiness and confidence.
Stay Balanced While You Study is the ultimate companion for school-leavers planning ahead for university, as well as a handy addition for those already in higher and further education.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by
Call Number: Merchiston Main stock 813.6
Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie is attempting to navigate through the uncharted territory of high school. Standing on the fringes of life Charlie has a unique perspective of the world around him, but there comes a time to stop being a wallflower and see what it looks like from the dance floor. This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion has become a modern classic.
Podcast: Awareness and Consciousness
Gary’s aim with his Awareness and Consciousness podcast is to increase your self awareness and make it easier for you to live in the emotional state of happiness.