’…short, sharp guide to managing your mind.’ THE SUNDAY TIMES STYLE ‘If I could inject it, I would.’ REFINERY29 ‘Brilliant’ THE TELEGRAPH Manage your mind. Handle your emotions. Concentrate on what matters in life. So many of us feel stressed in our daily lives but lack the ability to respond to life’s hurdles effectively and overcome these challenges. We can build resilience to stress by taking action to live our lives in a more meaningful way. The answer is to become stressilient. Dr Sam Akbar will show you how. As a clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience, Dr Sam draws from her own professional expertise to provide sensitive and realistic guidance to feel calmer, less stressed, and more resilient to life’s challenges. From understanding how your brain works, managing your emotions and challenging your thought-processes, to opening up your perspective and having more self-compassion, Stressilient offers an indispensable, easy and effective go-to guide to help you get from surviving to thriving. ‘Hence her short, sharp guide to managing your mind — Stressilient: How to Beat Stress and Build Resilience — is pointedly written by a woman for women…[Akbar’s] methods actually work and she explains them really well… Stressilient is a zippy read but it is grounded in robust scientific study… Akbar, 46, is instantly recognisable as a lovely person. In the book she quotes Charlie Brown alongside Greek philosophy, the Auschwitz survivor and psychologist Victor Frankl and the French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir.’ THE SUNDAY TIMES STYLE “The chapters touch upon tips for managing emotions, challenging negative thought processes and encouraging more self-compassion without being overly preachy. If I could inject it, I would.” REFINERY29 “a new and brilliant book” THE TELEGRAPH ‘Now, clinical psychologist Dr Sam Akbar shows us how to become “stressilient” with this fascinating and helpful book. Our tester found the practical guidelines exceptionally helpful, and liked the science-backed approach of the book. ’INDEPENDENT Dr Sam Akbar is a clinical psychologist specialising in treating refugees who have survived torture, war or sexual violence; she also teaches and trains other psychologists across the world from Ireland to the refugee camps of northern Iraq on how to work with trauma. Sam has a degree in Classics from Oxford University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from University College London. She lives in London with her family. This is her first book. Sam has a fantastic credentials and experience within the field that positions her perfectly to comment on this issue and she will be a great talking head on this topic. It is a topical issue and will fit nicely into the self-help / guidebook genre, and potentially be good for special sales. There isn’t a book like this in the market, making it unique. Her social media presence is small but has the potential to grow. Comp titles include How To Turn Stress On Its Head, Declutter Your Mind, The Stress Solution, This Is Going To Hurt; The Little Book of Mindfulness; It's Not OK to Feel Blue (and other lies). Competition: How To Turn Stress On Its Head; Declutter Your Mind; The Stress Solution; How To Fail; How Not To Be a Boy; The Little Book of Mindfulness; It's Not OK to Feel Blue;. By: Elizabeth Day; Katie Piper; Otegha Uwagba; Robert Webb; Matt Haig; Rangan Chatterjee; Dr Rani Bora; Scarlett Curtis.
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