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Emma is having a difficult week. She's got a maths exam looming and her teacher hates her. Her best friend is too caught up with her boyfriend to help her. She has no other friends to talk to, and to top it all off, two total strangers have started sending her WhatsApp messages that she's actually starting to listen to. Follow a week in Emma's life where she learns how to navigate online trolling, best friends, boyfriends and family.
This book is fiction for Teens and Tweens based on the principles in "The Caveman Rules of Survival".
The subconscious is overdue a software upgrade. This primitive and emotional part of your brain follows rules for keeping you safe and well based on the caveman days, where sabre-toothed tigers and other predators were the biggest threat. If you have ever had a battle going on in your head between what you believe you want to do, and the part of you that seems to hold you back, then this book is for you.
Reviews of Diary of a Teenage Mind Reader
I enjoyed this book. It is written in story form and even at 50 I couldn't put it down! I wanted to see what happened next. I loved how the story explained how our minds work. I read it first before passing it on to my teenage daughter to read. Well written, interesting and informative.
enjoyed this book immensely. As a former client of Dawns and a secondary school teacher I was very interested to read this book and gain more of an insight into the minds of the teenagers I teach everyday. Not only did this book help me reflect on my own practice and how pupils in my class might feel and the anxieties they face on a daily basis but it has helped me overcome some of my own anxieties too (yes kids we get them too!!!) I would recommend to anyone - adult or teen!
Life isn't easy for teenagers. Their bodies and brains are changing and at the same time they are trying to deal with changing relationships, exams and social media. As a parent you wonder what is going on in their heads and what you can do to support them. In Diary of a Teenage Mind Reader, Dawn Walton has given an insight into the conflict in teenagers' brains that is very helpful. A must for parents who are concerned about their kids
Reviews of The Caveman Rules of Survival
This is a brilliantly written book that explains psychological concepts in a clear and jargon free way. As such, it is a very easy and fun read and you'll find yourself zipping through the pages picking up a lot of useful information on the way. This book would be great for kids learning about psychology for the first time, but also good for adults who would like to understand their children's (and their own!) personal development a bit better.
We all have our individual struggles and Dawn's book provides a simple framework that enables understanding of what these struggles might be about, and also how to overcome them. Her style of writing is straightforward and concise so the book is fast moving and easy to read. I have been to see Dawn myself and she helped me considerably in just one session. She is just as accessible in real life as she seems in the written word. In summary, I would recommend Dawn's help whether you access it through buying a book or booking a session, or both.
We all should be interested how our mind works and you will be hard pushed to find an easier read than this that teaches so much in concise manner. The structure of the book is straightforward, the three rules introduced and then walked through one by one with real experiences illustrating them. It is written in a flowing accessible style and not jam packed with psychological jargon. I can't see anyone reading this and not making a personal application of some sort. Will definitely re-read - recommended!
In the UK it is is said that 1 in 4 people has a mental health problem. This means that 3 in 4 don't. This is simply not true. We all have our screw ups. Maybe what we should say is that 1 in 4 people is currently experiencing some kind of mental health problem that is getting in the way of their day-to-day lives.
In this down-to-earth, jargon-free book, Dawn uses her experience from working with hundreds of clients as a therapist, and from her own abusive childhood, to explore the problems we all experience as adults. She will help you realise that we are all screwed up, and that it doesn't stop you functioning.
She will help you understand where common problems such as depression, anxiety and addictions come from, and give you some approaches to overcome them.
If you have a problem with a car, you get a mechanic to help you.
If you have a problem with a muscle, you go to a physiotherapist.
Why is it when you have a problem with your head you assume you should be able to work it out on your own?
Everyone is screwed up. Most people function perfectly well despite their screw ups