Don’t Wait For Your Ship to Come In. . . Swim Out to Meet It! Tools and Techniques for Positive Lasting Change by Dr Gary Wood
Published by Capstone (John Wiley).
For those battle–scarred veterans of self–help books, psychologist Dr Gary Wood has answers that actually work. The book shows you how you can make a splash in life rather than just treading water. In the book Gary argues that for real changes in the life of real people we need real psychology.
Researched and written by a qualified social psychologist and life coach, Don′t Wait for Your Ship to Come In… offers an antidote to endless ′yo–yo self–helping′. It draws together the essential ingredients from the field of personal development backed by evidence–based psychology, learning theory and coaching practice in an engaging and accessible book. This book is a complete step–by–step program for personal development, written in Gary Wood’s trademark, fun, conversational style it offers a wealth of tools and techniques for positive lasting change illustrated with exercises, quizzes and anecdotes. The book deals with everything from relaxation, to self–talk, to creative visualization, to goal setting. It also has tools for enhancing anyone′s creative capacity for change and overcoming self–sabotage. Throughout, the book focuses on personal strengths and solutions and techniques for conducting a complete life review. Gary offers the challenge ′It′s your life so take it personally′. This comprehensive, practical guide is a must for anyone who is truly serious about personal growth, empowerment and change.
Don′t Wait for Your Ship to Come In… provides the practical tools that will allow you to achieve positive lasting change in your life. It helps you to lose the fixation on life’s obstacles and gain a clearer perspective on the way ahead. It has been translated into several languages including French, Korean, Czech and Arabic.
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Dr Gary Wood (Bsc[Hons], PgC, PhD, FHEA, CSci, CPsychol, AFBPsS) is a social psychologist, personal development (life) coach and broadcaster. He has taught psychology and learning skills in several UK universities and regularly appears on radio and television offering expert analysis and coaching tips. He has been an agony uncle for magazines and websites and is widely quoted in the press. Gary is a Chartered psychologist, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Chartered Scientist and a Chartered Member of The British Psychological Society’s Special Group for Coaching Psychology. He runs his own coaching and training practice and research consultancy in Birmingham and Edinburgh. In his spare time he eats, sleeps, reads and occasionally sings. Don’t Wait For Your Ship to Come In. . . Swim Out to Meet It is his second book.