Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? : The No 1 Sunday Times Bestseller 2022

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3.97 (10,435 ratings by Goodreads)

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Drawing on years of experience as a clinical psychologist, online sensation Dr Julie Smith shares all the tools you need to get through life's ups and downs.

Filled with secrets from the therapy room, this is a must-have handbook for optimising your mental health. Dr Julie's simple but expert advice and powerful coping techniques will help you stay resilient no matter what life throws your way.

Written in short, bite-sized entries, you can turn straight to the section you need depending on the challenge you're facing - and immediately find the appropriate tools to help. From managing anxiety, dealing with criticism or battling low mood, to building self-confidence, finding motivation or learning to forgive yourself, this book tackles the everyday issues that affect us all and offers easy, practical solutions that might just change your life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 26mm | 444g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780241529720
  • 3,472

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"Very helpful" -- BBC Radio 2, Michael Ball
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Brilliant. Bite-size. Easy to understand. Easy to flick through. It's like a reference to how you feel -- Phillip Schofield on ITV's THIS MORNING This book is a goldmine. I truly treat it like a handbook now * Stylist * Julie Smith is the psychology teacher you wish you'd had at school * Evening Standard * It's so engaging that it's even led me to switch off my phone for several hours so I can read it, and in this social media-obsessed age, I don't think I can give a bigger recommendation than that -- Bryony Gordon * Telegraph * The book's great. It's real, it's authentic . . . Very practical and very, very helpful -- Lorraine Kelly Smart, insightful, and warm. Dr Julie is both the expert and wise friend we all need * Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and co-host of the 'Dear Therapists' podcast * This book is basically an inside scoop into a therapist's tool kit. Covers so many important topics such as managing anxiety, battling low mood, building self-confidence and learning to forgive yourself. It is no wonder that the author has become an online sensation with all her amazing advice * Marie Claire * A toolkit of deceptively simple strategies for life's troubles. Everyone could benefit from the wisdom of Dr Smith * i, 'The Best Non-Fiction Books of 2022' * Relatable, real and easy to digest, it covers everything from understanding low mood to emotional pain, self-doubt and anxiety as if your wise best friend is chatting to you. An essential mental-health bible for adults and teenagers * YOU Magazine * Full of sound, helpful advice with life skills, from building confidence to managing stress * Sunday Times * Now more than ever, people are struggling with their mental health and Dr Julie Smith delivers in a big way in Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?. Her practical tips and tools are for anyone struggling with anxiety, self-doubt, or depression. Readers will step away from this book feeling more resilient and able to take control of their own lives. If you want to feel like you have a therapist sitting across from you, empowering you with how to be your best self, this book is for you! * Nicole LePera, New York Times bestselling author of How to Do the Work * I'm blown away by her ability to communicate difficult ideas with ease, simplicity and practicality. Amazing. Go and buy it now! -- Jay Shetty This book is a goldmine. I truly treat it like a handbook now - when I feel an unpleasant feeling brewing or come up against a tricky moment at work or in my relationships, my first thought is to wonder what Smith might suggest * Stylist * A guide for optimal mental wellbeing that you can dip into whenever you need * Women's Health * Wise words and compassionate tone . . . Smith's work is hugely important in bringing applied psychology into the public realm * The Psychologist * So much advice on such a wide variety of things: it's brilliant. So helpful * Katie Piper * Smith . . . is especially adept at addressing the insecurities afflicting a younger generation raised on social media * Financial Times * If you have never read a self-help book before, this is the book to read * Ireland AM * Such a brilliant book -- Steven Bartlett * Diary of a CEO podcast * Very helpful -- BBC Radio 2 * Michael Ball * Take care of your mental health with these bite-size tips on everything from how to manage anxiety to coping with grief * Woman & Home *
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About Dr Julie Smith

Dr Julie Smith is a clinical psychologist with over a decade of professional experience. She is also an online educator and social media star with a combined following of more than 4 million.

Julie launched her Tik Tok account to make her services more accessible; her posts on TikTok and Instagram have already amassed more than 20 million likes. She has appeared on BBC Breakfast, CNN International, Lorraine, Radio 2, Radio 5 Live, and in The Observer, The Mail on Sunday, The Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph.
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10,435 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 32% (3,325)
4 40% (4,126)
3 23% (2,396)
2 5% (491)
1 1% (97)
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