Ruby Wax comedian, writer and mental health campaigner shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity. With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering, self critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress. If we are to break the cycle, we need to understand how our brains work, rewire our thinking and find calm in a frenetic world. Helping you become the master, not the slave, of your mind, here is the manual to saner living.
As someone who has family members with depression and anxiety this book was both eye opening, very informative and with Ruby’s dry wit, often amusing. She manages to make the topic interesting and understandable and gives you hope that there is a way through.
If you are one of the many Australians with mental illness or know someone who does, then Ruby gives you not only a good education on the topic (she studied neuroscience at Oxford to get it), but also hope for the future.
It is a difficult read at times because it is a subject I am close to, but it was funny as well, with laugh out loud moments. Well worth the read.