I’m pleased to announce that my book “Selfhood: A Key to the Recovery of Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental Health Problems” is now available for as a kindle Ebook. Here is a link to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013T59Y7C . The kindle edition hasn’t yet been aligned with the paperback edition (that process takes about a week), so to see 14 Amazon reviews of the book, click the following link, to the paperback edition on Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/SELFHOOD-Emotional-Wellbeing-Prevention-Psychology/dp/1908561009/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383410762&sr=1-1&keywords=selfhood .

I wrote “Selfhood” because in my work with people attending me for help with emotional and psychological distress, including people with diagnoses of depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders and borderline personality disorder, selfhood reduction has generally been a consistent theme of people’s lives and experiences. It seems to me that selfhood reduction is an understandable consequence of trauma and woundedness in life, designed initially to protect from further wounding and distress, and at times from contact with our already-experienced woundings and distress. As is often the case in life, what starts out as a defence mechanism often becomes a major problem as the years pass and our habits and patterns of living become increasingly embedded within us. Many people have described “Selfhood” as a workbook, as a tool to help them gradually get their life back on track, to raise their sense of self, and to better understand themselves.