Her approach is entirely feasible, start by being kind with yourself. Shahroo Izadi is a behavioural change specialist based in London. Struggling to lose weight or quit smoking? She made all the topics and advice relevant and approachable. Shahroo will teach how to: 1. A template is supplied which is easy to follow. Apply kindness to yourself to help your change habits.
A change in our thought processes is another method used and testimonials show that this is feasible. The author does say that 80% of her clients are there for addiction issues and her field of experience is in substance misuse and I felt that this book was for those people. Be warned its not a book you can pick up and read a few minutes then pick it back up later. Maybe you could publish a teen friendly version of this book!?! The Kindness Method: Changing Habits for Good by Shahroo Izadi Ebook Find it on Find it on Published on: 14th June 2018 I obtained a complementary copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Shahroo shares her totally non-judgmental and flexible process for mapping and changing your habits, based on treating yourself with the compassion and understanding that would normally be reserved for others. She uses prompts and mind maps, something visual to remind yourself to be kind.
Shahroo Izadi shares her personal journey of yo-yo dieting and struggles with weight loss, which eventually led to her developing The Kindness Method. In it, the author charts what inspired her to come up with The Kindness Method and as well as talking through ways to break your habits, she tells how she changed her own. Combining her own therapeutic style, personal experiences, and techniques learned from working in the field of substance abuse, Shahroo Izadi shares simple steps that strengthen your willpower like a muscle, allowing you to sustain your motivation and make lasting change in your life. I recommend this book to anyone trying to change a complex or intractable behaviour in their lives. Changing habits can be hard. It's doing self-care in a serious and sensible manner.
It works for everything from procrastination to alcohol consumption and body positivity because the plan is bespoke: mapped by you, for you and driven by self-motivation. Thank you to Blue Bird Books for my free copy of The Kindness Method. The author felt generous in her attitude. She then goes through a series of a dozen or so maps that you create in your own handwriting. The premise of The Kindness Method sounds really exciting using maps to really analyse ourselves and plan forward. And how to make those changes last forever. If you're looking for a more serious aid to addressing deep down issues and making huge changes to your life.
Almost overnight, Shahroo was inundated with enquiries and press requests. It's a great first step and I can see it really helping as part of a bigger picture. Because when you shift your focus to your individual strengths and skills rather than what you can't do , you too will find you have the power to change for good. We would never speak to others the way we often speak to ourselves so being able to see on paper our strengths and weaknesses and learning what triggers our failures which the book shows you are not failures is the way to changing your mindset and live a happy life for you no one else. Armed with journals, coloured pens and stickers I was all hyped ready to do this.
A lapse does not mean a relapse. But the habits in themselves are not 'bad' - and neither are we. While trying to lose weight I did this and read them to myself each morning in front of a mirror as a kind of mantra. Because when you shift your focus to your individual strengths and skills rather than what you can't do , you too will find you have the power to change - for good. I then expected to then start looking at work sheets to create said maps. I have used it personally and for my coaching practice. But if you're that committed already you'd probably get even more from a session with the author than you will from reading her book.
This book sets out exercises designed to help us break the cycle of our bad habits, as well as questions for internal reflection. There was an awful lot of waffle before the book really got started. The author does say that 80% of her clients are there for addiction issues and her field of experience is in substance misuse and I felt that this book was for those people. The Kindness Method is the key to breaking unwanted habits—for good! I was really looking forward to using this book, both as a stress Management Practitioner to assess suitability for my clients and as an individual wanting to improve some areas of my life. Shahroo Izadi has a revolutionary message: treating yourself kindly is the only way to make changes that last.
Combining her own therapeutic style, personal experiences, and techniques learned from working in the field of substance abuse, Shahroo Izadi shares simple steps that strengthen your willpower like a muscle, allowing you to sustain your motivation and make lasting change in your life. I do not think my students yrs 7 - 13 would relate to a lot of what the book talks about as they are too young to have experienced many of the examples, but they do have different issues that I believe the Kindness Method could work. This book is packed full of original self help tips to aid positive transformation and embrace self love and kindness. Before a wedding or a holiday I would use them to lose weight fast. The premise of The Kindness Method sounds really exciting using maps to really analyse ourselves and I was contacted by the publisher to take part in piloting the exercises and following advice. Shahroo is also a support group facilitator and relapse management coach at Amy's Place, a recovery house for women set up by The Amy Winehouse Foundation and a senior consultant for Vital Signs, who deliver professional development training and advisory services for leading health and social care organisations.