YOU ARE NOT A ROCK is the mental health skills book I wish I’d read years before I began struggling with my mental health. It’s all of the skills, concepts, and practices that anybody can use to handle the stuff in their heads while doing the things they care about in life. It’s time we started to approach mental health in the same we approach physical fitness: as something we all need to work at proactively before we’re forced to care for it because of a crisis.
This is a book for everybody that has a brain. But if your brain is misbehaving and you want to learn how to wrangle that squishy urge blob in your skull, YANAR will be a useful tool on your adventure. From cutting out compulsions, to handling horrific intrusive thoughts, overcoming paranoia, contacting traumatic experiences through meditation, making changes in the systems that can trip us up into relapse, and so many other challenges we encounter when with recovery, the exercises at the end of each chapter will help you build the skills to overcome them.
What are reader’s saying?
Here’s some of what people are saying about YOU ARE NOT A ROCK:
The Mind Workout
This book originally came out in the UK as THE MIND WORKOUT. I appreciate everybody that’s asked about buying both YANAR and TMW but, if you do that, you can gift one to a friend. Digital and audio rights vary by country so if you’re not finding the ebook or audio version of YANAR, search for THE MIND WORKOUT on your favourite book site.
Making Brains Sweat Around the World
The reason I started creating mental health content was to fill gaps/chasms in our mental healthcare systems. My audience on YouTube has always been global and I’ve always created content with a global mental health perspective and audience in mind. So I am thrilled that this book has already been translated into multiple languages, with more on the way, and it’s available around the world. Here are some of the translated editions:
To learn more about what was involved with writing the book, check out this video “YOU ARE NOT A ROCK – Making a mental health book”: