Dr Sam Akbar is a clinical psychologist specialising in treating refugees who have survived torture, war or sexual violence; she also teaches and trains other psychologists across the world from Ireland to the refugee camps of northern Iraq on how to work with trauma. Sam has a degree in Classics from Oxford University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from University College London. She lives in London with her family. This is her first book.
'Hence her short, sharp guide to managing your mind - Stressilient: How to Beat Stress and Build Resilience - is pointedly written by a woman for women...[Akbar's] methods actually work and she explains them really well... Stressilient is a zippy read but it is grounded in robust scientific study... Akbar, 46, is instantly recognisable as a lovely person. In the book she quotes Charlie Brown alongside Greek philosophy, the Auschwitz survivor and psychologist Victor Frankl and the French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir.' THE SUNDAY TIMES STYLE The chapters touch upon tips for managing emotions, challenging negative thought processes and encouraging more self-compassion without being overly preachy. If I could inject it, I would. REFINERY29