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Harnessing the Power of Mental Agility to Transform Your Life

Elaine Fox



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Hodder & Stoughton
10 May 2022
What is the key ingredient to a happy, successful life?
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to dealing with life. Elaine Fox, one of the world's leading psychologists and performance coaches, has witnessed this time and again. In her work coaching top athletes, military leaders and business professionals, she has seen that it's the people who know how and when to switch between different approaches - people who have an agile mind - who achieve the best performance.

Drawing on 25 years of scientific research, Fox shares with us her step-by-step guide to what she calls 'switchcraft': the set of skills we need to navigate a complex and uncertain world. Whether it's coping with a difficult boss, overcoming a fear, dealing with hyperactive children, resolving a dispute with a friend or making a difficult choice about where to live or what to do, switchcraft helps us thrive in any situation.

Like your own personal life coach, Switchcraft shows you how to break out of a rigid mindset to restore your fulfilment, curiosity and zest for life.
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   420g
ISBN:   9781529357219
ISBN 10:   1529357217
Pages:   352
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Elaine Fox is Professor of Psychology and Affective Neuroscience at Oxford University where her lab group, the Oxford Centre for Emotion and Affective Neuroscience, is world-leading in the quest to understand the roots of mental health. In September 2019, Professor Fox was also appointed to a highly prestigious role by the UK Government's Department of Research and Innovation (UKRI) to lead a national public engagement strategy to enhance the profile, impact and quality of mental health research in the UK. She also runs a consultancy, Oxford Elite Performance, bringing cutting-edge science and psychology to those at the top levels of sport, business and the military. She was born and brought up in Dublin, Ireland and has held academic positions in Ireland and New Zealand. Her first book Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain was published in 2012.

Reviews for Switchcraft: Harnessing the Power of Mental Agility to Transform Your Life

A book full of important insights. In clear and accessible language, Elaine Fox shows how psychological science can help you to be agile in meeting challenges and to be flexible when things change. Drawing on personal experience and years of applying her research in coaching elite performance, she shows how adopting a few key skills can transform your life in profound ways. -- Mark Williams, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology University of Oxford

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