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  • Published: 1 February 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143776802
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $37.00

Finding Calm

Managing fear and anxiety in an uncertain world




We live in a troubled world - so many changes, so many uncertainties. This book gives a range of practical skills to help anyone come to terms with feelings of anxiety and learn to thrive.

How do you deal with your anxieties and fears when there is so much uncertainty in our world? Are we safe from Covid, from climate change, from the changing demographics of our cities? Can we keep our children safe from on-line dangers? How can we tell truth from misinformation and fake news?
Dr Sarb Johal is an expert in emergency management and disaster psychology, and was called on to help develop the world-leading response to the threat of Covid-19 in his home country of New Zealand. The lessons, which we can all apply in our daily lives, are in this timely book.
Full of easy-to-follow, practical tools and tips, Finding Calm can help you get through any crisis or change of circumstance with your mental health intact. You’ll learn how to deal with uncertainty; the psychological impact of empathy — both on ourselves when we offer it, and to those who receive it; along with practical ideas around introducing structure into your life and how this can help reduce stress and contain feelings of panic.
Finding Calm is for anyone wanting to strengthen their capacity to ride life’s many ups and downs — with more steadiness, ease and a sense of groundedness.

  • Published: 1 February 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143776802
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $37.00

About the author

Sarb Johal

Dr Sarb Johal (AKA the Useful Psychologist) is a clinical psychologist, consultant and commentator with 30 plus years of experience who brings a psychological lens to the light, the dark and the intriguing aspects of the human experience. His videos, blogs and podcasts turn complex psychological theory into simple tools for solving everyday problems, helping people and organisations navigate tough times with greater wellbeing and equilibrium.
An expert on psychosocial recovery and disaster communication, Sarb has advised the UK and New Zealand governments and the World Health Organisation through major national and international crises.
He is the MC of TEDxWellington and a regular guest on RNZ National and other national and international media outlets.
Sarb has a PhD from the School of Psychology at the University of Cardiff and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London.

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