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The Mind Monster Solution

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  16 reviews
'Life-changing. One of the best books I've ever read!'
- Dr Michelle Braude, author of The Food Effect Diet

'Incredibly well-researched, practical and relatable. Clearly written by a true professional expert as well as an expert by experience. An excellent resource not only for those who want to address challenges and self-limiting patterns such as self-sabotage but also gai
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published February 2020 by Yellow Kite
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Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a book of strategies to deal with the roots of self-sabotage and burnout. It packs more value per square inch of page than anything else I have read on the topic. Of course, our reception of a book is also a matter of timing in life, but I have to say this one really spoke to me and finally nailed some nasty old habits. Its 'modality' is basically NLP/cognitive hypnotherapy, but the first thing I learned is that the hypnotherapy bit has almost nothing to do with 'hypnosis' techniques and ...more
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
J’ai eu un énorme coup de coeur pour ce livre. En fait, fight est bien plus qu’un livre, c’est un livre-outil, un coach personnel, une source d’inspiration riche de témoignage à commencer par l’histoire personnelle de l’auteure. Hazel Gale nous invite à réfléchir sur nos problèmes. J’ai été conquise par sa façon originale d’aborder notre développement personnel. J’ai lu plus d’une vingtaine de livres dans cette catégorie et vraiment je trouve qu’il sort du lot ! En ce sens je pense qu’il pourrai ...more
Rob Thompson
Every day we all go into natural hypnotic trances. Driving to work without even remembering it. Being in a meeting where your mind has wandered. It is this state of mind that is used in cognitive hypnotherapy. It blends hypnosis with cognitive behavioural therapy. It also uses tools from positive psychology, cognitive theory and neuro-linguistic programming.

Hazel uses a blend of theory and exercises in this book. She makes it accessible and engaging. Using her own experiences to show how the sug
Ruth Furtek
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been really impressed by this much so that I have purchased two additional copies for family and have recommended to friends. No one has been offended (so far!) as we all have stuff to work through at times- this book allows you to do that privately and in your own time.

It is based on sound scientific research and clearly explains the theory behind the self help concepts yet still making the process fully accessible and engaging. It has a straightforward layout and language. Ther
I normally loathe self-help books. This one was genuinely good. It uses proper science and genuine knowledge that one can apply to one's life, without ever falling into the "Eat, Pray, Love" paradigm. I'd say as far as self-help books go, this is a worthy one to read. ...more
Anna Illyashyk
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great tool for anybody, and especially those who can’t find or afford a therapist.
While reading I was tempted to send a copy of the book to many of people I know.
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Self-sabotage is probably the meanest form of sabotage, because the saboteur has taken root in the deepest layers of the mind and where one stands or walks: it is 24 hours on the spot. In a perpetual feeling of "not enough", the self-sabotage causes stress and unhappiness. This self-assessment is deeply embedded in our unconscious layers and often we are unknowingly confronted with it. It accompanies our development like a basso continuo, we are used to it - we often even flirt with it. At times ...more
Ellen Price
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unlike other 'self help' books this is far from patronising. It's founded in science and shared through the lens of Hazel's personal story. Written with humility and humour, you not only connect to Hazel's story but can draw parallels from it to your own situation, whatever that may be.

We are all 'fighting' to overcome the barriers we impose on ourselves - whether that is to achieve something specific or to just be happier in general. You don't have to be boxing fan or a sportsperson to connect
Victoria Ward
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is fantastic. I get fed up with these hyped up personal development books that are pages and pages of fluff to bulk up the content around one concept or idea. This book is PACKED with detail, research, techniques and stories. It's like a manual that you can turn to for understanding why you're sabotaging yourself. The concept - splitting the part of you that self-sabotages from the rest of you and learning from it to transform it - is laid out really well. I love the way this is writte ...more
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is so well researched. I learned something useful in every chapter. Just brilliant.
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome. Can change your life
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The book is full of information, techniques, and also has a lot of groundwork before you can start applying actual techniques. I did find that tedious at first, especially when some of it seemed irrelevant to me. But I am glad I pushed on.
I found the chapters and information on metaphorical thinking to be incredibly valuable. For those of us who can't just rationally argue away the compulsions of the sabotaging self - here's a more visual and metaphorical approach that may just work when you can
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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One of the most impactful books I've read by far.
It's gathering a lot of already known methods of therapy in one position. It guides you through the process and gives you the tools, not only theory.
It's a little bit too long in my opinion, due to numerous repetitions of some methods, but I'm sure the author aim was to educate and remember most of the things.
It took me some time to go through it but it's hard to mark it as "read" as this book will acompany me for some time and I will come back
Tracey Sinclair
Interesting book with some really good ideas in it, although I found quite a few hard to figure out how to implement. I think this might be an excellent book to work through with someone such as a coach, though.
Janet Reygan
I enjoyed the first part of this book but the more I read the less I felt it was talking to me.
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Hazel Gale is a master practitioner of cognitive hypnotherapy, a former world kickboxing champion and a multiple national and open European ABA boxing-title winner.

Following a physical and psychological burnout during her first few years of competitive fighting, cognitive hypnotherapy helped Hazel to rebuild her physical strength and achieve a balanced, healthy emotional state.

Empowered by the c

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