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Books by Rachel Kelly

  • Singing in the Rain

    Rachel Kelly

    Product Code: BTOUG
    Paperback
    Thinking often makes us sad but doing rarely does. This book is about action: it is full of inventive and accessible activities, one for each week of the year, to help you rediscover your creativity and, little by little, build a new sense of purpose. With delightful illustrations, easy-to-follow exercises and puzzles, Singing in the Rain has something for everyone - from how to deal with difficult conversations to writing a letter to someone you love. This workbook is made of sturdy stuff. It can take whatever you throw at it or write in it, and it will still be here for you, without judgement. Rachel Kelly has based her exercises on numerous psychological studies as well as feedback from hundreds of people in the world of mental health. Her motto is small things lead to big change. Follow her practical steps for finding your voice and expanding your range, and you'll soon find yourself hitting the higher notes of life.
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  • If

    Rachel Kelly

    Product Code: BECVP
    Hardback
    If you need cheering up...If you need guidance...If you want to laugh...If you need courage...Sometimes only a poem will do. In this magical new collection of our best-loved poems, selected and introduced by the creators of the bestselling app iF Poems, discover the joy, solace and beauty of poetry with your family. Whether you're after a poem that is charming, funny, sad, silly, magical, sleepy, long or short, there's something in here for everyone. From Lear's The Owl and the Pussycat to Tennyson's The Charge of the Light Brigade to Eliot's Macavity the Mystery Cat, these are poems to pass down the generations. A favourite poem will stay with you for life, and this beautifully illustrated collection for children aged 0 to 90 is sure to delight and entertain for years to come.
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  • Walking on Sunshine

    Rachel Kelly

    Product Code: AQGTF
    Hardback
    Research shows that most people need a variety of strategies to stop worrying and stay calm...Walking on Sunshine offers 52 tips, tools and positive thoughts (one for each week of the year) to guide you through the seasons and better manage the pressures of everyday life.Some of the strategies relate to particular experiences and events, such as holidays or exams; others are useful at any time. Indeed this is an ideal book to dip into whenever the mood takes you. There is also space for you to record your own thoughts and feelings. Your very jottings will be a step towards living mindfully.Written in the confidential, conversational style of a good friend and delightfully illustrated by Jonathan Pugh, Walking on Sunshine will act as a constant, supportive companion through your ups and downs.
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  • Black Rainbow

    Rachel Kelly

    Product Code: ALKAZ
    Paperback
    Black Rainbow is the powerful first-person story of one woman's struggle with depression and how she managed to recover from it through the power of poetry. In 1997, Oxford graduate, working mother and Times journalist Rachel Kelly went from feeling mildly anxious to being completely unable to function within the space of just three days. Prescribed antidepressants by her doctor, and supported by her husband and her family, Rachel slowly began to get better, but her anxiety levels remained high, and six years later, as a stay-at-home mother, she suffered a second collapse even worse than the first. Throughout both of Rachel's periods of severe depression, the healing power of poetry became an integral part of her recovery. As someone who had always loved poetry, it became something for Rachel to cling on to in times of need - from repeating short mantras to learning and reciting entire poems - these words and verses became a powerful force for change in her life. In Black Rainbow Rachel analyses why poetry can be one answer to depression, and the book contains a selected 40 of the poems that provided Rachel with solace and comfort during her breakdown and recovery. At a time when mental health problems and depression are becoming more common, and the stigma around such issues is finally being lifted, this book offers a lifeline for anyone seeking to understand depression and seek new ways to treat it. Poetry is free, has no side-effects and, as Rachel can attest, 'prescribing words instead of pills' can be an incredibly powerful remedy.
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