LEIGH FORBES: Books of all Sorts

29th April 2019
by Leigh Forbes
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The Voices Within: the history and science of how we talk to ourselves

by Charles Fernyhough. A compelling and fascinating look at the inner workings of our minds and the many conversations that go on there: from such everyday experiences as the inner voice, silent reading, and the writer’s muse, through to voice-hearing … Continue reading

29th September 2017
by Leigh Forbes
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Your Brain Knows More than you Think: the new frontiers of neuroplasticity

by Niels Birbaumer. Niels Birbaumer writes about his research in the field of neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to learn new things), and the application of neurofeedback (learning to ‘shape’ the brain by using thought/reward techniques), to investigate such issues as … Continue reading

8th April 2017
by Leigh Forbes
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Making Friends with Anxiety: a warm, supportive little book to help ease worry and panic

by Sarah Rayner. The first in Sarah Rayner’s “Making Friends” series, this wonderful little, clearly written, guide to anxiety is perfect for anyone struggling with fear and/or panic. Rayner breaks down A.N.X.I.E.T.Y. into its component parts (one per chapter) meaning … Continue reading