The U-Turn is a book about being happier. Written by leading psychiatrist Dr Conor Farren, it is a book for those of us who live with everyday negative emotions – anger, depression, fear, anxiety and jealousy – which keep us from enjoying life. The ‘U-Turn’ is the name of the journey the book takes us on – from emotional upset to self-understanding. The author helps us to get a good grasp of our emotions, of our personal make-up and of our relationships. The next step is to take action to bring about positive change in our lives.
- Provides us with an understanding of the most common mild psychological issues, such as anxiety and depression, and shows us the role of low self-esteem in these.
- Looks at ways for us to fight back and discover that life can have joy and purpose.
- Contains “Think, Feel, Act” psychological exercises at the end of the chapters, which helps us to apply these U-Turn principles to our own lives.
An inspiring and interactive read, The U-Turn is the unique result of the author’s life experience and his work as a psychiatrist.
‘Honest and inspiring, Conor Farren’s wonderful book highlights the pathway to positive thinking and fulfilled living.’
‘The U-Turn…offers a path through the forest of worry, anxiety and fear that confronts us all from time to time.’
Prof. Patricia Casey
About the Author
Conor Farren is a consultant psychiatrist at St Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin. In his work as a psychiatrist he has seen the importance of self-esteem in counseling and therapy, and has discovered how raising self-esteem is fundamental to living a happier and more contented life. He is the author of Overcoming Alcohol Misuse (Orpen Press, 2011).