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Alone Time

Published by Rockpool Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Being alone gives you the chance to think about yourself and your needs and goals without undue pressure, distractions or interference.

The importance of personal space in a changing world. In Alone Time, clinical psychologist and professor of psychology Sybil Geldart, PhD draws on personal anecdotes, case studies, and research to help you live well despite an ever-changing world. Taking time on your own allows you to take a slower, more deliberate pace and explore inner strengths, set goals and overcome problems. Practicing solitude is an age-old part of Eastern traditions of health and well-being, and ensuring some personal space and time alone – when self-initiated – will help you live a more fulfilled life. In Alone Time, Dr. Geldart shows how solitude allows us time for self-reflection, to gain self-knowledge, and to seek a better understanding of others. Perfect for all life stages, from school-leavers and young professionals on, Alone Time includes tips, advice and exercises to help boost mental health and attain that elusive work–life balance. Dr. Geldart also shows how voluntary distancing has numerous benefits in life – from work and study to overcoming stress and anxiety, and, most of all, in being emotionally healthy and inspired to work towards a healthy and happy future.

About The Author

Sybil Geldart, PhD is an associate professor of psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, with research interests broadly based in human development and health psychology. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Arts from Western University and a PhD from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Geldart has served as vice-chair of the university's Research Ethics Board, vice-chair of University Senate and as assistant dean of program development in the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences. Dr. Geldart has more than 28 years of university instructing and currently teaches in the areas of abnormal psychology, clinical psychology and special education. Outside the university she has a part-time clinical practice and is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches for adults, adolescents and children. Both in teaching and clinical practice, Dr. Geldart equips adults and young people with a toolbox of coping and life skills to help deal with the many stressors we all face at work and school.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Rockpool Publishing (June 11, 2024)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781923009264

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