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Description - Don't Wait for Your Ship to Come in... Swim Out to Meet it by Gary Wood

For those battle-scarred veterans of self-help books, psychologist Dr Gary Wood has answers that actually work. He argues that for real changes in the life of real people we need real psychology. In Don't Wait for Your Ship to Come In, Swim Out to Meet It, he presents an end to 'yo-yo self helping. This is a complete step-by-step program for personal development, based on the life-coaching techniques and evidence-based psychology that have made him immensely popular on British radio, TV and magazines. Written in his trademark, fun, conversational Dr Wood offers a wealth of tools and techniques for positive lasting change illustrated with exercises, quizzes and anecdotes. It covers everything from relaxation, to self-talk, to creative visualization, to goal setting. It also contains tools for enhancing anyone's creative capacity for change and overcoming self-sabotage. Throughout, the book focuses on personal strengths and solutions and contains tools for conducting a complete life review. Dr Gary Wood offers the challenge 'It's your life so take it personally'.This comprehensive, practical guide is a must for anyone who is truly serious about personal growth, empowerment and change.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841127330
ISBN-10: 1841127337
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 136mm x 19mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Capstone Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gary Wood

Dr Gary Wood [BSc (Hons), PgC, PhD, FHEA] is a social psychologist, author, life coach, and broadcaster. Combining an engaging and accessible approach with a solid academic background he specializes in communicating psychological insight on all aspects of human social life to a wider audience. Increasingly the need for down-to-earth evidence-based expertise finds him working in diverse arenas from the press, to radio, television and theatre, to corporate consultancy, and of course, the lecture room. He has taught psychology to students at all levels of higher education, in several UK universities and colleges. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Dr Wood has also worked with the Learning and Skills council to promote to encourage adults back to learning. He regularly appears on radio and television offering expert analysis and coaching tips, and is widely quoted in newspapers and magazines. He has featured on the Trisha Goddard (Channel Five) show as part of her 'Campaign for Change' team, on Big Brother's Little Brother and on Moneyspinners. he is a regular panellist on Five Live's The Late Show and has appeared on Woman' s Hour. He has been a featured agony uncle in eve magazine and is the life editor for health and style website, Mansized. Dr wood contributes quizzes and articles to a range of publications and is author of Sex, Lies and Stereotypes. As well as lecturing, he runs his own research consultancy, training and coaching practice. In his spare time he eats, sleeps...and occasionally sings! For more info, visit or

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