The Kindness Method: Change Your Habits for Good Using Self-Compassion and Understanding (Paperback)
The Kindness Method is the key to breaking unwanted habits—for good! Combining her own therapeutic style, personal experiences, and techniques learned from working in the field of substance abuse, Shahroo Izadi shares simple steps that strengthen your willpower like a muscle, allowing you to sustain your motivation and make lasting change in your life.
Shahroo’s completely non-judgmental process for mapping and channeling your habits is based on the principle of treating yourself with the compassion and understanding that it is often only reserved for other people. From procrastination to issues of body image, this method works by creating a custom plan—mapped by you, for you, and driven by self-motivation.
About the Author
Shahroo Izadi is a Behavioral Change Specialist and the author of The Kindness Method. She provides relapse prevention coaching and support groups at a recovery house for young women in addition to delivering sold-out workshops designed to help people change any habit on their own terms. Her work has drawn attention from BBC Radio 1, The Telegraph, Red Magazine, The Pool, and more. Her laid-back, non-judgmental style that rejects the traditional professional-patient dynamic has proven to be a huge success and her ambition is to make evidence-based psychological tools accessible to the public.
"The moment I met her I immediately knew she was the real deal. She just gets it. She's a sobering, safe and sassy presence in a world of extremes."
― Bryony Gordon, #1 bestselling author of Mad Girl
"Shahroo's dynamic and compassionate approach to an entrenched and sometimes scary drinking culture is refreshing, non-judgmental and feels like a very contemporary approach to talking about alcohol."
― Gemma Cairney, BBC Radio 1 presenter and author of Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be
"Aside from my own experience of Shahroo's superb work, the greatest testament is that our clients keep requesting more and more of her invaluable experience, insights and strategies to successfully manage their emotional wellbeing."
― Dominic Ruffy, Amy Winehouse Foundation
"That's what Shahroo does. Gets me to ask fundamental questions with a kindness and compassion I normally reserve for others."
― Marisa Bate, The Pool
"This book is wonderful. Kindness is king. Kindness is key."
― Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series
"A game-changing book about habits and beliefs that focuses on boosting our self-esteem and resilience, rather than demonizing ourselves or our behaviors. And we can use it to change any unwanted behavior, from struggling with prescription drugs to procrastinating to drinking too much prosecco."
― Evening Standard