This is a wise and calm book. Many people require reassurance nowadays and this book provides it. The author is a qualified counsellor who has appeared on mainstream television and radio. It’s about pain, grief and sleeplessness, about being awake – as she describes it – at 4.00 a.m. and all the pain and opportunities that entails. It’s not a practical book on helping with sleep although there are a lot of tips and advice. Rather it’s a wise arm around the shoulder and a gentle chat from someone who has seen it all. She talks in particular about how grief and loss can have an impact on our sleep and she is strong on dreams, on what to do when your dreams are getting you down, and how you can use dreams to get you out of it, because dreams can also heal you. There are many exercises in the book and also some extremely useful resources in the back.
232pp, 216 x 140 mm, Paperback, 2022, RRP £11.99