|As you probably already know, the 10th-anniversary edition of my book CLARITY has been in people’s hands for the last couple of weeks. I’ve spent a big chunk of the last few years working on this, and I’m excited to see how it lands.|
In the past, I put a lot of energy into climbing the bestseller charts. It was a lot of fun, and I feel very grateful for all the support from my amazing community (CLARITY was a big number one & RESULTS made the Sunday Times bestseller list). Thank you!
This time, my aim is different.
The 10th-anniversary edition of CLARITY is being well-received; it’s wonderful to see my Facebook feed filled with wonderful photos of people holding their copy of the book, and saying what a difference these principles have made in their lives.
One of the changes with the new edition is a “What the Research Says” section at the end of each chapter. This is a description of (and where possible, a link to) peer-reviewed articles and other research that will help you “read around” the principles behind clarity.
Because these principles aren’t yet part of the scientific mainstream, most research won’t refer directly to them. Nevertheless, each of these research elements will help you join the dots as you establish your own personal evidence base for what you’re learning.
Chapter 2 is called, “The Power of Insight”, and I thought you might enjoy the ‘What the Research Says” section at the end of it, as it references something gaining a lot of media attention recently: the whole domain of magic mushrooms and ‘psychedelic-assisted’ therapy. (excerpt from CLARITY ©2023 Jamie Smart, published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd):Read More →
Q: What do schizophrenia, burnout & fear of public speaking have in common?
** a prevention & cure for all mental & most physical illness **
A few days ago, I was asked who the most insightful clinical psychologist on the planet was. My answer was immediate:
Dr William Pettit Jr.
Here’s what I wrote about him in the new edition of CLARITY:
You see (speaking to you as an author), while there’s something cool about seeing ‘box-fresh’ copies of your book in a bookshop or arriving on your doorstep…
…there’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when you know something you’ve created has been thoroughly devoured…
…Like a chef seeing their plates being licked clean…
…Or a coach seeing their clients implementing what they’ve been working on…
So this week, after I put out a post on Facebook asking who wanted to be one of the very first people to read the new edition of CLARITY, I was immensely gratified when coach Cath Daley commented,