Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Like A Man: The blurb

We live in challenging times when men need to be skillful in addressing the emotional issues which arise in their own lives and in their relationships with the people they love and the people with whom they work.

Like a Man - A Guide to Men's Emotional Wellbeing, by counsellor and men's columnist Padraig O'Morain, combines insights from Western and Eastern psychology to help men sharpen their emotional skills.

Emotional wellbeing is not only about change - it is also about acceptance. This book draws on Western insights which promote change and on Eastern insights which emphasise the value of acceptance and effort.

The author's column That’s Men For You appears weekly in The Irish Times and has built a loyal readership made up of men and of the women in their lives.

Topics in the book include building better relationships at home and at work; using mindfulness and other techniques to handle anxiety, stress and panic attacks; battling the blues; the hidden beliefs that drive us; dealing with workplace bullies and other difficult people; getting through marriage breakup; and taking care of your physical health.

If you’re a man, buy this book for yourself. If you’re a woman, buy it for the man in your life.

You can buy the book online from Veritas (cheapest option in the Euro zone) or from Amazon UK....

5 comments:

that girl said...

Padraig - I really hope you've written a book that tells it like it is for men..It depresses me that so many books on men's issues have to hoodwink them into thinking of their bodies and emotions as mechanical objects that have to be maintained and fixed - Trick the boys into thinking they're playing with a big boy toy and voila! they care...how infantalising is that? and women wonder why we feel like mammies (yummy or the other kind) so much...*sigh*

Padraig said...

Hi that girl - The book suggests both acceptance and change as components of emotional health. Part of that is acceptance of the differences between people (even in successful relationships most of the differences between the couple remain unresolved)and being wise about what you want to change and how.

Anonymous said...

Great Book, partner said it was a jobe, but caught him reading it
on and off since I bought it for him, and he seems to understand
and getting the message, that men need to talk more to their partners with their worries.

Padraig O'Morain said...

Thanks for buying the book, Anonymous! The problem with getting us to talk is that the four most frightening words a woman can say to a man are not "I'm leaving you forever" or "I'm having your baby" but "We need to talk"! So you have to kind of talk to us without us knowing - not easy but I'm sure you're up to it!

Anonymous said...

gOT YOUR BOOK AS A GIFT, WELL WRITTEN, EASY READ. WOULD NOT AGREE WITH EVERY THING, BUT DO SEE
WHAT YOU ARE GETTTING AT. WILL PASS IT ON TO MY SON, AS HE COULD LEARN HOW TO BE A BETTER PARTNER AND NEW DAD.
REGARDS,
TREENA