Finding True North: The Healing Power of Place (Paperback)Linda Gask (author)
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Beneath the wide skies of Orkney Linda Gask recalls her career as a consultant psychiatrist and her lifelong struggle with her own mental health. After the favelas of Brazil, the glittering cities of the Middle East, and the forests of Haida Gwaii, will she find perspective, spiritual relief, and healing in her new home?
Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 18 mm
An illuminating and enlightening book, beautifully illustrating the importance of place on our mental and physical wellbeing.-- Raynor Wynn, author of The Salt Path
Finding True North reminds me why I would rather consult a physician who at times struggles herself, rather than one who has remained above the fray.-- Andrew Greig, author of At the Loch of the Green Corrie
Quietly moving... a timely reminder of the stabilising effects of attachment to place.-- Sue Stuart-Smith, author of The Well Gardened Mind
Linda Gask's writing and wisdom about depression are like no one else's and I turn to it time and time again to feel the comforting chime of shared experience.-- James Withey, author of The Recovery Letters
Intriguing, poignant and highly readable.-- Sir Simon Wessely, Regius Professor of Psychiatry, King's College London
This is recovery not as a political stick with which to beat the disenfranchised, but self-help and self-care that is truly transformative.-- Andre Tomlin, Mental Elf
Finding True North is beautifully written... It is powerful and moving and quite exceptional.-- Kate Lovett, Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Kate Lovett, Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.-- Prof Tony Kendrick MD FRCGP FRCPsych (hon) FHEA, Professor of Primary Care, Primary Care & Population Sciences
Sensitive, thoughtful and informed.-- Professor Wendy Burn President, Royal Society of Psychiatrists
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