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How do you deal with uncertainty and anxiety when your world is upended by the coronavirus pandemic? Dr Sarb Johal, an expert in emergency management and disaster psychology, had to answer that question for an entire country as he helped develop the world-leading response that saw Covid-19 stamped out by the 'team of five million' in his home country of New Zealand. The le How do you deal with uncertainty and anxiety when your world is upended by the coronavirus pandemic? Dr Sarb Johal, an expert in emergency management and disaster psychology, had to answer that question for an entire country as he helped develop the world-leading response that saw Covid-19 stamped out by the 'team of five million' in his home country of New Zealand. The lessons, which we can all apply in our daily lives, are in this timely book. Full of easy-to-follow, practical tools and tips, Steady can get you through any crisis or change of circumstance with your mental health intact. You'll learn how to deal with uncertainty; the psychological impact of empathy - both on ourselves when we offer it, and to those who receive it; along with practical ideas around introducing structure into your life and how this can help reduce stress and contain feelings of panic. Steady is for anyone wanting to strengthen their capacity to ride the possible coming waves of Covid-19 - as well as life's general ups and downs - with more calm, ease and a sense of groundedness. About the Author Born in the UK where he trained as a Clinical Psychologist, Dr Sarb Johal's experience encompasses clinical practice, frontline services, policy development and Ministerial advice and strategic communications. Since 2006, he has helped the New Zealand and UK governments, as well as the World Health Organisation, develop psychosocial responses to some of the major crises of the last decade, including the H1N1 pandemic, the Canterbury earthquakes, the Kaikōura earthquake, the Christchurch mosque shootings and most recently, the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Johal lives in Wellington, New Zealand, with his wife and young family. https: //sarbjohal.com/


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How do you deal with uncertainty and anxiety when your world is upended by the coronavirus pandemic? Dr Sarb Johal, an expert in emergency management and disaster psychology, had to answer that question for an entire country as he helped develop the world-leading response that saw Covid-19 stamped out by the 'team of five million' in his home country of New Zealand. The le How do you deal with uncertainty and anxiety when your world is upended by the coronavirus pandemic? Dr Sarb Johal, an expert in emergency management and disaster psychology, had to answer that question for an entire country as he helped develop the world-leading response that saw Covid-19 stamped out by the 'team of five million' in his home country of New Zealand. The lessons, which we can all apply in our daily lives, are in this timely book. Full of easy-to-follow, practical tools and tips, Steady can get you through any crisis or change of circumstance with your mental health intact. You'll learn how to deal with uncertainty; the psychological impact of empathy - both on ourselves when we offer it, and to those who receive it; along with practical ideas around introducing structure into your life and how this can help reduce stress and contain feelings of panic. Steady is for anyone wanting to strengthen their capacity to ride the possible coming waves of Covid-19 - as well as life's general ups and downs - with more calm, ease and a sense of groundedness. About the Author Born in the UK where he trained as a Clinical Psychologist, Dr Sarb Johal's experience encompasses clinical practice, frontline services, policy development and Ministerial advice and strategic communications. Since 2006, he has helped the New Zealand and UK governments, as well as the World Health Organisation, develop psychosocial responses to some of the major crises of the last decade, including the H1N1 pandemic, the Canterbury earthquakes, the Kaikōura earthquake, the Christchurch mosque shootings and most recently, the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Johal lives in Wellington, New Zealand, with his wife and young family. https: //sarbjohal.com/

35 review for Steady: A Guide to Better Mental Health Through and Beyond the Coronavirus Pandemic

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sintija Buhanovska

    Grāmatas autors ir Jaunzēlandē dzīvojošs klīniskais psihologs, kas sniedzis konsultācijas dažādās globālās krīzes situācijās un bijis arī PVO konsultants. Ļoti vienkārši, skaidri un saprotami viņš raksta par notiekošo, nu jau gadu visai pasaulei pavadot pandēmijas apstākļos. Šīs grāmatas panākumi, manuprāt, rodami skaidri izstrādātā struktūrā, loģiskos (mūsu sarežģītā prāta un trauksmaino emociju) skaidrojumos, kā arī reālos, viegli īstenojamos padomos, kas var katram dot tik ļoti nepieciešamo p Grāmatas autors ir Jaunzēlandē dzīvojošs klīniskais psihologs, kas sniedzis konsultācijas dažādās globālās krīzes situācijās un bijis arī PVO konsultants. Ļoti vienkārši, skaidri un saprotami viņš raksta par notiekošo, nu jau gadu visai pasaulei pavadot pandēmijas apstākļos. Šīs grāmatas panākumi, manuprāt, rodami skaidri izstrādātā struktūrā, loģiskos (mūsu sarežģītā prāta un trauksmaino emociju) skaidrojumos, kā arī reālos, viegli īstenojamos padomos, kas var katram dot tik ļoti nepieciešamo pozitīvo mierinājumu. Es apzinos, ka mana ikdiena pat ir ļoti mierīga, salīdzinājumā ar vecākiem, kuriem mājās mācās bērni, vai profesijām, kas mēnešiem nevar gūt ienākumus. Taču vienalga man ļoti nomierināja autora teiktais, ka patiesībā katru dienu ir tikai daži jautājumi, uz kuriem mums šādas pandēmijas izraisītas psiholoģiskās spriedzes apstākļos ir jāatbild, un divi no tiem ir: vai man un manai ģimenei ir mājvieta un vai man un manai ģimenei ir pārtika. Krīzē uzmanība ir jāvelta pamatvajadzībām, jo tikai pēc tam varam sekmīgi domāt, kā apmierināt augstākas vēlmes, un patiesībā nekas nenotiks, ja staigāsim ar ataugušām matu saknēm vai pusdienās nebūs iedvesmas uztaisīt desertu pēc kāda TV šova receptes. Šobrīd varam justies arī noguruši un vāji. Un ir labi, ka autors ne tikai to atgādina, bet arī mudina aktīvi domāt un rīkoties, lai šie vājuma brīži nepārvēršas par mūsu ikdienas prāta stāvokli.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tohora

    I love a good self-improvement book; Steady is exactly what we need right now. Dr Sarb Johal is a trained Clinical Psychologist, he has dealt with several major crises in the past years and now he has written the ultimate guide to living life during these pandemic times. Steady is a comprehensive study of life in 2020 and how we can move forward in a positive way. Drawing on his experiences working with the UK and New Zealand governments dealing with the H1N1 Pandemic, the Christchurch earthquak I love a good self-improvement book; Steady is exactly what we need right now. Dr Sarb Johal is a trained Clinical Psychologist, he has dealt with several major crises in the past years and now he has written the ultimate guide to living life during these pandemic times. Steady is a comprehensive study of life in 2020 and how we can move forward in a positive way. Drawing on his experiences working with the UK and New Zealand governments dealing with the H1N1 Pandemic, the Christchurch earthquakes, the Kaikoura earthquake, and the Christchurch Mosque shooting Dr Johal draws from a wealth of knowledge that he shares with his readers. Steady covers a multitude of topics including mental health, creating positive habits, building structure, focusing on wellness, surviving and thriving in lockdown with family or solo, dealing with loneliness, ignoring fake news and focusing on trustworthy sources, plus a lot more. A lot of this stuff sounds simple, but I can’t count how many times I have caught myself doom scrolling when I should be sleeping or doing something productive. I will definitely be revisiting some of the tips in this book, a lot of the sections particularly the ones around mental health and wellbeing have some very helpful tips that I will be utilising. I love when a book is well written, thought provoking and worthy of being revisited in the future. If you’re in lockdown right now or feel like you need to be prepared for another one, I would definitely recommend you pick up a copy of Steady. I wasn’t sure if I would like a book that had heavy influence from the Covid-19 pandemic, but I was pleasantly surprised. Thanks to NetGalley and Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) for an advance copy of this book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Joy Lee

    Rating: 5 Re-Read Factor: Yes Steady: A Guide to Better Mental Health Through and Beyond the Coronavirus Pandemic casts a wide net over a myriad of topics-- from relationships, childrearing, politics, and more-- all under the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Johal truly hits all the marks on how to get through the current times, and one can only wish to transport this piece of work to a year in the past. He also brought to light concepts (e.g. illusion of explanatory depth) that were quite forei Rating: 5 Re-Read Factor: Yes Steady: A Guide to Better Mental Health Through and Beyond the Coronavirus Pandemic casts a wide net over a myriad of topics-- from relationships, childrearing, politics, and more-- all under the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Johal truly hits all the marks on how to get through the current times, and one can only wish to transport this piece of work to a year in the past. He also brought to light concepts (e.g. illusion of explanatory depth) that were quite foreign to me, and I used his work as the basis to research more into those topics. Steady is an all-around wonderful guide to understanding elements of the pandemic as well as learning how to be a better you in context of that.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Justine

    Thanks to NetGalley and Independent Book Publishers Association for providing an ARC!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    Thanks to Netgalley and Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) for an advance copy of this book. Steady is a great little book about how we can all support ourselves psychologically through the pandemic and beyond. It includes a number of helpful ideas and tips in fighting misinformation, and how we can protect ourselves from the onslaught of news. My only criticism would be in that some of the book talked about solutions that ultimately could only be provided by the government. Being in Thanks to Netgalley and Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) for an advance copy of this book. Steady is a great little book about how we can all support ourselves psychologically through the pandemic and beyond. It includes a number of helpful ideas and tips in fighting misinformation, and how we can protect ourselves from the onslaught of news. My only criticism would be in that some of the book talked about solutions that ultimately could only be provided by the government. Being in the UK and knowing what a mess our government has made of everything, this is depressing. This is particularly because we are reliant on the government doing things such as paying people enough to self isolate, to actually encourage compliance. I think the book would have perhaps been better suited leaving these things out, and instead focusing on the things we can do individually. While there is a lot of useful information in the book, I feel like it was all rather overshadowed by the fact that much of it is out of my control.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Bex

    Ok I don't usually go in for self-help books, but in quarantine, my mental health hasn't been great. When I saw this book targeted specifically at helping people mentally survive Coronavirus/lockdowns/quarantine/isolation/etc., I suspended my disbelief and decided to give it a chance and... wow. There are so many things that made me feel so much better about where I am right now, but what I appreciated most were the solutions. All of the ideas about how I could better establish routine, regulate Ok I don't usually go in for self-help books, but in quarantine, my mental health hasn't been great. When I saw this book targeted specifically at helping people mentally survive Coronavirus/lockdowns/quarantine/isolation/etc., I suspended my disbelief and decided to give it a chance and... wow. There are so many things that made me feel so much better about where I am right now, but what I appreciated most were the solutions. All of the ideas about how I could better establish routine, regulate screen time, and improve mood seemed both realistic and helpful, and while I've just started implementing them, I have high hopes. My knowledge of mental health is incredibly limited but I hope other people find this book as helpful as I did!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tina Milledge

    A comprehensive guide to recognising and dealing with stress and anxiety, particularly with reference to Covid 19. Whilst some of the advice was repetitive there’s plenty to take from the book in order to cope with these challenging times from supporting kids, creating structure, staying connected and conspiracy theories and more. Worth a read.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Joan

    I recently had the pleasure of reading Steady: A Guide to Better Mental Health Through and Beyond the Coronavirus Pandemic. This book is timely for understanding and taking steps to work through mental health concerns brought on (or exacerbated) by the COVID-19 pandemic. What I really appreciate Dr. Sarb Johal including are the actionable steps to help ease symptoms in a variety of areas. Each chapter had a thorough explanation of the topic and then actionable steps to try to address that concer I recently had the pleasure of reading Steady: A Guide to Better Mental Health Through and Beyond the Coronavirus Pandemic. This book is timely for understanding and taking steps to work through mental health concerns brought on (or exacerbated) by the COVID-19 pandemic. What I really appreciate Dr. Sarb Johal including are the actionable steps to help ease symptoms in a variety of areas. Each chapter had a thorough explanation of the topic and then actionable steps to try to address that concern. Especially helpful and bookmarked for me: how to create and maintain a routine, improve sleep and handle frustration. I found myself nodding in agreement with many of the experiences shared throughout the book. This was particularly comforting to know that what I am feeling is not uncommon. Not often do the citations or footnotes captivate my attention, but this book had me clicking citations and looking to the original source for more information! I highly encourage you to pick up a copy of this book, as it will likely shine a light into new perspectives and understandings of what you are experiencing while living and working through a pandemic, navigating personal and professional situations. Note: I received an advance reader copy from the publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Simi

    This is NOT just another self help book Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 January 2021 Life has changed so much and the feelings of anxiety and coping with the pandemic that is affecting us worldwide has been difficult for me. This fantastic guide to dealing with stress and anxiety that I’ve been experiencing has been an absolute god send. The author has had so much valuable experience in this field and other areas of disaster management globally, his response to covid 19 is undeniably immeasur This is NOT just another self help book Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 January 2021 Life has changed so much and the feelings of anxiety and coping with the pandemic that is affecting us worldwide has been difficult for me. This fantastic guide to dealing with stress and anxiety that I’ve been experiencing has been an absolute god send. The author has had so much valuable experience in this field and other areas of disaster management globally, his response to covid 19 is undeniably immeasurable. I’ve been able to use this book to positively help myself mentally as well as being able to distance myself from negative and disturbing misinformation that is constantly being fed to me that completely confuses me. This book is not only about the current crisis that we are globally experiencing, it’s how we can interpret and deal with so many other issues - Small or larger that affect us all. The solutions that Dr. Johal present are not only practical but most importantly do-able. I have struggled with so many other self help books in the past that do not actually give me the tools to do so, this book actually does. It’s readable, relatable and delivers. After being in such a confused rut it’s actually refreshing to feel this way. ‘Steady’ reminds us of who we are, who I am, what we can do and how we can realistically manage our feelings and actions for the better. It’s not often that I feel a desire to review a book but with the current circumstances of lockdown, homeschooling and being a wife and mother, this has helped to deal with feelings of negativity and confusion.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Johnrev Guilaran

    “The central task of a psychologist is to help people live with uncertainty.” This line from Dr Sarb Johal’s new book, Steady, struck me and immediately pulled me in. Indeed, in the duration of this pandemic, this has been our job as psychologists—trying to help the community deal with the uncertainty brought about by the novel circumstances surrounding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In this book, Dr Johal poured his years of clinical and research experience and his scientific knowledge “The central task of a psychologist is to help people live with uncertainty.” This line from Dr Sarb Johal’s new book, Steady, struck me and immediately pulled me in. Indeed, in the duration of this pandemic, this has been our job as psychologists—trying to help the community deal with the uncertainty brought about by the novel circumstances surrounding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In this book, Dr Johal poured his years of clinical and research experience and his scientific knowledge in disaster mental health into a concise but very informative book that I wish I had when this pandemic began. This book is like a pocket pandemic/disaster psychologist. It is very comprehensive; it tackles a wide range of issues and problems of living that people experienced (or in many cases, continue to experience) during the pandemic. It addresses various concerns, from effective parenting during a lockdown to dealing with pandemic-related conspiracy theories, from coronavirus fatigue to existential anxiety. The book presents a general framework that individuals can personalise and contextualise to suit their specific circumstances. However, what I also found to be particularly useful are the specific tips and structured activities and exercises that the reader may follow. This may be particularly helpful when one does not know where or how to begin dealing with the overwhelming experiences associated with COVID-19. Steady talks to you like how a disaster clinical psychologist would. Reading it is therapeutic for several reasons. First, it touches on the real experiences of individuals during this global crisis. It talks about the joys, pain, and suffering of people during these difficult times without being patronising. While it is grounded on human experiences, it also diligently backs claims and recommendations with science. Dare I say, it is a masterclass in science communication as well: it tells you what the evidence currently suggests and what the limits of our current evidence are. In other words, it also helps individuals be comfortable with the uncertainty in science. Needless to say, this book is informative without being overwhelming or intimidating. Overall, Steady is a fantastic read for professionals, policy makers, and the general public. It works excellently as a self-help book but at the same time, may even be a brilliant addition to the reference texts of disaster psychology students (and teachers, too). This book provides structure in the face of chaos, but as Dr Johal repeatedly writes, structure should always be accompanied by empathy. This is what his book does. It helps you put in structure in your personal response to the pandemic stress but does so in a very empathic, non-patronising manner. It helps you frame and reframe these experiences in order to reduce psychological distress and optimise opportunities for growth, during and even beyond the pandemic. It is a good guide to being steady.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Apeksha

    Enjoyed this extremely relevant book helping us with self-improvement both on an individual and societal level! The pandemic has been destructive on many levels, and needless to say, everyone has borne the brunt of it. This book should be read by everyone, especially people looking to do better in 2021 and being mindful of their surroundings. Dr. Johal has outlined several impressive ways through case studies to combat the current crisis and improve your mental well being. Thank you Netgalley And Enjoyed this extremely relevant book helping us with self-improvement both on an individual and societal level! The pandemic has been destructive on many levels, and needless to say, everyone has borne the brunt of it. This book should be read by everyone, especially people looking to do better in 2021 and being mindful of their surroundings. Dr. Johal has outlined several impressive ways through case studies to combat the current crisis and improve your mental well being. Thank you Netgalley And Dr. Sarb Johal for sharing this Advanced Readers Copy with me. My review & feedback is honest, and I appreciate the book.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ellie

    A very timely and helpful book for the struggles we’re all currently experiencing. Johal clearly boasts a lot of insight and expertise on the topics of anxiety and managing uncertainty which are clearly presented in an engaging way throughout. There’s a fair bit of repetition - especially in the action items and early chapters - but not to such a degree that it was entirely off putting or distracting from the value being added. For the most part, I thought this book covered some really interestin A very timely and helpful book for the struggles we’re all currently experiencing. Johal clearly boasts a lot of insight and expertise on the topics of anxiety and managing uncertainty which are clearly presented in an engaging way throughout. There’s a fair bit of repetition - especially in the action items and early chapters - but not to such a degree that it was entirely off putting or distracting from the value being added. For the most part, I thought this book covered some really interesting and relevant topics that shed a lot of light into how many of us are feeling right now. I know that personally, I found it shone an interesting light on ideas such as moral fatigue, conspiracy theories/misinformation, the psychological impacts of quarantine/isolation, and the evolutionary explanations behind negative thinking and threat management. And even the topics I couldn’t personally relate to, I found interesting to read from the angle of better understanding others. As, like Johal says throughout, empathy is key to our handling of this and other crises. An insightful read all in all! ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing this copy in exchange for an honest review

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    The first sentence of this book was gripping: 'The central task of a psychologist is to help people live with uncertainty'. Even though life is generally uncertain, living during the pandemic is similar to a war in some respects, with so many horrifying deaths, emergency regulations and the uncertainty of knowing what is going to happen from day to day. Even in countries dealing with it well, such as Australia (at the expense of thousands of stranded Australian citizens), the level of anxiety, w The first sentence of this book was gripping: 'The central task of a psychologist is to help people live with uncertainty'. Even though life is generally uncertain, living during the pandemic is similar to a war in some respects, with so many horrifying deaths, emergency regulations and the uncertainty of knowing what is going to happen from day to day. Even in countries dealing with it well, such as Australia (at the expense of thousands of stranded Australian citizens), the level of anxiety, worry and tension is arguably at a record high. People, especially the younger generation, are apparently calling charities like Lifeline in record numbers. This is a wonderfully helpful book with several suggestions for dealing with these problems, such as the Five Ways to Well-being and ways to find structure in your life during lockdown. Dr Sarb Johal covers every aspect of life which worries about the virus can affect in this book, and offers tips for improving them. For example, he has a chapter on looking after children during the pandemic, and he even provides ideas for those working at home. This book is not only about mental health, but it also offers suggestions for keeping psychically healthy and fit during this time. I will certainly look at this book often (especially the part about working from home), and tell others about it. I received this free ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review. EDITION Paperback ISBN 9780995146105 PRICE $16.99 (USD)

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ellie

    Consider this your modern-day mental health survival guide during the global pandemic. Some impactful topics he covered were creating structure, empathy, connection, disconnecting, and the realities of disappointment. As a mom I especially appreciated his insights on kids during the pandemic—including his thoughts on screen time. The author is a clinical psychologist with plenty of tips for the average person to not just survive but thrive with the daily realities of Covid-19. The “Five Ways to Consider this your modern-day mental health survival guide during the global pandemic. Some impactful topics he covered were creating structure, empathy, connection, disconnecting, and the realities of disappointment. As a mom I especially appreciated his insights on kids during the pandemic—including his thoughts on screen time. The author is a clinical psychologist with plenty of tips for the average person to not just survive but thrive with the daily realities of Covid-19. The “Five Ways to Wellbeing” resonated with me personally and it provides the reader with some great reminders about creating routine and staying healthy during these uncertain times. These five items are: connect, give, notice, learn, and stay active. **The PDF that I enjoyed was an advanced reader copy granted to me through Netgalley. All opinions are my own and not that of the publisher.**

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