Listen free for 30 days

The Kindness Method

Changing Habits for Good
Narrated by: Shahroo Izadi
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (85 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

It doesn’t matter what the habit is that you want to change - I’m going to show you how to do it. And how to make those changes last forever. (Shahroo Izadi)

The Kindness Method is the key to breaking unwanted habits for good. By combining her own therapeutic style, personal experience and techniques learned from working in substance misuse, Shahroo Izadi shares simple steps that help strengthen your willpower like a muscle, so you can sustain motivation for the long haul.

Shahroo shares her totally non-judgemental and flexible process for mapping and changing your habits, based on treating yourself with the compassion and understanding that would normally be reserved for others. It works for everything from procrastination to alcohol consumption and body positivity because the plan is bespoke: mapped by you, for you and driven by self-motivation.

Shahroo will teach how to:

  1. Believe you can change.
  2. Clarify your reasons for changing.
  3. Plan how you’re going to do it.
  4. Prepare for what is likely to throw you off track.

Start mapping your habits, setting your own goals with honesty and start treating yourself with the kindness you truly deserve!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Shahroo Izadi (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

More from the same

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    54
  • 4 Stars
    17
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    51
  • 4 Stars
    19
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    47
  • 4 Stars
    15
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    2
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I am surprised but this really works

I have read a lot of personal development books in my time, had given up on finding strategies to change and I was resigned to just muddle through my difficulties. But this book is different. There is no quick fix and in fact you need to have patience to do things slowly and the capacity for self reflection. Shahroo doesn’t tell you what to you but show you how to see how you mess up and get in the way in the first place. She also points out that falling down as you make progress is also part of your journey. Loved her voice and I can see why she is a great therapist. The PDF files for the written exercises were a little confusing as she doesn’t tell you in the Audio book when to use them. In the end I found it easier to get the paperback from Amazon so I could move back and forward when I needed. You can do this on the Kindle but I wanted a physical book. For the first time in a long time I feel hopeful about solving my problems. Thank you Shahroo.

30 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic book

I am so glad I came across this book. Its full of useful and practical advise about changing habits and self improvement. It suggests workable techniques which anyone can do and examples which we can all relate to one way or another.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Thought Provoking and Fascinating

Thoroughly worthwhile book, full of good ideas, useful tools and exercises and quite inspirational. Would recommend it to anyone who wants to have a healthier relationship with themselves

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Engaging, real life based and practical

I bought this after attending a workshop of Shahroo’s a week ago and it’s “unputdownable”. Shahroo makes what is often a dry unrelatable subject interesting and comforting whilst motivating!! Well done Shahroo, this is seriously life changing in a non woo woo way :)

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Real, practical and grounded

This book was recommended to me by a fellow Life Coach when I realised that short term goals and beating-up self assessments weren’t working for me or my clients. I was hooked instantly when Sharoo told her own story and her real life work. This practical, real and grounded approach was appealing and useable. It’s short, full of action and mercifully free of baffling theory. Thanks Sharoo for the inspiration, empathy and action.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Now bought the book

I was really interested in this book which took me by surprise as I don’t like self help books.
The author is informal and relatable and the theory of being kind to yourself is oddly radical.

I bought the book as soon as I finished the audiobook and bought a journal too, so I could do the work as the book recommends. I was really motivated to do the programme but it’s now been three weeks and I still haven’t opened the book...

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

repetitive

I really tried this love principle of it. Too jumbled. had to repeat audio+++ yawningyuppies

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A fantastic Read

Sheds a whole new light on changing habits. A very interesting read with some useful tools.