The Ultimate Self-Care Guide

Dr Nadine Hamilton




Life is always full of things that can rock our boat so strongly we are at risk of drowning. That’s why self-care for better wellbeing is such a vital skill. Learning to adapt to different situations through an understanding of ourselves makes us better at coping with the tosses and turns of life.

Dr Nadine Hamilton has spent over 17 years in her specialty psychology practice helping professionals and businesses get on top of stress and psychological fatigue to avoid burnout, depression and self-harm. Her internationally best-selling 2019 book Coping With Stress and Burnout as a Veterinarian targeted a profession with a suicide rate almost four times higher than the general population. It is used extensively throughout the veterinary profession to support the mental health and wellbeing of all those who work in the area.

Now, after two years of a global pandemic that brought challenges to work life, family life, and social life we never expected, her skills are in more demand than ever. Adjusting to her own professional and personal changes since 2019, she has found herself working with her clients (and herself) more and more on self-care — learning to use effective psychological tools through clear concise advice to attain and maintain better mental wellbeing.

Time then, to release a new book to help anyone finding life at work and home a tough ask at times. In this book she talks about why self-care is so important and how to use knowledge and tools to help navigate life’s up and downs. She covers topics such as setting boundaries, dealing with stress and anxiety, self-esteem, coping with grief, resilience, compassion fatigue, mentally healthy workplaces, and the imperative to build more hope and optimism into our daily lives.