Dr James Manning
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About Dr James Manning
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. I have post-graduate qualifications in both Clinical Psychology and Counselling Psychology. I currently work in private practice in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, United Kingdom.
2016 Beverley Hills Book Award winner - A Journey with Panic
2016 Non-fiction Authors Association Award Winner - A Journey with Panic
2016 Huffington Post's Best Self-Published books list (2016) - A Journey with Panic
2017 New England Book Festival Award winner - Fused: A memoir of childhood OCD and adult obsession
2017 Indie Reader Discovery Awards Winner - A Journey with Panic
2017 Pacific Book Awards winner - Fused: A memoir of childhood OCD and adult obsession
2017 Book Readers Appreciation Group Medallion Award - Fused: A memoir of childhood OCD and adult obsession
2017 Short listed for the International Rubery Award - How to befriend, tame, manage and teach your Black Dog called Depression using CBT.
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Beautifully illustrated by Irena Urosevic, Peter, a golden eagle fledgling, confronts his deepest fears and discovers who he really is through an unusual set of circumstances.
"Nicola Ridgeway and James Manning’s early chapter book/picture book, Peter and the Parachute, is a clever way to introduce to young readers the issue of fear and believing in oneself enough to overcome fear. The story is broken into chapters with clever chapter titles. The plot develops as Peter meets one eagle family member after another and listens to their stories. The young eagle tries to take heart after each new story is shared, but the climax doesn’t come until he actually falls from the nest and, very quickly, has to do something to save himself. It’s a very scary moment for Peter and probably the young reader, too. The illustrations help develop the plot as the young reader follows the story and learns not only about Peter’s fears but also a little bit about eagles as well. And the idea of a parachute is a clever one for Peter, but it’s only a crutch for him to lean on, an excuse to prevent him from trying, something we all must do from time to time. The big question is: will Peter’s crutch, the parachute, help him? A great learning tool. " 5* Emily-Jane Hills Orford, Readers Favorites.
"Author duo Nicola Ridgeway and James Manning have created a really engaging and perfectly timed chapter story for new readers to fall in love with and access really easily. The grammar and word choice are well arranged for simplicity, but the characterization is beautifully done to capture children and let them hear the wisdom which Peter’s parents and the charismatic Uncle Apollo share with him. The illustrations by artist Irena Urosevic add to this with their depth and expression of emotion, giving us further insight into Peter’s emotional journey as he goes from a fear of flying through to his triumphant ending. There is a perfect sense of layout to know when to add an illustration to help keep the understanding of the tale flowing. Overall, I would highly recommend Peter and the Parachute for keen readers starting out on their own adventures: a valuable book about self-belief." 5* K.C. Finn Readers Favorites
"Accompanied by illustrations by Irena Urosevic of Peter, his family, and his attempts, this book explores feelings most children have at one time or another. The lack of self-confidence, torn between wanting to stay close to parents but also wanting to venture out independently. This story takes its time in showing Peter's progression from uncertain and afraid to courageous and independent, and this is wise on the authors' part because gaining bravery and independence can take time and usually doesn't happen overnight. The payoff at the end of this book is honestly earned, not just a rushed, convenient ending. By the end of the story, readers--adults and children too I predict--are cheering for Peter's success. Any child, teen, or adult who has experienced the fear or anxiety associated with doing something new or different, or taking a chance or risk in life, can relate to Peter's situation and feelings. Overall, Peter and the Parachute, by Nicola Ridgeway and James Manning, is a book that almost anyone can benefit from reading." 5* Tammy Ruggles, Readers Favorites.
Written for children between the ages of 11 and 14, this book is a valuable introduction to OCD. Using a cognitive and behavioural model throughout, Drs Manning & Ridgeway externalize many of the problems associated with OCD via the use of imaginative illustrations.