Thinking Differently with Alice Boyes

Greymouth-born former clinical psychologist, writer Alice Boyes, speaks with the UK’s New Statesman about the value of thinking differently, border restrictions in New Zealand and her experience of IVF.

Boyes, who is now the author of books including The Anxiety Toolkit, and blogs for Psychology Today, says that the book that last changed her thinking is Todd Kashdan’s The Art of Insubordination.

“He talks about how being willing to be the only one who thinks something is predictive of success. In clinical psychology training, it was drummed into me to always consult supervisors to make sure my thinking about clients wasn’t off base. The idea of thinking differently from others felt reckless to me, but the book helped me see the value in it,” Boyes explains.

Original article by The New Statesman, February 23, 2022.

Illustration by Kristian Hammerstad.

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