We are thrilled to share that after a three-way auction, Jo Bell has sold world rights for Therapy is … Magic: An essential guide to the ups, downs and life-changing experiences of talking therapy by Jo Love to Lauren Whelan, Editorial Director at Yellow Kite and Hodder Lifestyle! The book will publish in hardback on 7th October 2021, in time for World Mental Health Day.
Jo Love is a trainee psychotherapist, mental health advocate and artist. Jo regularly speaks and writes about her mental health struggles, covering topics such as motherhood, burnout and grief. On her platforms, she starts up important conversations and shares the evidence-based strategies that aided her own recovery. She is a mental health ambassador for brands, companies and organisations. As well as this, Jo consults with schools on how to look after the wellbeing of children and helps to break the stigma that sadly still surrounds therapy.
Her first book is part-memoir / part-toolkit and an honest exploration into the many facets of talking therapy. Jo shares her experiences, shines light on the process and her book will open the door for so many like her – it will help readers start their journey, expand their understanding and hopefully reap the life-changing benefits. Her stunning artwork is interwoven throughout and, with the help of experts including her very own therapist, Jo opens a window into the real world of therapy, unpicking the path that enabled her to re-find her own voice, restored her resilience through the cloudiest days and ultimately saved her from her own mind.