TITLE : Super-Women

AUTHOR : Janina Scarlet

GENRE : Non-Fiction, Self-Help, Mental Health

FR RATING : ⭐⭐⭐⭐(4.5 Stars)

DATE OF PUBLISHING :   April 1st 2021


DISCLAIMER : Thank you, Netgalley and New Harbinger Publications for providing me with an ARC of this book. I am leaving this review voluntarily.

Super-Women by Janina Scarlet is a self-help book for women who are trying to overcome their anxiety, trauma, and depression. The struggle is real for most women and the constant battle to overcome these emotions is not an easy job. Janina Scarlet has crafted a Superhero therapy that is focused on providing women with the necessary tools to combat the resurfacing issues. Using the different tools, you will learn to explore the different emotions and experiences. You are taught to process them and accept them by using self-compassion and mindfulness. The technique involves as the name suggests building your own Superhero story. You re-write your own origin story and find your purpose and make it into your superpower through the different strategies and exercises provided in the book.

This was group therapy in a nutshell and you will be transported into a room of 7 women from different walks of life coming together to deal with their mental health battles. The book dives into the different women’s lives as they contribute their stories. The author gives responses to each of their experiences and talks through things that make them handle it better. With each truth that comes out, we get to see and learn about strategies and exercises to solve the underlying issues. The solutions are again simple and straightforward.

While the strategies are developed with the Superhero theme in mind, the techniques are peppered throughout the chapters and so you will need to pay attention so as not to miss them. The stories that are provided in the books were real and hence the approach to them also felt genuine. I did find some very important lessons that might seem very obvious but are often overlooked. Conflict resolution is also explained in detail and I believe this book will work wonderfully for people looking to resolve conflicts as well.

Opening and closing to emotional triggers, creating a sanctuary, emotional safety, writing down your origin story are explained in detail. We also get to learn about behaviors, responses, and how coping mechanisms are playing a huge role in the process of finding emotional safety. Practicing mindfulness and self-compassion are highly recommended as you move forward in combating the problems you face in your life. A lot of nuggets of information is available in this book, with recommended reading also provided for additional resource.

While I think the book is definitely beneficial, one needs to keep in mind that reading a book on therapy and tools is no replacement for regular therapy. If you are struggling, make sure to see a doctor and seek help immediately, and please do not delay. Your physical health and mental health should be a priority. Having said that this will be helpful as a complementary method and can help you with moving forward. Add this to your TBR if trauma, depression, anxiety are things you struggle with, in your daily life. Adding tools to your life box will help you moving forward and strengthen you as a person.

Overall, I believe this is a great resource for people who are looking for help or are interested in learning necessary tools to get better and combat issues that are holding you back from letting you live your life fully and freely. I gave the book 4.5 stars and highly recommend checking this one out. If you love self-help book, add this to your collection as there are valuable gems in it that will make your life easier and simpler.

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Discover your own superpowers, and be the hero you were meant to be!

Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, or trauma? Have you experienced sexism, marginalization, or even sexual assault? If so, each day can feel like a battle. But you do have the strength within you to rise above life’s challenges. Using a unique blend of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and “superhero therapy,” this one-of-a-kind guide will help you get started.

In Super-Women, you’ll find tools to help you explore and process painful experiences, accept difficult thoughts and feelings, and use mindfulness and self-compassion to tap into your own unique superpowers. Alongside seven other heroic women, you’ll learn how to re-write your “origin story” and find compassionate tips and strategies to help you define your own heroic purpose.

Joining you will be notable women from all around the world, who’ve submitted their stories and words of encouragement. These women include writers, such as Anne Wheaton, Felicia Day, and Jane Espenson; actors such as Chase Masterson and Ruth Connell; and comedians, activists, and other women who like you understand first-hand how difficult—yet empowering—it can be to be female in a patriarchal society.  

So, if you’re ready to rise from the ashes and join the leagues of super-women everywhere, read this book. You may discover powers you never even knew you had!

Source : Goodreads


  • 24hr.YABookBlog

    This looks like such a great non-fiction book. I like how you said that it’s like group therapy in a nutshell, but also bring up that it doesn’t replace therapy, but offer tools. That’s very true! Wonderful review, I’ll have to look into this one! ?

    • Fazila KP

      Thank you so much for stopping by! It’s true these books are great as additional resources and comes with tools we can use in them. But it’s also important to stress the need for therapy and counseling if you are struggling. Hope you get to check it it out soon. ?

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