Dark Side of the Brain: Adapting to Adversity

Book Author Lance Burdett
Rights Available World excl. NZ

Adversity can hit anyone at any time, often unexpectedly. The loss of a close family member combined with his own experience of depression spurred Lance Burdett on to share what he’s learned about how the brain works. During his time both as a police crisis negotiator and later as a resilience and wellness specialist, Lance has undertaken extensive study into how our brain processes information, in order to better understand the levels of worry, anxiety, stress, depression and suicide found all around the world.

In Dark Side of the Brain, he explains how to control your thoughts, reduce the impact of negative emotions and manage your personal wellbeing so that you won’t ‘fall over’ as he once did. He also shows readers how to identify when somebody else may be struggling and shares strategies for reaching out to them in a safe way. This book provides plenty of straightforward, practical tools and techniques that will help you to form new habits, make positive change and rediscover balance in your life.

About the Author
Following a successful career as a builder, Lance Burdett spent 22 years as a cop, 13 of those as a crisis negotiator where he specialised in suicide intervention. He has a Diploma in Policing, a Diploma in Business Studies, a Master of Arts majoring in Terrorism, Safety & Security, and is completing a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing. He is also the author of the bestselling book, Behind the Tape. He provides presentations and workshops on how to overcome the pressure and stress that a modern world brings to our brains.


David Bateman Ltd

264pp; 1c x 1c

220 x 150 mm (8 7/8″ x 5 7/8″)


Non Fiction

Health & Wellness

Publication Date
October 2020

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ

Rights Agents:


Paul Bateman, David Bateman Ltd

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This book was such a practical insight into anxiety depression and suicide by someone who has had his own struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts.


I believe every human in on this planet should read this book! Insightful, well thought out and a very personal experience.