Sh*t Happens: Lessons for dealing with life’s ups & downs

Book Author Kyle MacDonald
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We are all shaped by our childhood and our life experiences – good or bad. We can’t control the sh*t life throws at us, but we can learn to control our responses to it and to get ourselves back to a state of balance.

Kyle MacDonald introduces advice and concepts that he uses in his practice to help people understand why they act and think the way they do. Regardless of the responses you may have developed to this point, you are not locked into these behaviours – your past doesn’t have to dictate your future.
Drawing on over twenty years of experience, he outlines the key concepts, and how you can use the theory of psychotherapy to change your life for the better.

About the Author

Kyle is a Psychotherapist with over 20 years clinical experience across the public and private sectors. He is passionate about improving access to mental health and addictions treatment and educating the public about psychotherapy.

Since 2016 he’s written a weekly mental health column for the NZ Herald and co-hosts the award-winning mental health radio show “The Nutters Club” on NewstalkZB.

He is currently on the Psychotherapy Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (PBANZ), served four years on the NZAP Council and was awarded a Distinguished Service Award by the NZAP for his time promoting psychotherapy. He established – and is co-director of – the Robert Street Clinic in Ellerslie, and lives in Mount Eden Auckland, with his partner and two daughters.


Upstart Press


234 x 148mm




Publication Date
August 2023

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