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"Geoff Thompson's writing is raw, direct and uncompromising - Fragile is a perfect production." ***** - The Public Reviews"No one can be trusted, even those that you love, especially those that you love."'One' is a middle age man still trying to come to terms with his crippling insecurity, the residue of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a trusted and idolised teacher. An articulate and well-read man, he has exhausted every form of religious and psycho-therapeutic healing.None of it has worked.It hasn't worked because he can't trust a should: 'my trust is a skeleton, my trust is dry bones, my trust is buried in that tent back in 1971'.All he is left with is a reservoir of pain, a tape recorder and an empty room.Over three acts 'One' confesses with brutal honesty and guilt, the rage and the deeply seated shame that has kept him locked inside a prison of flesh for three decades."Craig Conway (as One) is a revelation in this piece...There are no flaws in this production." *****- What's On Stage"Fragile is full-on, no holds barred, earth-shattering trauma from the opening scenes."- Coventry Telegraph"Fragile is brutal, compelling often poetic journey of redemption."- The Big Issue
Paperback: 315 pages Publisher: Snowbooks LtdISBN-10: 1906727910 ISBN-13: 978-1906727918 Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.7 cm THE WORLD IS CHANGING We are no longer at the bottom of the food chain. The tigers and the lions and the Man-enemies of antiquity are safely caged and emasculated in public zoos and national parks. But new enemies have emerged and they are insidious masters of stealth: the illnesses, viruses and diseases that largely exist in contemporary society because of mans penchant for excessive consumption and his lack of physical activity. With the need for hunting and gathering and living off our wits rapidly declining, the under-used physical body is becoming less of a sinewy working tool and more of a cumbersome liability. We have lost not only our desire for the warrior mentality; we have lost our reason for it. Infirmity is kicking sand in all our faces, and this has to change if we are to survive as a species.In his powerful new book, Geoff Thompson, martial arts legend, says that people have forgotten why it is important to be courageous. Warrior is a simple, step-by-step guide to re-booting our purpose and reclaiming our warriorship.
First released in 1992 as a 180 page paperback Watch My Back has gone on to find a global audience (100,000 copies sold) and a cult following. As well making the Sunday Times Best Sellers List in both paper back and hard back, the book (and the stories there in) has made its way into hundreds of articles, a stage play (Doorman), a BAFTA nominated short film (Bouncer) starring Ray Winstone and Paddy Consadine, and a muti-award winning half hour film (Romans 12;20) and now a £2 million theatrical feature film, (Clubbed, released to cinemas January 2009). We re delighted to announce sixteen years after it's first publication, a brand new, updated version of Watch My Back, with a new epilogue and lots of exciting new photographs taken from Clubbed and from the BAFTA's is available
'If you feel imprisoned in a job, a relationship or, even worse, you feel trapped in your life, then LIVE YOUR DREAMS 10 Secrets to Loving Your Life is the book you need to kick start your new year and your new life. With examples from his own life and other case studies, Geoff Thompson unveils ten secrets to help you escape any negative situation and guide you through the art of positive enforcement, drawing on an array of scientific and cultural techniques to help you get where you would love to be.- Recognise and master your fears and overcome negative feelings.- Use the power of intention to navigate around life's obstacles and archive your goals. - Get inspired for the new year like never before by honing in on the amazing power of purpose.- Master the magic of thought.- Access the infinite energy in inspiration- And take advantage of the age old art of Tithing
In the stage play, Doorman, Tony has to break free from a cycle of violence that is changing him into a man he no longer recognises and does not want to be. But has he left it too late?Doorman is Geoff Thompson's first stage play.
Everything that Happens to Me is Good is a distillationof thoughts, experiences and hard-won philosophy on living and dying, change, challenge, motivation and a whole lot more; a collection of insightful, moving and often provocative musings that will change the way you view your world.What makes this book refreshingly unique is that Geoff is a living embodiment of everything he writes.He discusses depression because he has successfully overcome it, he writes about fear because he has made a career out of confronting and overcoming his own demons, similarly he writes about thinking impossible things because he is in the habit of making the seemingly impossible happen in his life.A must read for anyone who wants to negotiate the fast lane of life with an accurate road map.
Change your life on a train journey or re-ignite your purpose from the comfort of your own bed.In this second volume of thought-provoking short articles we find further enlightenment in Geoff Thompson's no-nonsense, pragmatic philosophy with insights that come from hard livingand brutal self-honesty.In his anti-intuitive and yet highly functional life lessons Geoff encourages us to follow our own maps, escape our 'Yezidi circles' and (at all costs) avoid being on The Jeremy Kyle Show.A must read for anyone who wants to negotiate the fast lane of life with an accurate road map.'One of the best new writers to come out of Britain'Ray Winstone, actor'Britain's most unlikely guru'THE EXPRESSPraise for Stress Buster and Shape Shifter:'A superb book... This book will seriously transform yourlife!'SCOTTISH HEALTH NEWS'... a genuinely inspiring guide for anyonetrying to revive their mojo, realise theirgoals and reach their full potential
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'This is your life. If you leave it to others they will feed, force or coerce you into living their reality. And where's the fun in that?'. In this third volume of life lessons and modern-day musings, Geoff Thompson gives the reader that extra nudge to follow their own path and find the turning point to realising their full potential and reaching their goals. With his honest and 'take no prisoners' approach, Geoff makes use of his varied experience of life; from a tough upbringing and violent past to his transformation into a successful writer and philosopher. He demonstrates how you can change your attitude and retrain your brain to seeing all life's challenges positively.
Subtitle: Techniques in Controlling FearBinding: PaperbackDimensions: 216 x 135 mmNumber of pages: 186ISBN: 1 84024 582 0Dont let fear hold you back from achieving everything you want to let Geoff Thompson show you how to make fear your friend.Once a doorman at some of Britains roughest nightclubs and now a world-renowned martial artist, Geoff Thompson has had more to be frightened of than most. Here he shares his secrets for overcoming your fears to help you live life to the max. From spiders to public speaking, job interviews to physical conflict, Geoff takes you through proven techniques of combating whatever it is youre afraid of.
This is an inspiring guide to help you transmute and eliminate fear and live a positive life. For anyone who feels trapped in a small job, small life and small thoughts, martial arts expert Geoff Thompson demonstrates how to break free from the shackles of limitation and tap into the reserves of potential many of us have forgotten existed. If you ever thought that big dreams were only ever worth dreaming about, this book will teach you how to make them a reality. Drawing on the poem "Night Traveller" by Sufi mystic Rumi, Geoff provides direction on facing your fears and taking the initiative to go out into the night to hunt and fight, and ultimately using them to transform your life for the good. "Hunting the Shadow" contains advanced methods in understanding, controlling and channeling fear into a profitable commodity.
Transform your life in one day - Powerful advice on personal developmentWhat if you could become anything you wanted? Do anything you wanted? Live your dreams? What if there was a method, a secret, that allowed ordinary men and women with average ability to transform themselves into beings of extraordinary talent? Shape Shifter shows you how you can make that change and live your dreams.
Note : This title is available in hardback titled 'A Book for the Seriously Stressed.' In our increasingly hectic society we are under constant pressure to get the best results, the top job, a better car or a bigger house.For many reasons, stress can become a major problem affecting our relationships and even our health.Stress can ruin lives, and most people dont know how to cope with it or how they can use it as an energy force. If youre always getting angry in the car, at home or at work, if you constantly feel out of balance, then this book is for you. It will help you identify the causes of stress in your life, and shows you how to deal with them in a practical way. With true-life examples, clear explanations and relevant advice, its an indispensable aid to overcoming stress.This book may save your life!!!
This book will help you find the light.Every dark place hides a secret doorway to a light reality. Addiction, envy, jealousy, grudge, greed, illness and ignorance all hold people in a dark and cavernous prisons. Information and right action are all thats needed to escape.On my travels through life (having been around a few corners as the Irish say) I see many people inhabiting the wrong body, living with the wrong partner, driving the wrong car and living the wrong life. And - falsely convincing themselves that this is as good as it gets!But, actually, this is not as good as it gets. Life is as good as you intend it to be, and with A Beginners Guide to Darkness you can make your wildest dreams a living reality, and even your darkest realities can become a catalyst for light.This book is pragmatic advice on creating light by understanding dark. It is written by a man that has experienced more adversity in one life time than most see in ten, but who has learned through hard labour how to find light in even the darkest places.Pragmatic advice from a BAFTA winning writer on living a happy future by engaging your present reality.
The formula - The secret of a better lifeThere is no corner of the world that we cannot access, no fear too large to overcome.Most people dont realise their full potential. Instead of striving to achieve all that they can, they allow themselves to be scared into settling for second best, and end up feeling unfulfilled and unsatisfied. This inspiring book has practical advice on how to identify your goals and make the most of your opportunities to get to where you want to be.In his trademark clear and direct style, best-selling writer Geoff Thompson provides the formula that will help you break the cycle of mediocrity and live the life that you were meant to live.
Subtitle: The Art of Positive Thinking2nd subtitle: 14 Golden Rules to Success and HappinessBinding: PaperbackDimensions: 216 x 135 mmNumber of pages: 190ISBN: 978-1-84024-264-5Have you ever heard the story of The Elephant and The Twig? In India they train obedience in young elephants (to stop them from escaping) by tying them to a huge immovable object, like a tree, when they are still very young. The tree is so large that no matter how hard the baby elephant pulls and tugs it cannot break free. This develops what is known as learned helplessness in the creature. After trying so hard and for so long to break the hold, only to be thwarted time and again, it eventually believes that, no matter what it does, it cannot escape. Ultimately, as a fully-grown adult weighing several tons, they can tie it to a twig and it wont escape, in fact it wont even try.Do you ever feel like this? That you are tied to an immovable object and cant break free? That you couldnt possibly give that presentation at work, that you would never be able to go it alone in business, or that you have to remain stuck in a social and lifestyle rut as there is no other alternative? Rubbish! This book shows you that, when it comes down to it, what ties you and prevents you from realising your potential is only a twig. Geoff Thompson, renowned martial artist and author of Watch My Back, guides you through the process of breaking the negative thinking that binds us all and helps you to take the plunge and properly take on life.
Publication Date: September, 2003156 x 240 mm, 352 pages'I was dangerous because I had nothing to lose. Martin is a man disillusioned with life, and with good reason. Coming from a broken home where violence was the norm, he lives alone in a stinking flat, working as a brickie when he can. The monotony of his existence is dramatically altered when he meets Ginger, who is desperately trying to escape from Mick, her obsessive boyfriend and brutal tormentor.