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The Power of the Second Question

The Power of the Second Question
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Chris Skellett MSc Clin. Psych

The Power of the Second Question

Finding simple truths for complex lives

Chris Skellett MSc Clin. Psych

In The Power of the Second Question, popular psychologist and author Chris Skellett clearly shows how you can easily harness the power of your personal reflection to capture the ‘simple truths’ about your world.

Each concise chapter suggests ideas, gives examples and reviews the importance of personal insight and celebrating the ‘aha’ moments. You are then invited to reflect upon your own wisdom in key areas of your life and to consolidate what you have learned from life so far.

At the end of the process, you will have developed a much broader appreciation of who you are and what you have learned along life’s journey, enabling you to reset your life’s compass and pursue a life of renewed purpose and meaning.

An experienced clinician for over 30 years, Chris has expert communication skills and a practical knowledge of what matters beyond the theory, in real practice.

This book sets out simply how readers can make their lives better and happier.


Specifications: 234 x 151 mm  | Paperback | 240 pages

eBook available


About the author:

Chris Skellett, educated in the United Kingdom, has worked as a clinical psychologist for over 30 years. A fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists, former national president of the Hospital Psychologists Association as well as having sat on the executive boards of both the New Zealand Psychological Society and the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychology, Chris is now in private practice as a consultant psychologist and executive coach. Here, he has helped many clients apply the basic principles of living life well to the pressures of the corporate environment.

He is a well-known author and commentator on psychological issues and has written witty and thought-provoking articles in a variety of journals on a range of current affairs. Known for his public speaking, Chris’s workshops are always well received, as he brings to them his trademark humour and insight. He is the author of Exisle’s very successful When Happiness is Not Enough.


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Find out what other people are saying about 'The Power of the Second Question' in the below reviews:


The Seniors Newspaper - October 2014

The Seniors Newspaper

?The Henley Standard - UK - October 2014


Australasian Medical Journal - August 2014

This book is about asking an initial question, listening to the response, and then devising a second question that endeavours to elicit reflective responses that make us look at the “bigger picture.” The author invites the reader to think about who they are, what they have learned from life experiences, and where they are going in the future.

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Weight Watchers Magazine - July 2014

Feel wired and anxious all the time? At the end of your tether? There are easy ways to tame your stress - and they can help shift the kilos too. WeightWatchers talk to psychologist Chris Skellett about how to tame your stress and anxiety.

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 The Weekender - Off the Shelf - July 17, 2014


 Good Health - July 2014

Good Health


July 11, 2014

Community Resilience by guest blogger Chris Skellett

Resilience, in the face of adversity, is seen in two parts: Firstly, it requires us to maximise our capacity to live in the moment and to accept life’s twists and turns, but it also requires us to take stock and re-commit determinedly to valued goals. Following trauma, some individuals will tend to grieve for the affront to their prior sense of contentment. The world will now seem unpleasantly challenging and they will be prone to depression. They may self-soothe inappropriately with excessively indulgent activities. Read more

The Weekly Times - June 2014

'This is chicken soup for the soul, but with a serious degree behind it'

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4BC Thursday 12 June, 2014 - Nights with Walter Williams

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Out There Magazine - review June 2014

Out There

Port Macquarie Independent - May 15, 2014


'In his book The Power of the Second Question popular psychologist Chris Skellett reveals how you can pause in your busy life to reflect and capture the simple truths about your world. In doing so, Chris says we can reconnect with the deeper meaning of our lives and rediscover our sense of purpose......'     


The Port Macquaire Independent


The Women's Weekly - May 2014

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