Published in November 2019, The Book of Hope – Antidote for Anxiety reveals that we are more anxious now than ever before. Our in-built mechanism of fight or flight is now on high alert. Our immediate response environment of consistent stress, has turned into overwhelming anxiety that we soothe, avoid or numb.
Vicki shares a ground-breaking mindset for dealing with anxiety. Through her personal experience with anxiety, she offers practical tools to reconnect to a hopeful future.
Hope has many shapes — an innocent child, an open door, a new book on the bedside, a wallet returned to its owner, a new beginning or a fresh spring day. The Book of Hope will help readers to cultivate and foster this hope and reframe their relationship with anxiety.
Published by Lothian Books in 2005, Signposts for Life: Strategies for effective living and working arose from constant demand from clients and customers. This book combines the best of Vicki’s two books I’ve Found The Keys, Now Where’s the Car? (1996) and I’ve read the Rules, Now How do I Play the Game? (1997) now both out of print and adds new updated material. This motivational book focuses on goal setting and achieving success in both personal and professional contexts. The main themes include coping with change, creating positive attitudes, goal setting, risk taking, improving communicaiton, leadership, working as a team, building relationships, enhancing creative thinking and giving yourself great customer service.
With Ian Mathieson, Vicki co-authored The Effective Leader - How to balance your mind, body and spirit at home and at work, published by HarperCollins Australia in October 2002. Chinese translation rights have been sold.
Life Smart - Choices for young people about friendship, family and future was published by Finch in 2001. It provides sound advice on how to deal with the most pressing issues of these vital years including: the ups and downs of friendships and love, learning to believe in ourselves and accept others, finding direction in our life, and relating to our families. It has been translated and published in Indonesia, China, Brazil and Hungary.
“Vicki captures twenty-first century teen living through the eyes of those who are living it. A must-read for all young people and their parents. An uplifting read – I couldn’t put it down.”
~ Dennis Doyle, Executive Director, Young Achievement Australia.
“This is an amazing book... Vicki’s energy and enthusiasm shine through as she speaks to teenagers on the issues relevant to them.”
~ Elizabeth M Gilchrist, State Commissioner, Guides Australia Queensland.
Life Smart was the basis for a special community development program that Vicki implemented in Singapore, training parents, youth workers and volunteers to deliver training and awareness in life skills to young people in schools, communities and youth organizations. This is an initiative in conjunction with Integrative Learning Corporation Singapore and was funded by the Singapore Technologies Endowment Program. The objective of this program is to create a nation wide awareness of valuable life skills for teenagers.
Making Dreams Come True, published in 1996 in Australia by Hodder Headline, includes simple visualizations and practical exercises to help children set and achieve goals and is aimed at children, parents and teachers. It was published in Germany and the UK. Hodder also published the best selling I’ve Found The Keys, Now Where’s the Car? and I’ve read the Rules, Now How do I Play the Game?
Vicki's childrens books include The Little Stowaway and Two Pennies.
Visit Vicki’s web site: www.vickibennett.com