Book donation at Selby Hub

The North Yorkshire Horizons Selby Hub has just taken delivery of 15 copies of Who Moved My Cheese.

A person who has used North Yorkshire Horizons in the past kindly donated the copies to Selby, and we’re extremely grateful and hope that the book helps many more brave people in their treatment and recovery.

After this book being recommended whilst in treatment the service user found this book extremely helpful in her treatment/recovery. As part of the service user goals was to save the money that would usually be spent on alcohol and to reward themselves or their family from the money saved. The service user used the money they had saved to purchase 15 of the books “who moved my cheese” for other service users to benefit from.

The anonymous donor said “I bought the books because I wanted to give something back to Horizons I will be eternally grateful for all the help and support I received. Who would have thought that a simple book could have such an impact and change on my life so much? Thanks to all those at North Yorkshire Horizons Selby hub who were involved in my treatment and recovery and all the friendly faces I have met along the way.”

Lead practitioner Sam Thomson said: “This is a small and very powerful book and is written in a way that is easy to read and also fun to read. It can be used to help people with motivation and also helps with focus and explains behaviour patterns. This is a great resource to help others and will be loaned out to service users to read and then discuss with their worker.

“It is so nice that ex-service users want to give something back to help support the service and service users and to share information/knowledge on resources they have used and found helpful whilst on their own treatment journey.”

Written by Dr Spencer Johnson, the book explains how change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. The message of Who Moved My Cheese? is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives.

The book donor said: “This book has been a great inspiration to me, it has given me a much improved outlook on life. The message I got from the book was to be brave and unafraid, let go of the past and look to the future and that change is good!”


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