Handy Hints for Humans is an A-Z manual that uses Transactional Analysis (TA) in a way that is accessible to the average self-help book reader. TA addresses what it is about your particular make-up and experiences that makes you vulnerable thus allowing you to build better responses and defences against difficult situations and future stresses. The book covers major life events and how to handle them, the fundamental knowledge that you need for managing who and how you are and how to get a handle on how we respond during everyday behaviours that crop up repeatedly, offering solutions on how to change these for the better. Handy Hints introduces the ‘umbrella’ of the TA Parent/Adult/Child concept, which shows you how to identify your own behaviours. It explains how we develop and respond to situations and this knowledge then gives us the choice of whether to stay with the behaviours and responses of our past or develop new responses that serve us in the here and now and let us dictate who and how we are. This isn’t just a book that you read once. It’s a book that you buy, read, stick on your shelf and return to again and again. You can reorganise your whole life or just dip into a section that is particularly relevant to you now. It will appeal to anyone looking for a new self-help manual for everyday life.