Original and insightful book “putting ancient wisdom and philosophy to the test of modern science” offering unique and balancing perspective. Thought provoking perspective on “the human condition.” Suitable for those who enjoy reading as a pastime and philosophical enquiry.
A fast read book offering quick thought exercises and habits that will help lift mood and combat depression. “Think a little, change a lot” Simple but effective techniques such as how to develop the “gratitude attitude”.
A comprehensive self-
A short novel that can shift perspective... "Everything can be taken away from us except our ability to choose our attitude" Written by a survivor of Auschwits. An inspiring example of the human ability to flourish in the most impoverished of circumstances.
Fabulous website, packed with information. Students Against Depression is highly
recommended reading, not just for students! A fast-
Free online course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy designed to help with depression.
This website is a “click-
Simple and brief Mindfulness Meditation instructions, which when practised daily can help to ease troubling feelings such as anxiety and depression.
A useful and accessible online tool for learning and implementing key CBT concepts.
Basic and easy steps for lifting low mood, by way of simple “click-
Positive psychology website presenting a series of personal inventories designed
to help identify personality strengths. A tool for developing self-
A short and inspiring video that helps to re-
A TED video explaining Mindfulness in a nutshell
This not particularly entertaining reading, but it might help to know there is evidence for the effectiveness of this approach.
Research demonstrating CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety:
Wikipedia’s description of CBT:
National Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy description:
Melanie Ayers. BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred)
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"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that is your own self."