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The Happiness Hypothesis. By Jonathan Haidt

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.

The Happiness Hypothesis

59 Seconds. By Robert Wiseman

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”.

59 Seconds

Feeling Good. The New Mood Therapy. By David Burns

A comprehensive self-help guide utilising the basic tools of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Suitable for self-motivated people who enjoy working at their own pace.

Man's Search for Meaning. By Viktor Frankl

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.

Man's Search For Meaning


A short and inspiring video that helps to re-frame and shift perspective:

A TED video explaining Mindfulness in a nutshell:

Links to the Published Scientific Evidence Proving the Effectiveness of CBT

This not particularly entertaining reading, but it might help to know there is evidence for the effectiveness of this approach.

Meta-analysis examining the effectiveness of CBT for a range of difficulties:

An article that cites many research papers calling CBT the “Gold Standard” treatment for anxiety:

A Psychology Today article that references many studies that prove the effectiveness of CBT:

Links to Websites Providing more detailed information about CBT

Wikipedia’s description of CBT:

National Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy description:

"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that is your own self"

Aldous Huxley
The Happiness Hypothesis 59 Seconds Man's Search For Meaning

"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that is your own self"

Aldous Huxley