BOOK LAUNCH DAY! Our new books are available to buy NOW

My new books with Dr Jessamy Hibberd on mindfulness and body image are available to buy RIGHT NOW (nudge nudge, wink wink, shove shove). Please form an orderly queue at your local run-down bookshop (or at the online tills) to get some no nonsense, practical advice on how to improve your self-esteem and how to make the most ofContinue reading “BOOK LAUNCH DAY! Our new books are available to buy NOW”

The only New Year’s resolutions you should be making this January

Ooh, would you look at that – it’s the first week of January and you’ve already broken your resolutions to stop smoking, to go to the gym nine times a week and to stop eating cake. Now you feel a bit coughy (from all those roll-ups), lazy (because walking past the gym doesn’t count asContinue reading “The only New Year’s resolutions you should be making this January”

Christmas: the perfect time to be mindful

So yep, December is finally here. Although you’d be forgiven for thinking it arrived three months ago with Noddy Holder’s gleeful bellow of “It’s Chriiiiiiistmas!” having  taken over radio airwaves from September. In the run-up to Christmas it can be easy to get lost in your head. What do I buy everyone? How will IContinue reading “Christmas: the perfect time to be mindful”

Simple mood booster: don’t ignore or dismiss the good things!

When you feel low or stressed everything is rubbish. It’s a fact. You’ll twist everything to suit your bad mood even if it’s genuinely good: “Andy only said he liked my speech because he felt sorry for me”/ “Claire only invited me to her hen party to make up the numbers”. When you feel you’re careering up Shit’sContinue reading “Simple mood booster: don’t ignore or dismiss the good things!”

Download your own Mind Map: a simple way to understand your mood

It’s all too easy to forget that how you feel emotionally is actually important. That might sound ridiculous, but when was the last time you thought, ‘Why do I feel down/angry/anxious/worried and how can I stop it?’ Often it’s easier to just accept those feelings as inevitable byproducts of a busy life without digger deeper.Continue reading “Download your own Mind Map: a simple way to understand your mood”

How to make genuinely achievable goals in 2014

Jess and I (the wondrous Dr Jessamy Hibberd with whom I have written This Book Will) penned a blog together about New Year resolutions and how to keep them (which you can read on our site I was going to re-post it here, but then realised it’s probably too late as pretty much everyoneContinue reading “How to make genuinely achievable goals in 2014”

The press campaign kicks off

This Book Will Make You Happy/Calm/Sleep/Confident are out now and it’s all kicking off press-wise! (For all press enquiries please contact Margot Weale at Quercus: Coming up: Sleep features in Look and Now magazines on 21 Jan; Calm recommended as part of Esquire Weekly’s Top 10 self-help books of 2014; talk at The Hospital Club on 28Continue reading “The press campaign kicks off”

This Book Will Make You Happy/Calm/Confident/Sleep

I have co-authored a series of self-help books with the amazing clinical psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibberd that is available to buy now! (Have a gander at them online at Amazon,Waterstones and Foyles or visit any number of bookshops.) There are four in the collection: This Book Will Make You Happy/Calm/Sleep/Confident.  Based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy they’re accessible, practical and immediate. No fluffyContinue reading “This Book Will Make You Happy/Calm/Confident/Sleep”

Stop procrastinating and get on with Christmas (and everything else!)

If you’re one of those people who habitually puts stuff off, humming loudly with your fingers in your ears instead of facing what you have to do, then chances are you’re probably in the midst of a Grade A Christmas freak-out right about now. Having promised yourself you’d be more organised this year and despiteContinue reading “Stop procrastinating and get on with Christmas (and everything else!)”