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”

My books are out now!

Today (Jan 6) is the official launch day for the books I co-authored with clinical psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibberd: This Book Will Make You Happy/Calm/Sleep/Confident! (This may explain that distant whooping sound you can hear in the distance.) You can find them in lots of bookshops (including Foyles and lots of independents) and online. They areContinue reading “My books are out now!”

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”

First copies of the books!

I was beyond excited to receive the first copies of mine and Dr Jessamy Hibberd’s books yesterday. So amazing/bizarre/surreal to actually hold them. It made the whole thing a lot more real – a year ago these didn’t exist! And now they do! And they’re in my living room! Argh! They’re out on Jan 6Continue reading “First copies of the books!”

Stop exploding with rage in the office

I was in an office recently (I’m freelance so jump around) and our desks were so close to together that every time I breathed out the person sitting opposite’s fringe lifted up. When you’re in such tight confines you become, for better or worse, intimately familiar with your desk cohorts’ moods, habits, breathing patterns andContinue reading “Stop exploding with rage in the office”

Your new mantra: thoughts aren’t facts

It’s true: thoughts aren’t facts. This may sound like a weird thing to write, but it’s scary how often we just accept totally ridiculous thoughts as fundamental statements of truth…especially when we’re feeling low or insecure. Imagine you’ve had a really terrible day. One of those days that makes you despair of ever getting outContinue reading “Your new mantra: thoughts aren’t facts”