UK Self Help

Letting Go of the Fantasy of Mr Right and Learning to Love for Real

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

I see now that my understanding of love and the journey I've been on to get where I am today reflect my personality and my inner battles. These may be unique to me, but I share them in the hope some of you can relate.

Can You Achieve Real Confidence?

Suzy Greaves | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Greaves

When I'm out and about meeting Psychologies readers at our events, we often talk about no-limits, 'magic wand' thinking. If you could wave a wand and change something about yourself - what would you change? 'Confidence' is the word I hear over and over again. If we could only be a little bit more confident and comfortable in our own skin, the world would be our oyster...

How Superheroes Inspired Me to Get Real About Mental Health

Alicia Raimundo | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alicia Raimundo

In mental health, we talk a lot about stigma. How stigma leads to misconceptions about what mental illness is, how people living with mental illness act, and how possible recovery is. This misconceptions hurt people's access to support, which is the very thing that could save their life. So for my very first HuffPo blog post, I wanted to use my story as a message of how I try to defeat stigma.

Seven Toxic Habits That Destroy Your Success

Bev James | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Bev James

When it comes to success, every thought, belief and behaviour that we hold creates our future. The actions we take influence our outcomes and if we really want to be successful in our efforts, we need to get clear on what habits are holding us back so that we can stop them from dominating our headspace or sabotaging our attempts at success.

Your Need for Privacy Could Be Hurting You

Liberty Forrest | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Most of the time, when people say this to me, I'm surprised. Not that they've said it (and it's lovely that they do), but that it's their perception that I've done something unusual, or at least, something unusual enough that it warrants commenting on it.

My New Year's Resolution is to Take Better Care of My Mental Health: Will You Join Me?

Rachel Egan | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Egan

Our emotional health is just as important as our physical health right? That's why I am making it my New Year's Resolution to take better care of my mental health this year, instead of the past few years of vowing to eat more fruit and vegetables (doing quite well on), regular gym visits (achieved), drinking more water (sometimes), going to the dentist regularly (what dentist?).

How NOT to Over-Eat This Christmas

Karen Pine | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

Christmas is coming and it's not just the goose who's getting fat. Many people will also be piling on a few extra pounds over the holiday period. So how can we use what's known about the brain to put less in our stomachs this year?

Forgiving the Unforgivable - Could You Do the Same?

Tom Leavesley | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK
Tom Leavesley

Last week, you may have heard Laura Coel talk bravely about her experience of restorative justice and how she came face to face with the man who abuse...

I Am Forgetting to Live

Maliha Reza | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Maliha Reza

I hope both you and I read this in a few years and realise we learnt how to live in our own ways. I hope we learn more every day and I hope memories that we made become (in time) something we come to treasure rather than despise.

Believe It or Not: How Your Beliefs Affect Your Happiness

Victoria Ward | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ward

Do you ever stop to question what you believe? Do you ever ask yourself why you believe it, or where that belief came from in the first place? Have you ever considered that it may be your beliefs that are causing you to feel anxious, unwell or unsatisfied?

The Key to Creating a Better Life Is to Use Your Personal Positioning System (PPS)

Jackie Mendoza | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Mendoza

When any of my clients, friends or even I, for that matter, feel stuck in this way I always say it's time to revisit what's important to us; in other words, it's time to reconnect with our values and recalibrate what I call our Personal Positioning System or PPS.

Is Fear of Failure Paralysing You?

Vicki Marinker | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway was first published in 1987 and is now a bible for personal development. Susan Jeffers believes that fear comes from not feeling good enough about ourselves.

Love And Loss: I Am Not Okay, But Neuroscience Can Help

Jojo Furnival | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

These were some of the last words I said to my beautiful boyfriend on Thursday afternoon, eyes swollen and soaked with tears, as he seriously debated whether or not to get hit by a car so that he could stay with me in the UK instead of boarding his flight home to Brisbane, Australia.

If Only I Could Bottle This Feeling...

Jeff Brazier | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Here's another crap misconception. That it's egotistical to love yourself. I was accused of loving myself at school, far from the sad truth that I had a lot of healing to do before I was to understand what it meant to love myself. Now I realise it's something that people say to others when they are threatened by someone's confidence as it reminds them of what little acceptance they have for themselves... I see beauty all around me, in people, places, objects and actions. That's love and it's a very powerful thing!

How to Shake Off That Critical Voice

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

Recently the actress, Natalie Portman, made a speech at Harvard admitting to feeling like an imposter. It was interesting to hear that someone so successful suffered the self-same anxieties as many other women.

Self-Care in a Manic World

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

The modern world is a manic place, juggling family life with work, keeping on top of the housework, the endless barrage of paperwork, not to mention keeping up to date with technology! There are so many things that demand our time and attention. And very often it leaves very little time for getting our own needs met.

Three Surprising Reasons Why Emotional Pain Is Power

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

Your pain is a part of you, it will never leave you. But how you view your pain is negotiable and changing your framework for how you register emotions could be the first step in gaining emotional intelligence.

Practicing Self Care

Natasha Batsford | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Parents
Natasha Batsford

My children do not require me to spend every waking moment supporting their optimal development. Choosing to do something for myself rather than them does not make me a bad mother; it makes me a sensible human.

Emma Watson On How She Overcomes Anxiety

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From the outside looking in, it's natural to think celebrities are free from anxiety and live the perfect life. But we can learn a thing or two fr...

An Open Apology to Myself

Cat Elliott | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Elliott

I didn't just 'not love myself,' I didn't actually even like myself. I was angry at myself for so many different things in my past and it not only held me back in my own relationship with myself but got in the way of my relationships with those around me and made me less productive in my everyday life.

Four Lessons I Learnt From Therapy

Michelle Elman | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Elman

I have enormous respect for anyone that goes to therapy and extending that, anyone who walks into my office. To walk into a therapist's office (or in my case, a coach's office) admitting you need help and wanting to change is, in my eyes, admirable. In addition to that, to keep going to therapy is hard.

What Reality TV Has to Teach As About Connection

Michaela Horan | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michaela Horan

To me, it seems like the fame-hungry Big Brother housemates are engaged in some kind of prime time, heavily edited morality play. And because Big Brother is always watching them, they constantly run the risk of having things they have said and done played back to them.

What Mother Nature Can Teach Us About Parenting

BritChick Paris | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Parents
BritChick Paris

When I look at mother and father blackbird nurturing ‎their chick at a healthy distance I am reminded that the basics of parenting can be simple. It has been overcomplicated by the digital revolution and our 24hr access to an excess of information. It's time to get back to basics, to fledge our children...

Self Care Tips - Finding Your Happy

Katrina Bruni | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katrina Bruni

This is as much for me as it is for you reading this. It's a reminder of all the the self care ideas we can use to brighten and lift our days when Mr. Gloomy strikes. Having previously suffered with depression and postnatal depression, I know how important it is to keep that spark inside alive.

Am I Ugly?

Michelle Elman | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Elman

Over my 21 years on this planet, I have had 15 operations, a brain tumour, a punctured intestine, a brain cyst, a punctured intestine and a life-long condition called hydrocephalus and none of that hurt as much as the words people used to describe me this week.