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We have personal development and self-help books for men and women. Our books can help you deal with mental health issues including anxiety and depression and we also have a selection of anger management books.

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Self-help & Personal Development Books

We have personal development and self-help books for men and women. Our books can help you deal with mental health issues including anxiety and depression and we also have a selection of anger management books.

  • QTWY

    100 Small Ways to Quit Worrying (Hardback)

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    It's natural to worry, but do you sometimes worry too much for your own peace of mind? This conveniently sized book is packed with illustrations and bite-sized information that can help ensure your concerns are put at ease.

    Full of short, simple, easy-to-use and well-proven tips (listen to your favourite music; bake some chocolate chip cookies; let go of your past; show respect for other people; wash your worries away), it will help you take back control from the things that worry you. It's ideal for inspiring, motivating and equipping you for whatever challenges lie ahead.

    By following the advice in this gorgeously illustrated book, you will be able to deal with uncertainty, understand how stress starts, learn how to keep everything under control and ensure your worries disappear.
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  • LLTH

    A Life Less Throwaway (Paperback)

    Tara Button

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    We're always after the newest and shiniest things and want to keep up with the latest trends, but have you ever stopped to think about how much damage this throwaway culture is doing to the environment?

    The founder of the Buy Me Once brand, Tara Button champions the way of 'mindful curation', a way of living in which you carefully choose objects that will give you the most pleasure for the longest time. This could be anything from kettles, pots and pans to desks, coats and dresses.

    Tara reveals the 10 steps needed to master mindful curation and explains the techniques that will help you make the most of each one - from finding purpose and priorities to identifying core tastes and style. Removing clutter from your life will help you find mindfulness.

    This book will appeal to anyone who enjoyed Marie Kondo's The Life-changing Magic of Tidying.
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  • QTIY

    1001 Quotations to Inspire You (Hardback)

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    'Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don't abandon the book.' Patti Smith, 2010.

    Featuring quotes from the likes of William Shakespeare, Nelson Mandela and Ellen DeGeneres, 1,001 Quotations to Inspire You Before You Die is a book that you'll be fascinated by. It will be a very special gift for anyone you know who loves history and culture.

    Stretching from the ancient world right through to the present day, it's full of big ideas, witty observations and important musings. The quotes cover topics including art and literature, culture, philosophy, politics, psychology and religion.

    Beautifully designed, the quotations are all placed in historical context and there is detailed information regarding from where each one came.
    • £9.99
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  • IYCT

    If I Could Tell You Just One Thing... (Hardback)

    Richard Reed

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    Innocent Drinks co-founder Richard Reed's inspiring book brings together the best quotes of advice he has been given by a host of politicians, actors, sports personalities and celebrities.

    Featuring wisdom and insight from the likes of Stephen Fry, Dame Judi Dench, Bear Grylls, Ruby Wax and Heston Blumenthal, this beautiful book (with orange sprayed edges and pen-and-ink portraits of each famous face by the talented Samuel Kerr) is packed with quips, tips and so much more advice that covers various aspects of life and its foibles.

    Perfect for dipping in and out of, this gift book is a treasure trove of the encounters Richard has had with a wide range of famous faces over the years - and the advice they gave that he believes will lead you to a better life.
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    HREM

    How to Remember Everything (Hardback)

    Richard Wiseman

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    Impress your friends, sharpen your mind and increase your retention skills with this handy book from experimental psychologist, Professor Richard Wiseman.

    This book is packed with powerful tricks of the memory trade and explanations of the science behind them. Richard gives tips on remembering names, faces, birthdays, meetings and telephone numbers.

    He also discusses the best ways of winning a pub quiz, remembering what to write on a shopping list and passing exams. Of course, he'll help you remember where you left your keys as well!
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  • WLDR

    The Wild Remedy (Hardback)

    Emma Mitchell

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    Emma Mitchell has suffered with depression for 25 years. When she moved to the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens in 2003 and started rambling, she realised that walking in the countryside would lift her mood just as much as medicine or therapy.

    Photographing, collecting and drawing as she walked, this is a hand-illustrated diary of the paths and trails around Emma's cottage. She shares her nature finds and tracks the lives of local flora and fauna over the course of 12 months and candidly talks about how this has an impact on her mental health. She also discusses the awe-inspiring animals she's encountered on her rambles.

    Written with frankness and honesty - and filled with beautiful drawings, paintings and photography - this is a truly unique journal for anyone who has ever felt drawn to nature and considered its influence over us.
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    Happy Mum, Happy Baby (Hardback)

    Giovanna Fletcher

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    After being awarded the Celebrity Mum of the Year title, Giovanna Fletcher talks about what a positive and uplifting experience raising children is in Happy Mum, Happy Baby.

    Although she covers the physical, mental and emotional challenges faced by mothers, Giovanna focuses on the positives of family life and explains the lessons she has learned through her parenthood journey so far.

    Married to McFly's Tom Fletcher, Giovanna and her family are hugely popular and in this book she encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can inspire babies and children to also be happier.
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  • PRAV

    Practical Ayurveda (Hardback)

    Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre

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    Ayurveda (translated as life-knowledge) is an Indian well-being practice that will help you find renewed energy, relief from stress and better and longer sleep.

    This book will help you find out your Ayurvedic body type and then adjust your diet and exercises to suit it. Perfect for energising you, there are yoga poses to try alongside many more meditation and positive thinking exercises.

    Whether you're adopting this ancient lifestyle practice of self-care yourself, through yoga practice, or as an alternative therapy, this book will help you apply its wisdom to many aspects of your life.
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    IWBC

    I Want to be Calm (Hardback)

    Harriet Griffey

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    Taking the motto 'Small steps, big changes' as its mantra, following I Want to Be Calm's advice can help you escape the stress of day-to-day life and help keep you from feeling overwhelmed or anxious.

    It provides innovative and practical solutions that cover the connection between body and mind and also showcases breathing techniques and meditation techniques that can be used to help you integrate a degree of calm into your personal and professional relationships.

    A perfect book for anyone who wants to de-stress, refocus and achieve more with less effort.
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  • YOLM

    A Year of Living Mindfully (Paperback)

    Anna Black

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    Live in a more mindful way throughout 2019 by following the tips and advice in Anna Black's write-in book.

    It's packed with ideas for weekly meditations, activities and practices and has workbook pages to fill in to help you on your way to a more content and fulfilled life.

    There is an emphasis on progressing at your own pace and building up emotional resilience in a similar way to how we improve our physical fitness. This interactive book also has tips on handling difficult emotions and responding to experiences in ways that make you feel more comfortable.
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  • DCLT

    Declutter (Paperback)

    Debora Robertson

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    Create, maintain and achieve a tidy home by following the decluttering advice in Debora Robertson's Declutter - a book praised by Nigella Lawson AND Jack Monroe.

    Debora shares her essential tips with enthusiasm, energy, honesty and humour and helps you tackle everything from cluttered kitchens to crowded cupboards. She also gives valuable time-saving advice.

    This book also contains 10 de-cluttering commandments that will help you overcome a fear of change.
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  • LWYM

    Look What You Made Me Do (Hardback)

    Helen Walmsley-Johnson

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    After listening to The Archers and hearing the story about Helen Tichener being emotionally abused by her husband, Helen Walmsley-Johnson found some of the plot elements disturbingly familiar. This is her story about how she wound up - and escaped - two relationships full of coercive control.

    Helen's first husband controlled all aspects of her life, from who she saw to how much money was in her bank account. He alienated her from friends, family and even their three daughters. He eventually threw her out, leaving Helen no chance but to painfully rebuild her life.

    In her early 40s, Helen met Franc - who at first seemed kind, charming and considerate but soon also started telling her what to wear, eat and even to think.

    This candid and gripping memoir explains how she ended up being trapped by two smiling abusers and has been written to help other women in similar situations have the courage to walk away. It will help you recognise, understand and survive this sinister form of abuse.
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    The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer (Hardback)

    Dr. Bertil Marklund

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    You've lived the hygge way, now take some inspiration from Sweden and find out about lagom - a well-balanced approach to living a healthier and happier life.

    Written by Dr Bertil Marklung, a doctor and researcher at Gothenburg University, this essential book makes the most of contemporary research to provide you with pragmatic and realistic advice that will make a difference to your future.

    Debunking many myths (it turns out coffee is good for your health, after all!), the compact guide explains how the things we have been told are bad for us can sometimes be quite the opposite.
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  • EVHP

    Everyday Happiness (Paperback)

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    Brighten up every day of the year by taking inspiration from the quotes, actions and achievable goals featured in this delightful and inspiring little book.

    Although happiness can seem elusive at times, this book will encourage you to focus on all those little things that can make a huge impact. Split into a day-by-day basis, it's the perfect book for you to dip into when you need a pick-me up.

    Among the suggestions are to dance, listen and volunteer and the quotes come from the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Aristotle and A.A. Milne.
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    TMAB

    The Memory Activity Book (Hardback)

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    The Memory Activity Book is packed with practical projects that can help you, your friends and family combat memory loss. It has been specially written and compiled for people who have dementia and their carers.

    Including physical activities, crafts and puzzles, the brain-stimulating projects have clear and visual instructions and come with examples of how to perform each activity (with suggestions for adapting them for different stages of dementia). Each activity is spread across two pages: one that a person with dementia or memory loss can complete; and another for relatives, friends and carers to help them with.

    This is a stimulating and resourceful book for people with memory loss issues.
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  • AMSK

    101 Amazing Dad Skills (Hardback)

    Edward Dickens

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    From the best dad dancing to improvised bedtime stories, this hilarious book is full of essential tips for any dad-to-be or new father.

    From Dad jokes that are perfect for the airport to mastering the art of papier-mache and making the most of your garden, this book is full of fun and inspiring advice that will make you succeed as a Dad! There are even tips on putting on a magical Harry Potter-themed party.

    Both old and new skills are covered - from managing a sleepover to mastering snapchat. This book is fully illustrated and comes with 'Amazing Dad' vouchers. It really is the Daddy of all parental advice books.
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  • PRMD

    Practical Meditation (Hardback)

    Giovanni Dienstmann

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    Whether you're new to meditation or looking to enhance your existing practice, Giovanni Dienstmann's Practical Meditation can help improve your concentration and stress levels while finding mindfulness.

    It offers step-by-step instructions for how long you should hold a pose and meditate for and covers various mediations including Tai Chi. It has a variety of 'mini-meditations' for you to try so you can sample different styles and discover which one works best for you.
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  • DFTM

    Diet for the Mind (Paperback)

    Martha Clare Morris

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    The MIND diet is packed with food that is good for you and this book is packed full of recipes that could cut your risk of dementia and cognitive decline by as much as 53%.

    This book reveals the groundbreaking nutritional science behind the MIND diet and the recipes make use of whole grains, leafy greens, lean proteins, beans and veg.

    This book also has vital information about vitamins, dietary fats, alcohol and caffeine and will help you on the way to weight loss and vitality.
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  • PRTM

    Practical Mindfulness (Hardback)

    Ken A. Verni

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    Practical Mindfulness is a book that offers an easy way of taking control of your life for the better. It will help you hone your breathing techniques, provides meditation tips and offers a series of relaxation methods.

    Designed to help you improve concentration and achieve success, the zen-filled book offers step-by-step guidance for all the targeted exercises and will help you boost your self-esteem, learn more effectively and distance yourself from damaging emotions.
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    BMA: What's Wrong With Me? (Paperback)

    DK

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    If you have an ailment or illness and want to identify it quickly while at home, this is the guide for you.

    It has an easy-to-follow, visual symptom checker that will help you recognise the symptoms of what might be wrong and what you should do.

    The head-to-toe visual diagnostic guides will also help you recognise situations that are urgent or potentially life-threatening.
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  • EVCN

    Everyday Confidence (Paperback)

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    This little book offers confidence-boosting tips for every day of the year.

    The advice will encourage you to open up your life's journey and become more fearless and assertive as you boost your self-confidence.

    The quotes come from the likes of Sir Winston Churchill, Carrie Fisher and Charlie Chaplin, while the actions include taking a new perspective, stepping out of your comfort zone and remembering that everyone is essentially winging it!
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  • CHYL

    Change Your Life One Day at a Time (Paperback)

    Dr. Ilona Boniwell

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    Written by two doctors who specialise in health and psychology, Change Your Life One Day at a Time is the ultimate manual for living a long, healthy and happy life.

    Providing a year's worth of wisdom to nourish your body, mind, and spirit, this book features important and practical advice, and it's all organised by the seasons of the year. Based on the latest medical research, there are accessible brain-training exercises, inspirational quotes and healthy recipes.

    You'll be encouraged to live by this book and bring the hints and tips into your daily routine. By making these simple changes, you'll be set on the way to living in a more holistic way.
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  • WNTD

    What Would Nietzsche Do? (Hardback)

    Marcus Weeks

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    Covering from whether you should treat yourself to that takeaway tonight to the great mysteries of human existence, Marcus Weeks' What Would Nietzche Do? is a guide to life that also provides a fantastic introduction to philosophy.

    Weeks looks at what the likes of Schopenhauer, Heraclitus and Foucault had to say about topics including relationships, identity, art and politics and provides an illuminating commentary on all of their answers.

    This is a brilliant book if you're seeking answers from the experts about modern life's big questions including 'How do you fix a broken heart?', 'How do you find a lost phone?' and 'Is Shakespeare really better than the Simpsons?'.
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  • HTSE

    How to Survive the End of the World (When it's in Your Own Head) (Hardback)

    Aaron Gillies

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    Aaron Gillies (who you'll know as @TechnicallyRon on Twitter) offers tips on coping with anxiety in this witty self-help guide.

    In a personal and amusing style, he explains what it feels like to have anxiety and how important it is to realise that you are not alone.

    He also gives advice on safeguarding against personal vulnerabilities and highlights the tools that can help including medication, therapy, CBT and other coping techniques.
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Whether you’re looking to become happier, healthier, more productive, more resilient, or end bad habits, you’ll find the perfect self-help and personal development book for you in our wide and varied range.

Embrace life to the fullest

You’ll find a variety of wonderful self-help books that teach invaluable happiness habits, such as gratitude, mindfulness and positive thinking. Change your life for the better each and every day and discover an invigorating and joyful lifestyle.

Conquer bad habits and transform your life

In these self-help and personal development books, discover life-changing ways to overcome bad habits such as over-eating, alcohol and smoking, and revitalise your life. Become productive, enjoy success, and reap rewards from a renewed mind-set through these encouraging and inspirational self-help books.

Enjoy a peaceful, rich and rewarding way to live

These motivational books can help you to overcome anxiety, low mood, anger and low self-esteem and discover the joy of a positive outlook and a decluttered mind. Become resilient, find joy in the small things, be inspired by incredible individuals, and transform your life for the better.