Self-help & Personal Development

Self-help Books for Women

  • HTSE
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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.
  • TMBW
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    Learn a whole host of handy retention skills with The Memory Booster Workout. The tips and exercises in this book will help you remember names and numbers and even shop without the need for a list.

    This book contains a 10-step plan to maximise the potential of your memory. All the tips are straightforward but have been scientifically tested and will help maximise your strengths. They'll also work around your weaknesses.

    A very clearly presented book, it will help you unclutter your life in an effort to improve your memory and critical thinking skills.
  • TPMA
    Faisal Abdalla
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    Faisal Abdalla, Mr PMA himself, is a personal trainer to stars including Ellie Goulding and also a Nike master trainer. In this how-to guide, he highlights his three golden rules to looking and feeling great - diet, fitness and a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA).

    Following his infectious advice will help you get the body you want and also find a more positive outlook - in just 14 days. Accompanied by step-by-step photographs, Faisal explains how small steps can lead to big changes.

    He showcases structured exercise routines for the body and mind and reveals how to make healthy versions of so many of your favourite foods - including an Itsa pizza pitta and nutritious fish and chips.
  • Calm - Hardback - 9781409176923 - Fearne Cotton
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    Fearne Cotton
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    Fearne Cotton shows you how to find the simple things in life that are good for your mindset and mental health in Calm.

    With so many distractions in today's fully wired and all-encompassing world, more people than ever are yearning for peace and quiet. So many of us just need an escape from negative press stories, work pressures and family issues.

    The simple things that Fearne highlights will help inch you away from the stresses of everyday life and there are also activities to complete that will settle any of your worries. It features her very own illustrations.
  • PAUS
    Danielle Marchant
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    In today's always switched-on world, it's easy to forget how beneficial a break away from everything can be to your health and mindset. Danielle Marchant's book is one that will help you press pause before life does it for you...

    With today's technology, we are never able to fully leave the office and fear of missing out means we're always rushing from one thing to the next. Pause is a book that encourages you to put yourself and your feelings first. It will help you learn to say no and embrace doing the things that make you feel good.

    It's packed with exercises that will ground you, help you breathe deeper and settle many worries and anxieties. By following these tips, you will be able to experience all the joys, pains and twists and turns of life the way they were intended.
  • WWWM
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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.
  • GFGH
    Harry Judd
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    McFly and McBusted drummer (and former Strictly champion) Harry Judd reveals how keeping fit can be beneficial to your mental health in this inspiring read. It's part a memoir where he looks back at the lessons he's learned during his career and part a fitness plan that will help you feel more positive.

    Harry explains how despite all his successes, including 19 hit singles, he has been prone to anxiety and other mental health issues and this book has been designed to inspire people (especially men) to find the help they need - be it through exercise or in another way. He explains all the health-boosting benefits of exercise and dance and shows how these can improve your mood.

    Suitable for all ages and all genders and ideal for the family to work through together, there's something for everyone in the exercises in this book and none of the solutions require expensive kits. Harry's approach to better mental health is fast, fun and free. The fitness solutions have all been thoroughly researched and are designed to transform the way you feel.
  • EVCN
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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!
  • EVHP
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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.
  • LWYM
    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.
  • LLTH
    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.
  • The Little Book of Lykke - Hardback - 9780241302019 - Meik Wiking
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    Meik Wiking
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    Meik Weiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute and the author of The Little Book of Hygge, wants to introduce you to lykke (pronounced 'luu-kah) - a Danish term that translates as happiness.

    Denmark is often regarded as one of the world's happiest countries and it's easy to see why: they have equal parental leave for men and women, free higher education and even burn more candles per household than anywhere else in the world.

    Meik explains how we can learn so much from the Danes' way of life but also talks about how about how the keys to happiness are buried all around the world. From how we spend our time to the way we chat with neighbours and even cook dinner, he reveals how every little thing has an impact on our happiness - and how we can learn from the world's happiest nations.
  • WUGY
    Department Store For The Mind
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    Artists, designers, writers, psychologists and speakers explain how everyday activities can be good for you and spark moments of inspiration in this fascinating book.

    It reveals how seemingly mundane jobs like cleaning, cooking and washing up can positively impact on our bodies, minds and relationships. There are cases of families bonding over the washing up and explanations of how chores can help make playful households.

    Based on ancient wisdom, this is a brilliant book for anyone who dreads their daily doings and wants to make them more creative and liberating. Of course, it also explains how making a cup of tea can be a truly wondrous ritual.
  • LAGO
    Linnea Dunne
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    Like the Danish term hygge, the Swedish lagom has no equivalent in the English language but can be loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. This book shows you how to love the lagom way of life.

    Sweden is one of the happiest nations on Earth and it's widely believed it comes from the Viking term 'laget om', which was said when mugs of mead were passed around in a circle so everyone just had a sip. A liberating concept that praises the idea that anything more than 'just enough' is a waste of time, lagom is also inspired by the core belief of responsibility and common good.

    By following the lagom way of life, you can live happier, reduce your environmental impact, improve your work-life balance and free your home from clutter. It also encourages you to enjoy good food the Swedish way and cherish your loved ones.
  • KNES
    Jaime Thurston
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    We could all do with a little more kindness in our lives and this beautifully illustrated gift book finds Jaime Thurston (the founder of charity 52 Lives) explaining how much of a big difference a small act of kindness can make.

    It uses the voices of those who the charity has helped to offer 52 simple actions that anyone can do to spread kindness and positivity. It explains how being kind can also have a huge effect on your own happiness as well as those who you help.

    Inspiring people to live a more connected and fulfilling life, this book is also packed with inspirational quotes and plenty of personal stories to inspire you. Among the suggestions it makes are: Be a Seat Vigilante
    Be Kind to Unkind People
    Lend Your Ear
  • Press Here! Reflexology for Beginners - Hardback - 9780857626035
    REFL
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    This contemporary introduction to the ancient practice of reflexology is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about the non-invasive nature of holistic healing.

    Reflexology brings the body into a state of deep relaxation where healing can take place. By applying pressure with your thumbs and fingers to specific parts of the feet, you will be able to bring relief to the corresponding part of the body.

    This book will help you understand where to find the reflex point on your foot and where this relates to on your body, as well as showing you how to apply the correct pressure technique. The double-page spreads make make it easier to find reflex points. By following these tips, you can relieve pain, alleviate stress, reduce anxiety, prevent ailments and improve vitality.
  • HMHB
    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.
  • CAIR 15 years +
    15 years +
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    'Open is surely set to become THE must-have manual for young women navigating the often-tempestuous waters of their teenage years' - LoveReading4Kids

    Radio 1's resident agony aunt and popular television personality Gemma Cairney provides honest advice about the big, bad and beautiful elements of growing up in Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be.

    From mental health to family issues and the perils and joys of first love, she covers a range of issues with frankness and understanding. Gemma draws on both her own life experiences and the insight she has gained as an agony aunt to provide comfort to teens (aged 14 plus) who are finding life difficult.

    Alongside her practical advice are tips from experts and a series of appealing illustrations, all presented in a refreshing journal style. There is even space for readers to note down their own thoughts and solutions to life's big questions.

    This book provides open and honest advice on a range of important and mature issues including mental health, sex and abuse.
    We believe it is a must-have for mature teens but please read beforehand if you have any concerns about its suitability.
  • AACEF
    Dale Carnegie
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    Millions of people around the world have - and continue to - improve their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie. In "How to Win Friends and Influence People", Carnegie offers practical advice and techniques, in his exuberant and conversational style, for how to get out of a mental rut and make life more rewarding. His advice has stood the test of time and will teach you how to: make friends quickly and easily; increase your popularity; win people to your way of thinking; enable you to win new clients and customers; become a better speaker and a more entertaining conversationalist; and, arouse enthusiasm among your colleagues. This book will turn around your relationships and improve your dealings with all the people in your life.
  • AABEF
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    The best-selling relationship book of all time- over seven million copies sold world wide to date- in a freshly designed new format. Learn how to create understanding and communication between the sexes from this classic and authoritative guide. First published in 1993, this book has become an international publishing phenomenon and is one of the most famous non-fiction publications of all time. A lively and accessible guide to successful communication between the sexes that has already helped many millions of readers from across the globe understand why members of the opposite sex behave the way they do, this new edition contains all the text of the original, including: / what makes members of the opposite sex tick / how to understand their verbal and non-verbal language / how to motivate the opposite sex and get what you want / how to avoid arguments and promote fruitful communication / how to score points with the opposite sex and impress your partner / the real emotional needs of the opposite sex and the behaviours associated with these needs / how to keep love alive and stay together long term This authoritative guide will help you reach a point of harmony and understanding where both sexes can live, work and love together.
  • ADNXP
    Greg Behrendt
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    Why didn't he call you back? Why doesn't he talk to your friends? Why does he keep putting off your dates? This book has the answers. Now the international bestseller is re-released to change the lives of a new generation. This is a hilarious, playful, honest explanation of male behaviour from a writer and a consultant of Sex and the City. Stop wasting your time chasing after men who aren't into you, and find men who are! Greg Behrendt provides the insight you need to move on and find them. The idea behind 'He's Just Not That Into You' came from a conversation between Greg Behrendt and his fellow (female) SATC writers, when they asked his advice one day. This conversation became the seed of an episode which struck a powerful chord with viewers. Before long, Greg became aware that this simple phrase had the power to change women's lives. 'He's Just Not That Into You' is now a worldwide phenomenon. Over 100k copies have been sold across all editions, it has topped bestseller charts internationally, and has been made into a major Hollywood film. Now repackaged for a new generation with an eyecatching new cover, He's Just Not That Into You is essential armour for the modern woman.
  • AACPA
    Robin Norwood
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    Is having 'somebody to love' the most important thing in your life? Do you constantly believe that with 'the right man' you would no longer feel depressed or lonely? Are you bored with 'nice guys' who are open, honest and dependable? If being in love means being in pain, this book was written for you. Therapist Robin Norwood describes loving too much as a pattern of thoughts and behavior, which certain women develop as a response to problems from childhood. Many women find themselves repeatedly drawn into unhappy and destructive relationships with men. They then struggle to make these doomed relationships work. This bestselling book takes a hard look at how powerfully addictive these unhealthy relationships are - but also gives a very specific program for recovery from the disease of loving too much.
  • AINXG
    Sara Maitland
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    Our fast-paced society does not approve of solitude; being alone is literally anti-social and some even find it sinister. Why is this so when autonomy, personal freedom and individualism are more highly prized than ever before? Sara Maitland answers this question by exploring changing attitudes throughout history. Offering experiments and strategies for overturning our fear of solitude, she helps us to practise it without anxiety and encourages us to see the benefits of spending time by ourselves. By indulging in the experience of being alone, we can be inspired to find our own rewards and ultimately lead more enriched, fuller lives. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched January 2014: How to Age by Anne Karpf How to Develop Emotional Health by Oliver James How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland How to Deal with Adversity by Christopher Hamilton How to Think About Exercise by Damon Young How to Connect with Nature by Tristan Gooley 'This new series of The School of Life's self-help books build on the strengths of the first, tackling some of the hardest issues of our lives in a way that is genuinely informative, helpful and consoling. Here are books that prove that the term "self-help" doesn't have to be either shallow or naive' Alain de Botton, Founder of The School of Life
  • AAHFQ
    Anthony Robbins
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    The author offers advice on such matters as mastering emotions, overcoming debilitating habits such as over-eating, drinking and drug abuse, unleashing the hidden power of body and mind, improving personal and professional relationships, and taking control of personal finances.