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Standing Out From The Crowd by Paul Boross

In my work as The Pitch Doctor, one of the most common questions that comes up is “How do I make myself memorable?” Visit ThePitchDoctor.tv   “Standing out from the crowd is actually one of the easiest things to do. Standing out for the right reasons is one of the most difficult.” Put yourself in someone […]

The psychology of pitching by Paul Boross

The Pitch Doctor Paul Boross debunks the mindset of pitching The word ‘pitching’ is entering everyday business vocabulary, thanks to TV programmes like Dragon’s Den and The Apprentice. But where does pitching fit into the range of activities for today’s professional, and how can we understand the psychology of pitching in order to do it […]

Born Wisdom by Robert Holden

Psychology and spirituality are central to our happiness and success says author Robert Holden   He’s the man who was famously ‘made up’ by personal development guru Louise Hay and went on to co-write a book with her, using Hay’s uplifting mantra, ‘life loves you’. So when Robert Holden spoke to the Great Minds Seminar at The Best […]

Believe the hype by Sharon Hadley

Mindfulness has been hailed as a ‘wonder cure’ for mental health, but should it be used in the workplace? Mindfulness expert Sharon Hadley argues the case for its implementation   Mindfulness is commonly defined as being in a state of awareness, on purpose, without judgement. In practice this means really being aware and in tune […]

Stand out guy by Rob Yeung

Ever felt invisible in an important situation, such as a job interview, at a party or important meeting? Psychologist and author Dr Rob Yeung believes we all have the power to generate the attention we need and deserve     Your new book, How to stand out, offers practical advice on commanding the attention of […]

Track Master by Dr. Stephen Simpson

Lewis Hamilton’s dominance of the F1 circuit is legendary, with a recent second win at the British Grand Prix – but what has been key to his success? Dr Stephen Simpson reports   Lewis Hamilton is a British racing car driver, and current Formula One World Champion. He has broken almost all records in this […]

Don’t be shy – Sian Prior

Author Sian Prior has been a broadcaster and performer for more than 20 years, but has managed a lifetime of shyness. Here she explains how we can support children suffering from social anxiety ‘Dad has no idea how paralysing this thing is. I never want to talk to him again’. These miserable words appeared recently […]

Poker face- Chris Moorman

Chris Moorman has achieved enormous success at the poker table, but what are the secrets to his game? Dr Stephen Simpson reports If variety is truly the spice of life then I must be one of the luckiest people alive. As an elite performance coach I never know what each day will bring. I have […]

Only when I laugh by Sophie Scott

It’s something we all do, it’s contagious and we use it to express ourselves more deeply than we think – Sophie Scott is the neuroscientist helping us to understand the language of laughter   Polite laughter, nervous laughter, knowing laughter, hysterical laughter – without even starting to contemplate the infinite sounds and physical characteristics of laughing, […]

Life after abuse- Dr Lisa Turner

Dr Lisa Turner was a sufferer of emotional and psychological abuse from an older partner, and was held as a virtual house prisoner until she found the strength to leave.  Here, she shares her advice on thriving after abuse   Let go of shame and reclaim your power Shame and guilt are powerfully destructive emotions […]

Inside a sane new world

Ruby Wax talks with Daska Davis Ruby Wax says she is feeling OK, but that she hasn’t rehearsed yet for her show in three days’ time. In fact she’s already been on the road with her Sane New World tour, most recently in Australia, receiving rave reviews for a show that challenges how society deals […]

Fix your feelings by Guy Winch

Psychologist Guy Winch wants us to pay as much attention to our emotional health as our physical wellbeing Is your medicine cabinet bulging with painkillers, plasters, bandages and all manner of medicines to cure the physical symptoms of illness? How about a first aid kit for your mental health? Hmmm, not so much. You’re not alone, […]

Debunking the myths

Last year, Ben Ambridge’s TED talk challenged the myths of psychology – here he shares his insights and uncovers a few truths about how our brains really work. MYTH #1: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. REALITY: Psychologically speaking, men and women are much more similar than they are different. Yes, men are […]

Stepping into the light: an interview with David Smallwood

David Smallwood lived with deep-seated fear for most of his adult life. The Best You looks at how he turned his sensitivity into a source of good for others.   From the moment he was born, David Smallwood was terrified of the world. “I was born a little more sensitive than other people”, he says. […]

Various shades of blue by Beth Murphy

  Depression affects everyone differently, but there are some common symptoms: low-spirits, restlessness, feeling disconnected from other people, and having no interest in the things you normally enjoy. Beth Murphy, Head of Information at Mind, helps us better understand depression.   Severe depression can be debilitating and even life threatening; it may even cause sufferers […]

Prevention is better than cure by Bernardo Moya

  The statistics are extraordinary. In the UK nearly one in five adults experience anxiety or depression, according to a recent survey by the Office of National Statistics. And of course, on the back of that, there’s also a rise in the level of prescribed drugs to treat it. But I wonder, is prescription the […]

Psychology: An Origins Story by Kendra Cherry

  The Best You takes a look at the history and origins of psychology. Where did it begin? Who has left the greatest mark on the practice today? And where is it headed? Psychology is a broad set of disciplines drawing on a numerous theories and techniques that have emerged over the centuries. In fact, […]