Accessible Psychology News

Scheduled Posts

Some of you may have noticed that the posts I’ve scheduled to take place have, for some unknown reason, missed their schedule. My sincere apologies for any confusion this may have caused due to the order of my posts being out of sync!


I shall be checking every day from now on to ensure my posts get to you safe and sound and on the right day!!! You can expect my series posts on Mondays followed by my shorter and more linear posts Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Wishing you a fabulous evening,


Jenny Leigh

3 Steps To Instantly Boost Your Self-Esteem – Featured on Tiny Buddha

Hi All,

As promised, here is my new article on self-esteem which is featured on Tiny Buddha, titled ‘3 Steps to Instantly Boost Your Self-Esteem’.

The article gives you three simple steps to follow to increase your self-esteem in no time at all:

  1. Write down your positive qualities
  2. Create an activity diary
  3. Adjust negative core beliefs

Please mention what you thought of the exercises and share your own tips for improving self-esteem by clicking on the title of this post and entering your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below!


New ‘Best Websites’ Page Featuring The Webs Most Outstanding Psychology and Mental Health Sites


Hi All,


As you might have noticed there have been quite a few new additions here at Accessible Psychology and I’m particularly excited about my new ‘Best Websites’ page. If you or someone you know has been impacted by mental health it features charity websites like Mind and Rethink that are both highly informative and very supportive. Mind has an entire section on ‘helping someone else’ whilst Rethink offers invaluable practical advise on living with mental illness.


The Depression Alliance also provides an amazing support network for those suffering with depression, helping to ease the social isolation which can establish itself in the lives of those with the condition. Cruse Bereavement Care is also an exceptional website which offers superb advise for those dealing with loss and offers telephone, email and UK based face-to-face support.


Having relationship problems? Relates website offers support and counselling (UK based) to those wishing to improve their romantic relationships. For some people, they serve to transform their clients relationships and lives whilst for others Relate helps solve a specific problem and allow clients to move forward with more confidence and less anxiety.


The Samaritans have been providing free counselling for years through their amazing helpline and on my page there is a link to their website which provides the contact details of what, for many, can be a lifesaving service.


Problems nodding off at night? The National Sleep Foundation has a comprehensive site with information on sleep health, sleep problems and disorders, sleep tools and tips and even a search for a sleep professional service (US based).


Last but certainly and by no means last there is The Happiness Project – an entire site dedicated to making your life the happiest it can possibly be! I really cannot recommend this website highly enough. The blog on the homepage is well researched, humorous and insightful. The section dedicated to breaking bad habits and forming new positive ones is educational and inspired. The tips and quizzes section is fun and the quotes featured in this section are fantastic. Finally, if you are as inspired as I was to begin a happiness project of your very own, the downloads section is an absolute must with exactly the same tools Gretchen used now available for anyone to print up and fill out.


Look out for our section for young people too.


Please tell me how you found the sites and how they were helpful to you, I would absolutely love to hear from you.




x X x Jenny Leigh x X x

New ‘Best Resources’ Page Featuring The Webs Most Exceptional Psychology Resources


H All,


Here at Accessible Psychology I like to make things, well, accessible, so I have taken it upon myself to source the most exceptional psychology resources from all over the web and share them with you in one place, right here on my ‘Best Resources’ page. These resources are highly recommended by all top therapists. How do I know you say? Well, a therapist from none other than The Priory recommended them as the very best!


I like to think I have catered for everything so if you would like to become more assertive try the ‘Assert Yourself’ CBT InfoPax by CCI. Feel like you would like to have higher self-esteem? Try ‘Improving Self-Esteem’, also by CCI. Want more happiness? There’s a guidebook from Action for Happiness called ‘Ten Keys To Happier Living’ you can download right here at Accessible Psychology!


Should you have a therapist don’t worry there is something on my page for you too. I’ve featured a comprehensive selection of worksheets by Psychology Tools covering all sorts of thought records and diaries – there are even worksheets on anger, forgiveness and sleep. You can save, print and fill out all of the worksheets provided and then share them with your therapist. I’ve also included a fantastic online service by MindQuire where you can record and graph your depression, stress and anxiety levels and share the findings with your therapist.


For those of you wishing to integrate more mindfulness into your life, try Headspace – an online site and app with a massive encyclopaedia of meditation courses, all designed to help make meditation accessible, relevant and beneficial to the masses.


Please let me know which resources you like best and how they have helped you, I’d absolutely love to hear from you.


Enjoy everyone!


x X x Jenny Leigh x X x

Fantastic New CD’s Now Featured on ‘Further Reading (and Listening)’ Page!

Hi All,


Check out the fabulous new CD’s on my ‘Further Reading (and Listening)’ page! Whether you are struggling to move on after a separation or the loss of a loved one, you want a mindfulness meditation CD which all of the top therapists recommend, or you want to use the law of attraction to manifest more success in your life, you can find something on our page that’s just right for you.

Simply scroll to the bottom of the site to view ‘Recommended Books and CD’s’ where you can select the CD’s by genre, or go to our ‘Further Reading (and Listening)’ page and select page 4 to browse through our new selection of CD’s.



Accessible Psychology’s New ‘Top TED Talks’ Page

Hi All,


As you might have seen I have recently added a page crammed full of all of the best TED Talks on:

*  Personal Development and Psychology

*  Positive psychology

*  Philosophy

*  Mental Health

*  Faith, Spirituality and Religion

*  Creativity

Whether you want to introduce mindfulness into your life, explore what makes us happy or even find out why we do what we do, there’s a TED Talk featured on my page just for you.

The page is constantly being updated so all you need to do is sit back and enjoy all the latest TED Talks right here at Accessible Psychology!


Wishing you a fabulous day!


Jenny Leigh


Further Reading Page Updated with Fabulous New Books!

The Further Reading page has just been updated with excellent new books on depression, goals, visualisation, law of attraction, time management and happiness. The page features each books description and all the details you need (such as ISBN numbers) to take note of which books you like best.

We even have links for you to see the Amazon listing and reviews! Enjoy!

Coming soon: Further Listening


Jenny Leigh’s Tiny Buddha Article: Stop Feeling Powerless and Start Powerfully Creating Your Life


Here’s the link to my Tiny Buddha article Stop Feeling Powerless and Start Powerfully Creating Your Life.

Learn how to unleash your inner power by following these three simple steps…

1)         Speak Up

2)         Get Crystal Clear

3)         Plan Ahead




Accessible Psychology’s Jenny Leigh to appear on Tiny Buddha

Jenny Leigh, the author of Accessible Psychology, has been accepted to guest write for Tiny Buddha, the personal development blog which has over three million (yes, million) unique visitors each month. In Jenny’s article – which is due to be posted in the next two months or so – she explains how she shifted from a state of powerlessness to one of power, after overcoming her turbulent childhood. In her article you will discover the three simple steps that will lead you to make this fundamental shift for yourself. Stay tuned for the link to her Tiny Buddha article, titled ‘How to shift from powerless to powerful’ and learn what has made Jenny Leigh’s story one of hope for us all.

Accessible Psychology Now Featured in the Alltop Blog Directory

Accessible Psychology has been added to Alltop – the world renowned blog directory! The site features high quality blogs from all across the globe, including The Happiness Project Blog by the New York Times Bestseller, Gretchen Rubin. If you are one of the few that are new to Alltop, sign up today to discover the best blogs on the web.


Simply go to Alltop and search for Accessible Psychology, then select the Psychology page of Alltop’s directory to find us. From there you can add our feed to your very own MyAlltop page! 


Alltop is a fantastic way to find the best blogs the web has to offer and (thanks to the MyAlltop page feature) you can create one central location to access all of your favourite blogs.


Enjoy the blogosphere everyone…


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