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Hi, I’m Jenny Leigh, the founder of Accessible Psychology. After having had my breakdown in 2009 and receiving treatment which transformed my life, I was left extremely saddened that for so many, psychology was seen as inaccessible; a purely academic endeavor that had little relevance and even less impact upon people’s lives in the real world.

 

Realizing that there was a vast gap between how most psychology was expressed – often in overly complex language and in a very academic context – and how most people would identify with and effectively use psychology for their own personal transformation, I became determined to make psychology accessible, and thus Accessible Psychology came into being.

 

No matter what your age, gender, nationality or religion absolutely everyone is welcome to submit an original post which is exclusive to this site. Fundamentally I am looking for articles where you have successfully overcome an obstacle in your own life, by using psychology, in some form or another.

 

Why Contribute To Accessible Psychology?

Accessible Psychology has over 3,000 page views each month and this figure continues to grow each day. We also have plenty of email subscribers who are loyal followers.

 

Across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn we have over 6,500 followers – meaning your posts will reach a large audience who have a keen interest in psychology and personal development!

 

Finally, every guest post article that is accepted will feature a bio at the end of your post where you can include a photo of yourself and any links back to your website, book, course or social media platforms.  Having said this, the article MUST NOT endorse any specific products or services and / or solicit business in any way.

 

Content

All content must be original, with no duplicated content – in print or online – anywhere else. There should also be a strong personal narrative, with easy to follow steps readers can apply. All content submitted must have been successfully implemented by you personally and had a positive impact upon your quality of life. All articles should include anecdotes of your personal experiences and convey the journey and learning curve you have been on.

 

As a rule, political or religious views are not to be expressed, although secular values may of course be discussed, such as kindness and forgiveness. All submissions must explain the psychological benefits of adopting the steps you have shared in your article.

 

Any articles with exercises to reinforce the content discussed – especially Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT based exercises – which are easy for readers to implement, will have the best chance of having their article accepted by Accessible Psychology. Should you wish to feature exercises in your article, you may describe them throughout the piece but please be sure to add a ‘Exercises:’ section at the end of the article, with a numbered list format.

 

Please ensure your title is attention grabbing and inspires interest in the reader, if you have several ideas for a heading please feel free to send up to a maximum of four for me to choose from.

 

Your Bio at the end of your post is where you include a photo of yourself and any links back to your website, book, course or social media platforms. This must be no more than two to three sentences long. I do not allow essay writing links in any bio’s.

 

The word count should be no more than 1600 words, including the question for readers at the end of the article, any exercises and your bio. Always include a question at the end of your article to engage readers and encourage them to comment.

 

One main image for the article must be provided by you and must be of magazine quality, preferably from Shutterstock or Bigstock and NOT marked for editorial use only.

 

Formatting

Please use subheadings, bullet points and numbered steps where appropriate. Highlight important points by using a one sentence paragraph and placing it in bold, when used sparingly this is very effective.

 

Steps To Submit

Outline Format

Before you send a full article please submit an outline of what you plan to write about. An example of an outline is featured below for your reference…

 

  • Four attention grabbing titles (I will select the best one)
  • Introduction – introduce your story in brief (in other words your narrative)
  • Minimum of three steps you learned, how you learned them and how they helped you (integrate narrative)
  • Conclusion – where you are now as a result of the steps you learned

 

Send your outlines in Word format to jennyleigh at accessiblepsychology dot com or reach me by email on my Contact Me page. Title your email ‘Outline Submission: Full Name – Title Of Article’. For example: ‘Outline Submission: Jenny Leigh – How To Turn Your Dreams Into Reality’

 

This means I can review the content of your piece, giving you valuable feedback before you start writing the full article – saving you time and allowing me to ensure that content within Accessible Psychology is not duplicated.

 

Once Article Is Requested

If the outline is accepted, please send the full article in Word format to jennyleigh at accessiblepsychology dot com. Title your email ‘Article Submission: Full Name – Title Of Article’. For example: ‘Article Submission: Jenny Leigh – How To Turn Your Dreams Into Reality’

 

Once an article has been received, it may be rejected or further feedback may be given for revisions. If your article has been accepted, your article may be subject to editing by Jenny Leigh before being published on Accessible Psychology.

 

And Remember…

Not every final submission will be accepted, but for those that aren’t, I shall endeavor to give helpful feedback to maximize your chances of a successful submission in future!

 

Thank you for being you and for sharing how psychology has helped to transform your life.

Wishing you all the success and happiness you deserve,

 

x X x Jenny Leigh x X x

 

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