Beating the Blues Tanner, S. and Ball, J. Southwood Press, Sydney ISBN 064636622X Depression has been described as the common cold of the psyche. At any time, one in five adults is feeling down; one in ten shows more significant signs of depression. Beating the Blues introduces a step-bystep program for overcoming depression.

Confidence Works: Learn to be Your Own Life Coach Gladeana McMahon, 2001, ISBN 0859698696 This practical book is full of techniques and exercises to help develop that confidence.  A trained counsellor and psychotherapist, Gladeana McMahon uses a holistic approach to beat negative emotions.

Depression: an Emotion not a Disease Michael Corry and Aine Tubridy, 2005, ISBN 1856354792 Depression is natural. This book offers hope and understanding, and effective ways to create a new identity.

The Feeling Good Handbook David Burns, 1999, ISBN 0452281326 Provides techniques and practical exercises that will help you cope with problems and learn how to make life a happier, more exhilarating experience.

How to Cope When the Going Gets Tough Windy Dryden and Jack Gordon, 2004, ISBN 8122203507 However well you can cope with the everyday challenges of life, everyone has their crisis points. When you reach one of these points, you need extra help and advice to get you through. The authors share their common sense techniques to help you identify and overcome your personal vulnerability areas, so nothing can hold you back.

How to Stop Worrying Frank Tallis, 2009, ISBN 184709083 A guide to making worry work for you, helping you to avoid stress and anxiety. The author sets out to teach you how to understand fear and face the possibilities of life calmly.

Manage your Mind – The Mental Fitness Guide Gillian Butler and Tony Hope, 2007, ISBN 0198527721 Provides practical, step–by–step advice on how to keep mentally fit and how to tap into your mind’s power so you can enjoy your life to the fullest.

Mind over Mood Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky, 11995 ISBN 0898621283 Winner of the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies Book of Merit Award, this guide draws on the authors' extensive experience as clinicians and teachers of cognitive therapy to help clients successfully understand and improve their moods, alter their behaviour, and enhance their relationships. Illustrated with major case examples, the book presents in step-by-step fashion the skills for identifying problems, setting goals, and achieving the desired changes

The Mindful Way through Depression Mark Williams et. al, 2007, ISBN 1593851286 Mindfulness, a simple yet powerful way of paying attention to your most difficult emotions and life experiences, can help you break the cycle of chronic unhappiness once and for all. In The Mindful Way through Depression, four uniquely qualified experts explain why our usual attempts to “think” our way out of a bad mood or just “snap out of it” lead us deeper into the downward spiral. Through insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy, they demonstrate how to sidestep the mental habits that lead to despair, including rumination and self-blame, so you can face life’s challenges with greater resilience.

Mood Mapping: Plot Your Way to Emotional Health and Happiness Dr Liz Miller, 2009, ISBN 1905744455 Mood mapping simply involves plotting one's feelings against one's energy levels, to determine current mood. This book then offers the necessary tools to lift a low mood, so improving mental health and wellbeing. The author developed this technique as a result of her own diagnosis of bipolar disorder, or manic depression, and of overcoming it, which led her to seek ways to improve the mental health of others.

Overcoming Anxiety Helen Kennerley, 2009, ISBN 1849010714 Overcoming Anxiety has been developed as a self-help manual by Dr Helen Kennerley at her clinic in Oxford. A whole range of anxieties and fears is explained, from panic attacks and phobias to 'burn out' and executive stress. It is an indispensable guide for those affected, their friends and families, psychologists and others working in the medical profession.

Overcoming Stress Lee Brosan and Gillian Todd 2009, ISBN 1845292332 Looks at common sources of stress and describes how to make changes in how we think, feel and act in order to reduce stress in our lives.

Overcoming Worry Kevin Meares and Mark Freeston, 2008, ISBN 1845296362 Up to 44 in every 1000 adults suffer from a condition known as Generalised Anxiety Disorder. The user-friendly, step-by-step approach explains why people who experience GAD worry, how to recognise what feeds it and develop effective methods of dealing with it.

Overcoming Traumatic Stress: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural TechniquesTraumatic Stress Claudia Herbert and Ann Wetmore, 1999, ISBN 1841190160 Traumatic stress responses, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are psychological conditions that result from a person's coping mechanisms having been completely overwhelmed by a terrible experience. To overcome the effects of trauma it is necessary to change those reactions and begin to see events in a different light. This book demonstrates, with practical advice and tested exercises, how to find new, effective ways of coping with, and finally overcoming traumatic stress.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment Eckhart Tolle, 2001, ISBN-10: 0340733500 To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Although the journey is challenging, in his international best seller, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language and a question and answer format to guide us. Surrender to the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here we find our joy, are able to embrace our true selves and discover that we are already complete and perfect. If we are able to be fully present and take each step in the Now we will be opening ourselves to the transforming experience of the power of now.

Resilience: Bounce Back from Whatever Life Throws at You Jane Clarke and Dr John Nicholson, 2010, ISBN 1854585444 This book explores the range of skills, attitudes and abilities you need to survive and thrive in difficult times, both personally and professionally.

Teach Yourself Managing Stress Terry Looker, Olga Gregson, 2008, ISBN 0340974796 Explains how better physical health can lead to better mental health, gives practical information on things like decluttering and work–life balance.

Yoga for Stress Relief Swami Shivapremandanda, 2007, ISBN 1856752771 Step–by–step instructions to teach you yoga positions, breathing exercises and meditations that will not only help you to de–stress but will also teach you how to prevent stress