The world can be a difficult place, internal and external factors impact our well-being all the time. The key is to learn how to cope with these stressors and enable ourselves to be able to perform at our best. Unfortunately, this is much easier said than done. For some of us, professional help is the right choice, but for others, self-help is the best method.
What Is Self-Help?
These are ‘psychological therapies that you can do in your own time to help with problems like stress, anxiety and depression.’
– NHS UK
The mental health charity, Mind, provides many tools that may help you to maintain your well-being. However, whilst these options can be helpful, they do not suit the needs of everyone. Many people are looking for ways to improve their sense of control and ability to succeed at work. If this sounds like you, Dr Jan’s book ‘How To Achieve What You Want’ could be the perfect thing!
Is Self-Help Right For You?
It’s important to understand what form of help is right for you. With self-help, you are likely to be working alone, whereas with professional help you will be speaking directly to another person. Many people find working individually reassuring. They read something and recognise themselves in the text, allowing them to understand that other people have been through this and that they are not alone. Here are some things to consider when choosing self-help:
Motivation – Are you motivated enough to sit down and do the work independently? If not, group or individual coaching may be more suitable for you.
Severity – How severe is what you are trying to cope with? If you find yourself unable to complete typical daily tasks or are struggling with thoughts of self-harm or suicide, you should contact Samaritans or call 999.
Onset – When did the problems that you are experiencing begin? Rapid onset may show that your problem is reactive and so may be easier to explore and find the root cause.
Time – What do you have time for? Can you travel to attend meetings with therapists or group meetings? Would working independently suit your family and work commitments better?
Accessibility – Are you capable of getting out of the house? Is there a place to attend near you? Do you have personal or public transport readily available?
Cost – Generally speaking, professional help will be more expensive than self-help. This, unfortunately, makes it too costly for many individuals. However, Dr Jan is currently offering fantastic deals on his book in combination with professional help!
What If You Need Further Support?
Dr Jan’s 6 Laws of the Mind course is a great way to get the support that you need at a price that you can afford. Currently, the 6-module course and a paperback copy of his book are available for just £15.99, down from £199.99.
If you are not yet ready to take part in this course, you can purchase a paperback copy of ‘How To Achieve What You Want’ for just £6.99 or the Kindle edition for only £1.99! Visit Dr Jan’s online store to take advantage of these offers while they last!