Excellent video on Psychiatry and Addictions

Understanding The 12 Steps - STEP ONE

This is an excellent description of Step 1. The other AA steps are covered by the producers of this video on their YouTube channel

The 12 Steps According To Russell Brand

The 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are described in The Big Book of AA written in 1939. Understandably the language in the AA Big Book is somewhat old-fashioned and a little dry. Here Russell gives a modern interpretation/translation of the 12-steps in his unique and entertaining style...without losing any of the magnitude and profundity of the message (note: contains lots of swearing)

How To Apply Philosophy To Real Life

The School of Life is a global organisation devoted to teaching you how to lead a more fulfilled life. Alain de Botton offers insights on the key ingredients of emotional well-being: how to form good relationships, identify a satisfying career, minimise anxiety, acquire confidence and connect properly with friends

Motivation with Mel Robbins

It's simple to get what you want...but not easy

Stop living your life on 'auto-pilot'

If you feel stuck and dissatisfied with your life...that is a signal

'Force yourself to be uncomfortable...get out of your comfort zone'

'Get out of your head...your feelings are screwing you'

The Root of Sorrow is Attachment by Anthony De Mello

"We were born happy...and we lost it"

Eight rules

The School of Life is an organisation built to help you find serenity, resilience and connection. Here are 8 rules designed to guide you to the life you deserve, 8 key ideas to hold on to during difficult times.

Unhappy and worried?

Johann Hari is a journalist/author who offers an alternative perspective on 'depression' and 'anxiety'

Wayne Dyer Top 10...

Number 4 is my favouite

"Have a mind that is open to everything...and attached to nothing"

Dr Jas Grewal, Consultant Psychiatrist

The Default Mode Network

Mind wandering is particularly common in neurotisicm and addiction- a restless, wandering mind is associated with unhappiness and difficulty sleeping

Dr Jas Grewal, Consultant Psychiatrist

The Restless Mind

Many of my patients complain of being tired all day- but are 'wide awake' at 11pm when it's time to sleep...

Dr Jas Grewal, Consultant Psychiatrist

What is 'Monkey Mind'

I’m sure we can all relate to this. You lay down in bed wanting to relax / sleep but you mind is so busy you can’t stop thinking about a hundred things at the same time. An hour passes by and you still can’t sleep. Living in a busy world has its toll on our mental state. This toll is what the Monk’s call “The monkey mind”. 

Dr Jas Grewal, Consultant Psychiatrist

Search Inside Yourself: Chad-Meng Tan

Search Inside Yourself reveals how to calm your mind on demand and return it to a natural state of happiness, deepen self-awareness in a way that fosters self-confidence, harness empathy and compassion into outstanding leadership, and build highly productive collaborations based on trust and transparent communication. In other words, Search Inside Yourself shows you how to grow inner joy while succeeding at your work.

Dr Jas Grewal, Consultant Psychiatrist

The Habits of Happiness

A great 20min lecture by Buddhist monk and neuroscientist Matthieu Ricard

Dr Jas Grewal, Consultant Psychiatrist

Mindfulness lecture

This is a great introduction to mindfulness by Dr Kabatt-Zinn

Dr Jas Grewal, Consultant Psychiatrist