The Complete Encyclopedia of Self-Help Techniques

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Welcome to this encyclopedia which aims to explain as many self-help techniques as possible. We are always looking for new therapies, techniques or anything else that isn't already written here. We aim to provide a resource that anyone can use, from those suffering from stress to those with more serious disorders such as severe depression, schizophrenia and bipolar. It is hosted on Wikibooks as we feel all these techniques should be free for everyone to use; not only available to those who can afford a self-help book they will probably never read.

The project aims to provide a page on each therapy containing:

  1. Explain what it does and how it can help
  2. Explain how to put the technique into practice
  3. Provide an active discussion platform for ANYONE that has experienced these therapies and whether they work or not.

We also aim to provide all therapies regardless of their medical status, with the hope that as more people talk about and rate each therapy it will act as a basis to make your own choice rather than believing hype from "that new therapy" or believing it when they say psychiatrists know everything. As such we also cannot guarantee the effectiveness of any of these treatments (including psychiatrists!) and recommend you contact your local GP, Doctor or Physician before embarking on any of these therapies.

For now the remainder of this page will simply be a list, however in the future it may be split up into sections like medical therapies, alternative therapies, traditional Chinese medicines, etc.

Where a technique can't be directly used because of copyright or patents, we will create an alternative that follows the principle of that particular technique.





Art Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy



Gestalt Therapy

Getting Things Done

Herbal Medicine



In-Patient Treatment



Music Therapy

Neuro-Linguistic Programming






Traditional Chinese Medicine