The Science behind My Possible Self

Evidence-based research and clinically proven psychological strategies to help you live happier and healthier in just eight weeks.


My Possible Self: The Mental Health App will help you develop coping mechanisms, learn mental health management skills, and live happier on your journey to becoming your best possible self.

We believe learning skills to bolster your mental health and wellbeing is just as important as taking a walk outside or brushing your teeth which is why the team at My Possible Self have searched the World to find the best content possible. The app uses proven therapy techniques developed by the world leaders in e-mental health research the Black Dog Institute to reduce symptoms of anxiety, stress, and low mood.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

CBT is all about looking at how you manage your problems by the way you think and behave. The therapy is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can leave you feeling trapped in an endless vicious cycle.

CBT helps you deal with negative situations that are happening right now (rather than problems you may have experienced in your past) by breaking them down into bitesize pieces. CBT is a practical approach which guides you to a brighter state of mind, every day.

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Problem solving therapy

Problem solving therapy helps you to identify and focus on the problem of the moment and come up with practical steps to overcome them.

The therapy teaches you to take a more active role in your life, take more initiative in certain situations and become more independent at tackling life’s difficulties that can often be thrown at us. The therapy allows you to better understand the barriers which are preventing you from achieving your goals and take appropriate action to overcome them.

Interpersonal therapy

Interpersonal therapy typically focuses on you and your personal relationships with other people. While most of the time our relationships enrich our lives, when they break down it can have a significant impact on our well-being.

Interpersonal therapy helps you identify your emotions and express them in a healthier way. The therapy also helps you identify issues from the past which may be impacting the way you deal with present situations.

Positive psychology

Positive psychology focuses on building on the positive aspects of our lives which genuinely make us happy. It focuses on happiness and what makes us feel fulfilled. The therapy helps us to understand that happiness is found outside of material possessions. It is found through aspects such as trust, belonging, gratitude and doing things for others.