Dr Nick Baylis
Psychologist & Psychotherapist
sharing the guiding principles & practical skills
for all-round well-being throughout a lifetime.
“Please tell me about the challenges you’re facing,
and together we’ll find a way forward.”
Radiant Well-being is the ability to thrive beautifully
no matter what life throws at you
Since earning my PhD in this subject at Jesus College of Cambridge University in 1999,
I have explored & shared the insights that nurture All-Round Well-Being for courageous individuals, schools and companies, all over the world.
Lecturing The Science of Well-Being
at Cambridge University for 8 years
gave me the opportunity to write The Rough Guide to Happiness for Penguin Books, and 100 weekly columns as ‘Dr FeelGood’ for The Times newspaper.
The Royal Society of London (1660) invited me to co-host
the 3 days of their first-ever Conference on The Science of Well-being with contributions from the ‘Nobel Laureates’ Daniel Kahneman and Harry Kroto.
My interviews with 100 highly accomplished individuals
including some of the world’s leading practitioners in a range of disciplines: the BBC news anchor Kate Adie, and England football captain Gary Lineker; authors Bill Bryson and Nick Hornby; chef, Jamie Oliver, the commander of The SAS Regiments & British Armed Forces; and entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox who now heads The Open University.
I asked: “How do you make progress in life, and how do you enjoy the journey?”
Creating Trail-Blazers Mentoring for youngsters in jail
After serving as a creative-writing tutor in a high-security London prison,
I was fortunate to raise £150,000 so I could create this charity that allows
skilful Volunteers to help guide young men & women in their teens & twenties
as they prepare to leave custody. Trail-blazers goes from strength to strength
these 20 years on, and was celebrated by a major reception at The House of Lords.
Teaming-up for Well-Being in Schools & Universities
In 2018 – 2019, I worked closely with England’s famous Rugby School (founded 1567) to help ensure the all-round well-being of their Students & Staff. My working with schools began in 2006, when I frequently consulted to the renowned educationalist, Dr Sir Anthony Seldon at Wellington College. Since then, I’ve presented in over 100 primary & senior schools and in many of the Colleges of Cambridge University.
Summer News 2022
I’m always glad to give tailor-made virtual or in situ presentations & training on
Everyday Skills for All Round Well-Being
How to Thrive in this High-Pressure Life
offering practical guidance that is grounded in my career-long study of admirable lives,
and my role as a psychotherapist & coach helping individuals restore themselves to
full & lasting health. Such individuals can range from teenagers still in school,
to senior leaders in the FTSE 100.
In my prior six months spent overseas in Austin Texas, Stockholm and Holland,
I collaborated on several initiatives with the directors of Virgin Media Ireland,
and with the leadership of Ryanair to whom I’ve consulted for many years,
plus the founders of Galileo Research in Manhattan.
I also gave one-off lectures for audiences such as Boots Walgreens,
the Headteachers of the All Wales Schools Conference,
and Friends of The Godolphin School, Wiltshire.
Most recently, when working with airline pilots, I often liaise with Medical Doctor
Samir Alvi AME (Director of Heathrow Medicals), now that my dear friend & colleague
Professor Peter Orton MD has retired from 40 years of practice.
A short video montage of me on stage presenting
This nicely illustrates my inept style and laughable dress-sense. I’m at the HQ of the international healthcare company, SAP, who kindly had me back a couple of times to give 90-minute keynotes.
This audio explains what I do, and why
It’s the intro to my new book, so I drone on about how I fell in love with the question of
what can each of us do, to help a lifetime go wonderfully well?
“Fascinating. To understand your own needs is the first step in understanding the needs of others…Lt. Col. Maria Holliday (retired) a former C.O. of The British Army’s Military Police,
particularly when the chips are down.”
and winner of The Queen’s Gallantry Medal.
“Rarely have I experienced a better blend of wit, wisdom and compassion presented in an engagingly refreshing writing style. I am sure you will enjoy it and benefit fully from its ‘spot-on’ relevance to contemporary life.”Stanford University Professor Phil Zimbardo is the former President of the American Psychological Association with its 150,000 members
Contact Nick with your questions in Complete Confidence
“Rest assured, I’ll be the only one to receive your message, and will reply within 24 hours.”
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