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BA (Open Univ.) PGCE/MA (Cambridge University)
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The Leading British Authority on Emotional Health.



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"It seems that I share one major thing with psychologist Abraham Maslow (Hierarchy of Needs): feeling somewhat frustrated with the psychological terms at the time, he made up his own, with dramatic effect and a lasting legacy!

Though none of my subjects is new, they all come under the very important but neglected heading of emotional health. They have a different emphasis and approach for our hectic and transient society, making them more relevant, meaningful and applicable to daily life.

Armed with tremendous confidence and the belief that anything is possible at any age, I have arrived at this exciting stage. I have been self taught since my first degree many years ago, doing hundreds of hours of research and learning much from the thousands of emails received from grateful readers over the years.

I seem to have a natural gift for understanding people and empathising with them. Thus I find it easy to write, often with words pouring from me like a burst dam! I thoroughly enjoy my work and hope you find it useful too. Thanks for dropping by to keep me company."





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Nicknamed Ms CYPRAH (or Cyber-Oprah by friends), Elaine is an accomplished British public speaker, motivator and writer for The Sihera Relationship Guide© and the Sihera Emotional Health Guide©. She is the first Black graduate of the UK's pioneering Open University and a postgraduate of Cambridge University.

A former education manager and magazine editor, she is the prolific author of six books and nearly 3000 articles on emotional health, self-empowerment, relationships, career fulfilment and diversity management: for which she made such an impact, she was dubbed "Ms DIVERSITY".

She is also a freelance broadcaster, an Internet agony aunt and the top British columnist on NBC's Newsvine. Being a very keen advocate of changing perceptions on ageing and boosting how people feel about themselves, Elaine enjoys her work very much by living to purpose and in line with her own values.

Her main advice to anyone is:
"Always Be Yourself!! Those who like you will embrace you and nurture you, while those who don't will pass you by and save you the stress!"

She is divorced with two kidults, André (a computer boffin) and Nicole (a psychologist).






The Sihera Confidence Guide©
The Sihera Career & Management Guide©
The Sihera Relationship Guide©
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Ms Cyprah at Newsvine

Author (Current E-Books):
1. What is Confidence? Understanding the Human Confidence Triangle
2. Chemistry and Communication: The magical ingredients for great interactions!
3. 4 Secrets to staying Youthful
4. 3 Essential Steps For Finding The Right Partner
5. 10 Essential Tips For a Successful Online Dating Experience!

All E-Books are accessed from this page.

PRINTED:
1. 10 easy steps to...Growing Older Disgracefully!
2. 10 easy steps to...Finding Your Ideal Soulmate! (
3. Money, Sex and Compromise: The Hidden Agenda in Modern Relationships
4. Managing the Diversity Maze (2002)
5. What's in a Name?
6. Signposts to Success

DISCLAIMER: PLEASE NOTE: Elaine concentrates on emotional problems, not legal ones. She does NOT give advice on divorce, or other legal matters. Any decision made about a relationship is entirely the responsibility of the client involved.








1. One of the outstanding profiles featured in Portraits of Black Achievement (by the Institute of Education, University of London)

2. The presenter of the FIRST ever Diversity Lecture in the British House of Commons (2004)

3. Keynote Speaker at UNESCO's Global Women’s Leadership Conference, held in Paris, which was attended by over 500 senior women achievers from around the world. (2004)

4. The FIRST Black woman in the UK to own and run a national magazine (New IMPACT) from 1993-2003.

5. The ONLY person to be simultaneously awarded TWO National Training Awards by the Department for Trade and Industry (1993).

6. FOUNDER of:
-The British Diversity Awards (10 years)
-The Windrush Achievement Awards (6 years)

7. Chief Administrator/Judge of the Commission for Racial Equality's national Leadership Challenge initiative which exhorted senior executives to take personal responsibility for the enhancement of race equality in their environment. Created a new Award for it in the 1998 BDAs.

8. Diversity management adviser since 1994, and high profile role model, to many public service, blue-chip and voluntary organisations, including The Bermuda Top 100 Women Achievers, The Princes Youth Business Trust, British Telecom, Royal Navy, J.P Morgan & Chase, Public Sector Benchmarking Services, East Thames Housing Group, The Learning & Skills Council, Trent NHS Strategic Health Authority, Oxford City Council...among many others

9. Presented hundreds of professional achievement workshops in personal empowerment, effective staff management and good diversity practice.

10. Attended Barack Obama's presidential Inauguration after helping out on the phones in Chicago during election week!

11. Very successful English teacher and education manager in secondary schools who helped her students to achieve outstanding exam results (at least 82% pass rate A-C at her last school).