Self-Help for the Helpless

A Beginner's Guide to Personal Development, Understanding Self-care, and Becoming Your Authentic Self

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Pub Date 02 Dec 2021 | Archive Date 23 Nov 2021

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Description

Bestselling self-help author and award-winning personal development blogger Shelley Wilson takes the fear out of self-help and makes it fun, helping you to make easy, positive changes to improve your life right now. Includes her 31-day self-help toolkit.

Have you ever felt helpless? Are you struggling to understand why you feel disconnected from your friends or family? Are you mystified by the words self-help, self-care, and personal development? Are you looking for answers but really have no idea where to begin?

In this beginner’s guide to personal developmental and understanding self-care, Shelley Wilson will show you how looking after your own needs can be a powerful tool for your mental, physical, and emotional health so you can begin making important changes today.

Discover what self-help means, how to become more self-aware, understand core values, and have fun mapping out what your best life looks like. Shelley includes tips, tools, and techniques and shares her 31-day self-help toolkit.

Be the person you deserve to be and join bestselling self-help author and award-winning personal development blogger Shelley Wilson on a journey of self-discovery and recovery. 

Bestselling self-help author and award-winning personal development blogger Shelley Wilson takes the fear out of self-help and makes it fun, helping you to make easy, positive changes to improve your...


A Note From the Publisher

Available in the following formats: Softcover: 978-1-64397-173-5 | Ebook:.978-1-64397-174-2 | LCCN: 2020936636 | Print distribution through Ingram, Gardners, and Baker & Taylor | Ebook library distribution through Overdrive, Hoopla, and Baker & Taylor.

Available in the following formats: Softcover: 978-1-64397-173-5 | Ebook:.978-1-64397-174-2 | LCCN: 2020936636 | Print distribution through Ingram, Gardners, and Baker & Taylor | Ebook library...


Advance Praise

“Today, after an emotionally challenging day yesterday, I woke up and knew I wanted to do something for me, so I picked up Self Help for the Helpless by Shelley Wilson and I couldn’t put it down! Relatable. Practical. Brilliant. I read it cover to cover before I even got out of bed (sorry kids… breakfast was late today). A wonderful and easy introduction for anyone who is not sure where to start with self-care and self-help (there is a difference as Shelley points out from the start) with simple tasks and questions throughout to get you started. I resonated with so much, it brought tears to my eyes, made me chuckle throughout and more importantly opened my mind to even more tools for my (and my clients) mental and physical health. I also now have my perfect day planned. Thank you Shelley for sharing this gem that will help so many.” —Ali Swift, Author/Talent Director & Radio Presenter/Wellness Coach

“Today, after an emotionally challenging day yesterday, I woke up and knew I wanted to do something for me, so I picked up Self Help for the Helpless by Shelley Wilson and I couldn’t put it down!...


Marketing Plan

—Featured by publisher at Publishers Weekly US Book Show

—Print and online advertising

—Social media and newsletter promotion

—ARC distribution on NetGalley & review soliciation to all major trade reviewers

—Blogger and Instagram outreach for author features & reviews

—Blog tour and other virtual events

—Email marketing to libraries & bookstores

—Author marketing includes blog tour and social media promotion


Key Selling Points

—Self-help can be confusing and intimidating. This book is the perfect introduction to the genre and will help readers make changes today, taking out the fear and making it fun.

—Includes Shelley’s 31-day self-help toolkit and worksheets

—Shelley recently won the prestigious Ladies First Award for Successful Career from Home

—Shelley is a very active author and blogger and her blog was recently named a Top 10 UK Personal Development Blog

—Featured by publisher at Publishers Weekly US Book Show

—Print and online advertising

—Social media and newsletter promotion

—ARC distribution on NetGalley & review soliciation to all major trade...


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Featured Reviews

A good introduction to navigating self-help and reevaluating yourself and your life goals, purpose, etc. The little illustrations are also cute!

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I must admit I really enjoy self-help books. Strike that, it’s not just books. I enjoy audio courses, TED talks, and yes or course books. Over the the years I’ve read and listened to many, and while often times they’ll go over much of the same territory, I still enjoy them. Sometimes hearing the same thing said in a different way will suddenly make something click that hadn’t before. While I didn’t find anything groundbreak in Self-help for the Helpless, I can’t that I was surprised because you see Self-help for the Helpless is more or less an introduction to self-help, a beginner’s guide. And overall I suppose it’s a fairly decent place to start if you are just dipping your toe into the world of self-help. It’s fairly short, easy to understand, and when you’re finished you’ll know if it’s a subject you’re interested in pursuing further. Now it should go without saying that as with any form of self-help, what a person gets out of it all depends on what they put into it. Thanks to BHC Press and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review an eARC of Self-help for the Helpless.

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This book takes an empathetic approach and gives bite size approaches and allows you to have kindness and patience with yourself when dealing with life. This is so necessary for everyone to read in life. Highly recommend. Especially loved the reflection to true life to humanize my feelings and relate. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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A sincere lovely read… “SELF HELP” is essential for ALL. The author writes like a friend; In my reading, someone wishes a better life for the future. Testimony of author’s strength and sharing it with her audience. There is something for everyone who wishes to go forward with life. Self Help is essential for one’s health. Thank you!

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I can definitely see how this book will be helpful to those who feel helpless. Shelley Wilson does a thorough job at providing resources, tried and true tricks for improving attitude and self-worth, and offering advice for those interested in self-help. There are many great books out there to help the downtrodden, and Self-Help for the Helpless will hopefully rise to the top of the list. Thank you NetGalley for this advanced eCopy.

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Self help is a continuous effort where you are clear and determined on what exactly you want in life and make efforts towards achieving them. I think the self help world is for the people who are determined to make the changes happen, for one who can implement the expert’s suggestions. If a person is already going through a tough time he is already learning from life, He probably doesn’t need any help from the self help world unless he is lost and confused about his life and purpose. In this book the author talks about , first identifying what is important to you and your life, and second what are your core values and how to build your life around that to make it worthy. She lays out a 31 day self help toolkit to discover your authentic self and make your moves accordingly in your life. I liked this book. In this book the author is aware of why self help doesn't work for many people and her toolkit just makes sures that you do not fall into that category.

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Self-Help for the Helpless is relevant to everyone. We may all experience this feeling during stressful life events such as bereavement, break-ups, redundancy etc. The book is full of great tips, advice and techniques. The author shares an honest account of her own story, which led her to write this book. Throughout the book it's clear that she's is talking from experience and encourages the reader to not just read her book but to actually take action. I enjoyed reading the definitions for self-help, self-awareness and self-care early on in the book. This helped me massively to understand the differences and what approach to use when. As the author points out ‘It’s not all about bubble baths and duvet days!’. Well worth a read. This would also make a thoughtful gift to buy for a loved one if they are going through challenges. Thanks to Random Things Tours, the author and BHC Press for my digital copy of this book for my honest review.

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An introductory book for taking care our mental health especially during these challenging times. This is a small book with specific exercises to strengthen our health. I especially enjoyed the deep questions/ prompts to think about your life! I also printed out the 31- day Self-help Toolkit to challenge and inspire myself for the next month!

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This is a very short book on how to stop feeling worthless and get back on the track that we want for ourselves. This is a great book with short decisive ways to make your life the one that you want.

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The book is mainly what the title suggests. I liked the approach of the author. The structure by chapters is very easy and she uses some common terms to explain the basics of self-development and how to reach a better version of oneself. For sure each of the topics she discusses can be richly studied and researched. However, the book was a nice read for me and I can recommend it to some of my patients. It is a nice start if you want to change the way you act and the bad habits or bad thoughts you have about yourself or about life and those surrounding you.

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