Books, Inspirational, Non Fiction, The Writing Process, Writing

Why I Wrote Self-Help for the Helpless #newrelease #selfhelpforthehelpless #nonfiction

I am over the moon to share my latest release and give a shout out to the amazing bloggers on my book release blog tour.

Self-Help for the Helpless is a non-fiction title close to my heart, and here’s my story of why I needed to write this book.

Where it all began

If you’ve ever watched me give a talk, I usually start with, “I’ve reinvented myself more times than Madonna, but without the cone bra!”

I felt like I’d come home when I trained in reflexology, Reiki, and the many other alternative therapies. Working in the mind, body, spirit industry was the perfect fit, and I thrived in this field.

Helping the clients who came to my spa filled my days with purpose. I got to inspire and motivate them, share their challenges, and support any changes they made. It was an honour to be part of their healing journey.

Writing Self-Help for the Helpless feels like I’ve come full circle. I started as a helpless single mother of three, not knowing where to turn or how to fix myself. It took years of training, reading other books, attending workshops and events, and doing a lot of self-work to get where I am today. I confess, I’m still a work in progress, but my life is pretty fabulous compared to where it was seventeen years ago.

I use humour in everything I do, and even my favourite motivational quotes aren’t quite as inspirational as you’d expect from a holistic therapist!

In 2015 I became ill after being bitten by an insect or spider (no, I haven’t been approached by Marvel to star as the new Spiderwoman – yet!). After seven wonderful years of running my spa, I had to make the difficult decision to close.

I needed to heal, physically and mentally, and all the techniques and exercises I’d taught myself right at the beginning of my self-help journey were able to guide me once again.

During this time, I realised how self-help books tend to drop into your lap exactly when you need them! Remembering why I’d needed help got me thinking about all the people I’d spoken to over the years who seemed so disconnected and helpless, and so I wrote this book for them.

You’ll find plenty of humour in this book because that’s who I am. Hopefully, you’ll feel like I’m sitting next to you having a chat over coffee, but above all, it’s my deepest wish that this book shows you that you’re not alone.

What’s it all about?

Self-Help for the Helpless (available in paperback, hardback, and audio)

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 development 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. 

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