september 2019 book of the month
WHAT is shelf help?
Shelf Help is a global platform and community dedicated to self-help and self-development.
It is our mission is to connect as many people as possible with books, ideas and experts that will inspire positive change in their lives.
And then to connect these people with each other, because, whilst we believe that a better relationship with ourselves is the first step in improving our lives, we also know that ‘self-help’ is actually most powerful when we come together to share the adventure.
And everyone is welcome, whether you're an enlightened meditator who reads A Course In Miracles for fun, or you think the Dalai Lama lives in London Zoo. The only criteria to join our club is an open heart and an inquisitive mind…
JOIN OUR FAMILY
Shelf Help started life as a local book club in West London and in less than two years, thanks to a combination of serendipity, social media, hard work and our brilliant army of local Hosts, we have grown into a thriving community of THOUSANDS of like-minded souls from all over the world connecting, sharing and supporting each other through the themes of the book titles and content we share, whether that’s online through our Instagram and Facebook pages or in real life (gasp!) at our meetups and events and retreats, from London to Amsterdam to Los Angeles.
Every two months we choose a different book to work through with our members, both online with digital content and virtual hangouts, and offline at face-to-face meetups and author events.
And it is totally FREE to join our crew and connect with other seekers and readers around the world.
Sign up HERE to become a Book Club member and access our empowering private Facebook community as well as get exclusive content from authors, experts and Shelf Help founder Toni, and to receive all the info on our meetups and special events.
(And if you love reading and self-help and are interested in inspiring people in your area to do the same you might be interested in joining us as a local Host? More info on helping us grow this conscious, kind and curious global community HERE).
the shelf help mission
To create safe, confidential spaces - online and offline - for members to share their own stories and learnings based on the self-help book themes.
To connect like-minded souls who have an interest in learning more about themselves and their place in the world and living their best, happiest lives.
To create a positive and engaged community of Hosts and members who are willing and able to contribute to making the world a better place.
THE SHELF HELP CODE
confidentiality, kindness, no judgement.
All are welcome who come with an open heart and mind.
shelf help ONLINE
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shelf help meetups
ABOUT THE MEETUPS
Fusing the best elements of book clubs (sociability, accountability opportunities to learn) and support groups (connection, confidentiality, kindness) Shelf Help meetings are safe spaces for members to meet new people and to discuss the books and how the topics may affect their own lives. They are a chance to be heard, to heal, grow, relate and learn. Or even just listen (often the most enlightening act of all).
Our real-life meetups happen on the last Monday every other month (except for Bank Holidays and December), and we currently have UK meetups in Bournemouth, Brighton, Cambridge, Central London, West London, Essex, Farnham, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Leicestershire, Newton Abbot, Southampton, South Wales, Swansea and West Yorkshire and global meetups in Amsterdam, Canberra, Ontario and LA with many more on the way and plans to create HUNDREDS of local meetups around the world for 2020.
From mindfulness tips and mantras, to mystical advice, motivational guides and mirror work, 'self-help' in its many guises can be empowering, healing, challenging, uplifting and often life-changing. And like most things in life, it's even better with friends.
Meetup dates for 2019
Monday September 30th
Monday November 25th