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EMILY O’NEILL

HOST: LOUGHTON, ESSEX

 What is your favourite self-help book? And why? My favourite self-help book is The Chimp Paradox by Prof Steve Peters. This book resonated with me as it explains the struggle that can often take place within your mind, helping you understand how your mind works with helpful tips on how to manage your thoughts.

Why did you get involved in Shelf Help? I have been reading self-help books since my early teenage years, I have always wanted to meet like-minded people who also enjoy reading these books. One evening after finishing another book, I found myself on Google looking for self-help book recommendations when I found the Shelf Help website. I followed the Shelf Help Club on social media for a couple of weeks and then spontaneously bought tickets for their Birthday event, as soon as the day ended it became a movement that I am extremely passionate about and ecstatic that I have become part of this welcoming community.

What can people expect at your meetups? You can expect exactly what Shelf Help is all about: connecting like-minded people based on the principles of kindness, confidentiality and no judgement. I wish to create a supportive and friendly network of people who look forward to coming to each meetup whilst, hopefully, making a positive difference to each members’ lives.