februarY 2019 book of the month
WHAT is shelf help?
Shelf Help is an online/offline book club and community dedicated to self-help and self-development founded by British journalist Toni Jones.
Our mission is to connect as many people as possible with books, ideas and experts that inspire them to look at themselves in a different, more positive way.
And then to connect these people with each other, through online and offline meetups and author events.
We want to encourage people to READ more, LEARN more and TALK more about the things that matter.
And most importantly we want to foster a feeling of BELONGING and to inspire positive CHANGE in our members.
Shelf Help has been created as a place for like-minded souls to connect, share and support each other through the themes of each month's self-help title, whether that's digitally through our Instagram page or private Facebook group, or in real life (gasp!) at our book clubs, events and retreats.
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 this club is an open heart and an inquisitive mind.
We want to demystify the self-help sector, celebrate all that's great about it and prove that working on ourselves doesn't need to be scary or weird.
Because we believe that we can all benefit from a bit of self-reflection and group love, whatever's going on in life right now.
the shelf help mission
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 provide a safe, confidential space - online and/or offline - for members to share their own stories and experiences based on the monthly titles.
To create an engaged community of hosts and members who support each other to heal, learn, change, grow...whatever they need to thrive.
THE SHELF HELP CODE
confidentiality, kindness, no judgement.
All are welcome who come with an open heart and mind.
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 of the month, and we currently have meetups in Central London, West London, Essex, Southampton and South Wales with plans to create HUNDREDS more around the world.
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.
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