Critical: What are the issues with self-help?

Self-help author Mark Manson writes about some of the toxic aspects of the industry including having some non-qualified people peddling ideas that can make people feel inferior and create unrealistic expectations if they can’t follow the same path and have the same results.

So how can we critically analyse the ideas that we follow?

Thanks to the following guests for participating:

Michael Brian McDonnell, coach, entrepreneur, and author of Dear Me: There’s a Better Way. Here is the full interview:

Sian Young, Founder of © Sustainable Success Coach and CEO of © The Centre for Sustainable Action.

Personal coach and life strategist Nicolina Werther

Authentic happiness coach, healer, and spiritual guide Angela Ward

Books looked at this week:

Michael Brian McDonnell: Dear Me: There’s A Better Way

Dr. Stephen Briers: Psychobabble: Exploding the Myths of the Self-help Generation

PS. I do not receive commission for reviewing books and talks.

Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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