BBC NEWS | Health | Self-help ‘makes you feel worse’


BBC NEWS | Health | Self-help ‘makes you feel worse’.

I don’t think this particular subject is as simple as the above title suggests.

Self-help can take such a variety of forms; books, articles, videos, on-line and self-help groups. From working on a persons way of thinking to their diet and day to day coping strategies – There is a lot of variation.

In my own personal experience some self help materials do make you feel worse, you read about the methodology of some way of improving yourself read the ‘instructions’ and think there is no way you will ever be able to do it feel depressed and give up.

On the other hand self help materials can help open up horizons to new ideas and techniques for self improvement that can challenge a persons thoughts and help with self development.

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One thought on “BBC NEWS | Health | Self-help ‘makes you feel worse’

  1. I have had many people in my life give me advice and often it can be uncomfortable but if they are close to me and know me well they are often right. Not everything is about feeling good when you are improving your self or becoming how or who you want to be. It’s like working out. Sometimes it hurts but it will make you stronger and in better health.

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