Self Help For The Helpless

Book Review: Self Help for the Helpless

Happy #PublicationDay to @Shelley Wilson I’m delighted to kick off the Blog Tour today by sharing my book review of Self-Help for the Helpless. A Beginner’s Guide to Personal Development, Understanding Self-care, and Becoming Your Authentic Self.

If you’re a fan of non-fiction self development books then check out this new book release published today by #BHCPressBooks.

Having recently discovered Shelley Wilson as part of this #BlogTour, the author has quickly become an inspiration to me. Shelley is the successful author of motivational non-fiction books for adults and fantasy fiction books for young adults. I’ve enjoyed delving into the authors multi-award-winning motivational blog.

Oh and if that wasn’t enough, the author is also a campervan writer. Yay!

Book Review Self Help for the Helpless

This is what living the dream looks like to me, and I suspect some of the Touring Tales readers too? Keep reading for my publication day book review of Self Help for the Helpless. Then go grab yourself a copy of this motivational book today.

Book Cover Notes

Have you ever felt helpless? Do you struggle to understand why you feel disconnected from your friends or family? Does the idea of finding answers seem too overwhelming?

Self-help for the Helpless shows you how looking after your needs can be a powerful tool for your mental, physical, and emotional health.

Feeling adrift or overwhelmed by life can leave you cut off, numb, and powerless. Unlike the self-help books that show you why you feel a certain way, this book will show you how to make positive changes. It will guide you through the process of reclaiming your authentic self, taking control of your life, and learning to survive and thrive.

In Self-help for the Helpless, you’ll discover what self-help means, how to become more self-aware, understand your core values, and map out what your best life looks like, as well as tap into the 31-day self-help toolkit.

Be the person you deserve to be and join bestselling self-help author and award-winning personal development blogger Shelley Wilson on a journey of self-discovery and recovery.

My Thoughts

When I first saw the title for this book I thought ‘should I read this, I’m not feeling helpless’. Having read the introduction I now realise that feeling helpless is something we may all experience at some point in our lives. Usually it’s a life event such as relationship break ups, divorce, redundancy, bereavement or health issues. These are examples of when life can kick us in the ass and knock us off our feet. Literally making us feel helpless.

So this book is relevant to all of us. The author shares an honest account of her own story, which led her to write this book. The aim of this personal development book is to help prepare and deal with these sorts of life events. By sharing tips, tools and techniques, Self-help for the Helpless will help get you back on your feet.

‘Self-help for the helpless is all about taking it slow, understanding why you might need to help yourself, and finding the right route to match your lifestyle.’

I enjoyed reading the definitions for self-help, self-awareness and self-care early on in the book. This helped me massively to understand the differences and what approach to use when. As the author points out ‘It’s not all about bubble baths and duvet days!’. The book goes on to show that there are no quick fixes but it’s vital to our well being.

‘If you want to make any changes to your life then it’s going to take time, research, action steps, self-evolvement and dedication.’

I devoured this book over a cosy weekend at home. My kindle now has plenty of notes and actions that I can refer back to when I need them.

Included within the book is a 31-day self-help toolkit. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I was doing some of these already. However, there were plenty of other suggestions that I will do more of in future.


Self-Help for the Helpless is relevant to everyone. Fans of non-fiction, self development books will enjoy the authors honesty and her own life examples throughout the book. Written with light humour, but also straight talking when needed and full of practical advice. The author clearly shows she is talking from experience and encourages the reader to not just read her book but to actually take action. Motivational and easy read.

Where To Buy Online

Amazon UK

Further book info
  • Published Date: 2 December 2021
  • Publisher: BHC Press
  • Page Count: 108

About The Author

Author Photo - Shelley Wilson - Book Review Self Help for the Helpless
Author Shelley Wilson

Shelley Wilson divides her writing time between motivational non-fiction for adults and the fantasy worlds of her young adult fiction.

Her non-fiction books combine motivation and self-help with a healthy dose of humour, and her YA novels combine myth, legend and fairy tales with a side order of demonic chaos.  

Shelley’s multi-award-winning motivational personal development blog has received several awards and has been named a Top 10 UK Personal Development Blog. Her motivational website, Motivate Me, will inspire you with workshops and more.

Shelley is an obsessive list maker who loves pizza, vampires, mythology, and history. She resides in Solihull, West Midlands, UK, where she lives with her three teenagers.

Where To Find Shelley Online

Twitter | Website | Instagram

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Many thanks as always to the wonderful Anne @randomttours for inviting me on the tour and thanks also to Shelley Wilson and BHC Press Books for my digital copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Finally, I hope you’ve enjoyed my book review of Self Help for the Helpless. Go grab yourself a copy of the book today. Don’t forget to check out Shelley’s other great books including:

How I Changed My Life In a Year – Straight-talking, honest and with touches of humour, Shelley Wilson shares her journey as she sets out to prove that being a 40-something, single mum with back fat and grey hairs isn’t the end of life as we know it.

From fighting flab to writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, Shelley covers a wide variety of themes as she tackles twelve challenges in twelve months.

Packed with affirmations, tips, steps and links, HOW I CHANGED MY LIFE IN A YEAR will keep you motivated for the year to come and beyond.

Motivate Me! – Your weekly guide for happiness! Designed to give you a weekly boost of motivation, this sixty- four page guidebook will offer you a positive dose of inspiration throughout the year. Listen to your inner voice, pick a page, and then take meaning from the message you receive.

How I Motivated Myself to Succeed – After writing her self-help memoir How I Changed My Life in a Year, award-winning blogger and motivational author Shelley Wilson received so many letters asking how she managed to stay motivated and elicit much-needed change in her life, she knew it was time to share everything she’d learned on her journey so far.

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