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5.0 out of 5 stars The only self help book worth reading, 20 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: Psychobabble: Exploding the myths of the self-help generation (Kindle Edition)
Stephen Briers takes us on a realistic journey through the minefield of self help guides which purport to be able to offer us solutions to most of the difficulties which confront all of us in attempting to resolve our problems by taking heed of the gurus quick fix advice. In Psychobabble the author offers a realistic appraisal of what really works using well researched evidence and genuine hope for many of the problems which confront most of us from time to time .Psychobabble helps us to understand that solutions to problems are within our grasp and that accepting ourselves as fallible members of the human race ,warts and all, is the way to find resolution to what may be troubling us.
Psychobabble offers a fascinating insight into most of the psychotherapeutic methods which may tempt us into believing that there is always something out there which will give us the solution we seek. Stephen Briers tells us what we really need to do in order to understand ourselves better as individuals and in our interactions with others ; he does so with great wit and humour.
This book may change your life ,it is a fascinating read and an absolute must for anyone seeking self help.
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Initial post: 30 Aug 2015 19:26:49 BDT
Enthusiast says:
While I liked your review, and others, I wasn't too happy with your topic line " the only self help book worth reading".

While I don't want to take a book review too seriously, I think the above needs expanding on, though my comment isn't "aimed at" you, it's more general to the whole issue. What constitutes a self-help book? This needs some attempt at a definition!

I am reading a Kabat Zinn book on mindfulness meditation, having already benefited from Lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg, both dealing with Buddhist concepts. Are these not self-help?

And what about Self Compassion by Kristen Neff, itself a critical appraisal of the Self-esteem industry?

I think we need to be careful of sweeping statements, there are others out there coming to this area for the first time and seeking help with their suffering, and many books which can be considered "self help" will help people start their journey to a happier life. And of course it is a journey, no one book will be The Answer.

What do others think here?
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