Shelf Help – The mission behind it.
Our Talk Tent Tipi was a highlight for many in 2019.
We featured talks on nutrition, breaking habits, The menopause, men's mental wellbeing and depression amongst other topics - all sounds a bit heavy - but we laughed, we cried, we made connections and found shared experiences and conversations that will carry on beyond our Festival.
We are thrilled that Toni Jones will once again head up the Shelf Help Talk Tent in 2020
We share with you here the recent article in Woman and Home
"With the increasing focus on health and wellbeing, many are turning to a growing list of self-help titles to seek advice on anything from relationships to stress management.
From classics such as Susan Jeffers Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
to more recent titles including Gabrielle Bernstein’s The Universe Has Your Back
, whether you’re facing a career
conundrum or want to channel your inner meditator, there’s bound to a personal development book that ticks the boxes for you.
And if you love the idea of sharing insights gained from these tomes, then the Shelf Help Club could be just what you’re looking for.
Founded by journalist Toni Jones, this virtual wellbeing book club suggests a different title with a focus on self-help and self-development each month, and readers can then connect via Facebook and Instagram or at one of the real-life book clubs
(held on the last Monday of the month).
On the driving force behind Shelf Help Toni told Woman & Home,
“The mission of Shelf Help is to make self-help more accessible and to connect people to inspiring books, ideas and experts that will help them look at themselves in different and more positive ways.
“And then to connect those people to each other. Because the name is actually a bit of a con and ‘self’ help is MUCH more powerful when we do it together.
“At its simplest Shelf Help exists because I want people to like themselves more. Because I believe – from my own experience and also from everything I am reading and learning – that improved self-worth and self-esteem are the key to making EVERY part of our lives, and the world, better.”
We are looking forward to an inspiring, challenging, fun and thoughtful line up with Toni in 2020 - be sure to sign up to our Newsletter today to keep up with announcements!