Self help is many things to many people. If you are trying to improve your life, that is self help. If you are sick or have some kind of ailment, tired of dealing with doctors and drugs, looking online for alternatives, or through other sources, this too is what self help is all about. Any time you take a college course, learn how to do something, or look for advice, you are using self help methods.


There are many different types of self help methods, from videos, books, CDs, as well as groups and seminars. Almost any one who has been successful in their lives, whether in business, at home, or with their family seems to be on the self help bandwagon, teaching others how they did it. Many of these people charge thousands of dollars to show the public how they can benefit from their advice. Some can be top of the line motivational speakers like Tony Roberts, and are sought after by businesses, corporations, as well as individuals.

However, you don’t have to spend this kind of money on helping yourself. In fact there is an overwhelming amount of information that only has a nominal fee, or completely free. Sometimes it is just the cost of a CD, or DVD, or doing a little researching online to find the help you need. The internet is a wonderful tool for those people looking for it, and you can find help on just about any subject imaginable.

For an example, if you are stressed out in your life, and are afraid you are going to have some kind of bread down, you can find self help methods that will teach you how to meditate to relieve stress, what foods to eat to fight fatigue, help you sleep at night, and wake up refreshed. If you are suffering from an ailment such as depression, anxiety, and even things like cancer, there are sites that can help you, or help you get in touch with someone who can.

There are many different kinds of self help groups that are out there. Believe it or not, a perfect example of a self help program is Alcoholics Anonymous. This is an organization with the goal to help keep people from using and abusing alcohol with the help of a sponsor, a step program, and through meetings. Every person at these meetings is participating in a self help program. There are programs to help any body from any walk of life. There are quit smoking self help programs, groups, and hot lines.

In many cases, people who are taking care of invalid relatives, are raising special needs children, etc, often feel they are all alone. Because of this there are also self help groups that have been organized to bring these problems into the light, bringing people who are dealing with these issues together. These groups come together to brainstorm ideas, vent, as well as just being able to be around others who understand them.

Going to college to get a better job, have more job security, or even just to learn some kind of hobby is also a form of self help. You are improving something about yourself in order to do better in life, or get more enjoyment out of something, or to quit bad habits. Self help methods, programs as well as groups often work better, because you are doing it for yourself, and you are using advice from people who have been in the same situation as

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