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Avyanna Dream  Site Admin
@admin · Posted 25 Aug. 2022


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Debbie Katz Free Spirit
@debkatz78 · Posted 25 Aug. 2022

They can but only for the right people under the right circumstances. I think some people do get by with self-help books and videos but a lot of other people need help and intervention of professionals to really get through something. An example can be someone who struggles with an eating disorder. Be it that they can't stop eating or they can't bring themselves to eat. Some self-help tools can correct this for a person who is younger and more open to change but an older person will likely have developed a pattern that has rooted too much, so much so, they can't just deal with it on their own. 


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Bomb . Carpe Diem...
@bomb · Updated 06 Sep. 2022

Sure, many people find self-help helpful, but it is not a cure-all. Some people may need professional help in addition to self-help.

Self-help is a great way to get started on the road to self-improvement, but it's not going to be able to help you make all of the changes you need overnight. If your goal is to make lasting changes in your life, then self-help alone is probably not going to cut it.

You need a more holistic approach: one that includes both personal development and professional development. The two go hand in hand and are essential for success.

For example, if you want to learn how to manage people better and become an effective manager, then learning about personal development isn't enough—you also need some training on management skills and leadership strategies so that when you put those skills into practice they will actually work.


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