shelf help book club


I am so excited to share that I am hosting the the Newton Abbot Shelf Help book club.

Shelf Help was created by friend and journalist Toni Jones and is a global platform and community dedicated to self-help and self-development.

It is our mission is to connect as many people as possible with books, ideas and experts that will inspire positive change in their lives. And then to connect these people with each other, because, whilst we believe that a better relationship with ourselves is the first step in improving our lives, we also know that ‘self-help’ is actually most powerful when we come together to share the adventure.

Every two months we choose a different book to work through with our members, both online with digital content and virtual hangouts, and offline at face-to-face meetups.

And it is totally FREE to join in.


Monday 18 Nov 2019


Orsino Lounge, 30 Queen Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2EQ


18:45 for 19:00 start - 20:30

And everyone is welcome, whether you're an enlightened meditator who reads A Course In Miracles for fun, or you think the Dalai Lama lives in London Zoo. The only criteria to join our club is an open heart and an inquisitive mind…



Life-changing opportunities pass us by every day – now we can train our minds to seize them …

Self-help books like The Secret promise that we can tap into the 'law of attraction' to control our destiny, simply by changing our thoughts. If we strip away the mystique, at the heart of this idea is a fundamental truth that is backed up by the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience: most of the things we want from life – health, happiness, wealth, love - are governed by our ability to think, feel and act; in other words, by our brain.

Dr Tara Swart, a neuroscientist and executive coach with a background in psychiatry, is convinced beyond all doubt of our ability to alter how our brains work - and transform our lives. In The Source, she draws on the latest cognitive science and her experience coaching highly successful people to reveal the secret to mastering our minds.

With a four-step plan to awaken the power of your brain, this unique guide to life combines science and spirituality in a way that is open-minded and practical. Discover how to:
- Challenge 'autopilot' thinking and rewire your brain's pathways to fulfil your potential
- Manifest the things you want by directing your energy towards your deepest values and ambitions
- Harness the power of visualisation to prime your brain to grab opportunities and take control of your future
- Attack life with confidence, dispel fear and avoid negative thinking

Unlock your potential today – you are just four steps away from building a new confident you.



Fusing the best elements of book clubs (sociability, accountability opportunities to learn) and support groups (connection, confidentiality, kindness) Shelf Help meetings are safe spaces for members to meet new people and to discuss the books and how the topics may affect their own lives.

They are a chance to be heard, to heal, grow, relate and learn. Or even just listen (often the most enlightening act of all).

Reading the book is optional (but encouraged!) and we’ll be covering key quotes, exercises and themes from it throughout the night.

Meet ups are FREE to attend but please come expecting to buy food/drink so that we can keep our lovely venue happy to host us. And RSVP is essential as spaces are limited.