Why Self-Help Doesn’t Work

Jessica Böhme, PhD
3 min readJan 16, 2024
Photo by Delano Ramdas on Unsplash
  1. Self-help offers easily understandable steps for transforming your life, but the implementation is far from effortless. Initially, the allure of change in just a few steps may motivate you, yet sustaining that motivation requires enduring hard work. It’s the epitome of “simple but hard”.
  2. Self-help is all about emotions. While you might get reasonable instructions to make a change, you haven’t changed that specific…

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Jessica Böhme, PhD

professor 🔬| founder & director of IPeP (Institute for Practical ekoPhilosophy) 🌎 | artist 🎨 | author of three books 📚 jessicaboehme.com 👩🏻‍🎤