WHEN HELP HARMS
Self-help books, resources, events–are they helpful or harmful?
When we are anxious to change, grow and improve our lives, we often look to others to inspire, motivate, lead and teach us a new way of thinking and acting. Many people–professionals looking to grow their business, companies looking to inspire their employees, individuals looking to improve their personal lives–look to self-help resources for guidance and inspiration. This is an $11 billion/year industry, but there is no regulation or professional oversight of this industry, and scams exist.
So how do you evaluate these resources?
Let SEEK guide you!
“Self-help: Solution or Scam?” will explore how to evaluate when the help being presented is real or just hype, a helpful solution or a scam. This information is based on SEEK’s research on the self-help industry.
The presentation goes over some of this research and the tools SEEK has created to help both self-help industry professionals and its customers, such as:
- The SEEK Safely Promise, which providers are urged to sign, and acts as a bill of rights for consumers
- RED FLAGS guides for self-help events, on-line instruction and printed materials, which are designed to empower the consumer with tools and knowledge to ensure a safe and productive growth experience
SEEK (Self-Empowerment through Education and Knowledge) was created after the death of Kirby Brown in a sweat lodge in Sedona, AZ at James Ray’s “Spiritual Warrior” retreat. Ray is an international motivational speaker who was endorsed by Oprah and national media.
This presentation has been given at conferences for helping professionals, for those in recovery from addictions, and other vulnerable populations.
Virginia Brown, LCSW, founder of SEEK Safely, Inc., gives the presentation. She is available to speak to your organization or at conferences.
Contact us here to book Virginia.