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1The use of one's own efforts and resources to achieve things without relying on others.‘what government does is not a substitute for what people can do with encouragement and self-help’
- ‘The centre promotes self-help and complementary therapies for cancer sufferers to try and enhance their quality of life.’
- ‘A related version of shiatsu, called do-in, is practised as a form of self-help.’
- ‘Few seem to practice self-help, and even fewer turn to organising group therapy.’
- ‘Erosion of the capacity for initiative and self-help is virtually complete.’
- ‘To take something in execution was a legally authorized form of self-help.’
- ‘This presumably will result in a greater unity as well as greater regional self-help.’
- ‘The audience appears to be interested in self-help and personal awareness.’
- ‘They identify self-help and survival as the other two.’
- ‘It is almost impossible to assess the full magnitude of what self-help has done to America.’
- ‘For most people with IBS, self-help is the best way to improve symptoms.’
- ‘It is more like self-help with an enthusiastic cheerleader.’
- ‘The London-based comic created his life coach alter-ego to satirise the world of self-help and corporate jargon.’
- ‘The philosophy underpinning integrated healthcare places considerable emphasis on empowerment and self-help.’
- ‘What we have not done is ask whether self-help can sensibly be relied upon to deal with all the problems that limited liability causes for creditors.’
- ‘Is there a problem with a society so dedicated to self-help?’
- ‘The event, which focused on self-help and self-esteem, left many in the audience underwhelmed.’
- ‘Two recent analyses suggest that foreign aid involves self-help as much as good will.’
- ‘He was heard to express the view repeatedly that self-help was the better way of dealing with criminals.’
- ‘For people who live and work in the city, cleaning up the place is obviously a matter of self-interest and self-help.’
- ‘In self-help he seems to have found something he enjoys but is he actually helping anyone?’
- 1.1[as modifier]Designed to assist people in achieving things for themselves.‘when I suffered from depression I went to a self-help group’
- ‘The plan had a number of elements, but basically it was a self-help plan for our battalion to look out for ourselves.’
- ‘As a self-help tool, the science can be used to get greater insight and understanding of one's inner being and true nature.’
- ‘The opening sections read more like a self-help manual, espousing the virtues of self-employment for spiritual growth.’
- ‘He was treated with antidepressant drugs but says that self-help groups put him on the road to recovery.’
- ‘Featuring a self-help guide and medical encyclopaedia, visitors can diagnose their ailments via an interactive medium.’
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