The Proven Action-Oriented Approach to Greater Self-Respect and Self-Confidence
Author: Nathaniel Branden
Of all the judgments you make in life, none is as important as the one you make about yourself. The difference between low self-esteem and high self-esteem is the difference between passivity and action, between failure and success. Now, one of America's foremost psychologists and a pioneer in self-esteem development offers a step-by-step guide to strengthening your sense of self-worth. Here are simple, straightforward and effective techniques that will dramatically improve the way you think and feel about yourself. You'll learn: How to break free of negative self-concepts and self-defeating behavior. How to dissolve internal barriers to success in work and love. How to overcome anxiety, depression, guilt and anger. How to conquer the fear of intimacy and success. How to find -- and keep -- the courage to love yourself. And much more.
Esteem is a simple word. It is worth and value that we apply to people, places, and situations. It is the amount of respect we assess. We have esteem for our world leaders. We have esteem for places like church and synagogue. We have esteem for an exemplary performance whether it is in sports, acting, or simply doing the right thing. But the most important place we need to apply esteem is within ourselves. We must maintain our self-esteem in order to place value on ourselves as a worthy individual in the world. Self-esteem can affect every single part of our lives. If that esteem is low, our lives will be dull and gray. Elevating esteem for ourselves could very well be the key to happiness in life. Most people's feelings and thoughts about themselves fluctuate somewhat based on their daily experiences. The grade you get on an exam, how your friends treat you, ups and downs in a romantic relationship-all can have a temporary impact on your well-being. Your own self-esteem, however, is something more fundamental than the normal "ups and downs" associated with situational changes. For people with good basic self-esteem, normal "ups and downs" may lead to temporary fluctuations in how they feel about themselves, but only to a limited extent. In contrast, for people with poor basic self-esteem, these "ups and downs" may make all the difference in the world. People with poor self-esteem often rely on how they are doing in the present to determine how they feel about themselves. They need positive external experiences to counteract the negative feelings and thoughts that constantly plague them. Even then, the good feeling (from a good grade, etc.) can be temporary. Healthy self-esteem is based on our ability to assess ourselves accurately (know ourselves) and still be able to accept and to value ourselves unconditionally.
In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green explains the psychological and lifestyle factors which can affect your self-esteem, and guides you through the steps you can take to improve your relationship with yourself, offering practical advice and a holistic approach, including simple dietary and lifestyle changes and DIY complementary therapies. Find out 50 things you can do to improve your self-esteem today including: • Identify the causes of low self-esteem and learn how to manage them • Find balance through aromatherapy and homeopathy • Choose beneficial foods and supplements • Find helpful organisations and products
A proven program of cognitive techniques for assessing, improving and maintaining your self-esteem
Author: Patrick Fanning
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Self-esteem is essential for our survival. Without some measure of self-worth, life can be enormously painful, with many basic needs going unmet. One of the main factors differentiating humans from other animals is the awareness of self: the ability to form an identity and then attach a value to it. In other words, you have the capacity to define who you are and then decide if you like that identity or not. The problem of self-esteem is this human capacity for judgment. It’s one thing to dislike certain colors, noises, shapes, or sensations. But when you reject parts of your self, you greatly damage the psycho logical structures that literally keep you alive. Judging and rejecting your self causes enormous pain. Since its first publication in 1987, Self-Esteem has become the first choice of therapists and savvy readers looking for a comprehensive, self-care approach to improving self-image, increasing personal power, and defining core values. More than 600,000 copies of this book have helped literally millions of readers feel better about themselves, achieve greater success, and enjoy their lives to the fullest. You can do it, too!
A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem
Author: Matthew McKay
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
If you struggle with low self-esteem, or you’re seeking positive and effective ways of building a healthy sense of self-worth, this much-anticipated fourth edition of the best-selling classic by Matthew McKay is your go-to guide. This fully revised edition features an innovative application of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to self-esteem, and utilizes updated cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you create positive change and thrive. Circumstances and status can affect self-esteem—many factors can contribute to the way we see ourselves—but the one contributing factor that all people who struggle with low self-esteem have in common is our thoughts. Of course we all have a better chance of feeling good about ourselves when things are going well, but it’s really our interpretation of our circumstances that can cause trouble, regardless of what they are. This revised and updated fourth edition of the best-selling Self-Esteem uses proven-effective methods of CBT and relevant components of ACT to help you raise low self-esteem by working on the way you interpret your life. You’ll learn how to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy self-esteem, how to uncover and analyze negative self-statements, and how to create new, more objective and positive self-statements to support your self-esteem rather than undermine it. And with cutting-edge material on defusion and values, you’ll learn to let go of judgmental, self-attacking thoughts and act in accordance with what matters to you most, enhancing your sense of self-worth. If you struggle with low or unhealthy self-esteem, this new edition of Self-Esteem, packed with evidence-based tips and techniques, has everything you need to improve the way you see yourself for better overall well-being.
Change is only 50 minutes away! Find out everything you need to know about increasing your self-esteem with this straightforward guide. We have all felt self-conscious or insecure at one point or another, and minor hang-ups or complexes are a normal part of being human. However, when left unchecked, these worries can have a major impact on our social lives and relationships with other people, so taking some time to work on your self-esteem is a vital step towards improving your quality of life and overall wellbeing. In just 50 minutes you will be able to: • Identify the sources of your insecurities and hang-ups • Develop a more positive image of yourself and recognise your strengths • Accept your flaws and stop letting your insecurities control your life ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | HEALTH AND WELLBEING The Health and Wellbeing series from the 50Minutes collection is perfect for anyone looking to be healthier and happier in their personal life. Our guides cover a range of topics, from social anxiety to getting ready for a new baby, and provide simple, practical advice and suggestions to allow you to reduce stress, strengthen your relationships and increase your wellbeing.
24 steps to fall in love with you and improve your self-esteem. By Walter Riso.
Author: Walter Riso
Publisher: PHRONESIS S.A.S.
“Activating your self-love is the first step towards any type of psychological growth and personal improvement. Of course I am not talking about the dark side of self-esteem, which leads to narcissism and fascination with the ego, but rather about having a genuine ability to, fearless and unashamedly, recognize your strengths and virtues, integrate them into the development of your own life..." In this guide, Dr. Walter Riso teaches us about the tools we need to help bolster our self-esteem; he teaches us to feed our self-love, freeing us from dependencies and stripping away all those things that weigh heavily on us. This, in turn, enables us to build our own happiness.
Our outlook and attitude towards life in general play an important role in our happiness and success. Someone who thinks positively of everything will be more relaxed, calm, and smiling than someone who always looks the wrong way, lets stress get in the way, and constantly frowns. The way you think and feel not only affects you, it also affects those around you; In short, our mood affects our day. Developing and maintaining a positive attitude is essential if you want to lead a positive and fulfilling life. There are many ways to develop a more positive attitude and begin to change the way you think and feel about many situations you encounter in everyday life. Changing your attitude and not falling back into negative thoughts will take time, but eventually the new perspective will become second nature.