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Self Esteem 3rd Edition a Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self Esteemby Matthew Mckay
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As a teen, it is incredibly important to have self-confidence, especially when you consider societal pressures about appearance and grades. Just growing up is difficult in and of itself, and in the midst of all this life-related stress, you may not be seeing yourself clearly. In fact, you may be magnifying your weaknesses and minimizing—or even ignoring—your true assets.
Psychologists believe that low self-esteem is at the root of many emotional problems. When you have healthy self-esteem, you feel good about yourself and see yourself as deserving of the respect of others. When you have low self-esteem, you put little value on your opinions and ideas, and may find yourself fading into the background of life. Without some measure of self-worth, you cannot accomplish your goals.
In The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens, you will learn to develop a healthy, realistic view of yourself that includes honest assessments of your weaknesses and strengths, and you will learn to respect yourself, faults and all. You will also learn the difference between self-esteem and being self-centered, self-absorbed, or selfish. Finally, this book will show you how to distinguish the outer appearance of confidence from the quiet, steady, inner acceptance and humility of true self-esteem.
The book also includes practical exercises to help you deal with setbacks and self-doubt, skills for dealing with criticism, and activities that will aid in the development of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-worth. With the right amount of self-confidence, you will have the emotional resources you need to reach your goals.
This classic guide offering proven cognitive techniques for establishing and maintaining sense of self-worth has been revised to include a new chapter on setting and achieving personal goals.
A program for challenging the "inner critic" begins with the premise that destructive interior messages played over and over can hold a person back and offers practical advice on how to stop this negative behavior.
The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens provides practical advice and activities to help teens gain confidence, respond effectively to criticism, be assertive, and set and achieve goals. The book promotes acceptance, compassion, and validation as powerful confidence-building techniques, and contains 40 activities to help the reader make positive changes in his or her life.
A breakup or divorce can often send people into a tailspin, causing an identity crisis and loss of self-worth. Who Am I Without You? offers powerful skills based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), positive psychology, and mindfulness to help women tackle the difficult emotions that can surface after a breakup, such as grief, loss, anger, fear, worry, and low self-esteem. The simple tools and exercises in this book will help women break through the heartache of their past relationship, rediscover their true self, and live and love again.
Women are faced with an intense pressure to have the perfect body. But the truth is women are their own worst critics when they look in the mirror. Isn't it time to put away the scale, toss perfectionism out the window, and start feeling fantastic? In this powerfully inspirational book, Kimber Simpkins, yoga instructor and author of Full, gives women 52 undeniable reasons to love their bodies and discover their own unique beauty!
It's time to step away from the scale, ditch the fad diets, and embrace the body youre in. In this powerful book, Kimber Simpkins, yoga instructor and author of Full, gives you 52 undeniable reasons to love your body and discover your own unique beauty!
Do you look in the mirror and see all the things you dislike about your body? For many of us, the first step to loving our bodies is being able to look at our reflection and not criticize what we see. And in a culture that worships thin, beautiful celebrities, its easy to feel like we just dont measure up. So, how can you get over your flaws and focus on your fabulous?
52 Reasons to Love Your Body is packed with easy and fun practices—one for each week of the year—to help you toss perfectionism out the window, turn down the volume on that nagging inner critic who is always going on about what's wrong, stop the never-ending comparison game, and finally love your body. You'll also find encouraging, in-the-moment affirmations to keep negative self-talk at bay, and give you a much-needed pick-me-up, any time, any place.
If you're ready to start loving your body, this book gives you 52 reasons to get started now. So, what are you waiting for?
If a breakup or divorce has drained your confidence and shattered your self-esteem, this book is for you. Written by a clinical psychologist and expert in womens health, Who Am I Without You? will help you work through your heartache, rediscover your self-worth, and learn to live and love again.
Breakups can send you into a tailspin, causing an identity crisis and loss of self-worth. So how do you get back to the person you once were? Who Am I Without You? will teach you powerful skills based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), positive psychology, and mindfulness that will help you tackle the difficult emotions that can surface after a breakup, such as grief, loss, anger, fear, worry, and low self-esteem.
Comprised of fifty-two small chapters, the tools and exercises in this book are easy to apply, and will help you pick up the pieces of your broken identity, put them back together, shine yourself up, and get back out into the world—whole again and better than ever.
Anyone whos been through a breakup or divorce knows just how painful it can be. And nowhere does a breakup or divorce hit harder than our identity and sense of self-worth. If you’re ready to move past the pain of the end of your relationship and reclaim your confidence, this book will show you how.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -316).
About the Author
Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. He has also penned two fiction novels, Us and The Wawona Hotel. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression. He lives and works in the Bay Area.
Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the mental health field and the founder of a men's support group in northern California. He has authored and coauthored eight self-help books, including Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, Couple Skills, and Mind and Emotions.
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