Synopses & Reviews
The mantra of self-esteem has by now reached us all: we hear that we should focus on our positive aspects and discover our hidden potential for greatness. Unfortunately, however, we live in the real world, and our imperfections do not go away just because we wish them to.
Ending the Struggle Against Yourself takes us to the core of true self- esteem: deep confidence. This confidence can be seen in those fortunate few who have fully accepted the realities of their existence and have learned to integrate both their limitations and their potential into their entire being. With exercises, activities, and personal stories, this powerful workbook will show you how to face self-doubt squarely and, by learning its lessons, make it work for you instead of against you.
Here is a dynamic, self-directed workbook featuring step-by-step exercises for achieving deep self-confidence. This hope-filled workbook will motivate readers to truly examine and change negative core beliefs that affect every aspect of their lives. "An important contribution".--Nathaniel Branden
About the Author
Stan Taubman, D.S.W., is a clinical social worker trained in psychotherapy at the U.C.L.A. Neuropsychiatric Institute. He is in private practice in Berkeley, California, and has taught at major universities throughout the state. His eclectic twenty-five-year practice includes specialized work with domestic violence, sexual assault, life-threatening illness, and the effects of chemical dependency on families. His professional publications have addressed self-esteem, male- female relationships, family violence, sexual assault, and phrenophobia--the irrational fear of losing one's mind. Dr. Taubman's current work draws on this diverse exposure to the human condition and synthesizes his interests in psychotherapy and spirituality.