Synopses & Reviews
We all come into this world full of promise and possibility. For some, when born into a healthy and highly functional family, the journey is quite easy, with guideposts and directions given freely. However, that is a very small population of people. Most of us were born into families that were in their own way struggling for independence, accomplishment, safety or security. For the millions of people who grew up in painful families, whether by absent parents, abusive parents, or those who were ill-equipped, noted therapist Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse shows that they do not have to follow a family tradition of compulsion or addiction.
In the revised edition of the classic Learning to Love Yourself, Wegscheider-Cruse explains that it is possible to create our own self-worth at any time in our lives, even as adults. She guides readers on a journey to greater self-worth, explaining how to eliminate toxic self-defeating messages, how to choose healthier, new perspectives, and how to reinvent yourself each day open to a world of possibilities.
We do not have to follow a family tradition of compulsion or addiction. In Learning to Love Yourself, we can choose our own self-worth. It is necessary for us to get rid of our toxic self-defeating messages, and choose positive changes. Learning to Love Yourself is a journey to self-worth -- Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse shows you new perspectives and guides you to higher self-worth so that finally you can love yourself.
Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse was president of ONSITE Training and Consulting, Inc., of Rapid City, South Dakota for many years. While there, she developed two residential programs, one is co-dependency treatment the other is a family reconstruction workshop.
About the Author
Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse is the founder of Onsite Workshops in Tennessee and the founding chairperson of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics. She is a nationally known consultant, educator, and bestselling author of seventeen books, many of which have been translated to French, German, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, and Japanese. As a family therapist, she has conducted workshops around the world consulting with the military, school systems, business and industry, treatment centers and corporations. She is a past winner of the Marty Mann award as a top communicator and has appeared on "The Phil Donahue Show," "The Oprah Winfrey Show" twice, and "Good Morning America." She lives in Las Vegas.