Synopses & Reviews
Self-esteem is an important part of leading a happy, fulfilling life. How we feel about ourselves affects every aspect of our lives, from the way we function at work, in love, and in sex, to the way we parent, to what we strive to achieve.
The Self-Esteem Companion is a step-by-step guide filled with straightforward and effective techniques to help you dramatically improve the way you think and feel about yourself. From the authors of the best-selling Self-Esteem, which has sold more than 700,000 copies, this collection of simple exercises will help you talk back to your inner critic, realistically assess yourself, and begin to celebrate your personal strengths.
With this step-by-step advice, learn to:
- Break free from negative self-concepts and self-defeating behavior
- Deal with mistakes, “shoulds,” and criticism
- Gain self-acceptance and a sense of competence and belonging
- Understand and overcome your limitations from the past
- Feel more confident in personal and professional relationships
“Filled with simple, effective exercises, this is a great book to help you raise your self-esteem and make great changes in your life.”
—Mary Ellen Copeland, MS, MA, author of several books including The Depression Workbook and Winning Against Relapse
Presenting more than 60 simple exercises to overcome a punishing inner critic, this resource includes tips for taking a realistic and empowering inventory of one's abilities, and for finding bold, new ways to celebrate strengths.
The Self-Esteem Companion is designed to work together with our bestseller Self-Esteem. It develops many of the most powerful techniques from the original book into sixty easy-to-learn and fun-to-do exercises that build and maintain a healthy self-image.
This repackaged edition features a new preface by author Matthew McKay and an eye-catching new package.
You'll be able to customize a personal self-esteem-building program using any combination of the original book, the sixty exercises in this companion, and the fast and effective ten-week writing project in the guided journal. The end result: lasting improvement in the way they view themselves, as well as greater happiness, success, and peace of mind.
A step-by-step guide filled with straightforward and effective techniques to help you dramatically improve the way you think and feel about yourself.
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 greater San Francisco 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.Carole Honeychurch, MA, is a freelance writer, iVillage.com relationship expert, and is the coauthor of After the Breakup, The Self-Esteem Companion,and Love Tune-Ups. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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