Do you suffer from low self-esteem? Are you always questioning or criticizing yourself? These books will help you learn how to talk back to your inner critic so that you can lead a happier and more fulfilling life.
Become More Self-Confident
The Self-Esteem Workbook
This classic is still the most comprehensive guide on the subject and the only book that offers proven cognitive techniques for talking back to your self-critical voice.
Learn step-by-step techniques to help you:
- Handle your mistakes and respond well to criticism
- Foster compassion for yourself and others
- Set up and achieve goals that will enrich your life
- Use visualization for self-acceptance
Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem
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!
Ten Days to Self-Esteem
Do you wake up dreading the day? Do you feel discouraged with what you’ve accomplished in life? Do you want greater self-esteem, productivity, and joy in daily living?
If so, you will benefit from this revolutionary way of brightening your moods without drugs or lengthy therapy. All you need is your own common sense and the easy-to-follow methods revealed in this book by one of the country’s foremost authorities on mood and personal relationship problems.
In Ten Days to Self-esteem, Dr. David Burns presents innovative, clear, and compassionate methods that will help you identify the causes of your mood slumps and develop a more positive outlook on life. You will learn that
You feel the way you think: Negative feelings like guilt, anger, and depression do not result from the bad things that happen to you, but from the way you think about these events. This simple but revolutionary idea can change your life!
You can change the way you feel: You will discover why you get depressed and learn how to brighten your outlook when you’re in a slump.
You can enjoy greater happiness, productivity, and intimacy—without drugs or lengthy therapy.
Can a self-help book do all this? Studies show that two-thirds of depressed readers of Dr. Burns’s classic bestseller, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, experienced dramatic relief in just four weeks without psychotherapy or antidepressant medications. Three-year follow-up studies revealed that readers did not relapse but continued to enjoy their positive outlook. Ten Days to Self-esteemoffers a powerful new tool that provides hope and healing in ten easy steps. The methods are based on common sense and are not difficult to apply. Research shows that they really work!
Feeling good feels wonderful. You owe it to yourself to feel good!
The Self-Esteem Companion: Simple Exercises to Help You Challenge Your Inner Critic and Celebrate Your Personal Strengths
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