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Self-Esteem

A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
New Harbinger
 | 
August, 2016
ISBN:
9781626253933
In stock now: 
3
$24.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

If you struggle with low self-esteem, or you’re seeking positive and effective ways of building a healthy sense of self-worth, this fourth edition of the best-selling classic by Matthew McKay is your go-to guide. This full revision features an innovative application of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to self-esteem, and utilizes updated cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you create positive change and thrive.

Many factors can contribute to the way we see ourselves, but the one factor that all people who struggle with low self-esteem have in common is our thoughts. Of course we all have a better chance of feeling good about ourselves when things are going well, but it's really our interpretation of our circumstances that can cause trouble, regardless of what they are.

This book can help you raise low self-esteem by working on the way you interpret your life. You'll learn how to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy self-esteem, how to uncover and analyze negative self-statements, and how to create new, more objective and positive self-statements to support your self-esteem rather than undermine it. And with cutting-edge material on delusion and values, you'll learn to let go of judgmental, self-attacking thoughts and act in accordance with what matters to you most, enhancing your sense of self-worth. 

Useful for both therapists and the rest of us, this book offers eminently useful guidance on: the critic’s arsenal of shoulds; the origin of the critic; why you listen to the critic; unmasking his purpose and making your critic useless; accurate self-assessment guidelines for knowing your weaknesses and your strengths; cognitive distortions and combating them; exercises in compassion, active listening, values, challenging and revising your shoulds; responding to criticism; asking for what you want; creating self-esteem visualizations; changing negative programming through hypnosis as a learning tool; types of defenses; core beliefs; and building self-esteem in children.

If you struggle with low or unhealthy self-esteem, this new edition of Self-Esteem, packed with evidence-based tips and techniques, has everything you need to improve the way you see yourself for better overall well-being.

Among Matthew McKay’s other books is The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook.

Publisher’s Description: 

If you struggle with low self-esteem, or you're seeking positive and effective ways of building a healthy sense of self-worth, this much-anticipated fourth edition of the best-selling classic by Matthew McKay is your go-to guide. This fully revised edition features an innovative application of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to self-esteem, and utilizes updated cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you create positive change and thrive. Circumstances and status can affect self-esteem-many factors can contribute to the way we see ourselves-but the one contributing factor that all people who struggle with low self-esteem have in common is our thoughts. Of course we all have a better chance of feeling good about ourselves when things are going well, but it's really our interpretation of our circumstances that can cause trouble, regardless of what they are. This revised and updated fourth edition of the best-selling Self-Esteem uses proven-effective methods of CBT and relevant components of ACT to help you raise low self-esteem by working on the way you interpret your life. You'll learn how to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy self-esteem, how to uncover and analyze negative self-statements, and how to create new, more objective and positive self-statements to support your self-esteem rather than undermine it. And with cutting-edge material on defusion and values, you'll learn to let go of judgmental, self-attacking thoughts and act in accordance with what matters to you most, enhancing your sense of self-worth. If you struggle with low or unhealthy self-esteem, this new edition of Self-Esteem , packed with evidence-based tips and techniques, has everything you need to improve the way you see yourself for better overall well-being.

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