Boosting Self-Esteem For Dummies, UK Edition

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Boosting Self-Esteem for Dummies

Learn to:

  • Leave behind negative modes of thinking
  • Understand the psychology of self-esteem
  • Use a variety of effective techniques to build self-esteem for a happier and healthier life
  • Give yourself a boost...
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Overview

Boosting Self-Esteem for Dummies

Learn to:

  • Leave behind negative modes of thinking
  • Understand the psychology of self-esteem
  • Use a variety of effective techniques to build self-esteem for a happier and healthier life
  • Give yourself a boost with cognitive behavioural therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapists

Rethink your self-image and be comfortable in your own skin

Fact: even individuals who radiate confidence on the outside can still have low self-esteem. Whether you're someone who puts on a front or a shy, retiring type who frets about what other people think, this practical guide can help you to conquer insecurities, get assertive and let your inner strength shine through. So what are you waiting for?

  • Understand the theories – get to grips with what self-esteem means and how it affects your outlook
  • Be honest with yourself – acknowledge your best bits (and your limitations) and identify the positive effects of your thoughts and actions
  • Discover boosting techniques – banish feelings of inadequacy by indulging in exercises and hobbies that exhilarate you
  • Give other people a break – understand when a compliment is a compliment and take criticism constructively
  • Go all-out – reassess your day-to-day priorities and map out what you really want from life

Open the book and find:

  • Strategies for getting to the bottom of the real you
  • Effective ways to record fluctuating moods and feelings
  • CBT techniques for stimulating self-encouragement
  • Advice on dealing with counter-productive comparisons
  • Guidance on tackling social phobias, body dysmorphia and eating disorders
  • Tips on maintaining self-discipline
  • How to foster better relationships at home and at work
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470741931
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Edition description: UK Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 421,219
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Rhena Branch and Rob Willson are cognitive behavioural therapists at the Priory Hospital in London, and the authors of the best-selling titles Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Intro& Introduction

I Understanding Self Esteem

1 Defining Terms - Self Acceptance vs Self Rating

2 Exploring the Effects of Low Self Esteem

3 Determining Domains and Clarifying Criteria of Self Worth

II Acknowledging that You're OK Right Now!

4 Preventing the 'Part-Whole Error'

5 Totalling More Than the Sum of Your Parts

6 Becoming Relatively Comfortable in Your Own Skin

7 Building a Better Body Image

8 Spotlighting Personal Development

III Taking On New Techniques

9 Learning the Language of Love

10 Positively Rewriting History

11 Seeing is Believing

IV Identifying the Interpersonal Impact of Low Self Esteem

12 Dancing and Romancing

13 Working with Others

V Living Like You Mean It!

14 Honouring Commitments to Yourself

15 Living According to Your Values

16 Doling Out Self Discipline

VI Part VI Title

17 Ten Hallmarks of People with Healthy Self Opinion

18 Ten Helpful Habits for Honing Healthy Self Opinion

19 Ten Potential Sources of Inspiration
App Resources

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