Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame

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A comprehensive self-help plan to help you provide for yourself what you missed as a child Those who were emotionally abused or neglected in childhood tend to suffer from self-criticism, low self-esteem, self-doubt, a poor body image, perfectionism, and unhealthy shame. Now renowned psychotherapist Beverly Engel presents a psychologically sound, step-by-step program to help adult survivors heal the damage to their self-image caused by negative parental messages and treatment. Healing Your Emotional Self shows ...

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Overview

A comprehensive self-help plan to help you provide for yourself what you missed as a child Those who were emotionally abused or neglected in childhood tend to suffer from self-criticism, low self-esteem, self-doubt, a poor body image, perfectionism, and unhealthy shame. Now renowned psychotherapist Beverly Engel presents a psychologically sound, step-by-step program to help adult survivors heal the damage to their self-image caused by negative parental messages and treatment. Healing Your Emotional Self shows readers how to become reunited with their true self, quiet their inner critic, raise their self-esteem, and begin to love their body.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470127780
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/4/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 195,777
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

BEVERLY ENGEL is an internationally recognized expert in emotional and sexual abuse. She is the author of several other self-help books, including the highly successful The Emotionally Abusive Relationship, Loving Him without Losing You, and The Emotionally Abused Woman. Engel conducts workshops and professional training programs and has appeared on many national television shows, including Oprah, Starting Over, Donahue, and Ricki Lake.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part One. How Your Parents Shape Your Self-Esteem, Self-Image, and Body Image.

1 Our Parents as Mirrors.

2 The Seven Types of Negative Parental Mirrors.

3 Your Body as a Mirror.

4 How Mirror Therapy Works.

Part Two.   Shattering Your Distorted Parental Mirror.

5 Rejecting Your Parents’ Negative Reflection.

6 Emotionally Separating from Your Parents.

7 Quieting and Countering Your Inner Critic.

Part Three.   Creating a New Mirror.

8 Looking Deeper into the Mirror: Discovering the Real You.

9 Providing for Yourself What You Missed as a Child.

10 Learning to Love Your Body.

Part Four. Specialized Help.

11 If You Were Neglected, Rejected, or Abandoned: Healing the “I Am Unlovable” and “I Am Worthless” Mirrors.

12 If You Were Overprotected or Emotionally Smothered: Healing the “I Am Nothing without My Parent” Mirror.

13 If You Were Overly Controlled or Tyrannized: Healing the “I Am Powerless” Mirror.

14 If You Had Overly Critical, Shaming, or Perfectionistic Parents: Healing the “I Am Bad,” “I Am Unacceptable,” and “I Am Not Good Enough” Mirrors.

15 If You Had a Self-Absorbed or Narcissistic Parent: Healing the “I Don’t Matter” Mirror.

16 Continuing to Heal.

Appendix: Recommended Therapies.

References.

Recommended Reading.

Index.

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