The Personal Workbook for Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem: A Proven Program for Recovery from Low Self-Esteem

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The Personal Workbook is a companion to Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem and is intended for use with a copy of the book. In her first book, Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem, Dr. Sorensen revealed startling new insights into the inner experience of those who suffer from low self-esteem (LSE). For these insights and her groundbreaking work, she has received high praise from readers and mental health professionals alike. Now in response to numerous requests for more information about her successful ...
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Overview

The Personal Workbook is a companion to Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem and is intended for use with a copy of the book. In her first book, Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem, Dr. Sorensen revealed startling new insights into the inner experience of those who suffer from low self-esteem (LSE). For these insights and her groundbreaking work, she has received high praise from readers and mental health professionals alike. Now in response to numerous requests for more information about her successful recovery program, she presents this workbook as a guide for overcoming LSE. As is typical of all her work, The Personal Workbook quickly zooms in on the core issues of low self-esteem, guiding readers to understand their inner experience and validating their feelings. At the same time, Dr. Sorensen teaches LSE sufferers to recognize, dismantle, and alter the distorted and irrational thinking process that drives them to perform self-defeating behaviors and that prevents them from developing new skills. This workbook will guide you to: -Discover how your low self-esteem (LSE) was formed and who was responsible. -Understand the inner experience of LSE and how it plays out in your life. -Recognize the ways in which your irrational thinking creates your negative feelings. -Learn how to dismantle the distorted negative self-talk that is the conduit through which your LSE is maintained. -Develop control over your thinking so that it is based entirely on fact, truth, and history. -Alter your self-defeating behaviors as you take control of your thinking. -Establish a new and more positive way of viewing yourself and those around you. -Relish in the opportunities and challenges that come your way. -Set goals with the expectation of achieving them. -Build healthy new relationships or strengthen those you now have. -Recapture the energy and enthusiasm for life that has eluded you.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780966431537
  • Publisher: Wolf Publishing Company OR
  • Publication date: 9/20/2002
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 295,629
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 10.56 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Marilyn J. Sorensen, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in Portland, Oregon and the Founder & Director of The Self-Esteem Institute. A prominent figure in self-esteem work, her program for recovery from LSE draws people from all over the world to work with her by phone and email.
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Table of Contents

Is This Workbook for You?
How To Use This Workbook
Obstacle 1: Introduction: Recognizing the Problem
Feelings List
Obstacle 2: Rewriting the Script
Excursion A: How LSE Sufferers Program Themselves for Failure
Intro to Excursions B,C,D,E: Analyzing the Self-Defeating Process
Excursion B: The Difficulties of Starting a New Adventure
Excursion C: Awkward Social Situations
Excursion D: Successful in Work but Lacking in Relationship Skills
Excursion E: Independent and Talented But Vulnerable and Fearful
Intro to Excursions F,G,H,J: Recognizing Our Own Self-Sabotaging
Behaviors
Excursion F: Working Through an Incident of Self-Sabotage
Excursion G: A Second Incident of Self-Sabotage
Excursion H: A Third Incident of Self-Sabotage
Excursion J: The Fourth Incident of Self-Sabotage
Intro to Excursions K,L,M,N: Recognizing the Scars of Our
Dysfunctional Backgrounds and Dismantling Our Negative Thoughts
Excursion K: People have different perceptions.
Excursion L: People with LSE are overly sensitive.
Excursion M: LSE can lead to rigidity.
Excursion N: People with LSE are their own worst enemies.
Excursion O: Committing Ourselves to the Truth
Obstacle 3, Establishing the Source of Your LSE
Excursion A: What We Know and Learn as Babies and Toddlers
Excursion B: The Positive Things I Remember Thinking About Myself
Excursion C: The Negative Things I Remember Thinking About Myself
Excursion D: The Impact and Behavior of My Siblings
Excursion E: Living in a Blended or Single-parent Family
Excursion F: Additional People Who Lived in My Home
Excursion G: Illness of Family Members
Excursion H: The Environment in Which I Grew Up
Excursion J: My Education
Excursion K: My Mother and My Relationship with Her
Excursion L: My Father and My Relationship with Him
Excursion M: My Parents: How I Perceived Their Behavior and
How I Felt About Them
Excursion N: Summarizing This Exploration of My Childhood
Excursion O: Putting This Information to Use
Obstacle 4: Catching Up
Excursion A: Work and Careers
Excursion B: Social Skills
Excursion C: Communication Skills
Excursion D: Being Teachable
Excursion E: Learning To Be an Assertive Person
Excursion F: Developing New Interests
Obstacle 5: Completing the Journey
Excursion A: Personalized Affirmation for the Self-Esteem Sufferer
Excursion B: How to Use Your Notebook
Excursion C: Using the Self-Esteem Recovery Cards
Excursion D: How to Effectively Use the Self-Esteem Recovery Cards
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