"In a time when women are faced with many outside demandscareer,family, communitythis book will give them the tools andinspiration needed to remain grounded. A must read!"—Barbara McFarland, psychologist and author of MyMother Was Right
Based on the intimate stories of women who have struggled withissues of self-esteem, this invaluable book offers step-by-stepguidance for women who want to transform themselves and createlives that are powerful, energized, and motivated.
A Woman's Self-Esteem is also a guide for helping womenlearn the impact they can make on their own lives and how theirpositive actions will result in a stronger sense of competence andself-worth. A pioneer in the field of self-esteem, psychotherapistNathaniel Branden explains that the foundation of a healthyself-esteem rests on six key practices or virtueslivingconsciously, self-acceptance, self-responsibility,self-assertiveness, purposeful living, and personal integrityandreveals how women can cultivate these essential virtues to reachtheir full potential. The author's inspiring, real-life vignettesshow how women have come to terms with these complex issues bybreaking away from self-sabotaging patterns and taking thenecessary steps to create more satisfying lives.
In A Woman's Self-Esteem, Branden debunks common mythsand reminds us that self-esteem is not a gift given to us byothers. Branden offers a revealing examination of the specialissues that women grapple with including romantic love, jealousy,fear of selfishness, expressing anger, defensiveness, and successanxiety. Filled with creative exercises, A Woman's SelfEsteem was developed to enhance personal development andfortify self-esteem.
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About the Author
NATHANIEL BRANDEN is a pioneer in the field of self-esteem. A practicing clinician in Los Angeles, he is also a international corporate consultant who teaches the application of self-esteem principles and technology to the challenges of modern business organizations. Branden is the author of many widely acclaimed books including The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, Taking Responsibility, The Art of Living Consciously, and Self-Esteem at Work.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Basic Steps.
1. The Importance of Self Esteem.
2. Living Consciously.
4. Embracing our Strengths.
7. Living Purposefully.
Part Two: Special Issues.
9. Romantic Love.
10. Fear of Selfishness.
12. Expressing Anger.
14. Success Anxiety.
Part Three: Empowering Strategies.
15. Trying Something Different.
16. Knowing our Boundaries.
17. Building a Career.
18. Experimenting in Intimacy.
19. Choosing Happiness.
Appendix: Was Ayn Rand a Feminist?