A Woman's Self-Esteem: Struggles and Triumphs in the Search for Identity

A Woman's Self-Esteem: Struggles and Triumphs in the Search for Identity

by Nathaniel Branden


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A Woman's Self-Esteem: Struggles and Triumphs in the Search for Identity by Nathaniel Branden

"In a time when women are faced with many outside demands—career,family, community—this 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 virtues—livingconsciously, self-acceptance, self-responsibility,self-assertiveness, purposeful living, and personal integrity—andreveals 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118594551
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 816,272
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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.

3. Self-Acceptance.

4. Embracing our Strengths.

5. Self-Responsibility.

6. Self-Assertiveness.

7. Living Purposefully.

8. Integrity.

Part Two: Special Issues.

9. Romantic Love.

10. Fear of Selfishness.

11. Jealousy.

12. Expressing Anger.

13. Defensiveness.

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?

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