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Self-esteem Therapy
     

Self-esteem Therapy

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by Karen Katafiasz
 
Self-esteem goes to the heart of a person’s identity, affirming that you’re acceptable and loved just as you are. Without adequate self-esteem, you have an aching sense of wrongness and shame about yourself and an emptiness that you may try to fill in unhealthy and futile ways. Self-esteem Therapy invites you to go deep within to confront

Overview

Self-esteem goes to the heart of a person’s identity, affirming that you’re acceptable and loved just as you are. Without adequate self-esteem, you have an aching sense of wrongness and shame about yourself and an emptiness that you may try to fill in unhealthy and futile ways. Self-esteem Therapy invites you to go deep within to confront the inner emptiness. With gentle and reassuring insight, it demonstrates how the power to heal your wounded self-esteem rests with you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781497683167
Publisher:
Abbey Press
Publication date:
09/30/2014
Series:
Elf-help
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
82
Sales rank:
528,731
File size:
5 MB

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Self-esteem Therapy


By Karen Katafiasz, R. W. Alley

Abbey Press

Copyright © 1995 Karen Katafiasz
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4976-8316-7


CHAPTER 1

1.

Know the reality of your worth as a wondrous, one-of-a-kind, loved, and lovable child of God. You make a dent in creation that cannot be duplicated. That is the basis of self- esteem. No one and nothing can take that reality from you.


2.

Self-esteem is more than an air of self-confidence, a superior attitude, positive messages playing on your inner tape, or a jaunty strut through the world. It's being truly at ease and at peace with yourself. It's the knowledge deep within that you matter and you're acceptable just as you are.


3.

Self-esteem is a solidness at the core of your being. Without sufficient self-esteem, you have a painful emptiness, a "hole in the soul" aching to be filled. Recognize that hollowness; only you can fill it up.


4.

Shame destroys and displaces self-esteem. It erodes your spirit, carving out an emptiness inside. It produces a heaviness at the bottom of your being, even as it makes you feel hollow. Be alert to shame lurking within you.


5.

"Healthy" shame tells you that you've done something terribly wrong. "Toxic" shame tells you that you are terribly wrong. You need to deal with both kinds of shame.


6.

You generate and strengthen self-esteem when you live with integrity, in harmony with your values. Consciously and thoughtfully choose meaningful principles in which to ground your life. Commit yourself to them with all your heart.


7.

When your actions violate your values, you feel "healthy" shame. To remove that feeling, admit what you've done, accept responsibility for the consequences, and make amends to anyone you've hurt. Then forgive yourself.


8.

Sometimes when you find yourself doing what you don't like, you'll have to probe beneath the surface to discover what's driving your actions. If you're acting from unmet needs, deal with them. Seek out spiritual or psychological guidance, when that's appropriate.


(Continues...)

Excerpted from Self-esteem Therapy by Karen Katafiasz, R. W. Alley. Copyright © 1995 Karen Katafiasz. Excerpted by permission of Abbey Press.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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Meet the Author

Karen Katafiasz is a writer and editor. She is the author of Finding Your Way Through GriefCelebrate-your-womanhood TherapyGrief Therapy,Christmas Therapy, and Self-esteem Therapy. A native of Toledo, Ohio, she now lives in Santa Claus, Indiana.
 
R. W. Alley is the illustrator for the popular Abbey Press adult series of Elf-help books, as well as an illustrator and writer of children’s books. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island, with his wife, daughter, and son. See a wide variety of his works at: www.rwalley.com.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its amazing! In middle school their was an amazing teacher that i loved and that i was really close to he new i was bipolar and had issues he asked me if i wanted to meet him at a book store that weekend and he bought me several of these elf help books and they are very useful and handy and they are pocket sized they are not stupid or for babies they are awesome their are different ones like help for self esteem, parenting, peace,being a teacher, love, believing in yourself ............ ect. Thanks for your listening.Deanna