Boosting Self-Esteem For Dummies, UK Edition by Rhena Branch

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Boosting Self-Esteem for Dummies

Learn to:

Leave behind negative modes of thinking

Understand the psychology of self-esteem

Use a variety of effective techniques to build self-esteem for a happier and healthier life

Give yourself a boost with cognitive behavioural therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapists

Rethink your self-image and be comfortable in your own skin

Fact: even individuals who radiate confidence on the outside can still have low self-esteem. Whether you're someone who puts on a front or a shy, retiring type who frets about what other people think, this practical guide can help you to conquer insecurities, get assertive and let your inner strength shine through. So what are you waiting for?

Understand the theories – get to grips with what self-esteem means and how it affects your outlook

Be honest with yourself – acknowledge your best bits (and your limitations) and identify the positive effects of your thoughts and actions

Discover boosting techniques – banish feelings of inadequacy by indulging in exercises and hobbies that exhilarate you

Give other people a break – understand when a compliment is a compliment and take criticism constructively

Go all-out – reassess your day-to-day priorities and map out what you really want from life

Open the book and find:

Strategies for getting to the bottom of the real you

Effective ways to record fluctuating moods and feelings

CBT techniques for stimulating self-encouragement

Advice on dealing with counter-productive comparisons

Guidance on tackling social phobias, body dysmorphia and eating disorders

Tips on maintaining self-discipline

How to foster better relationships at home and at work

 

About Rhena Branch

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Rhena Branch and Rob Willson are cognitive behavioural therapists at the Priory Hospital in London, and the authors of the best-selling titles Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook For Dummies.
 
Published January 14, 2011 by For Dummies. 368 pages
Genres: Self Help. Non-fiction

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