Complete Confidence by Sheenah Hankin
A Handbook

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To be confident, a person must walk a path to freedom, arriving at a place called Emotional Maturity. The people you will meet there are competent high-achievers. Cheerful and calm, they are free of anxiety and depression.They will welcome you, for they are not shy. When annoyed, they will set a good example with their straightforward honesty. They play the game of life with a Winning Hand, and you can join them if you make the journey.

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Would your life be easier if you had more confidence? Do you habitually think of yourself as stupid, fat, old, ugly, or a loser? Do you use antidepressants, food, alcohol, or other substitutes to mute your negative feelings? Do immature emotions like guilt, shame, and self-pity prevent you from living every day to the fullest?

Dr. Sheenah Hankin, renowned psychotherapist, points the way to a confident life free from self-criticism, anxiety, and immature anger. This handbook will teach you new ways of thinking and acting, and you will learn to retrain your brain to manage your emotions and put your problems into perspective.

"Complete Confidence makes a big promise, and Dr. Sheenah Hankin is poised to deliver. During her twenty-plus years as a full-time psychotherapist, she has helped hundreds of clients with the Winning Hand of Comfort: a clear and concise prescription for dealing with everyday situations, from resolving conflicts to ending unhealthy habits like overeating, complaining, and procrastinating. The five simple steps of the Winning Hand will teach you how to calm down, clarify your thinking, challenge your blame habit, comfort your negative feelings, and achieve confidence.

Free of psychobabble, and full of thought-provoking quizzes and clear advice, "Complete Confidence gives you all that you need to fulfill your potential and face life's challenges.

 

About Sheenah Hankin

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Named one of New York's most popular psychotherapists by Named one of New York's most popular psychotherapists by the "New York Times Magazine", Sheenah Hankin, Ph.D., is co the "New York Times Magazine", Sheenah Hankin, Ph.D., is codeveloper of Cognitive Appraisal Therapy and coauthor of "Sudeveloper of Cognitive Appraisal Therapy and coauthor of "Succeeding with Difficult Clients". She has conducted workshopcceeding with Difficult Clients". She has conducted workshops throughout North America and Europe and lives with her huss throughout North America and Europe and lives with her husband in New York City. band in New York City.
 
Published May 4, 2004 by William Morrow. 272 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Her""brain retraining prescription,"" which she dubs the Winning Hand of Comfort, instructs readers to calm down, clarify their emotions, challenge their thinking, comfort themselves and embrace the belief that life is manageable.

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