The Six Pillars of Self-esteem

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Bantam, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 341 pages
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Nearly twenty-five years ago Nathaniel Branden's book: The Psychology of Self-Esteem introduced a new and revolutionary concept of self-esteem. Since then he has done more than any other theorist to demonstrate the supreme importance of self-esteem to human well-being. Now he presents the culminating achievement of a lifetime of clinical practice and study. Immense in scope and vision, and filled with brilliant insights into human motivation and behavior, Branden's new book is already being hailed as the ultimate work on self-esteem. Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is as important as the judgment we pass on ourselves. Nearly every psychological problem - from anxiety and depression to self-sabotage at work or at school, from fear of intimacy to chronic hostility - is traceable to low self-esteem. In the chaotic and competitive world we face today, both personal happiness and economic survival rest on how well we understand self-esteem and nurture it in ourselves and in others. Part I of this provocative book demonstrates compellingly why self-esteem is basic to psychological health, achievement, and positive relationships. It issues a summons to the hero within each of us. Nothing is more challenging than to live by our own mind, judgment, and values. And nothing is ultimately more rewarding. Part II introduces the six pillars themselves: six action-based practices for daily living that provide the foundation for the establishment and maintenance of self-esteem. Filled with vivid personal examples, these chapters also provide simple yet powerful exercises for gradually increasing personal awareness and effectiveness. Part III explores the importance of self-esteem in five keyareas: the workplace, parenting, education, psychotherapy, and society at large. It provides concrete guidelines for teachers, parents, managers, and therapists who are responsible for developing the self-esteem of others. And it shows why a culture of self-esteem and personal a

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Review: Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

I didn't get through it. An interesting read. i might predict it could be quite helpful, but the exercises, day and night, are too commitment-heavy and time consuming for me currently. Other projects ... Read full review

Review: Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

User Review  - Michal Sedlák - Goodreads

The book is excellent follow up to Ayn Rand's books but the focus is more on psychology than on philosophy. There are some exercises and overall theme is living the six pillars instead of just reading ... Read full review

About the author (1995)

Nathaniel Branden, Ph.D. has done more than anyone to awaken America's consciousness to the importance of self-esteem. He has written many books on self-esteem including the bestsellers The Psychology of Self-Esteem, Honoring The Self, and How To Raise Your Self-Esteem. Dr. Branden is in private practice in Los Angeles where he offers self-esteem seminars and works as a consultant to businesses and other organizations.

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