The Self-Esteem Companion: Simple Exercises to Help You Challenge Your Inner Critic and Celebrate Your Personal Strengths (Google eBook)

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New Harbinger Publications, Oct 1, 2005 - Self-Help - 184 pages
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Self-esteem is an important part of leading a happy, fulfilling life. How we feel about ourselves affects every aspect of our lives, from the way we function at work, in love, and in sex, to the way we parent, to what we strive to achieve.

The Self-Esteem Companion is a step-by-step guide filled with straightforward and effective techniques to help you dramatically improve the way you think and feel about yourself. From the authors of the best-selling Self-Esteem, which has sold more than 700,000 copies, this collection of simple exercises will help you talk back to your inner critic, realistically assess yourself, and begin to celebrate your personal strengths.

With this step-by-step advice, learn to:

Break free from negative self-concepts and self-defeating behavior
Deal with mistakes, “shoulds,” and criticism
Gain self-acceptance and a sense of competence and belonging
Understand and overcome your limitations from the past
Feel more confident in personal and professional relationships
  

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Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. He has also penned two fiction novels, Us and The Wawona Hotel. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression. He lives and works in the Bay Area.

Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the mental health field and the founder of a men's support group in northern California. He has authored and coauthored eight self-help books, including Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, Couple Skills, and Mind and Emotions.

Carole Honeychurch, MA, is a freelance writer, iVillage.com relationship expert, and is the coauthor of After the Breakup, The Self-Esteem Companion,and Love Tune-Ups. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Catharine Sutker is a freelance writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the coauthor of The Self-Esteem Companion and The Self-Nourishment Companion.

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