Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame

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John Wiley & Sons, May 25, 2010 - Self-Help - 272 pages
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Healing Your Emotional Self

"Emotionally abusive parents are indeed toxic parents, and theycause significant damage to their children's self-esteem,self-image, and body image. In this remarkable book, Beverly Engelshares her powerful Mirror Therapy program for helping adultsurvivors to overcome their shame and self-criticism, become morecompassionate and accepting of themselves, and create a moreposititve self-image. I strongly recommend it for anyone who wasabused or neglected as a child."
--Susan Forward, Ph.D., author of Toxic Parents

"In this book, Beverly Engel documents the wide range ofpsychological abuses that so many children experience in growingup. Her case examples and personal accounts are poignant andpowerful reminders that as adults, many of us are still limited bythe defenses we formed when trying to protect ourselves in the faceof the painful circumstances we found ourselves in as children.Engle's insightful questionnaires and exercises provide concretehelp in the healing process, and her writing style is lively andengaging. This book is destined to positively affect manylives."
--Joyce Catlett, M.A., coauthor of Fear of Intimacy

The Emotionally Abusive Relationship

"Beverly Engel clearly and with caring offers step-by-stepstrategies to stop emotional abuse . . . helping both victims andabusers to identify the patterns of this painful and traumatic typeof abuse."
--Marti Tamm Loring, Ph.D., author of Emotional Abuse

Loving Him without Losing You

"A powerful and practical guide to relationships that every womanshould read."
--Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D., author of Are You the One for Me?

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BEVERLY ENGEL is an internationally recognized expert in emotional and sexual abuse. She is the author of several other self-help books, including the highly successful The Emotionally Abusive Relationship, Loving Him without Losing You, and The Emotionally Abused Woman. Engel conducts workshops and professional training programs and has appeared on many national television shows, including Oprah, Starting Over, Donahue, and Ricki Lake.

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