Physical Description:vii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Publisher:Oakland, California :New Harbinger Publications,
"A proven program of cognitive techniques for assessing, improving, and maintaining your self-esteem"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-358).
Formatted Contents Note:
The nature of self-esteem -- The pathological critic -- Disarming the critic -- Accurate self-assessment -- Cognitive distortions -- Defusing painful thoughts -- Compassion -- The shoulds -- Acting on your values -- Handling mistakes -- Responding to criticism -- Asking for what you want -- Goal setting and planning -- Visualization -- I'm still not ok -- Core beliefs -- Building self-esteem in children.
A program for challenging the "inner critic" begins with the premise that destructive interior messages played over and over can hold a person back and offers practical advice on how to stop this negative behavior.