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The Self-Esteem Workbook

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  147 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Every now and then, we all second-guess ourselves. If you have low self-esteem, or are constantly comparing your successes and failures with those of the people around you, it's time to take a step back and re-evaluate how you treat you.

The Self-Esteem Workbook is based on the author's original new research, which has shown that self-esteem can be significantly improved th
Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by New Harbinger Publications
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Kristie J.
While this book was sometimes difficult to work through by myself, I think my time and effort were worth it because I learned several valuable concepts and skills to boost my self-esteem. This book made me feel good about myself and reminded me of all of my good qualities and my intrinsic core worth. Each lesson was relatively short and straightforward. I love the "Even though... Nevertheless" technique. It's easy to remember and apply wherever you are. For example, if you make a mistake or have ...more
A very good book - very comprehensive. Has an absolutely fabulous section on unconditional worth. The author clearly comes from a Christian perspective, though the book is not. Though I would've wished for mention and more in the basis for our worth (God), this book also considers the spiritual element, which surprised me. I think both secular and Christian counselors (who aren't offended by the concept of self-esteem which I believe shares some common ground with a Christian view of persons) wo ...more
Jul 24, 2014 Jeremy rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Self-esteem is not positive thinking, where you tell yourself how wonderful and perfect you are, hoping that you will thereby become so. This kind of thinking is emotionally immature and stressful because it is not grounded in reality. People with self-esteem have no need to inflate themselves. Rather they are secure enough to accurately appraise both their strengths and weaknesses.
It is what it is. I found it to be an interesting read, albeit somewhat boring in places. I also thought that some of the exercises were good or useful, others were just silly and there's no way I could apply them.
So practical, I LOVED it. Great perspective on what self esteem is - and how it can be built with practical activities and skill building.
another good workbook to go through with a client in both individual/group sessions
Jessica Bratko
It had great skills and explanations. A great starting point.
Useful self-esteem exercises, though pretty basic.
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“By contrast to the above views, people with self-esteem believe they are neither more or less than human. Knowing their faults and rough edges, they still are deeply and quietly glad to be who they are (Briggs 1977). They are like the good friend who knows you well and likes you anyway because they recognize the goodness, excellence, and potential that coexist alongside imperfections.” 0 likes
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