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Ten Days to Self-Esteem

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  548 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Do you wake up dreading the day?
Do you feel ciscouraged with what you've accomplished in life?
Do you want greater self-esteem, productivity, and joy in daily living?

If so, you will benefit from this revolutionary way of brightening your moods without drugs or lengthy therapy. All you need is your own common sense and the easy-to-follow methods revealed in this book by one
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Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published November 20th 2012 by Harper Paperbacks (first published 1993)
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Mohammad
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
شکستهای ما و لحظه های ناامیدی، گاهی اوقات می‌توانند بهترین فرصتها را برای پیشرفت، صمیمیت، آگاهی معنوی و پذیرش به ارمغان آورند.
Ian Johnston
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very practical introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy through a series of lessons and worksheets. It doesn't have to be done in 10 days, really, and I felt taking my time with it was worthwhile.

CBT is all about changing the way you think to change the way you feel. It certainly worked for me. The theory is that no situation causes us to feel something, rather, the way we react to the situation is what causes our feelings. Take the example of a rejection. Rejections are not exact
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Jana
It doesn't go like this, not this quickly. Self esteem is a system of belief within our 4 bodies (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual) and you have to caress it with competence, worthiness and pride through repeated actions, affirmations and will power. And it still doesn't grant that you will feel as your best self in all the fields (family, friends, job, relationships, hobbies/interests); and your best self cannot be made within 10 days. Just raising awareness about certain issues is one ...more
Caelie
Mar 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I'm going through old paperwork and I found the exercises in this book that I did over 5 years ago with a therapist. I frequently come back to some of the tools I learned from this book especially a part on distorted thinking patterns.
Heather Southard
It didn't take all 10 days for me to see the errors in my thought processes...
Mark
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's good, but a rehash of his original Feeling Good book.
Huong Tran
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i love this book because it provides several ways to deal with depression and anxiety, with clear instructions and examples. you need to actually do the tests and "homeworks" though, you will be amazed of how much it will help you getting through rough lonely time, feel more hopeful. and even if you relapse, which i did after a few days, there is a section to help you cope with that as well. remember, dont be too harsh on yourself, the fact that you picked up this book and tried to work on yours ...more
Pooya Saniei
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
مناسب برای خودشناسی و رهایی از احساس شکست و عدم ارزشمندی
Billie Pritchett
Will review later
Fox
May 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
- Don't get the ebook version! This is a workbook. I had to download Adobe Digital Editions to my laptop to be able to see the diagrams/activities properly, as the way they were saved into the ebook, they couldn't be enlarged and were unreadable. I then had to copy the activities into a notebook to be able to do them.
- Some of the beginning is a repeat of information in the Feeling Good book. Not too much though.
- At the start of every chapter, you take 3 tests to assess your self-esteem. My sc
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Ayumeko
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kathryn
this is a great resource...for yourself or clients if you are a therapist. it was annoying how he kept like yelling at me to do the exercises "are you writing this down? you have to write it down for it to work. I know you're not writing...I'll wait" hey...back off mister. but other than that it had lots of helpful exercises and techniques.
Reema
Oct 22, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
With a fair amount of tweaking the tools in this book have the potential to be helpful. But the examples are so droll. The case studies are so limited in demographic representation.

The writing is often condescending.
Faezeh Sharifian
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
عزت نفس ریشه اعتماد به نفس و داربست اصلی ارتباط سالم با خود و دیگران است. آن که خود را عزیز بداند، به خود احترام بگذارد، از هر آن چه موجب خواری است می گریزد و به نیکی و سلامت می گراید. عزت نفس سبب خود دوستی و دیگر دوستی و زمینه ضروری رضامندی و خرسندی است.
Phoebebb
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't get very far before I got tired of filling stuff out. I guess I just wanted something to read and not homework.
Thomas Chau
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is a lot of helpful ideas and tools for me.

I recommend it but I would also use other resources available to me for a healthy mental state.
V K
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AMAZINGLY useful book. Every person should read it, love it, study it, internalize it
Nikita Golubov
Daily Mood Log — без вопросов простая и эффективная техника, а авторские тесты позволяют отслеживать прогресс в работе с негативными мыслями. Но всё-таки большая часть книги показалась "набивкой": слишком много не связанных друг с другом упражнений и повторений.
Shanyn
May 30, 2013 rated it liked it
bought this book for a class, lots of exercises and ideas- Will be using this book again, taking class again
Kelly
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
putting aside for the present - go A LOT of value out of the first half
Larissa
May 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a REAL life saver...
Jen
Oct 06, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-for-work
Read this for work and it was a bit over the top... I don't know, it just didn't gel with me.
Nathaniel Smith
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book for anyone struggling with Self-Esteem.
Beth
Sep 29, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, for-fun
Burns provides highly useful information for coming to terms with one's mood state and underlying causes of anxiety, although I found the "clinical" mode of the book a little off-putting.
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David D. Burns is an adjunct professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the author of the best-selling book Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. Burns popularized cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) when his book became a best seller during the 1980s.

Burns received his B.A. from Amherst College in 1964 and his M.D. fro
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