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Boosting Self-Esteem for Dummies

Learn to:

  • Leave behind negative modes of thinking

  • Understand the psychology of self-esteem

  • Use a variety of effective techniques to build self-esteem for a happier and healthier life

  • Give yourself a boost with cognitive behavioural therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapists

Rethink your self-image and be comfortable in your own skin

Fact: even individuals who radiate confidence on the outside can still have low self-esteem. Whether you're someone who puts on a front or a shy, retiring type who frets about what other people think, this practical guide can help you to conquer insecurities, get assertive and let your inner strength shine through. So what are you waiting for?

  • Understand the theories – get to grips with what self-esteem means and how it affects your outlook

  • Be honest with yourself – acknowledge your best bits (and your limitations) and identify the positive effects of your thoughts and actions

  • Discover boosting techniques – banish feelings of inadequacy by indulging in exercises and hobbies that exhilarate you

  • Give other people a break – understand when a compliment is a compliment and take criticism constructively

  • Go all-out – reassess your day-to-day priorities and map out what you really want from life

Open the book and find:

  • Strategies for getting to the bottom of the real you

  • Effective ways to record fluctuating moods and feelings

  • CBT techniques for stimulating self-encouragement

  • Advice on dealing with counter-productive comparisons

  • Guidance on tackling social phobias, body dysmorphia and eating disorders

  • Tips on maintaining self-discipline

  • How to foster better relationships at home and at work

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