The Self-Esteem Workbook (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
If your self-esteem is based solely on performance—if you view yourself as someone who’s worthy only when you’re performing well or acknowledged as doing a good job—the way you feel about yourself will always depend on external factors. Your self-esteem affects everything you do, so if you feel unworthy or your confidence is shaped by others, it can be a huge problem.
With this second edition of The Self-Esteem Workbook, you’ll learn to see yourself through loving eyes by realizing that you are inherently worthy and that comparison-based self-criticism is not a true measure of your value. In addition to new chapters on cultivating compassion, forgiveness, and unconditional love for yourself and others—all of which improve self-esteem—you’ll find cutting-edge information on brain plasticity and how to sleep, exercise, and nutrition affect your self-esteem.
Developing and maintaining healthy self-esteem is key for living a happy life, and with the new research and exercises you’ll find in this updated best-selling workbook, you’ll be ready to start feeling good about yourself and finally be the best that you can be.
—Kristin Neff, Ph.D., associate professor of human development and culture at the University of Texas at Austin, and author of Self-Compassion
—Steven E. Hobfoll, Ph.D., professor and director of the Applied Psychology Center at Kent State University
—Matthew McKay, Ph.D., coauthor of Self-Esteem
—Robert L. Bunnell, MS, PA-C, marketing coordinator at the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program, and executive director of the Utah Academy of Physician Assistants
—Linda C. Harvey, MA, PT, physical therapy role extender for rehabilitation coordinator for the Visiting Nurses Association of Maryland
—Jaqueline Miller, Maryland Governor’s Task Force on Self-Esteem
—Sharlene M. Weiss, Ph.D., founder and former director of psychosocial oncology at the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, an associate professor of medicine, psychiatry, and psychology at the University of Miami School of Medicine
—Albert H. Gardner, Ph.D., associate professor of human development, and director of Advocates for Children at the University of Maryland
—Thomas W. Clawson, executive director at the National Board for Certified Counselors
—Claudia A. Howard, MEd, president of Individual Potential Seminars