Self-esteem is the building block of therapy and wellness and is crucial in overcoming depression and anxiety and in leading a fulfilling, functional life. Filled with hundreds of practical activities to help clients build their self-esteem as they become increasingly mindful and self-aware, this book contains a rich assortment of approaches from art therapy, dialectical behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy. The innovative and established methods examined in the book are based on sound, evidence-based techniques, illustrated with real client experiences, to help therapists gain a greater understanding of how the approaches take effect. This is an essential resource of activities for all art therapists, as well as counsellors, psychologists, other mental health professionals and social workers interested in using art therapy techniques in their work. It is appropriate for use with a wide variety of clients and patients, including those suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Part of the Reading Well scheme. 35 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions. Build confidence and self-esteem with this fun and effective workbook for young people. Look out - the Self-Esteem Thief is on the prowl! He's the crafty character who keeps stealing your positive self-esteem from your Self-Esteem Vault, leaving only negative thoughts and feelings about you behind. But the good news is you can banish him for good and this workbook will show you how! Packed with activities and real-life stories, this imaginative workbook will show you what self-esteem is, how it develops, the impact it can have and how all this applies to your own self-esteem. Using cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles and techniques, this workbook will help you change how you think and act in order to build positive self-esteem, protect your Self-Esteem Vault and banish your Self-Esteem Thief for good! Fun, easy to read and full of tips and strategies, this is an excellent workbook for young people aged 10+ to work through on their own or with the help of a parent or practitioner.
Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store. 'A thoroughly enjoyable read, and [I] would recommend trainee therapists read it also, as it will increase your understanding of the treatment of low self-esteem.' BABCP Magazine Low self-esteem can make life difficult in all sorts of ways. It can make you anxious and unhappy, tormented by doubts and self-critical thoughts. It can get in the way of feeling at ease with other people and stop you from leading the life you want to lead. It makes it hard to value and appreciate yourself in the same way you would another person you care about. Melanie Fennell's acclaimed and bestselling self-help guide will help you to understand your low self-esteem and break out of the vicious circle of distress, unhelpful behaviour and self-destructive thinking. Using practical techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), this book will help you learn the art of self-acceptance and so transform your sense of yourself for the better. Specifically, you will learn: How low self-esteem develops and what keeps it going How to question your negative thoughts and the attitudes that underlie them How to identify your strengths and good qualities for a more balanced, kindly view of yourself Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.
Beat Low Self-Esteem with CBT will give you the skills you need to overcome a lack of self-esteem, making it easier for you to deal with tough times and leaving you a happier and more confident person. A complete program for changing your self-image, it takes you step-by-step through every aspect of confidence, with exercises to accompany each stage and short-term 'personal assignments' that will give you long-term benefits and lasting results. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of CBT. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
The classic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy guide to managing low self-esteem. The accessible, straightforward, and practical books in the Overcoming series outline affordable and easy-to-follow treatment plans, and have provided tens of thousands of readers with the help they need to overcome self-defeating behavior and lead happier lives.
When we break free from negative self-talk and embrace a more expansive view of ourselves, there's no limit to what we can accomplish. In The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Self-Esteem, two internationally renowned acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainers help readers recognize how the self-critical stories they tell themselves can limit who they are. Using the evidence-based, practical skills in this workbook, readers will develop the self-compassion and self-acceptance they need to lead more fulfilling, values-based lives.
What is cognitive behavioral therapy? How is it used? What can you achieve with such a form of treatment? These and many other questions will be answered in this guide. Other topics will float to the surface, such as its use for boosting self-esteem, psychodynamic therapy, social healing, acceptance and commitment, misophonia, the Twelve Step Program, solutions for depression, and many others. If you like to learn more, then go ahead and get started.
Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store. Low self-confidence affects many of us from time to time and at its worst it can have a devastating impact on your life, preventing you from pursuing your dreams and leading the life you want to lead. Even in milder forms, it can impact on your relationships, studies, career, social life and home-life. By recognising what has caused your own low self-esteem and then starting to address negative thoughts and habits that have kept it low, you can gradually build your confidence. Improving your self-confidence will have an enormously positive effect on your life, allowing you to flourish and grow, and taking you a step closer to fulfilling your dreams and ambitions.
Parents of teenagers can chuckle or weep at the all too familiar “episodes” in the lives of teenagers. Consider further what this transitional stage and all its agonies and ecstasies will mean to the adolescent with a chronic disability, to the kind of young person occupational therapists see every day. This book is a comprehensive review of occupational therapy with adolescents who are struggling with severe physical and psychological problems associated with disability. Occupational Therapy and Adolescents With Disability is loaded with practical strategies for working with this population and their parents. It reaffirms the belief of occupational therapy as a caring, humane, and ingenious profession. A diverse selection of topics is covered including self-concept/self-esteem development, autistic adolescents, special injuries in the adolescent years, life/work planning, and special practice issues.
This is a guidebook to help children who: "don't like themselves or feel there is something fundamentally wrong with them"; "have been deeply shamed"; "have received too much criticism or haven't been encouraged enough"; "let people treat them badly because they feel they don't deserve better"; "do not accept praise or appreciation because they feel they don't deserve it"; "feel defeated by life, fundamentally unimportant, unwanted or unlovable"; "bully because they think they are worthless or think they are worthless because they are bullied"; and "feel they don't belong or do not seek friends because they think no-one would want to be their friend.
A new addition to the popular Introduction to Coping with series of CBT-based self-help booklets. Written by the author of the bestselling Overcoming Low Self-Esteem and the popular self-help title Overcoming Stress, An Introduction to Coping with Low Self-Esteem offers expert advice to anyone struggling with self-confidence. Includes helpful information on what causes and maintains low self-esteem and proven CBT strategies to beat it.
LEARN HOW TO USE THE POWER OF MIND TO HEAL YOURSELF... Have you ever worried about your emotional or physical health? Would you like to get rid of all the reasons that cause all your pains and discomforts? Or maybe, you are just looking for a guide to boost your confidence and self-esteem? I think you answered "Yes" to at least one of these questions, so just keep reading... In the age of chaos and information abundance, it is really important to maintain balance and learn how to manage your life. Over 30% of people in the USA suffer from anxiety and stress daily; over 60% of all adults admit that they experience severe stress and least once a month. Are you one of these people? This book will lead you out of your negative thoughts, anxiety, and stress. A guide that will help you to discover your true self and master the power of your own mind. After years of experience and thousands of hours of research, I decided to write a book that would support the majority of people and help them to take full control of their minds and their life. Here are a few things you will get out of this book: How does stress affect health? Methods of anxiety and stress relief Rules to build self-confidence and self-esteem with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy How to become your own psychologist or therapist 7 Simple meditation exercises to boost the healing process Much more... Now everything is up to you. Take this guide and use it the best you can. Scroll up, click on "Buy Now" and start healing your mind and body!
Do you want to discover the secret to build your self-confidence that help you to change your life? Then keep reading! This long-awaited book of Dr. Harry Vitale, contains valuable information on brain plasticity, on forgiveness, mindfulness, and cultivating lovingkindness and compassion. The first step toward confidence is to determine precisely where you're missing it and the beliefs and behaviors holding you back. Next, you need to deconstruct old ways of thinking and patterns that keep you bound to the status quo and prevent you from taking confident action. Finally, you need to develop new mindsets and skills to practice regularly in order to rebuild your confidence muscle and help you develop into the self-assured, pro-active, confident person you want to be. As you practice new thoughts and behaviors, you're actually creating new neural pathways in your brain, supporting your real-world efforts. In this book, you will learn: What Is Self-Esteem Causes of Low Self-Esteem The surprising truth about your self-worth Factors that influence your perception of yourself Great Habits to Raise Your Self-Esteem What Does Not Determine Your Self-Worth Tips you can follow to start conquering self-esteem A few different ways to begin carrying on with conscious life Effective ways to handle and replace unhelpful thoughts How joy and self-acknowledgment work together How Meditation Build Self-Confidence And so much more ... The self-confidence you've always dreamed of having is so much more attainable than you think. The strategies, tips and tactics in this book will propel you from constantly doubting your abilities or talking yourself out of going after your dreams to acting with self-assurance and poise and taking the action you need to achieve your ambitions. Give you a chance to rebuild your confidence and self-esteem! This is the right day to Change Your Future! Scroll to the TOP of the page and select Buy Now button WITH CONFIDENCE, and don't let low self-esteem keep you from getting the best out of your life!
This book provides the first comprehensive guide to the practice of "enhanced" cognitive behavior therapy (CBT-E), the latest version of the leading empirically supported treatment for eating disorders. Written with the practitioner in mind, the book demonstrates how this transdiagnostic approach can be used with the full range of eating disorders seen in clinical practice. Christopher Fairburn and colleagues describe in detail how to tailor CBT-E to the needs of individual patients, and how to adapt it for adolescents and patients who require hospitalization. Also addressed are frequently encountered co-occurring disorders and how to manage them. Reproducible appendices feature the Eating Disorder Examination interview and questionnaire.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Self-esteem: Proven Neuroscience Techniques to Retrain your Brain, Overcome Fear and Relief Anxiety. Increase Self-Confidence by Improving yourself Day after Day! Having healthy self-esteem can influence your motivation, your mental well-being, and your overall quality of life. However, having self-esteem that is either too high or too low can be problematic. Better understanding what your unique level of self-esteem is can help you strike a balance that is just right for you. Those with low self-esteem often get so caught up in their own lacking of self-worth that they cannot actually make the progress necessary to defeat negative thinking. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for self-esteem is a technique to retrain your brain in order to overcome depression and take back self-confidence. This book includes topics: -CBT Core Principles -Benefits of Self-Confidence -Understanding Anxiety -Symptoms of Anxiety -Causes of Anxiety -Understanding Where You Are -CBT for Anxiety -Confronting Personal Negativity -Best Uses For CBT & Beyond -When to Seek Therapy -How to Overcome Bad Habits through CBT -Exercises for Combating Phobias...and more!
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 of the country's foremost authorities on mood and personal relationship problems. In Ten Days to Self-esteem, Dr. David Burns presents innovative, clear, and compassionate methods that will help you identify the causes of your mood slumps and develop a more positive outlook on life. You will learn that You feel the way you think: Negative feelings like guilt, anger, and depression do not result from the bad things that happen to you, but from the way you think about these events. This simple but revolutionary idea can change your life! You can change the way you feel: You will discover why you get depressed and learn how to brighten your outlook when you're in a slump. You can enjoy greater happiness, productivity, and intimacy—without drugs or lengthy therapy. Can a self-help book do all this? Studies show that two thirds of depressed readers of Dr. Burns's classic bestseller, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, experienced dramatic felief in just four weeks without psychotherapy or antidepressant medications. Three-year follow-up studies revealed that readers did not relapse but continued to enjoy their positive outlook. Ten Days to Self-esteem offers a powerful new tool that provides hope and healing in ten easy steps. The methods are based on common sense and are not difficult to apply. Research shows that they really work! Feeling good feels wonderful. You owe it to yourself to feel good!
Do you want to defeat your anxiety and depression without having to rely on prescription drugs? Then keep reading... Are you stuck in a cycle of anxious thoughts and avoidance behaviors? Do you suffer from panic attacks just thinking about your anxiety? Do you experience random bursts of anger due to an inability to control your emotions or struggle with feelings of intense sadness and hopelessness? Depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem can put a negative spin on everything, including the way you think, how you feel, and how you behave. When you get stuck in this negative cycle, it becomes crippling to the point where you can’t experience love, career satisfaction, or make new friends. Recovery is possible though! There are strategies and techniques that you can learn to improve your mental health both in the present moment and long-term. Anyone who struggles from the symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic, worry, anger, phobias, sleep disorders, low self-esteem, social anxiety, or post traumatic stress disorder will benefit greatly from reading this book. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Beginners Guide to CBT with Simple Techniques for Retraining the Brain to Defeat Anxiety, Depression, and Low Self-Esteem will provide you with many exercises and techniques for re-training your brain to leave negative thought patterns behind for good. In this book, you’ll discover: - What is cognitive behavioral therapy - The ONE thing fueling your anxiety and depression to get rid of immediately - How does cognitive behavioral therapy work - The “tricks” your mind plays that distorts your reality and holds you back - How to improve the likelihood that you will respond in a positive manner in the future - The truth about becoming more aware of your own mood and emotions - The easiest way to identify your problems and issues instantly - How to avoid cognitive distortions, generalizations, and “black and white” ways of thinking - A little known technique for facing your fears and anxieties head-on rather than avoiding them - How to boost your self-esteem naturally to look at your life from a positive perspective - Proven, powerful, and practical strategies for overcoming obstacles to avoid a relapse into poor mental health - How to set and achieve your own goals for better long-term mental health - And much much more! While other cognitive behavioral therapy workbooks on the market can make starting this therapy overwhelming, our book is all about cognitive behavioral therapy made simple and easy, taking you from the basics and beyond. So if you’d like to take back control of your life and be free of depression and anxiety for good, then order this book today and begin your journey!
As long as clinicians write “increase self-esteem” on treatment plans without knowing precisely what that means, there is a need for information on the construct of self-esteem and how its many components can have an effect on outcomes. This text defines self-esteem, describes its history and evolution, discusses its controversies, and presents information on intervention strategies that can make a difference when it receives clinical attention. Principles and concepts are applied to various clinical concerns faced by clients in each of the five developmental life stages: childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, midlife, and late life. Book chapters discuss a variety of specific issues– such as child trauma and abuse, ADHD, body image and eating disorders, at-risk adolescents, African American youth, sexuality in young adulthood, alcohol and other drugs issues, lesbians and gay men at midlife, career development, intergenerational conflict in Asian Americans, and loss in late life – and offer detailed strategies for the development and enhancement of self-esteem. Also included is an example of an 8-week self-esteem enhancement program.