Self-Esteem A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem

ISBN-10: 1572241985
ISBN-13: 9781572241985
Edition: 3rd 2000 (Revised)
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List price: $17.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 5/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

This classic guide offering proven cognitive techniques for establishing and maintaining sense of self-worth has been revised to include a new chapter on setting and achieving personal goals.

Matthew McKay, PhD , is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts , and ACT on Life Not on Anger . He has also penned two fiction novels, Us and The Wawona Hotel . McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression. He lives and works in the Bay Area.

Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the mental health field and the founder of a men's support group in northern California. He has authored and coauthored eight self-help books, including Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, Couple Skills , and Mind and Emotions.

The Nature of Self-Esteem
Causes and Effects
How To Use This Book
For the Therapist
The Pathological Critic
An Arsenal of Shoulds
The Origin of the Critic
Why You Listen to the Critic
The Role of Reinforcement
How the Critic Gets Reinforced
Catching Your Critic
Disarming the Critic
Unmasking His Purpose
Talking Back
Making Your Critic Useless
Summary Chart
Accurate Self-Assessment
Self-Concept Inventory
Listing Your Weaknesses
Listing Your Strengths
A New Self-Description
Celebrate Your Strengths
Cognitive Distortions
The Distortions
Combating Distortions
Compassion
Compassion Defined
Toward a Compassionate Mind
The Problem of Worth
Compassion for Others
Exercises
The Shoulds
How Values Are Formed
The Tyranny of the Shoulds
Healthy Versus Unhealthy Values
How Shoulds Affect Your Self-Esteem
Discovering Your Shoulds
Challenging and Revising Your Shoulds
Cutting Off the Should
Atonement--When Shoulds Make Sense
Handling Mistakes
Reframing Mistakes
The Problem of Awareness
Raising Your Mistake Consciousness
Responding to Criticism
The Myth of Reality
Responding to Criticism
Putting It All Together
Asking for What You Want
Your Legitimate Needs
Needs Versus Wants
Wants Inventory
Wants into Words
Whole Messages
Goal Setting and Planning
What Do You Want?
Selecting Goals to Work On: The First Cut
Selecting Goals to Work On: The Evaluation
Making Your Goals Specific
Making a Commitment
Blocks to Achieving Goals
Visualization
Why Visualization Works
Visualization Exercises
Rules for Creating Effective Self-Esteem Visualizations
Self-Esteem Sessions
Special Considerations
Hypnosis for Self-Acceptance
Why Hypnosis?
What Is Hypnosis?
Elements of the Self-Esteem Induction
Recording Your Induction
The Self-Esteem Induction
Listening to Your Induction
I'M Still Not OK
A Special Vulnerability
Protecting Against the Pain
Facing the Pain
The Option of Therapy
Core Beliefs
Identifying Core Beliefs
New Core Beliefs
Building Self-Esteem in Children
The Power of Parents
Parents as Mirrors
Look at Your Child
Listening
The Language of Self-Esteem
Discipline
Autonomy
Modeling Self-Esteem
Bibliography

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