The Six Pillars of Self-esteem

Author: Nathaniel Branden

Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group

ISBN: 0553374397

Category: Self-Help

Page: 341

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Demonstrates the role of self-esteem in psychological health and presents six action-based practices that provide a foundation for daily life

How to Raise Your Self-Esteem

The Proven Action-Oriented Approach to Greater Self-Respect and Self-Confidence

Author: Nathaniel Branden

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307790428

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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Of all the judgments you make in life, none is as important as the one you make about yourself. The difference between low self-esteem and high self-esteem is the difference between passivity and action, between failure and success. Now, one of America's foremost psychologists and a pioneer in self-esteem development offers a step-by-step guide to strengthening your sense of self-worth. Here are simple, straightforward and effective techniques that will dramatically improve the way you think and feel about yourself. You'll learn: How to break free of negative self-concepts and self-defeating behavior. How to dissolve internal barriers to success in work and love. How to overcome anxiety, depression, guilt and anger. How to conquer the fear of intimacy and success. How to find -- and keep -- the courage to love yourself. And much more. From the Paperback edition.

Taking Responsibility

Author: Nathaniel Branden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684832488

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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The bestselling author of "The Psychology of Self-Esteem" presents an illuminating guide to self-realization through self-reliance and a vision of a society transformed by a new ethical individualism.

The Art of Living Consciously

The Power of Awareness to Transform Everyday Life

Author: Nathaniel Branden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684838494

Category: Psychology

Page: 255

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Explains principles for deliberate living and discusses the importance of increased awareness and conscious choice to the quest for fulfillment

A Woman's Self-Esteem

Struggles and Triumphs in the Search for Identity

Author: Nathaniel Branden

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787943714

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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"In a time when women are faced with many outside demands--career, family, community--this book will give them the tools and inspiration needed to remain grounded. A must read!" —Barbara McFarland, psychologist and author of My Mother Was Right Based on the intimate stories of women who have struggled with issues of self-esteem, this invaluable book offers step-by-step guidance for women who want to transform themselves and create lives that are powerful, energized, and motivated. A Woman's Self-Esteem is also a guide for helping women learn the impact they can make on their own lives and how their positive actions will result in a stronger sense of competence and self-worth. A pioneer in the field of self-esteem, psychotherapist Nathaniel Branden explains that the foundation of a healthy self-esteem rests on six key practices or virtues--living consciously, self-acceptance, self-responsibility, self-assertiveness, purposeful living, and personal integrity--and reveals how women can cultivate these essential virtues to reach their full potential. The author's inspiring, real-life vignettes show how women have come to terms with these complex issues by breaking away from self-sabotaging patterns and taking the necessary steps to create more satisfying lives. In A Woman's Self-Esteem, Branden debunks common myths and reminds us that self-esteem is not a gift given to us by others. Branden offers a revealing examination of the special issues that women grapple with including romantic love, jealousy, fear of selfishness, expressing anger, defensiveness, and success anxiety. Filled with creative exercises, A Woman's Self Esteem was developed to enhance personal development and fortify self-esteem.

Nathaniel Brandens Self-Esteem Every Day

Reflections on Self-Esteem and Spirituality

Author: Nathaniel Branden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684833387

Category: Self-Help

Page: 411

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Focuses on building greater self-esteem and spirituality, with practical suggestions on techniques for bringing satisfaction and joy into one's everyday life

Honoring the Self

The Pyschology of Confidence and Respect

Author: Nathaniel Branden

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307790401

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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"Tell me how a person judges his or her self-esteem," says pioneering psychologist Nathaniel Branden, "and I will tell you how that person operates at work, in love, in sex, in parenting, in every important aspect of existence--and how high he or she is likely to rise. The reputation you have with yourself--your self-esteem--is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life." How to grow in self-confidence and self-respect. How to nurture self-esteem in children. How to break free of guilt and fear of others' disapproval. How to honor the self--the ethics of rational self-interest. From the Paperback edition.

Self-esteem at work

how confident people make powerful companies

Author: Nathaniel Branden,Warren G. Bennis

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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Argues that companies do better when their employees are confident, creative, and adaptive, and suggests ways managers can improve employee's self-esteem

100 Ways to Motivate Yourself, Third Edition

Change Your Life Forever

Author: Steve Chandler

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601635540

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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With the third refreshed edition of 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself, Steve Chandler helps you create an action plan for living your vision, in business and in life. It features 100 proven methods to positively change the way you think and act—methods based on feedback from the hundreds of thousands of corporate and public seminar attendees Chandler speaks to each year. The book now also includes techniques and breakthroughs he has created for individual coaching clients. 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself will help you break through the negative barriers and banish the pessimistic thoughts that are preventing you from fulfilling your lifelong goals and dreams. This edition also contains new mental and spiritual techniques that give readers more immediate access to action and results in their lives.If you’re ready to finally make a change and reach your goals, Steve Chandler challenges you to turn your defeatist attitude into energetic, optimistic, enthusiastic accomplishments.

The Psychology of Romantic Love

Romantic Love in an Anti-Romantic Age

Author: Nathaniel Branden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101216149

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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What love is, why love is born, why it sometimes grows, and why it sometimes dies. Have you ever wondered how romantic love evolves? What the difference is between mature and immature love? What role sex plays in romantic love, and whether love necessarily implies sexual exclusivity? And, most important, how can we make love last? Originally published in 1980, this updated edition of The Psychology of Romantic Love explores the nature of romantic love on many levels-the philosophical, the historical, the sociological, and the physiological. Nathaniel Branden explains why so many people say that romantic love is just not possible in today's world and-drawing on his experience with thousands of couples-finds that such love is still a possibility for anyone who understands its essence and is willing to accept its challenges. Branden sees it as a pathway not only to extraordinary joy but also to profound self-discovery. His vision of love is thoroughly appropriate to our time and grounded in our humanness.

The Art of Self Discovery

Author: Nathaniel Branden

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553297539

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

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A guide to building self-esteem shows readers how to become active participants in their journeys toward self-discovery, how their past controls their present, and how to obtain fresh insights into their relationships. Reprint.

Rock My Soul

Black People and Self-Esteem

Author: bell hooks

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743457773

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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World-renowned scholar and visionary bell hooks takes an in-depth look at one of the most critical issues of our time, the impact of low self-esteem on the lives of black people. Without self-esteem everyone loses his or her sense of meaning, purpose, and power. For too long, African Americans in particular have been unable to openly and honestly address the crisis of self-esteem and how it affects the way they perceive themselves and are perceived by others. In her most challenging and provocative book to date, bell hooks gives voice to what many black people have thought and felt, but seldom articulated. She offers readers a clear, passionate examination of the role self-esteem plays in the African-American experience in determining whether individuals or groups succeed or self-sabotage. She considers the reasons why even among "the best and brightest" students at Ivy League institutions "there were young men and women beset by deep feelings of unworthiness, of ugliness inside and outside." She listened to the stories of her students and her peers -- baby boomers who had excelled -- and heard the same sentiments, including deep feelings of inadequacy. With critical insight, hooks exposes the underlying truth behind the crisis: it has been extremely difficult to create a culture that promotes and sustains a healthy sense of self-esteem in African-American communities. With true brilliance, she rigorously examines and identifies the barriers -- political and cultural -- that keep African Americans from emotional well-being. She looks at historical movements as well as parenting and how we make and sustain community. She discusses the revolutionary role preventative mental health care can play in promoting and maintaining self-esteem. Blending keen intellectual insight and practical wisdom, Rock My Soul provides a blueprint for healing a people and a nation.

A Woman's Self-Esteem

Struggles and Triumphs in the Search for Identity

Author: Nathaniel Branden

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9781118594551

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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"In a time when women are faced with many outside demands--career, family, community--this book will give them the tools and inspiration needed to remain grounded. A must read!" —Barbara McFarland, psychologist and author of My Mother Was Right Based on the intimate stories of women who have struggled with issues of self-esteem, this invaluable book offers step-by-step guidance for women who want to transform themselves and create lives that are powerful, energized, and motivated. A Woman's Self-Esteem is also a guide for helping women learn the impact they can make on their own lives and how their positive actions will result in a stronger sense of competence and self-worth. A pioneer in the field of self-esteem, psychotherapist Nathaniel Branden explains that the foundation of a healthy self-esteem rests on six key practices or virtues--living consciously, self-acceptance, self-responsibility, self-assertiveness, purposeful living, and personal integrity--and reveals how women can cultivate these essential virtues to reach their full potential. The author's inspiring, real-life vignettes show how women have come to terms with these complex issues by breaking away from self-sabotaging patterns and taking the necessary steps to create more satisfying lives. In A Woman's Self-Esteem, Branden debunks common myths and reminds us that self-esteem is not a gift given to us by others. Branden offers a revealing examination of the special issues that women grapple with including romantic love, jealousy, fear of selfishness, expressing anger, defensiveness, and success anxiety. Filled with creative exercises, A Woman's Self Esteem was developed to enhance personal development and fortify self-esteem.

My Years with Ayn Rand

Author: Nathaniel Branden,Ayn Rand

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 422

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The relationship between Rand and Branden changed over eighteen yaears from student and teacher, to friends, to colleagues, to lovers and finally antagonists.

The Self-Esteem Workbook

Author: Glenn R. Schiraldi

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626255954

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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People of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances struggle with low self-esteem. This long-awaited, fully revised second edition of the best-selling The Self-Esteem Workbook includes up-to-date information on brain plasticity, and new chapters on forgiveness, mindfulness, and cultivating lovingkindness and compassion. 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 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.

The Completion Process

Author: Teal Swan

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401951457

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Few of us have lived through the kind of suffering Teal Swan endured: 13 years of ritual abuse at the hands of a cult. But all of us have been fractured by trauma in one way or another. Your wounds may be visible as bodily scars; or they may show up in the form of anxiety, depression, or PTSD; or you may simply be struggling in your life for reasons you don’t simply understand. The good news is that you can heal your wounds. The Completion Process invites you on a profound journey of self-exploration and self-restoration to reclaim the lost parts of you and return to a joyous life, no longer inhibited by the past or terrified of the future. Drawing on her wide range of extrasensory abilities, including clairvoyance, clairsentience, and clairaudience, Teal offers a revolutionary 18-step process for healing any past hurt or present problem. Learn how to: • Create a haven in your mind where it’s safe to re-enter a difficult memory • Validate painful emotions • Let your feelings shift naturally toward relief • Close the memory of trauma and begin a "new life" This is not only healing work; it’s also the work of enlightenment. It will leave you with a stronger sense of value and hope in the world, and the assurance that life can be good again.