A Woman's Self-Esteem: Struggles and Triumphs in the Search for Identity

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Wiley, Oct 2, 1998 - Psychology - 176 pages
"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.

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THE BASIC STEPS 1 The Importance of SelfEsteem
Living Consciously

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About the author (1998)

NATHANIEL BRANDEN is a pioneer in the field of self-esteem. A practicing clinician in Los Angeles, he is also a international corporate consultant who teaches the application of self-esteem principles and technology to the challenges of modern business organizations. Branden is the author of many widely acclaimed books including The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, Taking Responsibility, The Art of Living Consciously, and Self-Esteem at Work.

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