How to Like Yourself
About the Book
Don’t let your inner critic get in the way of being confident! How to Like Yourself offers a quirky, inspiring, and practical guide to help you overcome feelings of self-criticism, improve self-esteem, and be the true star in your life.
With all the pressures of school, friends, and dating, you’re especially vulnerable to low self-esteem in your teen years. But often, the biggest threat to your confidence is your own inner critic—whose unrelenting negativity can result in feelings of inadequacy, depression, and anxiety. This must-have guide offers real ways to help you fight back, be kind to yourself, and move forward with confidence.
Inside, you’ll learn the importance of self-forgiveness, accepting your faults, and how to focus on the things that make you awesome! You’ll also learn strategies for defeating the dreaded ICK—the inner critic know-it-all who keeps knocking you down—and how to escape the common thought traps that hold you back from feeling good about yourself.
This book unlocks the mystery of the most important relationship you will ever have—the one with yourself! So, get ready to find your true inner voice. A kinder, gentler one that will support you as you reach for your goals and create the fabulous life you were meant to live!
Books by Cheryl M. Bradshaw
—Eric Windeler, father, full-time advocate for youth mental health, and founder and executive director of www.jack.org
—Sheri Turrell, PhD, registered psychologist in Toronto, ON, Canada, with over twenty years of experience in mental health, and coauthor of ACT for Adolescents
—Erin Hodgson, youth mental health advocate, motivational speaker, mental illness survivor, and champion of hope and recovery
—Neil Pasricha, New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Equation and The Book of Awesome
—Carol Nagy, MSW, executive director of Niagara Hospice in Lockport, NY, and, most importantly, mom to two millennium-aged adults
—Lucie Hemmen, PhD, clinical psychologist and author of The Teen Girl’s Survival Guide
—Kayley Reed, fashion designer, social entrepreneur, and cofounder and CEO of Wear Your Label, a clothing line designed to raise awareness about mental health
—Kanchan Kurichh, MA, RP, psychotherapist and college counselor
—Cadence Grace, musician and member of the country music trio Runaway Angel
“How to Like Yourself is refreshing, relatable, engaging, and essential. Super charming from start to finish.”
“How to Like Yourself teaches teens to do just that: like themselves. Developing this skill isn’t easy as an adult, let alone a teen. Cheryl Bradshaw does an incredible job of uncovering the complexities involved in developing a positive relationship with oneself in a subtle, nonthreatening manner. I highly recommend this book and look forward to using it with the teens I work with!”
—Julia V. Taylor, MA, author of The Body Image Workbook for Teens
“Cheryl Bradshaw’s book speaks directly to young people in a way that’s engaging and understands where we are. It treats the reader like an equal, which is a refreshing and much-needed change from other books of this genre. I would recommend this book for all young folks who are having a hard time loving themselves.”
—Alicia Raimundo, international public speaker, and advocate for youth mental health activism and awareness
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