The Self-Esteem Workbook
About the Book
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.
Books by Glenn R. Schiraldi
—Kristin Neff, PhD, associate professor of human development and culture at the University of Texas at Austin, and author of Self-Compassion
—Steven E. Hobfoll, PhD, professor and director of the Applied Psychology Center at Kent State University
—Matthew McKay, PhD, coauthor of Self-Esteem
—Robert L. Bunnell, MS, PA-C, marketing coordinator at the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program, and executive director of the Utah Academy of Physician Assistants
—Linda C. Harvey, MA, PT, physical therapy role extender for rehabilitation coordinator for the Visiting Nurses Association of Maryland
—Jaqueline Miller, Maryland Governor’s Task Force on Self-Esteem
—Sharlene M. Weiss, PhD, founder and former director of psychosocial oncology at the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and associate professor of medicine, psychiatry, and psychology at the University of Miami School of Medicine
—Albert H. Gardner, PhD, associate professor of human development, and director of Advocates for Children at the University of Maryland
—Thomas W. Clawson, executive director at the National Board for Certified Counselors
—Claudia A. Howard, MEd, president of Individual Potential Seminars
—Pamela G. Barainca, RD, LD, clinical dietitian
“Even educated people have self-defeating ideas that impair self-esteem. At least one idea from every page has affected myself, my life, and every single person that I have spoken to in my professional life.”
—Mohammad Beiraghdar, MD
“I found The Self-Esteem Workbook to be an infinitely deep wellspring in my work as a volunteer facilitator for groups of victims of abuse. It is clear and easy to understand, and its step-by-step program is perfect for those struggling with self-worth issues. Its timeless content applies to anyone suffering with low self-esteem. I have used it over and over, and will continue to do so. Thank you Glenn Schiraldi!”
—Janet Harkness, homemaker and mother
“Brilliant in its simplicity. I have used it extensively as a mental health resource, an invaluable teaching tool, and a gift to close friends.”
—Melissa Hallmark Kerr, PhD, cofounder of Brain Savvy Leadership
“TheSelf-Esteem Workbook is clearly one of the best written for understanding and exploring the true meaning, importance, and value of building self-esteem. It is a guidebook for healing and loving our inner essential selves. This book encourages us to explore and learn to cherish with awe, the magic that lies within us. A must for teacher training, working with battered and abused populations, and people who are in recovery processes. A terrific workbook. I think every school in America should be working with this information.”
—Sandi Redenbach, MEd, former chairperson of the California Council to Promote Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility