9781118594551

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

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    9781118594551

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    111859455X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-11-13
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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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 RightBased 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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Basic Steps.

1. The Importance of Self Esteem.

2. Living Consciously.

3. Self-Acceptance.

4. Embracing our Strengths.

5. Self-Responsibility.

6. Self-Assertiveness.

7. Living Purposefully.

8. Integrity.

Part Two: Special Issues.

9. Romantic Love.

10. Fear of Selfishness.

11. Jealousy.

12. Expressing Anger.

13. Defensiveness.

14. Success Anxiety.

Part Three: Empowering Strategies.

15. Trying Something Different.

16. Knowing our Boundaries.

17. Building a Career.

18. Experimenting in Intimacy.

19. Choosing Happiness.

Appendix: Was Ayn Rand a Feminist?

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