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One of the most frequently asked questions in psychotherapy is: Why do I have poor self-esteem? How can I improve my self-esteem?

If you want an immediate start, try the PsybersquareSelf-Esteem Workshop. If you feel it would be helpful to do additional reading on this subject, we suggest the following selection of books*:

In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want
by Iyanla Vanzant

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"What is the meantime? According to author and inspirational speaker Iyanla Vanzant, being in the 'meantime' means being in a state of limbo. 'When you are not happy where you are and you are not quite sure if you want to leave or how to leave, you are in the meantime,' she explains. Rather than wallow in confusion, Vanzant encourages you to use the meantime as an opportunity to prepare yourself for true love." -- Editorial Review

Ten Days to Self-Esteem
by David D. Burns (Introduction)

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"Do you wake up dreading the day? Do you feel discouraged with what you've accomplished in life? Do you want greater self-esteem, productivity, and joy in daily living? If so, you will benefit from this revolutionary way of brightening your moods without drugs or lengthy therapy." -- Book Description

Bradshaw on The Family: A New Way of Creating Solid Self-Esteem
by John Bradshaw

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"Bradshaw focuses on the dynamics of the family, how the rules and attitudes learned while growing up become encoded within each family member. He guides us out of our dysfunction to wholeness and teaches us that bad beginnings can be remedied. Families can be healed and we as individuals can be healed. When we heal ourselves, we heal the world." -- Book Description

How to Raise Your Self-Esteem
by Nathaniel Branden

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"Comforting and optimistic, this important self-help book is filled with step-by-step techniques for developing and strengthening feelings of self-worth. Shows readers how they can raise self-confidence, self-esteem, and commit themselves to happier, healthier lives." -- Synopsis

How to Be Your Own Best Friend
by Mildred Newman, Bernard Berkowitz

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"In this unique, bestselling question-and-answer guide to self-love and acceptance, two practicing psychologists (who are also married to one another) reveal the secret of pursuing happiness, by revealing to ourselves what we think we are striving for, and what it is that keeps us from achieving our goals." -- Dallas Times Herald

Be Your Own Best Friend : Achieve Greater Self-Esteem, Health, and Happiness
by Louis Proto

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"Arguing that the key to happiness is self-esteem, this motivational, inspirational guide explains how to use affirmations, meditation, and visualization to enrich one's life." -- Synopsis

by Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning

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"'Self-Esteem' is the ultimate self-help book--the only book that fully deals with the one most important element to building true happiness and success: positive self-esteem. It provides breakthrough insights and a wealth of simple, fun exercises that will radically improve the way readers feel about themselves." -- Synopsis

31 Days to High Self-Esteem : How to Change Your Life So You Have Joy, Bliss & Abundance
by Terry Bragg

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"You are about to embark on a month long journey that can powerfully change your life for the better. In only thirty-one days you can build your self-esteem to new levels. The result is a powerful program that can radically transform your life." -- Jack Canfield Co-author Chicken Soup for the Soul

Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem
by Marilyn J., Ph.D. Sorensen

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"It is clear that Sorensen has carefully considered the problems associated with low self-esteem and has helped many people struggling with them. Her experience, wisdom and encouraging tone make 'Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem' a valuable tool." -- The Woman's Journal

Honoring the Self : The Psychology of Confidence and Respect
by Nathaniel Branden

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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.'" -- Book Description

The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
by Nathaniel Branden

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"Branden practically invented the concept of self-esteem and was probably most responsible for promoting it in this country. His latest book is another solid effort that builds on his previous work. He defines the titular pillars as living consciously, self-acceptance, self-responsibility, self-assertiveness, living purposefully, and personal integrity, and he describes not only their importance but how to practice them." -- Booklist

Self-Esteem: Motivational Affirmations for Building Confidence and Recognizing Self-Worth (The Subliminal Mastery Series/Audio Cassette/706)
by Louise L. Hay

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"This subliminal affirmation tape is an excellent method for promoting self-esteem and confidence. One side of the tape is the sound of soft music accompanied by a calm woman's voice stating positive affirmations... On the other side of the tape, there are hidden subliminal affirmations and soft music plays to promote relaxation. Just play it while you're sleeping, when you wake up in the morning, you will notice a more positive mental outlook." -- User Review

The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self-Confidence
by Robert Anthony

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"This book is truly interesting to read and its ideas are exciting. It is much more than a book on self-confidence. It is a book that will teach you how to think positive and get what you want out of life. I found every chapter to be fun and easy to read, and the ideas within actually work. This is a book that you will refer to repeatedly for great ideas and inspiration." -- User Review

We're also always eager to hear from members regarding which books have helped YOU!

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