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Boost your confidence and change your life for the better Low self-esteem can make life difficult in all sorts of ways. It can make you anxious and unhappy, tormented by doubts and self-critical thoughts. It can get in the way of feeling at ease with other people and stop you from leading the life you want to lead. It makes it hard to value and appreciate yourself in the same way you would another person you care about. Melanie Fennell's acclaimed and bestselling self-help guide Overcoming Low Self-esteem has become a classic of self-help literature, winning widespread praise for its practical and user-friendly approach. At last, this benchmark work is available as a large format, practical manual, complete with worksheets, diaries and exercises. The Overcoming Low Self-esteem Handbook will help you to understand your low self-esteem and break out of the vicious circle of self-destructive thinking, distress and unhelpful behaviour. Using practical techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), this book will help you learn the art of self-acceptance and so transform your sense of yourself for the better. Specifically, you will: * Find out how low self-esteem develops and what keeps it going * Question your negative thoughts and the attitudes that underlie them * Identify your strengths and good qualities, allow yourself to enjoy life to the full, and discover a more balanced, kindly view of yourself * Trace your progress, monitor your behaviour and record step-by-step improvements Ideal for working through on your own or with guided assistance, this is a complete step-by-step treatment guide. Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well scheme. Series Editor: Emeritus Professor Peter Cooper
I WISH I'd had this book when I was a teenager - it would have saved me so many years of wondering if I was beautiful enough - Jessica Jones, @thefatfunnyone, Blogger, Writer & Motivational Speaker The term 'gorgeousness' describes an energy that is unique to every woman. It is the individual quality of your You-Ness. In a world immersed in visual media, where stick-thin models are used to sell everything, teenage girls are under increasing pressure to achieve an unattainable physical perfection. Rebel Beauty for Teens has been created to help girls develop a resilient relationship with themselves and their bodies, encouraging them to feel excited about their own unique brand of gorgeousness, irrespective of age, looks and body shape. Beautifully illustrated throughout, using the principals of NLP and CBT, this is an interactive programme that will empower young women with the skills and knowledge to shift their inner narrative, develop self-esteem and build confidence in who they are as opposed to how they look.
'Part memoir, part hugely entertaining self-help manual for these tough times' Roger Alton, Daily Mail Former Secret Service Special Agent Evy Poumpouras shares the insights and skills from one of the oldest elite security forces in the world - to help you prepare for stressful situations, instantly read people, influence how you're perceived, and live a more fearless life. From gruelling training to clandestine interrogation rooms, to protecting the President of the United States of America, Evy shares rare behind-the-scenes glimpses while also exploring the psychology of human behaviour and the strategies used by the best negotiators. Evy demonstrates how we can learn from these experiences to heighten our own natural instincts to detect BS, develop grit and become the most resilient and powerful version of ourselves. Becoming Bulletproof is a timely guide to empowerment, mental strength, and overcoming fear and abuse - a guide to becoming bulletproof.
The Joy of Caring explores how we can make our relationships a genuine flow from me to you and between us, releasing masks, guilt and defensive attitudes that separate and exhaust us. It proposes practices that enable us to develop as creative, autonomous and emotionally mature people. To strengthen us and help us live in a more constructive and sociable way. To stop crushing ourselves and let go of the inner dialogue which is desperate and useless. With her concise and pleasant style, Miriam Subirana looks at the wisdom of caring, ranging from the wise masters of antiquity to our times. Splashing the text with didactic examples, The Joy of Caring accompanies us in all kinds of care: mind, body, heart and spirit; emphasizing the importance of compassion and a contemplative attitude, so that we can enjoy the potential we harbor.
____ Are you a worrier? Do stress and anxiety cloud your mind? Do you ever really sleep properly? For the first time, in this book, renowned mind coach Don Macpherson will share his ten simple tools to help you turn down the volume on the negative chatter in your head and take back control of your life. With more than 25 years' experience in his field, his techniques have turned around the performances of countless elite sports stars from the worlds of Formula One, rugby union and tennis. Don will show you how to find your inner confidence, be more assertive and change your life for the better. *Includes FREE audio download*
Sure to become a classic on female empowerment, a groundbreaking exploration of the personal, cultural, and global implications of intergenerational trauma created by patriarchy, how it is passed down from mothers to daughters, and how we can break this destructive cycle. Why do women keep themselves small and quiet? Why do they hold back professionally and personally? What fuels the uncertainty and lack of confidence so many women often feel? In this paradigm-shifting book, leading feminist thinker Bethany Webster identifies the source of women's trauma. She calls it the Mother Wound-the systemic disenfranchisement of women by the patriarchy-and reveals how this cycle is perpetuated by wounded mothers who unconsciously pass on damaging beliefs and behaviors to their daughters. In her workshops, online courses, and talks, Webster has helped countless women re-examine their lives and their relationships with their mothers, giving them the vocabulary to voice their pain, and encouraging them to share their experiences. In this manifesto and self-help guide, she offers practical tools for identifying the manifestations of the Mother Wound in our daily life and strategies we can use to heal ourselves and prevent our daughters from enduring the same pain. In addition, she offers step-by-step advice on how to reconnect with our inner child, grieve the mother we didn't have, stop people-pleasing, and, ultimately, transform our heartache and anger into healing and self-love. Revealing how women are affected by the Mother Wound, even if they don't personally identify as survivors, Discovering the Inner Mother revolutionizes how we view mother-daughter relationships and gives us the inspiration and guidance we need to improve our lives and ultimately create a more equitable society for all.
From the bestselling author of The Anxiety Solution, renowned hypnotherapist and host of The Calmer You podcast, Chloe Brotheridge: It's time to be the most confident version of yourself . . . 'The only way to improve our confidence - in any area of life - is by pushing through our comfort zone . . . This straightforward guide will show you how' Evening Standard, Books to Read for Better Mental Health ___________ Confidence is not something we either have or don't have - it can be built, and this straightforward guide will show you how. Renowned clinical hypnotherapist and anxiety expert Chloe Brotheridge has helped hundreds of clients with anxiety and low self-confidence, and in this book will use her own stories, scientific research, and the experiences of other women to show you how to: * Feel more confident * Spend less time worrying and people-pleasing * Build self-belief * Reach your full potential * Assertively set boundaries for a happier, healthier you The Confidence Solution reveals how everyone can follow their path to confidence. 'A straightforward guide . . . she uses her own stories, scientific research and the experiences of other women to show her readers how to feel more confident' Stylist As seen in The Guardian, Mirror and Daily Express Praise for The Anxiety Solution: 'Remarkable, pioneering, could change your life' Daily Mail *Previously published as Brave New Girl*
A rare, intimate account of a world-renowned Buddhist monk's near-death experience and the life-changing wisdom he gained as a result. 'One of the most generous, beautiful, and essential books I've ever read - thoroughly engaging, so clear, so honest, so courageous and full of wisdom.' George Saunders, Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo 'This book makes me think enlightenment is possible and necessary.' Russell Brand Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche's experience begins the night he chose to embark on a four-year wandering retreat, slipping past the monastery gates. Alone for the first time in his life, he sets out into the unknown. His initial motivation is to step away from his life of privilege and to explore the deepest, most hidden aspects of his being, but what he discovers throughout his retreat - about himself and about the world around us - comes to define his meditation practice and teaching. Just three weeks into his retreat, Rinpoche becomes deathly ill and his journey begins in earnest through this near-death experience. Moving, beautiful and suffused with local colour, In Love with the World is the story of two different kinds of death: that of the body and that of the ego, and how we can bridge these two experiences to live a better and more fulfilling life. Rinpoche's skilful and intimate account of his search for the self is a demonstration of how we can transform our dread of dying into joyful living.
'Please read this book . . . and then give it to everyone you know!' - Gabrielle Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestseller The ultimate guide to stop people-pleasing and reclaim your personal space by setting clear boundaries. Do you feel like you're a 'pushover'? Does self-care feel selfish to you? And do you find yourself feeling resentful towards others because they don't seem to take your needs into consideration? In this book, master coach, speaker and author Nancy Levin will help you establish clear and healthy boundaries. This book includes exercises and practical tools to help even the most conflict-averse, people-pleasing readers learn new habits. You'll learn how to: * Recognize and take inventory of your boundaries * View your boundaries differently by creating a 'Boundary Pyramid' * Gather the courage to live a life of 'boundary badassery' * Learn how to say no! 'This work was life-changing for me, and if you're someone who has avoided boundaries for years, it can change your life, too.' - Nancy Levin
We all want to be happier, more successful and less stressed, but what really works? From building confidence and boosting creativity to forming better relationships and getting smarter (and healthier), This Book Could Fix Your Life explores the real science behind self-help. HOW TO BOOST YOUR IQ THE SCIENCE OF SUCCESSFUL DATING HOW TO BREAK BAD HABITS HOW TO ACE EXAMS WHAT TO EAT TO FEEL HAPPIER HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE HOW TO LIVE HEALTHIER LONGER Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson has zero desire to become a lifestyle guru, she just wants to help us understand the often surprising truths behind meditation, resilience, addiction, willpower, love, good sleep, CBT, success, dieting, antidepressants, intelligence and much, much more. Full of fascinating evidence-based advice pulled from the very latest research and packed with experiments you can try on yourself (including one guaranteed to lift your mood), this book really could help you fix your life.
Harness your inner peace one step at a time with this pocket collection of nearly 200 life-changing and inspirational passages from the No. 1 bestseller and international phenomenon 'MY NO.1 GURU WILL ALWAYS BE ECKHART TOLLE' CHRIS EVANS, SUNDAY TIMES __________ Discover the true POWER OF NOW with nearly two hundred inspirational and life-changing truths. Oneness with All Life is a portable collection of the very best inspiring passages from Eckhart Tolle's A NEW EARTH. It is for dipping into and reflecting upon, wherever you are. For turning to when you are in need of wisdom, solace or motivation. It will help everyone on their path towards inner transformation as they try to live in the moment. It is your personal guide to inner peace and wisdom. Take Oneness with All Life everywhere and discover a new you. ____________ 'Essential spiritual teaching. One of the most valuable books I've ever read.' Oprah Winfrey 'An otherworldly genius' Chris Evans 'A thought-provoking, inspirational companion to your inner journey. Dip in and find more space in your life for being' Health & Fitness