- Publisher: Bloomsbury
- Edition: UK & Commonwealth (minus Canada)
- Available in: Paperback, eBook, Audio Book
- ISBN: 9781408802618
- Published: February 7, 2011
Combat the critical voice in your head, override other people’s negativity and learn how to make peace with yourself.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you liked yourself a bit more? Perhaps you wouldn’t be quite so hard on yourself when things went wrong. Maybe you wouldn’t be so knocked off course if others treat you badly and think that in some way that you were responsible. It’s all very well for people to say ‘the greatest gift you can give yourself is love’ but how does that actually work? If all this sounds familiar, don’t worry. I have a programme for improving your self-esteem.
Why love yourself enough?
I have spent thirty years helping individuals and couples make better relationships and I’ve noticed the problems that come when self-esteem becomes a roller-coaster ride. In a dip, when you’re feeling low, you need to pump yourself up. However, it is easy to push yourself up to such heights (and expect perfection) that you’re just as likely to come thundering down from the peak to another trough. What I’m aiming for is “enough” so that you have a balanced and realistic relationship with yourself.
Learn this important information
- How your relationship with your parents is the template for future ones (including with yourself)
- Make peace with the past
- Don’t let other people put you down
- Reprogram your inner voice
- Set realistic goals
- Conquer fear and setbacks
Who will find this book particularly useful?
Although this book will help everybody with self-esteem issues, I find it particularly helpful if you’re dealing with the aftermath of infidelity or your partner has fallen out of love. Each of the seven steps has exercises to help you step back, understand yourself better and make stronger relationships.