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Today Charles and Dr. Poulter discuss several aspects of poor and healthy self-esteem for men. We have all heard of it before but we may not be able to explain what self-esteem is or how it originates for each of us. Esteem is one of the most crucial aspects of our being. It can easily become a major part of our life’s story.
For people with good self-esteem, normal ups and downs may lead to temporary fluctuations in how they feel about themselves, but only to a limited extent. In contrast, for people with poor self-esteem, these ups and downs drastically impact the way they see themselves.
We’ll take a look at:
What is Self-Esteem? Poor vs. Healthy Self-Esteem; Where Does Self-Esteem Come From?; What Does Your “Inner Voice” Say? ; Three Faces of Low Self-Esteem; Consequences of Low Self-Esteem; Three Steps to Improved Self-Esteem
Be sure to check out the resources on self-esteem below.
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Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem by McKay, Matthew and Patrick Fanning. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2000.
Born to Win: Transactional Analysis with Gestalt Experiments by James, Muriel and Dorothy Jongeward. Perseus Press, 1996.
Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin Seligman. New York: Pocket Books, 1998.
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotionsby C.K. Germer. New York: Guilford Press, 2009.
Self Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurities Behind by Kristen Neff. Harper Collins, 2011