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How to raise your self-esteem
Branden, Nathaniel.
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Publication Information:
Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1988.

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166 pages ; 18 cm
The importance of self-esteem -- Self-concept as destiny -- Living consciously -- Learning self-acceptance -- Liberation from guilt -- Integrating the younger self -- Living responsibly -- Living authentically -- Nurturing the self-esteem of others -- The question of selfishness -- Summary : the impact of self-esteem.
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BF575.S39 B73 1987 Adult Mass Market Paperback Non-Fiction Area

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Of all the judgments you make in life, none is asnbsp;nbsp;important as the one you make about yourself. Thenbsp;nbsp;difference between low self-esteem and highnbsp;nbsp;self-esteem is the difference between passivity andnbsp;nbsp;action, between failure and success. Now, one ofnbsp;nbsp;America's foremost psychologists and a pioneer innbsp;nbsp;self-esteem development offers a step-by-step guide tonbsp;nbsp;strengthening your sense of self-worth. Here arenbsp;nbsp;simple, straightforward andnbsp;nbsp; effective techniques that will dramatically improvenbsp;nbsp;the way you think and feel about yourself. You'llnbsp;nbsp;learn:

How to break free of negativenbsp;nbsp;self-concepts and self-defeating behavior.

Hownbsp;nbsp;to dissolve internal barriers to success in worknbsp;nbsp;and love.

How to overcome anxiety,nbsp;nbsp;depression, guilt and anger.

How to conquer thenbsp;nbsp;fear of intimacy and success.

How to findnbsp;nbsp;-- and keep -- the courage to love yourself.

nbsp;nbsp;And much more.

Author Notes

Nathan Blumenthal was born on April 9, 1930 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. He received a master's degree at New York University and a doctorate from the California Graduate Institute. He wrote Ayn Rand a letter while attending college in California. She responded and they became philosophical soul mates, lovers, and business associates. At Rand's suggestion, he changed his name to Nathaniel Branden. In 1958, he started the Nathaniel Branden Institute, where he helped repackage her ideas into lectures, recordings, books, and articles. Their collaboration and affair ended in 1968.

He started promoting a revised version of their early ideas, shifting the emphasis from self-interest to self-esteem. He started the Institute of Biocentric Psychology and wrote a book entitled The Psychology of Self-Esteem. He wrote numerous books including The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, Taking Responsibility, The Art of Living Consciously, and Judgment Day: My Years with Ayn Rand. He died from complications of Parkinson's disease on December 3, 2014 at the age of 84.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

This is the seventh book by popular, California-based psychologist Nathaniel Branden in which he promotes his theory of self-esteem. Like his earlier works, including Honoring the Self (Booklist 80:927 Mr 1 84), this one discusses the components of healthy self-esteem, uses personal anecdotes and brief case histories to illus-[FJ]trate it in action, and relies on Branden's trademark series of wide-ranging sentence-completion exercises to help readers get in touch with thoughts and feelings that may be blocking the pursuit of actions that would enhance self-esteem. Fans will appreciate the greater practicality of this work over the others, emphasizing as it does the day-to-day behavior that can help individuals break away from negativity. We also see a clearer influence here of rational-emotive and cognitive-therapeutic models on Branden's thinking. Though the author's message is a bit overexposed and his presentation tends to ramble, the book will still be of interest to self-help fans, particularly those whose self-esteem hasn't been sufficiently buoyed by the earlier books. MB. 158'.1 Self-confidence / Self-respect [OCLC] 86-14644

Library Journal Review

Branden, psychotherapist and specialist in the field of self-esteem psychology, here offers a ``how-to'' follow-up to his popular Honoring The Self (Tarcher, 1984) that gives a detailed account of the importance of self-acceptance in human existence. Intended for use without the aid of a psychotherapist, Branden's book shows that there are many paths to self-esteem, as exemplified by accounts culled from his own private-practice files. A series of progressive self-exploration exercises gives us most of the ingredients necessary to reverse completely our negative self-assessments. Among them, living consciously, without guilt, and with authenticity receive top billing. Recommended for general as well as professional psychology collections.Robert L. Jaquay, William K. Sanford Town Lib., Loudonville, N.Y. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.