A program for challenging the "inner critic" begins with the premise that destructive interior messages played over and over can hold a person back and offers practical advice on how to stop this negative behavior.
This classic guide offering proven cognitive techniques for establishing and maintaining sense of self-worth has been revised to include a new chapter on setting and achieving personal goals.
The third edition of this best-selling title on building and maintaining a healthy level of self-esteem benefits from a new chapter on setting and achieving those goals that will enrich our lives and nourish our belief in ourselves. Proven cognitive techniques help you talk back to the self-critical voice inside you and change the ways you think and feel about yourself.
About the Authors
Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. He has also penned two fiction novels, Us and The Wawona Hotel. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression. He lives and works in the Bay Area.
Contributor Bio: Fanning, Patrick
Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the mental health field and the founder of a men's support group in northern California. He has authored and coauthored eight self-help books, including Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, Couple Skills, and Mind and Emotions.
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Reviews of Self-esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem 3rd edition:
Positive self-esteem is the centerpiece of a healthy personality. McKay and Fanning's new book offers us a valuable storehouse of tactics and strategies for constructing (or renovating) the foundation of our self-esteem.
--Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D., author of "Shyness"
McKay and Fanning recognize the complexity of the human tendency toward self- criticism. Their carefully written, cognitively oriented self-help book wisely avoids simplistic solutions, offering instead a systematic approach to self-eseem development.
--Robert E. Alberti, Ph.D., author of "Your Perfect Right"
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