Self Esteem Books

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”
Malcolm S Forbes

Of all the judgments you make in life, none is as important as the one you make about yourself. The difference between low self-esteem and high self-esteem is the difference between passivity and action, between failure and success. Now Nathaniel Branden, one of America’s foremost psychologists and a pioneer in self-esteem development, offers a step-by-step guide to strengthening your sense of self-worth. How to Raise Your Self-esteem contains straightforward and effective techniques that will dramatically improve the way you think and feel about yourself.

In the last few decades many psychologists have encouraged the view that constantly analysing and expressing our emotions is a good thing. Women Who Think Too Much: How to break free of overthinking and reclaim your life challenges this assumption in Dr Susan Nolen-Hoeksema’s breakthrough new book on conquering negative thinking. Encouraged by a fast-paced, self analytical culture, women often spend countless hours dwelling on negative ideas, feelings and experiences. The author calls this ‘overthinking’ and her groundbreaking research shows that an increasing number of women are doing this too much and too often, hindering their ability to effectively deal with problems and lead a satisfying life.

This book by Stephen Grosz is about learning to live. In simple stories of encounter between a psychoanalyst and his patients, The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves reveals how the art of insight can illuminate the most complicated, confounding and human of experiences.

These are stories about our everyday lives: they are about the people we love and the lies that we tell; the changes we bear, and the grief. Ultimately, they show us not only how we lose ourselves but how we might find ourselves too.

Internationally renowned author Susan Jeffers has helped millions of people around the globe to overcome their fears and heal the pain in their lives. Such fears may include: Public speaking; Asserting yourself; Making decisions; Intimacy; Changing jobs; Being alone; Ageing; Driving; Losing a loved one; Ending a relationship.

But whatever your anxieties, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway: How to Turn Your Fear and Indecision into Confidence and Action will give you the insight and tools to vastly improve your ability to handle any given situation. You will learn to live your life the way you want – so you can move from a place of pain, paralysis and depression to one of power, energy and enthusiasm.

In this seminal work, Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centred approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity – principles that give us the security to adapt to change, and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

Six Pillars of Self Esteem is essential reading for anyone with a personal or professional interest in self-esteem. The book demonstrates compellingly why self-esteem is basic to psychological health, achievement, personal happiness, and positive relationships.

Nathaniel Branden introduces the six pillars – six action-based practices for daily living that provide the foundation for self-esteem-and explores the central importance of self-esteem in five areas: the workplace, parenting, education, psychotherapy, and the culture at large.