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Nathaniel Branden's book is the culmination of a lifetime of clinical practice and study, already hailed in its hardcover edition as a classic and the most significant work on the topic. Immense in scope and vision and filled with insight into human motivation and behavior, "The 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. 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. The work provides concrete guidelines for teachers, parents, managers, and therapists who are responsible for developing the self-esteem of others. And it shows why-in today's chaotic and competitive world-self-esteem is fundamental to our personal and professional power.
"Brilliant, laser-focused and critically relevant, Dr. Branden's 'pillars' give us a lifelong set of foundations upon which to build our families, our schools and our businesses."--Dennis Waitley, Ph.D., author of The Psychology Of Winning.
Self-Esteem: Basic Principles
Self-Esteem: The Immune System of Consciousness
The Meaning of Self-Esteem
The Face of Self-Esteem
The Illusion of Self-Esteem
Internal Sources of Self-Esteem
The Focus on Action
The Practice of Living Consciously
The Practice of Self-Acceptance
The Practice of Self-Responsibility
The Practice of Self-Assertiveness
The Practice of Living Purposefully
The Practice of Personal Integrity
The Philosophy of Self-Esteem
External Influences: Self and Others
Nurturing a Child's Self-Esteem
Self-Esteem in the Schools
Self-Esteem and Work
Self-Esteem and Psychotherapy
Self-Esteem and Culture
Conclusion: The Seventh Pillar of Self-Esteem
Appendix A: Critique of Other Definitions of Self-Esteem
Appendix B: A Sentence-Completion Exercise for Building Self-Esteem
Appendix C: Recommendations for Further Study
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ISBN: 9780553374391 ISBN-10: 0553374397 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 292 Published: 1st June 1995 Publisher: Random House USA Inc Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.5
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1