Acknowledgements. About the Author. Introduction. 1. What is Self-Esteem? 2. Your Self-Esteem. 3. How Low Self-Esteem Develops: Introducing the Self-Esteem Vault and the Self-Esteem Thief! 4. How Low Self-Esteem Develops: Influences. 5. How Low Self-Esteem Develops: Thoughts. 6. How Low Self-Esteem Develops: Feelings. 7. How Low Self-Esteem Develops: Behaviours. 8. Impacts of Low Self-Esteem. 9. Banishing Your Self-Esteem Thief: An Introduction. 10. Banishing Your Self-Esteem Thief: Managing Your Thoughts. 11. Banishing Your Self-Esteem Thief: Managing Your Behaviours. 12. Self-Esteem Dos and Don'ts. 13. Summing Up! Appendix: The Self-Esteem Quiz Answers. Information for Parents and Professionals. References.
A CBT workbook to help young people stay positive and feel great!
Kate Collins-Donnelly has worked as a therapist, psychologist, criminologist and anger management consultant based in the UK for many years. She presently runs a successful independent consultancy practice which provides cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, coaching and training, and is head of the Psychological and Criminological Research Division. She is the author of Starving the Anger Gremlin, Starving the Anxiety Gremlin, Starving the Stress Gremlin and Banish Your Body Image Thief.
Yet again, Kate Collins-Donnelly has managed to take a complex subject and communicate it in simple, fun and engaging language. Regardless of age or background, children, young people and practitioners alike will not help but enjoy this cognitive behavioural journey of self-discovery. For the child or young person, the book oozes interesting and fun ways to help you feel good about yourself and to motivate you to banish your Self-Esteem Thief! For parents, I suspect the journey will be just as much fun and enlightening! For the practitioner, the book communicates both breadth and depth of theory and provides a useful and clever framework to facilitate change in others. Without doubt, the Self-Esteem Thief will be joining my language of change! -- Alisa Purton C.Psychol, Forensic Psychologist, UK This is an excellent workbook for any young person struggling with low self-esteem. The author uses a cognitive behavioural and mindfulness approach which is designed to help you change how you think and act. The book contains real life stories to help young people realise that they are not alone in their struggle. It's laid out in a friendly and easy way, easy to read cover to cover or to dip in and out of. The activities are straight forward and provide you with the necessary tools to change your way of thinking. I have used some of the activities from this workbook with my clients and have been impressed with the results. * Wellbeing Mentor blog * Packed with activities and real-life stories, this imaginative workbook will show you what self-esteem is, how it develops, the impact it can have and how all this applies to your own self-esteem. Using cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles and techniques, this workbook will help you change how you think and act in order to build positive self-esteem, protect your Self-Esteem Vault and banish your Self-Esteem Thief for good! Fun, easy to read and full of tips and strategies, this is an excellent workbook for young people aged 10+ to work through on their own or with the help of a parent or practitioner. * In Our Hands blog *