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The Self-Esteem Workbook, 2nd Edition


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Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD, has served on the stress management faculties at the Pentagon, the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and the University of Maryland, where he received the Outstanding Teaching Award and other teaching and service awards. His books on stress-related topics have been translated into nine foreign languages. Schiraldi's writing has been recognized by various scholarly and popular sources, including The Washington Post, the American Journal of Health Promotion, the Mind/Body Health Review, and the International Stress and Tension Control Society Newsletter. Schiraldi's special passion is presenting skills-based resilience training to high-risk groups, such as the military, police, firefighters, and their families. The goal of such training is to optimize mental fitness and performance, while preventing, and facilitating recovery from, stress-related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). His resilience courses at the University of Maryland have been found to improve resilience, optimism, self-esteem, happiness, curiosity, depression, anxiety, and anger.


"The Self-Esteem Workbook is both excellent and practical because it is built on a sound scientific base, offers clear recommendations, and comes from and speaks to the heart."
--Steven E. Hobfoll, PhD, professor and director of the Applied Psychology Center at Kent State University

"Chock-full of effective and practical strategies for raising self-esteem ... helpful for anyone who wishes to end negative thinking and learn to see their true value."
--Matthew McKay, PhD, coauthor of Self-Esteem

"Dr. Schiraldi has created a hands-on program that can be used as a complete program or for counselors wishing to add specific exercises to treatment. This book is certainly appropriate for continuing education of counselors as well as an office manual. The material is current and well organized."
--Thomas W. Clawson, executive director at the National Board for Certified Counselors

"Finally, a sane book on how to develop healthy self-esteem! Rather than promoting feeling better than others, this book helps readers to have kindness and compassion for themselves because they are simply human. The sense of unconditional self-worth developed through the exercises in this book will help transform many lives for the better."
--Kristin Neff, PhD, associate professor of human development and culture at the University of Texas at Austin, and author of Self-Compassion

"Glenn Schiraldi has skillfully and thoughtfully brought together three essential elements for lasting change: sound principles, practical applications, and a reasonable time frame for real change to occur. It's all right here!"
--Claudia A. Howard, MEd, president of Individual Potential Seminars

"I have been teaching courses in human development for nearly forty years. I am impressed by the wealth of material--activities, exercises, and accompanying narratives--found in Glenn Schiraldi's The Self-Esteem Workbook. An excellent resource!"
--Albert H. Gardner, PhD, associate professor of human development, and director of Advocates for Children at the University of Maryland

"It is impossible to read this book without feeling better about oneself and others. It should be required reading for every living soul."
--Robert L. Bunnell, MS, PA-C, marketing coordinator at the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program, and executive director of the Utah Academy of Physician Assistants

"Self-esteem--its importance and how to develop and protect it--is a poorly understood concept in today's world of the 'quick fix.' Glenn Schiraldi has done a great service in assembling all of the material on this important topic. His practical, step-by-step format and powerful skill-building exercises lead the participant on a purposeful journey that can result in a future of better mental health and well-being."
--Sharlene M. Weiss, PhD, founder and former director of psychosocial oncology at the University of Miami's Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and associate professor of medicine, psychiatry, and psychology at the University of Miami School of Medicine

"This book is excellent. We are already using it in our self-esteem presentations. It's one of the first and finest self-esteem resource guidebooks that offer in-depth information in a grounded, useful way."
--Jaqueline Miller, Maryland Governor's Task Force on Self-Esteem

"What a wonderful workbook! Even for those of us who feel we have a high level of self-esteem, this book provides insight and techniques for improving those areas that sometimes make us question ourselves and our self worth. With some of my more difficult physical therapy patients, I often employ the cognitive rehearsal technique of acknowledging what is 'right' about themselves to break their negative views of themselves or their situation. This in itself often leads to acceleration in the healing process."
--Linda C. Harvey, MA, PT, physical therapy role extender for rehabilitation coordinator for the Visiting Nurses Association of Maryland

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