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Parents act as a mirror to show a child who she or he is. Throughout childhood there will be other mirrors, but children inevitably return to the reflection in that original mirror in order to determine their goodness, importance, and self-worth. In Healing Your Emotional Self, Engel offers her highly effective Mirror Therapy program to help you reject the distorted images your parents either intentionally or unintentionally projected onto you. She explores the seven types of emotionally abusive or neglectful parents and the seven most common parental mirrors, providing specific advice and recovery strategies for each one.
Helping you raise your self-esteem and improve your self-image, this innovative step-by-step program provides you with the skills you need to:
Learn to love who you see in the mirror with the breakthrough program found in Healing Your Emotional Self. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Emotionally abusive parents are indeed toxic parents, and they cause significant damage to their children's self-esteem, self-image, and body image. In this remarkable book, Beverly Engel shares her powerful Mirror Therapy program for helping adult survivors to overcome their shame and self-criticism, become more compassionate and accepting of themselves, and create a more positive self-image."
Susan Forward, Ph.D., author of Toxic Parents
"Engel's insightful questionnaires and exercises provide concrete help in the healing process, and her writing style is lively and engaging. This book is destined to positively affect many lives."
Joyce Catlett, M.A., coauthor of Fear of Intimacy
In Healing Your Emotional Self, Beverly Engel, one of the world's leading experts on emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, explains how to heal the damage to your self-image and self-esteem caused by negative parental messages and offers treatment to help you lead a happier and healthier life. This breakthrough guide is designed to help you reject the distorted images your parents either intentionally or unintentionally projected onto you. Step by step, this innovative method will give you the skills you need to quiet your inner critic, boost your self-esteem, create a positive self-image separate from your abusive parents' distorted picture, discover who you really are, learn self-nurturing, and become the person you are meant to be.
Amazing book!!! Made me realize a lot of things, but also helped me cope and heal from it!!!! :-)Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book was exactly what I needed to read. It answered questions that I had, as well as giving me tools and exercises to work through my issues. Thank you for this book!Published 2 months ago by ELIZABETH BLUSH
Very good insights and okay techniques with lists of recommendations. The book is easy to read and understand . I think it's beneficial to any one who had emotional abusePublished 2 months ago by Abdullah
I wouldn't usually feel compelled to write a review of this sort of intensely personal book, but do in this case.
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This was one of those few books that I can say truly changed my life.
I thought I had successfully dealt with the emotional baggage from my abusive childhood but... Read more
This book is amazing. It has helped me immensely in my recovery from an abusive family dynamic beginning in my childhood. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jennifer Galbraith
I've been working with this book for 4 months with time to think passages over and to do exercises offered by the author. She insists you do them and you really should. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Maria Leskova