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Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame Paperback – May 25, 2007
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From the Inside Flap
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: Create a positive self-image separate from your abusive parents' distorted picture Separate emotionally from your parents and provide for yourself what you missed as a child Discover who you really are-- including your likes, dislikes, values, goals, and dreams-- by creating a word self-portrait and using other Mirror Therapy techniques Overcome your tendency toward self-blame, self-hatred, and self-destructiveness Learn self-nurturing and set effective limits to help you control your tendency to overeat, drink too much, overspend, and/or overwork Become the person you are meant to be by being more accepting of yourself
Learn to love who you see in the mirror with the breakthrough program found in Healing Your Emotional Self.
From the Back Cover
"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.
More About the Author
Beverly's books have often been honored for various awards, including being a finalist in the Books for a Better Life award. Many of her books have been chosen for various book clubs, including One Spirit Book Club, Psychology Today Book Club and Behavioral Sciences Book Club. Her books have been translated into many languages, including Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Greek, Turkish and Lithuanian.
In addition to her professional work, Beverly frequently lends her expertise to national television talk shows. She has appeared on Oprah, CNN, and Starting Over, and many other TV programs. She has a blog on the Psychology Today website as well as regularly contributing to the Psychology Today magazine, and has been featured in a number of newspapers and magazines, including: Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Marie Claire, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, and The Denver Post.
She regularly conducts training workshops throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, for both professional and lay audiences. Recently she has been conducting trainings on emotional abuse for the United States Army, in both Texas and Georgia as part of their domestic violence training for staff.
Top Customer Reviews
I am not only learning to heal myself, but learning how to interact positively with my own children so they will not have the same problems I have. This book definately helps break the cycle.
I read the reviews before I purchased and they helped.
No kidding, I have had over 20 years of counseling and going to support groups. I wish someone could have told me what she is saying in this book.
I'll be 50 years old August 2009 and I feel sad that I have lived my life with low self-esteem. I have read elsewhere that this is her best book so far (well next to the Nice Girl Syndrome).
I am in the process of studying her book. She offers very helpful techniques.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have gone to counselors, seminars, spiritual centers, meditation retreats, and workshops trying to find healing from an abusive childhood with two rage-aholic / alcoholic parents... Read morePublished 20 days ago by tararizer23
Great book, very informative and helpful. Arrived in good condition.Published 2 months ago by Evelyn
One of the best books for people going through traumatic events. The details and exercises are very helpful.Published 3 months ago by Adela
Can't get it to rip to my computer so I can put it n my mp3. The content is interesting.Published 4 months ago by Scott
The format is very strange, I guess I should have realized this was a "program".Published 4 months ago by Annalese Malone