- Series: Colouring Books
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Golden Books Publishing Company, Inc. (August 5, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307807045
- ISBN-13: 978-0307807045
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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Claiming Your Self-Esteem: A Guide Out of Codependency, Addiction and Other Useless Habits
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Top Customer Reviews
The diference I feel within 3 days of buying this book is amazing. Its true it the first 'self Help' book I have bought. However this book feels like it was written just for me. The examples and explanations of Low Self Esteeme and what it does to you, is so exact, that it makes me disappointed that I havent done something about myself earlier.
Carolyns writing feels like a friend trying to help. The writing is clear ,simple ,kind and motivating. Its simple to follow and I love the fact that she describes how things work and why they happen. To me ,if I understand something, I can work with it.
As my heading states.. If you even thinking you need this book.. then just buy it.
The best $$'s I have ever spent on myself.
Thank you to the Author.
Before I read this book, I was a very codependent person. What drove me to buy this book was a petty argument with my coworker. Additionally, I had been driving my boyfriend crazy with my constant self-doubt and dependence on him, bringing people down with my negativity, and scaring friends away with sudden overreactions to trivial things.
Within two months of starting to read this book, I start to grow into a more loving person: truly understanding, much calmer, and finally with self-love.
What makes this book work is that it not only says what you need to do and points out the benefits of loving yourself, it also teaches you HOW to do love yourself.
This book has taught me how to how to confront and fix my old problems (that I used to always run away from), quiet the internal negative dialogue (that constantly plagued my mind for most of my life), how to meditate and listen to my body's cues, and (probably the most important) how to forgive myself and love myself unconditionally.
As a result, I've also learned how to get along better with others, and I am much more aware of people's behavior because I understand my own behavior.
I have been reading this book for only 5 months, but I feel like I have grown so much since then. Thank you, Carolyn Ball, for writing.
Many subjects are detailed, including codependency, and addiction.
The author was clear, concise, and made it easy to understand that addictions are just another way to mask low self esteem.
What I enjoyed was the gentle, but firm way the author made it abundantly clear, that a persons level of self esteem, truly is within their control, IF they choose to take control over the way they think.
Thoughts are simply patterns that have been conditioned into our subconscious. And the really wonderful thing about that is, that we ultimately have control over the way we think, IF we practice thinking better thoughts...
In the end, its up to the individual to learn all they can about the way he/she thinks, so to uncover any negative programming that is getting in the way of loving themselves.
I recommend this book...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an excellent book. Just reading the first few pages was an eye opener. Ms. Bell is very insightful. Would recommend anyone read this book.Published 3 months ago by miminnc
I have no idea why I bought this...suggestions from my psych maybe?
The book was a slow reader and not helpful
I had the pleasure of having Carolyn as my counselor as I worked through the break up of my marriage, and we used this book as part of my sessions. Read morePublished on November 16, 2010 by Dave Bush
I picked up this book after being in one codependent relationship after another. I felt I deserved very little, and was unlovable therefore I chose people who didn't love and... Read morePublished on November 8, 2009 by N. thomas
I found it very helpful. The book contains many practical steps to overcoming your past conditioning. Read morePublished on September 4, 2009 by Lonestar
I have to say that the words of this book is what I have been looking for many years!!! I always knew that I had low self-esteem, but when I fell victim of a depresion, I decided... Read morePublished on August 3, 2008 by H. Castano