The Self Acceptance Project

In this collection of essays, contemporary luminaries in spirituality, psychology, and creativity offer insights and teachings for truly embracing who we are—no matter what our circumstances.

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622036301

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Even after years of spiritual practice, self-improvement, or therapy, many of us still have trouble with one essential challenge: self-acceptance. How do we stop from constantly judging ourselves as inadequate, finding fault with our bodies, or being plagued by our inner critics? The Self-Acceptance Project was created to help us find a solution. In this collection of essays, contemporary luminaries in spirituality, psychology, and creativity offer insights and teachings for truly embracing who we are—no matter what our circumstances. Why is it often so much easier to feel compassion and forgiveness toward others than toward ourselves? Where do our self-critical voices come from? Can we be motivated to grow and excel while still accepting ourselves as we are? In these 20 offerings, some of today’s most trusted teachers share valuable practices and techniques for building confidence, transforming our relationships with our inner critics, and cultivating kindness and compassion toward ourselves on a consistent basis.

Beautiful You

In Beautiful You, author Rosie Molinary encourages women to feel wonderful about themselves -- even when today's media-saturated culture tells them not to.

Author: Rosie Molinary

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1580056563

Category: Self-Help

Page: 440

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A radical day-by-day guide to redefining beauty and creating lasting self-esteem Every day, American women and girls are besieged by images and messages that suggest their beauty is inadequate, inflicting immeasurable harm upon their confidence and sense of wellbeing. In Beautiful You, author Rosie Molinary encourages women to feel wonderful about themselves -- even when today's media-saturated culture tells them not to. Drawing on tools for heightened self-awareness, creativity, and mind-body connections, Beautiful You incorporates practical techniques into a 365-day action plan that empowers women to embrace a healthy self-image, shore up self-confidence, break undermining habits of self-criticism, and champion their own emotional and physical wellbeing. Modern and meaningful, these doable, enjoyable daily actions encourage women and girls to manifest a healthy outlook on life, to live large, and to love themselves and others.

Sin Pride Self Acceptance

16 While Freudians might wince at such a statement , it grows out of Rogers's
deep conviction that we discover ourselves most deeply in relationship to an
accepting other . Hence , Freud's attempt to achieve self - acceptance in the
isolation of ...

Author: Terry D. Cooper

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830827282

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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With theological and psychological insight, Terry D. Cooper demonstrates how the Christian doctrine of a sinful and fallen humanity sheds light on the centuries-long debate: "What is wrong with humanity--pride or lack of self-esteem?"

The Strength of Self Acceptance

The rationale for this book is the exploration of how different theories (e.g., humanistic, cognitive-behavioral), theologies (e.g., Christianity, Buddhism) and therapies (e.g.

Author: Michael E. Bernard

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146146806X

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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​ Self-acceptance is recognized in diverse schools of Christian and Eastern theology as well as in various schools of counseling and psychotherapy (e.g., Humanistic, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy) as a major contributor to mental health, life satisfaction and wellness. A review of the professional literature reveals there is no text that spells out how different theologies, theories of personality and approaches to counseling and therapy conceptualize self-acceptance and how this concept is interrelated to other aspects and constructs of spirituality and psychological functioning (e.g., flexibility, mindfulness). Additionally, the field of positive psychology, which studies the character strengths and virtues that help individuals to experience well-being and to flourish, has largely ignored the concept of self-acceptance.

Self Acceptance

Purpose e purpose of this subsection is to guide you in your examination of the
concept of self- acceptance, since it is the foundation of this workbook and central
to your recovery. Background In his book, e Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, Nathaniel
 ...

Author: Victor Ashear

Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC

ISBN: 1937612929

Category: Self-Help

Page: 280

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A comprehensive and groundbreaking workbook addressing the stigma and distorted self-image issues experienced by those suffering with mental illness.

Self Acceptance

How to banish the self-esteem myth, accept yourself unconditionally and
revolutionise your mental health Harry Barry ... There are traces of Maslow's
thinking in our current view of self-esteem, but overall his views have been
superseded by ...

Author: Harry Barry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409188566

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 814

How to look after your mental wellbeing in times of stress In an age where self-esteem is seen as essential to mental health, we are seeing unprecedented rises in mental health difficulties from depression anxiety, eating disorders and many others. Is there not a dichotomy at play here? Is Self - Esteem (ie 'I live for my rating') a reality at all or simply a myth we are all buying into. In this book bestselling author Harry Barry challenges the conventional wisdom and explores why the terms self-acceptance, self-respect and self-actualization are more helpful in developing positive mental health. In his trademark style he also provides practical examples of what we should all be doing instead to build confidence and reach our full potential. Part 1: The myth of self-esteem Part 2: Debunking the myth of 'low self-esteem' Part 3: Debunking the myth of 'high self-esteem' Part 4: Debunking the myth 'others can dictate my self-esteem'

The Relationship Between Self acceptance and Acceptance of Others a Learning Theory Analysis

Richard M. Suinn. - - - - - - | THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELF -
ACCEPTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE OF.

Author: Richard M. Suinn

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 240

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Yoke

In a series of deeply honest, funny autobiographical essays, Jessamyn explores everything from imposter syndrome to cannabis to why it’s a full-time job loving yourself, all through the lens of yoke.

Author: Jessamyn Stanley

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

ISBN: 1523505214

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Finding self-acceptance both on and off the mat. In Sanskrit, yoga means to “yoke.” To yoke mind and body, movement and breath, light and dark, the good and the bad. This larger idea of “yoke” is what Jessamyn Stanley calls the yoga of the everyday—a yoga that is not just about perfecting your downward dog but about applying the hard lessons learned on the mat to the even harder daily project of living. In a series of deeply honest, funny autobiographical essays, Jessamyn explores everything from imposter syndrome to cannabis to why it’s a full-time job loving yourself, all through the lens of yoke. She calls out an American yoga complex that prefers debating the merits of cotton versus polyblend leggings rather than owning up to its overwhelming Whiteness. She questions why the Western take on yoga so often misses—or misuses—the tradition’s spiritual dimension. And reveals what she calls her own “whole-ass problematic”: Growing up Baháí, loving astrology, learning to meditate, finding prana in music. And in the end, Jessamyn invites every reader to find the authentic spirit of yoke—linking that good and that bad, that light and that dark.

Self Acceptance

In this book bestselling author Harry Barry challenges the conventional wisdom and explores why the terms self-acceptance, self-respect and self-actualization are more helpful in developing positive mental health.

Author: Dr. Harry Barry

Publisher: Spring

ISBN: 9781409188551

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 963

In an age where self-esteem is seen as essential to mental health, we are seeing unprecedented rises in mental health difficulties from depression anxiety, eating disorders and many others. Is there not a dichotomy at play here? Is Self - Esteem (ie 'I live for my rating') a reality at all or simply a myth we are all buying into. In this book bestselling author Harry Barry challenges the conventional wisdom and explores why the terms self-acceptance, self-respect and self-actualization are more helpful in developing positive mental health. In his trademark style he also provides practical examples of what we should all be doing instead to build confidence and reach our full potential. Part 1: The myth of self-esteem Part 2: Debunking the myth of 'low self-esteem' Part 3: Debunking the myth of 'high self-esteem' Part 4: Debunking the myth 'others can dictate my self-esteem'

Hypnotic Techniques for Increasing Self esteem

A TEST OF SELF - ESTEEM : A MODEL R. A. Steffenhagen The following test is
provided as a model of a self - esteem test constructed in the framework of the
theory presented in this text . Robinson & Shaver ( 1973 ; 45 ) comment that self ...

Author: R. A. Steffenhagen

Publisher: Irvington Pub

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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The Overcoming Low Self esteem Handbook

At last, this benchmark work is available as a large format, practical manual, complete with worksheets, diaries and exercises.

Author: Melanie Fennell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472145364

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 101

Boost your confidence and change your life for the better Low self-esteem can make life difficult in all sorts of ways. It can make you anxious and unhappy, tormented by doubts and self-critical thoughts. It can get in the way of feeling at ease with other people and stop you from leading the life you want to lead. It makes it hard to value and appreciate yourself in the same way you would another person you care about. Melanie Fennell's acclaimed and bestselling self-help guide Overcoming Low Self-esteem has become a classic of self-help literature, winning widespread praise for its practical and user-friendly approach. At last, this benchmark work is available as a large format, practical manual, complete with worksheets, diaries and exercises. The Overcoming Low Self-esteem Handbook will help you to understand your low self-esteem and break out of the vicious circle of self-destructive thinking, distress and unhelpful behaviour. Using practical techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), this book will help you learn the art of self-acceptance and so transform your sense of yourself for the better. Specifically, you will: · Find out how low self-esteem develops and what keeps it going · Question your negative thoughts and the attitudes that underlie them · Identify your strengths and good qualities, allow yourself to enjoy life to the full, and discover a more balanced, kindly view of yourself · Trace your progress, monitor your behaviour and record step-by-step improvements Ideal for working through on your own or with guided assistance, this is a complete step-by-step treatment guide. Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well scheme. Series Editor: Emeritus Professor Peter Cooper

Sin Pride Self Acceptance

A model of the proper integration of Christian theology and the discipline of psychology, Sin, Pride & Self-Acceptance will be of special help to students and practitioners of psychology, pastoral counseling and clinical psychology.

Author: Terry D. Cooper

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083087688X

Category: Religion

Page: 191

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What is at the root of the problem of humanity? Is it pride or lack of self-esteem? Do we love ourselves too much or too little? The debate about the human condition has often been framed this way in both theological and psychological circles. Convictions about preaching, teaching, marriage and child rearing, as well as politics, social welfare, business management and the helping professions, more often than not, fall on one side or the other of this divide. With theological and psychological insight Terry D. Cooper provides trenchant analysis of this centuries-long debate and leads us beyond the usual impasse. Humanistic psychology has often regarded traditional Christianity as its archrival in assessing the human condition. Cooper demonstrates how the Christian doctrine of a sinful and fallen humanity sheds light on the human condition which exhibits both pride and self-denigration. Bringing theological insights ranging from Augustine and John Calvin to Reinhold Niebuhr together with the psychological theories of Freud, Jung, Carl Rogers, Gerald May and Karen Horney, Cooper guides readers through the maze of competing claims to a resolution which affirms Christian conviction while critically engaging modern psychological theory. A model of the proper integration of Christian theology and the discipline of psychology, Sin, Pride & Self-Acceptance will be of special help to students and practitioners of psychology, pastoral counseling and clinical psychology.

Developing Self Acceptance

This book offers to students and practitioners of therapy and counselling * An introduction to the principles of REBT and some valuable developments of the approach which will interest even experienced followers of REBT * A powerful process ...

Author: Windy Dryden

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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One of the world's leading practitioners, thinkers and teachers in the field of psychotherapy and counselling here presents an account of how to run brief, structured, educationally oriented groups which aim to develop self-acceptance as a step in helping clients who have emotional problems. Windy Dryden illustrates the process and practicalities of running self-acceptance groups with a detailed session-by-session review of his own practice with one group, using the Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy approach with which he is so much associated. This book offers to students and practitioners of therapy and counselling * An introduction to the principles of REBT and some valuable developments of the approach which will interest even experienced followers of REBT * A powerful process for building self-acceptance, rather than self-esteem, in a way which stresses a person's uniqueness, humanity, complexity and fallibility * Clear, practical guidance on how therapists and counsellors can use and present these principles and processes within structured, educational groups "Windy Dryden has done it again ... he has taken one of the key theories of REBT, added to it considerably, and shown in detail how it can be successfully implemented by teachers, and by therapists with their clients ... (he) has done a great service to emotional education by providing us with this sound and practical manual." From the Foreword by Albert Ellis, President, Albert Ellis Institute for REBT, New York This book appears in the Wiley Series in Brief Therapy and Counselling Series Editor: Windy Dryden Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK

The Myth of Self esteem

CHAPTER 7 The Advantages and Disadvantages of Self - Esteem or Conditional
Self - Acceptance f , as I am claiming in this book , your achieving self - esteem (
SE ) Lor conditional self - acceptance ( CSA ) has distinct disadvantages , we ...

Author: Albert Ellis

Publisher: PROMETHEUS BKS

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

View: 644

Examining the thinking of great religious teachers, philosophers, and psychologists, the founder of one of the world's most successful forms of therapy teaches readers how to accept themselves--and others--unconditionally.

My Perfectly Imperfect Life

Here are prompts for easing up on self-criticism. For slowing down, and worrying less about accomplishments. For keeping a sense of perspective—even a playful one—when things don’t go as planned.

Author: Irene Smit

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

ISBN: 1523506369

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

View: 302

Embrace the things that make you you. From the bestselling editors at Flow magazine comes a guided journal with a welcoming, come-as-you-are message: Embrace the things that make you you, flaws and all. Charmingly illustrated and filled with activities and exercises, My Perfectly Imperfect Life inspires readers to let go of the pressure to be perfect and to celebrate quirks, slipups and imperfections rather than judge them. Here are prompts for easing up on self-criticism. For slowing down, and worrying less about accomplishments. For keeping a sense of perspective—even a playful one—when things don’t go as planned. It’s a thoughtful gift and an inspiring counterpoint to the too-perfectly-curated, omnipresent Instagram lifestyle.

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Self Esteem

Using the evidence-based, practical skills in this workbook, readers will develop the self-compassion and self-acceptance they need to lead more fulfilling, values-based lives.

Author: Joe Oliver

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781684033041

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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When we break free from negative self-talk and embrace a more expansive view of ourselves, there's no limit to what we can accomplish. In The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Self-Esteem, two internationally renowned acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainers help readers recognize how the self-critical stories they tell themselves can limit who they are. Using the evidence-based, practical skills in this workbook, readers will develop the self-compassion and self-acceptance they need to lead more fulfilling, values-based lives.

Happiness It s Up to You

Author: Sabine Beecher

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780646332307

Category: Assertiveness (Psychology)

Page: 220

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Being Human The Path to Self acceptance Resilience and Happiness

This book draws on both her counselling expertise and her passionate quest to find peace and happiness through 25 years of self and spiritual development.

Author: Natalie Read

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781913036416

Category: Self-Help

Page: 266

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- Would you like more happiness, self-confidence or resilience? - Would you like to improve your relationships? - Would you like to manage mental health symptoms or prevent them from arising? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, this book could help you. Being Human offers a journey of self-discovery to help you find self-acceptance and self-love through a blend of psychology with a mind, body, spirit approach in a language that will appeal to any belief system. Being Human is written from the heart with a positive and compassionate message, encouraging awareness, responsibility and self-empowerment. It's full of examples, explanations, exercises and also provides free access to 12 accompanying meditations written to support the material in this book. Natalie Read has worked at the heart of mental health as a Student Counsellor at a UK University for over 12 years. This book draws on both her counselling expertise and her passionate quest to find peace and happiness through 25 years of self and spiritual development.

Honoring the Self

"Tell me how a person judges his or her self-esteem," says pioneering psychologist Nathaniel Branden, "and I will tell you how that person operates at work, in love, in sex, in parenting, in every important aspect of existence—and how ...

Author: Nathaniel Branden

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307790401

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Self-concept is destiny What is the most important judgement you will ever make? The judgement you pass on yourself. Self-esteem is the key to success or failure. "Tell me how a person judges his or her self-esteem," says pioneering psychologist Nathaniel Branden, "and I will tell you how that person operates at work, in love, in sex, in parenting, in every important aspect of existence—and how high he or she is likely to rise. The reputation you have with yourself—your self-esteem—is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life." • How to grow in self-confidence and self-respect. • How to nurture self-esteem in children. • How to break free of guilt and fear of others' disapproval. • How to honor the self—the ethics of rational self-interest.

Investigation of the Relationships Between Hostility Self esteem and Sex role Identification in Adult Women

Students with low self - esteem were " outstanding " in their invisibility in the
classroom . High self - esteem seemed to reflect feelings of being " good enough
" and self - acceptance , whereas low self - esteem was related to feelings of self
 ...

Author: Diane B. Trebilcock

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Hostility (Psychology)

Page: 228

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