Chapter 14. Helping Build Self-Esteem

  1. Ann Williamson MB, ChB, BSCAH Accred, medical General Practitioner Certified Practitioner Master Practitioner Therapist

Published Online: 8 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773260.ch14

Brief Psychological Interventions in Clinical Practice

Brief Psychological Interventions in Clinical Practice

How to Cite

Williamson, A. (2008) Helping Build Self-Esteem, in Brief Psychological Interventions in Clinical Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773260.ch14

Author Information

  1. British Society of Clinic & Academic Hypnosis, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470513064

Online ISBN: 9780470773260

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Keywords:

  • assertive - self-confidence and self-esteem;
  • client with good self-esteem;
  • self-esteem issues and mindfulness;
  • negative internal dialogue and self-criticism;
  • critical voice hearing

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What do we mean by being assertive?

  • How to build self-esteem

  • Mindfulness

  • Dealing with inner criticism

  • Internal argument

  • Positive parrot

  • Changing the critical voice

  • Distraction

  • Writing it down

  • Compassionate friend

  • Acceptance

  • Self-responsibility

  • Integrity

  • Go for it

  • Good qualities?

  • Pack of cards

  • Self-image

  • Self-belief

  • Saying ‘no’ assertively

  • Criticism and praise

  • Dealing with people assertively

  • The golden rule of assertiveness

  • Summary