Self-Esteem: Research, Theory and Practice
a book by Christopher J. Mruk
(our site's book review)
Mruk advises people to address self-esteem problems with good self-talk, cognitive restructuring (correcting irrational thinking patterns) in therapy, intervention in therapy in which awareness of the importance of self-esteem is coupled with challenges to self-esteem that lead to competence in dealing with such challenges, assertiveness training using examples to emulate, and increasing problem-solving skills during therapy.
Person needing therapy
Of course, since most people are uncomfortable with going to therapy to find self-esteem, improving early environments so they nurture self-esteem is obviously preferable, and the use of self-help based self-talk methods and affirmations is obviously more likely to be acceptable to the populace at large. (Living in an MC in which self-esteem naturally evolves [if it wasn’t initially present for some members] is an additional self-esteem builder, one that’s likely to curtail the need for self-esteem concerns of the members. See Why Register for an MC? and Revolution From Within.)
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