Author(s): Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD
It's no secret that we're all bombarded with negative messages. We're too fat, too thin, work too much, not enough. Combine this with the fact that we are far more critical of ourselves than we would be of others, and you can see why low self-esteem is a common and dangerous threat to many of us.
Maintaining a strong and healthy self-esteem will help an individual be happy, successful and well-adjusted, but the consequences of negative self-esteem can be very severe: depression, anxiety, fragile relationships and a lifetime of unnecessary suffering.
Author Glenn Schiraldi's Self-Esteem Workbook offers readers a comprehensive programme for assessing and increasing self-esteem. But many of us simply haven't the time or the motivation to undertake a major re-evaluation of the way we see ourselves. Fortunately, this latest installment in New Harbinger's Ten Simple Solutions series offers readers quick, easy-to-grasp tips for fostering a positive sense of self, distilling the best techniques from the author's successful Self-Esteem Workbook. With a little patience and practice, readers will discover what wonderful, valuable people they really are.
'10 Simple Solutions for Building Self-Esteem is a very interesting and rewarding book! Clearly and warmly written, Schiraldi's book is filled with valuable and varied possibilities for enhancing self-esteem and exploring the wonder and mystery of this human life.' --Jeffrey Brantley, MD, founder and director at the Duke University Center for Integrative Medicine
Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD, has served on the stress management faculties at the Pentagon, the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and the University of Maryland, where he received the Outstanding Teaching Award and other teaching/service awards. His books on stress-related topics have been translated into nine foreign languages. Glenn's writing excellence has been recognized by various scholarly and popular sources, including the Washington Post, American Journal of Health Promotion, the Mind/Body Health Review, and the International Stress and Tension Control Society Newsletter.
Glenn's special passion is presenting skills-based resilience training to high-risk groups, such as the military, police, firefighters, and their families. The goal of such training is to optimize mental fitness and performance, while preventing, and facilitating recovery from, stress-related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder. His resilience courses at the University of Maryland have been found to improve resilience, optimism, self-esteem, happiness, curiosity, depression, anxiety, and anger.