Ten Days to Self-Esteem is an innovative program that can help you develop greater self-esteem, productivity, and joy in daily living.
Ten Days to Self-Esteem is not at all like traditional group therapy, where you just sit and talk about how you feel. Instead, you will receive systematic training in techniques that can help you change the way you think, feel, and behave.
The Ideas Are Based on Common Sense And Are Easy To Apply.
This is some of what you will learn in each step:
Step 1: The Price of Happiness
You will learn how to measure your moods and define your goals for the program. Do you want greater self-esteem and better personal relationships? Do you want to learn how to break out of bad moods? You will discover the price you will have to pay to achieve these goals.
Step 2: You FEEL the Way You THINK
You will learn that negative feelings like guilt, anger, and depression do not actually result from the bad things that happen to you, but from the way you think about these events. This simple but revolutionary idea can change your life!
Step 3: You Can CHANGE the Way You FEEL
You will learn the difference between healthy and unhealthy feelings. Is healthy sadness the same as clinical depression? What’s the difference between healthy and unhealthy anger? Between neurotic guilt and healthy remorse?
Step 4: How to Break Out of a Bad Mood
You will discover why you get so moody and learn how to brighten your moods when you’re in a slump.
Step 5: The Acceptance Paradox
You will learn about two dramatically different mood-elevating techniques called: Self-Defense and the Acceptance Paradox. The Self-Defense technique is based on Western religions and scientific thinking. In contrast, the Acceptance Paradox is based more on Eastern philosophies such as Buddhism. When used together, these two methods can transform the way you think and feel about yourself, the world, and the future.
Step 6: Getting Down to Root Causes
You will pinpoint self-defeating attitudes that have robbed you of happiness, productivity, and intimacy.
Step 7: Self-esteem— What Is It? How Do I Get It?
In this step, you will learn the answers to these questions: • When people say they have low self-esteem, what do they really mean? • What are the consequences of low self-esteem? • Can a person have too much self-esteem? • What is the difference between self-esteem and self-confidence? • Should you base your self-esteem on your accomplishments? • Should you base your self-esteem on love and approval? • How can you develop unconditional self-esteem?
Step 8: The Perfectionist’s Script for Self-defeat
You will learn about the price perfectionists pay for this mind-set— along with the hidden benefits.
Step 9: A Prescription for Procrastinators
You will discover why people procrastinate and learn the strategies of people who are tremendously productive and creative.
Step 10: Practice, Practice, Practice!
You will learn how to prevent future mood swings and enjoy greater happiness for the rest of your life. You will examine the similarities between what you have learned in this program and your own spiritual beliefs and values.