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Overcoming Low Self-Esteem

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In this series of talks, author and internationally renowned self-esteem expert Dr Melanie Fennell describes how poor self-esteem develops and what keeps it going, and sets out effective strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you to overcome it.

This series of ten talks includes:

  • The nature of low self-esteem
  • How low self-esteem develops and what keeps it going
  • Testing anxious predications.
  • Learning to question self-critical thinking
  • Learning to appreciate and care for yourself
  • Changing the rules
  • Moving forward to a happier, more positive future.

©2012 Melanie Fennell (P)2012 Melanie Fennell

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Worth listening even for people with good self est

My opinion is rhat the book contains valuable real life applicable advises.

Seems that self esteem is flexible reflecting our life journey ups & downs not set in stone. The author teach us how to use different tools to develop kinder and more accepting attetude towards our self.

i may listen the book few more times l.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-09-2019

Excellent summary of treatment from an expert!

very good overview of the areas to focus on to enlighten and assist persons with low self-esteem in their journey to be more compassionate to themselves.

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  • Alde
  • 16-03-2015

Informative

The message is clear and it helps understanding the roots of our problems it is also encouraging. I recommend it

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  • You
  • 27-08-2016

Transformational book

This book digs deep to the root causes of low self esteem and proposes very practical solutions. I am already seeing remarkable improvement in myself. I strongly recommend this book to anyone struggling with low self esteem.

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  • Apollo
  • 28-07-2018

Very helpful

A great insight into basic level anxiety, low self esteem and depression. If you have a more severe level of these things, the book allows you the opportunity to recognise that and decide whether seeking more professional help is a good option.

Overall, I’m pleased with the final result and I do feel that I have a much more positive outlook on my life.

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  • Graham
  • 18-09-2016

Very poor. Very patronising.

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No help at all. I found this to be very patronising and full of nonsense and very cliched advice. I barely took anything from it, despite struggling the whole way thru it!

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  • Aryeh Kahn
  • 09-01-2020

Very helpful for increasing confidence

Narrator has a headmistress voice that is strong but kindly and caring. Listening to this audiobook enabled me to do some things I'd not dared to do. I'll be sure to listen to the audiobook again and again to integrate her very helpful no nonsense reassuring approach to life into my core.

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  • Sophie Anderson
  • 20-03-2019

very useful

A lovely, calming voice helps you to map out some inner thoughts. Not cheesy or grating like some self-helps can be.

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  • Dominic Cappell
  • 02-04-2018

nice set of talks

interesting and recommended by my therapist. Good way to use three hours, full of good practical suggests.

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  • Mrs E. Whapshott
  • 28-03-2018

great book

liked this book as there are points that really make you think and points that you can work on.

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  • Open Ears
  • 08-10-2016

DULL!

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For me, i found this very very boring. Slow paced and unhelpful. I had heard all the advice a million times before. Contained nothing new. Maybe int he 80's this was an exciting and helpful book but times have moved on. Sorry, not for me.

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  • Ms. EB
  • 26-09-2014

Series of very accessible talks

Where does Overcoming Low Self-Esteem rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As a trainee counsellor I thought this was an excellent series of talks - both for myself as a counsellor and to recommend to clients who might be grappling with the issue of low self esteem.

The author [UK accent] reads through a series of talks which explain why low self esteem arises and goes through a series of steps that you can take to understand and overcome low self esteem.

She uses a CBT [cognitive behavioural therapy] approach which she explains very clearly. The idea being that you use the 'exercises' in the talks to understand what is going on for you with the result that you can improve your self esteem and be happier as a result.

What other book might you compare Overcoming Low Self-Esteem to, and why?

I've read a few of the 'Overcoming' series of book and they are all very accessible, which is probably why they are part of the UK's 'books on prescription' scheme - a self help scheme for people with mild to moderate mental health issues.

Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances? How does this one compare?

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Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It's too long to listen to all in one sitting, there's a lot to take in. I listened to it all the way through twice [over the course of several dog walks!] and I'm intending to listen to it again with a notebook to hand to make notes on each talk, the exercises etc.

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Would very much recommend this if you feel you have a low self esteem and want to do something about it.

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  • Pat Power
  • 09-09-2015

Really Important Work

Melanie Fennell really strikes the nail right on the head with regards to the complex problem of low self esteem. The term "low self esteem" is often bandied about as if it were something that people "should just get over" . This author realises how profoundly it can be engrained in people and how vicious it can be. Useful insights such as knowing one's "bottom line" and addressing one's "rules for living" are explained in a very clear and extremely helpful manner. This is not a shallow "pop psychology" book. It is a really powerful and useful therapeutic guide. Very worthwhile and highly recommended.

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  • Melissa
  • 22-07-2015

A real eye opener

If you could sum up Overcoming Low Self-Esteem in three words, what would they be?

Revealing, simple, effective

What could Melanie Fennell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Nothing

Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A friend to turn your life around

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This is a self help book. A really effective look at what causes low self esteem and some very simple solutions to over coming it. The author/narrator is so very empathetic too in her approach, she really draws you in.

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