How to Like Yourself: A Teen's Guide to Quieting Your Inner Critic and Building Lasting Self-Esteem
|Author:||Cheryl M. Bradshaw|
Don t let your inner critic get in the way of being confident! How to Like Yourself offers a quirky, inspiring, and practical guide to help you overcome feelings of self-criticism, improve self-esteem, and be the true star in your life.
With all the pressures of school, friends, and dating, you re especially vulnerable to low self-esteem in your teen years. But often, the biggest threat to your confidence is your own inner critic whose unrelenting negativity can result in feelings of inadequacy, depression, and anxiety. This must-have guide offers real ways to help you fight back, be kind to yourself, and move forward with confidence.Inside, you ll learn the importance of self-forgiveness, accepting your faults, and how to focus on the things that make you awesome! You ll also learn strategies for defeating the dreaded ICK the inner critic know-it-all who keeps knocking you down and how to escape the common thought traps that hold you back from feeling good about yourself.
This book unlocks the mystery of the most important relationship you will ever have the one with yourself! So, get ready to find your true inner voice. A kinder, gentler one that will support you as you reach for your goals and create the fabulous life you were meant to live!
'In How to Like Yourself, Cheryl Bradshaw offers a smart and straightforward approach for teens and young adults to build a more positive and accepting mindset in their everyday lives. We've all struggled with being our own worst critic, and Bradshaw delivers easy-to-learn tools that translate in the real world with the perfect amount of humor and heart. In a relatable tone and with language that is easy to understand, Bradshaw takes the reader through an uplifting approach that will appeal to young readers. I highly recommend this to both parents looking for material to help their children build healthy self-esteem, and to teens looking to understand and love their true selves more.' --Cadence Grace, musician and member of the country music trio Runaway Angel
Cheryl M. Bradshaw is a counselor and therapist at the University of Guelph, having previously worked at Sheridan College, and she helps post-secondary students with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. She also works with www.jack.org, an organization dedicated to youth awareness, empowerment, and leadership in mental health in high schools and post-secondary institutions across Canada.