Author(s): Melanie Fennell
Low self-esteem and negative self-image cause great distress, can severely affect relationships and have many other negative impacts on one's life. They can, however, be effectively treated using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques, the basis of this series of talks from Dr Melanie Fennell, one of the UK's leading experts on low self-esteem. Learn what causes low self-esteem and why it sometimes persists, explore how to stop self-criticism in its tracks, challenge negative self-beliefs and develop new self-acceptance. The talks are focused on the following themes: the nature and effects of low self-esteem; what maintains it; self-criticism and negative beliefs; and, enhancing self-acceptance.
A series of talks from the bestselling author of Overcoming Low Self-Esteem.
Dr Melanie Fennell works as the Director of an advanced cognitive therapy course, which is a collaborative venture between the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre (OCTC) and Oxford University. One of the first clinician researchers to introduce cognitive therapy to the UK, she was a founder member of the OCTC, an internationally recognised centre of excellence in cognitive therapy and training. As a member of research teams in the Oxford University Department of Psychiatry, Dr Fennell contributed to the development and evaluation of cognitive treatment for a range of emotional problems. A recognised expert on low self esteem with an interest in depression, she has run many workshops and presented research papers at major international conferences. She is the author of the bestselling Overcoming Low Self-Esteem.