Healing your emotional self book review by Beverly Engel
How can this book help you
- This book offers a unique Mirror Therapy program for healing your emotional self.
- It is a practical book to understand emotional abuse and describe its effects to help readers to raise their self esteem and improve their image.
- The author organized this book around several themes for healing emotional abuse.
- The book focuses on how to create a positive self separate from their emotional abusive parent’s distorted picture of them and how they can raise their self esteem.
- Learn to overcome tendencies of self-blame, hatred and destructiveness.
- This book also covers the effect on adults who experienced parental neglect in childhood.
- This book takes raising your self esteem to an entirely different level. It teaches a system that can actually help heal the damage caused by negative parental messages .
This book is divided in four main parts:
- How your parents shape your self esteem, self image and body image.
- Shattering your distorted Parental Mirror .
- Creating a new Mirror
- Specialized help that includes: healing the following beliefs:
- Healing “I am unlovable and I am worthless”.
- Healing “I am nothing without my parent”
- Healing “I am powerless”
- Healing “I am bad and unacceptable, not good enough”
- Healing “I don’t matter
About the author
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Beverly Engel is an internationally recognized expert in emotional and sexual abuse. A licensed marriage and family therapist for twenty-nine years, she is the author of many books dealing with abuse, recovery and relationship issues.
Excerpts from the book
“There are thousands of people who were emotionally abused, neglected or smothered by their parents or other significant caretakers when they were growing up. Many of them do not realize they were abused or neglected, and they continue to suffer from problems throughout their lives because they are not getting the help they need. People who internalize the abuse manifest self-destructiveness, depression, suicidal thoughts, passivity, shyness and low degree of communication with others. They are likely to have low self esteem and may suffer from feelings of guilt and remorse, depression, loneliness, rejection and resignation. “
Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame book by Beverly Engel. Page 201.
“Although no one can bestow self esteem on you, the validation of friends and lovers can help you feel better about yourself so that you can bestow esteem on yourself. In other words using external validation can become a tool for helping your raise your self esteem. “
Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame book by Marilyn J. Sorensen, Ph.D. . Page 1.
This is a practical book that can help anybody to face life with new courage and enthusiasm. Order this book now!:
: # Hardcover: 272 pages
# Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (March 3, 2006)
# Language: English.
Healing Your Emotional Self
“Emotional abusive parents are indeed toxic parents, and they cause significant damage to their children’s self-esteem, self-image, and body image. In this remarkable book, Beverly Engel shares her powerful Mirror Therapy program for helping adult survivors to overcome their shame and self-criticism, become more compassionate and accepting of themselves, and create a more positive image. I strongly recommend it for anyone who was abused or neglected as a child.”
-Susan Forward, Ph.D., author of Toxic Parents
“In this book, Beverly Engel documents the wide range of psychological abuses that so many children experience in growing up. Her case examples and personal accounts are poignant and powerful reminders that as adults, many of us are still limited by the defenses we formed when trying to protect ourselves in the face of the painful circumstances we found ourselves in as children. Engle’s insightful questionnaires and exercises provide concrete help in the healing process, and her writing style is lively and engaging. This book is destined to positively affect many lives.”
-Joyce Catlett, M.A., coauthor of Fear of Intimacy
The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: “Beverly Engel clearly and with caring offers step-by-step strategies to stop emotional abuse . . . helping both victims and abusers to identify the patterns of this painful and traumatic type of abuse.”
-Marti Tamm Loring, Ph.D., author of Emotional Abuse
Loving Him without Losing You:”A powerful and practical guide to relationships that every woman should read.”
-Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D., author of Are You the One for Me?
Download Description: A comprehensive self-help plan Those who were emotionally abused or neglected in childhood tend to suffer from self-criticism, low self-esteem, self-doubt, a poor body image, perfectionism, and unhealthy shame. Now renowned psychotherapist Beverly Engel presents a psychologically sound, step-by-step program to help adult survivors heal the damage to their self-image caused by negative parental messages and treatment. Healing Your Emotional Self shows readers how to become reunited with their true self, quiet their inner critic, raise their self-esteem, and begin to love their body. Engel also teaches survivors how to separate emotionally from their parents and provide for themselves what they missed as a child.