The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Self-Esteem


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You are more than you think. With this evidence-based guide, you’ll learn to break free from the self-critical stories you’ve created about yourself, and develop the self-compassion and self-acceptance you need to reach your full potential.

We all have stories we’ve created about ourselves—some of them positive and some of them negative. If you suffer from low self-esteem, your story may include these types of narratives: “I’m a failure,” “I’ll never be able to do that,” or “If only I were smarter or more attractive, I could be happy.”  Ironically, at the end of the day, these narratives are your biggest roadblocks to achieving happiness and living the life you deserve. So, how can you break free from these stories—once and for all?

Grounded in evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this workbook offers a step-by-step program to help you break free from self-doubt, learn to accept yourself and your faults, identify and cultivate your strengths, and reach your full potential. You’ll also discover ways to take action and move toward the life you truly want, even when these actions trigger self-doubt. Finally, you’ll learn to see yourself in all your complexity, with kindness and compassion.


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“The solution to low self-esteem sits hidden in a place you’d never think to look. This book shows you where that place is, and how to use your greater freedom from self-criticism to take your life in a new direction. Gentle, witty, and wise–the book feels like a conversation with a helpful friend. If self-esteem is a struggle for you, do yourself a favor and read this book.”
–Steven C. Hayes, PhD, Nevada Foundation Professor in the department of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno; and originator and co-developer of ACT–Steven C. Hayes, PhD

JOE OLIVER, PhD is founder of Contextual Consulting, and a consultant clinical psychologist, Associate Professor and program director of the University College London CBT for severe mental health problems Post-Graduate Program.

RICHARD BENNETT  ClinPsyD, works as a clinical psychologist and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist. He leads the postgraduate program in CBT at the University of Birmingham and runs a psychotherapy practice in the UK.


Download the worksheets used in The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Self-Esteem:

Full Worksheets

Compassionate Soothing Exercise mp3

  • Download   EXERCISE – Compassionate Soothing

Checking in Exercise mp3

Mindful Body And Breath Exercise mp3

  • Download  Mindful Body And Breath Exercise
  • for your values Worksheet

Mindful Movements Exercise mp3

Observing Exercise mp3

A Song For Damian Marquez the Tailor

  • Download  A Song For Damian Marquez the Tailor
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