It’s time to start feeling good about yourself! In this go-to guide, a licensed professional counselor offers 50 quick tips and tools to help you overcome self-doubt, silence your inner critic, be assertive, boost your self-esteem, and embrace your greatness.
In our image-obsessed world, it’s easy to compare yourself to friends, celebrities, and models. Social media has skewed our perception of reality by only offering images of people at their best. But the truth is that most people struggle with self-criticism and self-doubt—at least some of the time. So, how can you stop paying attention to your inner critic and start focusing on what makes you truly great?
InEmbrace Your Greatness, you’ll find powerful—yet incrediblysimple—tools grounded in mindfulness, acceptance, self-compassion, and positive psychology to help you start feeling good about yourself. The book includes unique and engaging activities and exercises to help you put a stop to that nagging inner critic, overcome perfectionism, and develop lasting self-confidence. You’ll also discover ways to be more assertive, develop healthy relationships that support a healthy you, and cultivate an unshakable sense of optimism about yourself and yourlife.
If you need a quick confidence boost, this fun guide offers 50 ways to nix your nagging inner critic and start loving who you are.
Judith Belmont, MS, LPC, has been a psychotherapist, motivational speaker, workplace wellness consultant, and mental health coach. Her message of positivity, healthy communication, stress resilience, and self-empowerment has reached thousands nationwide through her books, consulting, and interactive presentations.
She is author of seven mental health and wellness books that offer therapists and their clients, as well as self-help readers, practical solutions to deal with common problems such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. In her books, she offers practical skill-building resources using experiential activities, visualizations, handouts, and worksheets.
Belmont is founder of Belmont Wellness (www.belmontwellness.com) where she offers a variety of mental health and wellness presentations, as well as personal and professional coaching. Her mission to share important life skills and promote self-empowerment and positivity is followed by a wide audience due to her active social media presence on various sites, such as Facebook and Pinterest.
“An extraordinarily valuable book for anyone seeking a stronger, more positive sense of self. Here you can learn not only to quiet the inner critic and embrace imperfection, but to build true self-compassion and a life of full engagement.”
—Matthew McKay, PhD, coauthor ofSelf-Esteem
“Embrace Your Greatness is an easy-to-read and effective step-by-step guide to harboring greatness and improved self-esteem. Judith Belmont does an excellent job giving fifty practical exercises for everyone to be able to move toward a happier, more fulfilling life.”
—Susanne Babbel, PhD, author ofHeal the Body, Heal the Mind
“This workbook will be a very useful complement to a comprehensive self-esteem program, and an important addition to the self-esteem literature.”
—Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD, retired professor for the University of Maryland School of Public Health, and author ofThe Self-Esteem Workbook, The Resilience Workbook,andThe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook
“Judith Belmont has written yet another book that hits the nail on the head. This book is a masterpiece full of specific strategies for all of us who ever struggle with improving and maintaining a healthy self-esteem (that’s most of us). It addresses ten key areas that impact self-esteem and provides easy-to-use, proven strategies to help us feel good about ourselves and truly embrace our greatness. This book is perfect for anyone who needs help with self-worth, perfectionism, negative thoughts, preventing the past from interfering with the present, being mindful and present, self-care and kindness, assertiveness, relationships, and self-love. And psychotherapists will love this book and the fifty-plus strategies they can immediately use with their clients.”
—Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN, author ofMindfulness Skills Workbook for Clinicians and Clients,Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD,Mindfulness for Kids with ADHD,ADHD Non-Medication Treatments and Skills, andMindfulness for Kids Card Deck
“Embrace Your Greatness has actionable tips presented in fifty straightforward, non-intimidating exercises to improve self-esteem. Judith’s approachable tone engages readers in a way that encourages them to complete the exercises. The questions at the end of each section provide takeaways and additional reinforcement. We especially love number twelve: using a drop of food coloring in a glass of water to see how one negative thought can influence our perspective. This is a great resource for a quick pick-me-up, as well as long-term change.”
—Kelly and Michelle Skeen, PsyD, coauthors ofJust As You Are
“Judith Belmont’sEmbrace Your Greatness offers a comprehensive tutorial on building healthy self-esteem in an easy-to-read format and a compassionate voice. It presents ten facets of healthy self-esteem, and then helps the reader personalize them with step-by-step instructions for practicing each subset. It’s a book you can pick up anytime and take a few healthy bites from without becoming overwhelmed.”
—Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, psychotherapist in private practice, and author of The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens, Self-Esteem for Teens,and The Self-Esteem Habit for Teens