by Christine Maguth Nezu, Arthur M. Nezu
This is the first book to integrate research-based psychological coping strategies with spiritual practices to improve self-esteem.
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This is the first book to integrate research-based psychological coping strategies with spiritual practices to improve self-esteem. There are few practical resources, instruction manuals, work plans, or study guides available for people seeking deeper meaning in their lives. But the benefits of personal spirituality don t necessarily require a lifetime of commitment to a religious or spiritual tradition. The tools for change developed by cognitive and behavioral science can provide you with the means of directing your thoughts, feelings, and actions toward your spiritual awakening.
The strategies in this book are not a replacement for the great traditions of spirituality that you've been familiar with since childhood; they are not intended, in fact, to provide spiritual advice at all. Rather, they are aimed at boosting your strength and resolve to explore your spirituality. This book liberates psychology from confinement in the secular sciences and creates a powerful synergy between cognition, behavioral study, and metaphysical exploration.
Passionate acceptance of human imperfection is the first step towards awakening your new sense of self. The book s exercises begin by encouraging you to be more present in your everyday life. Then, discover how to use your senses to relate to your inner and outer worlds. Guided relaxation and visualization help you overcome self-imposed emotional obstacles. Deal directly and promptly with critical issues in your life. Affirm and accept value in yourself while becoming more assertive. Let go of relationships that reinforce your negative self-image. Increase feelings of connectedness.
216 pagez, 6" X 9" X .44"
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