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Self-Acceptance

Narrated by: Harry Barry
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins

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In an age where self-esteem is seen as essential to mental health, we are seeing unprecedented rises in mental health difficulties from depression anxiety, eating disorders and many others. Is there not a dichotomy at play here? Is self-esteem (i.e., 'I live for my rating') a reality at all or simply a myth we are all buying into? 

In this audiobook best-selling author Harry Barry challenges the conventional wisdom and explores why the terms self-acceptance, self-respect and self-actualisation are more helpful in developing positive mental health. In his trademark style he also provides practical examples of what we should all be doing instead to build confidence and reach our full potential.   

Part 1: The myth of self-esteem 

Part 2: Debunking the myth of 'low self-esteem' 

Part 3: Debunking the myth of 'high self-esteem' 

Part 4: Debunking the myth 'others can dictate my self-esteem'  

©2019 Dr Harry Barry (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Olajide
  • 05-21-19

what a life saver

fantastic book, very much recommended for people with an overactive mind that constantly rates measures and judges.

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  • John Mullen
  • 05-18-19

A tale of two halves

The first part was interesting where the author presented his case for self-acceptance as the replacement for the god of self-esteem.
The second part of the book was unfortunately heavy with monotonous case studies with implausibly happy outcomes. They seemed designed to justify the author's theory and manifested to me in a form akin to religious dogma.
It was a case of meet the new god same as the old god.