Great Self Esteem Books

Written by Karl Perera BA, MA, DipLC
November 14th, 2013 | Updated: October 11th, 2019

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These are my favourite self help books. I fully recommend every one of them to you!

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Self esteem Secrets – 12 Steps to Success   by Karl Perera

“Self Esteem Secrets has transformed my life. I no longer feel self conscious when meeting people.” – Ronald “This book helped me far more than my counsellor.” – Mary “Reading and applying “Self Esteem Secrets” helped me to define new answers to problems that were causing emotional pain in my life. I am now able to focus on solutions rather than staying stuck in the problem. I am thankful for being energized by the hope and restoration I am experiencing since reading this book.” – Zsa Zsa


Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration

An excellent and easy to read book that will guide you on a wonderful journey of discovery! Find out more about who and what you are and what drives you. If you are looking to improve your self esteem and confidence and change your life then this is a great book to have. In this modern world where time is limited and everything moves so quickly, you need to take some time to think about where you are going. This book starts from where you are now and will lead you on the path to creativity and success if you allow it. Get it today!


The Self Esteem Workbook   by Richard Pfeiffer



It’s excellent, read it!

And this one written in a similar way especially for teens:Self Esteem Workbook for Teens
by Anita Bohensky

Self esteem for a Lifetime  by Dr. Ingrid Schweiger


A powerful book which I recently read. Every parent needs support in the vital task of bringing up children. This book not only gets to the heart of caring parenting, it gives you the tools to improve your self esteem and helps you to give this valuable gift to your children. Each page is filled with enjoyable exercisesA must-buy for anybody who has or takes care of children and wants to help them build self esteem


How to Raise your Self Esteem by Nethaniel Branden

raiseesteembook Of all the judgments you make in life, none is as  important as the one you make about yourself. Offers you a step-by-step guide to strengthening your sense of self-worth. Very popular and highly recommended



Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem by Marilyn J. Sorensen




Recommended! The most popular read on this site



Self-Esteem: A proven program for assessing, improving and maintaining your … by Mathew McKay, Patrick Fanning

selfesteemprog Very practical! Learn to stop criticising yourself. I enjoyed the section about dealing with anger. Recommended



The Self-Esteem Companion by Matthew McKay (Editor), Patrick Fanning, Carole Honeychurch, Catharine selfesteemcompanion Sutker

Teaches you how to be kinder to yourself, you’ll enjoy this one



The Four Agreements: A Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
fouragreecass I have learnt a lot from reading this! You will learn about four principles for living.
I’ve read it several times over, it is wonderful! Recommended



104 Activities that help Build Esteem, Teamwork, Communication, Discovery and Coping Skills by 104selfesteemactivities Alanna E.Jones

Great ideas for anyone working with people or kids – learning can be fun! For counsellors, teachers etc… you’ll love this one!


7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

highly effective Absolutely brilliant!



Self Help Stuff that Works!  by Adam Khan

selfhelpstuff I love this one! Superbly written and very practical. One of the best in my view.Preview  chapter 11



Overcoming the Myth of Self-Worth: Reason and Fallacy in what you say to yourself by Richard L. Franklin

overcomingself-worth Never again do you need to feel unworthy. Free yourself from having to have others like you. If you suffer from anxiety and worry what others think of you, then get this book today and start feeling that you deserve better. Recommended



The Emotionally Abused Woman : Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming You
reclaimingyourself by Beverly Engel



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