You can do it: 5 Weeks to Self Confidence A Guide to Confronting Your Inner Critic and Controlling Your Relationship with Your Thoughts by Lynn Matti, MA, LPCC

This resource begins with a chapter entitled Understanding Your Self-Confidence followed by Beginning Your Journey. Then follow chapters that go week by week. The first is on Setting Goals, the next on Meeting and Confronting Your Inner Critic, the third is on Transforming Your Relationship with Your Thoughts, the fourth is about Beliefs and Values,  with fifth, Communication and last a chapter entitled Your Confident Future.  In addition there is a list of resources at the back of the book.

The author shares her personal journey in the introduction.  She has clearly suffered and moved to a better way of living her life, breaking away from addiction toward understanding and becoming a therapist after returning to school in her 40s.

This book is grounded in the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) nad Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  Both involve well known and respected therapeutic methods.  The book also includes many quizzes and other activities that focus on understanding one’s self and being able to make positive changes.

The author relates to the reader in a conversational style.  She makes it easy for the reader to consider her points without becoming defensive.

All in all, I found this book to be an excellent resource.  It could be used on its own or perhaps used together with a therapist. Buy it if you would like to feel anywhere from a bit to a lot better about yourself.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.

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